Lions Defeat Hawks; McFarland Scores Season High

Little Cagers shine at halftime
Release Date:
January 13, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY: Despite outscoring Penn State Behrend in the second half, Hilbert fell short 66-80 to the Lions. Freshman guard Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) had an outstanding performance racking up 24 points for a career and season high in 32 minutes of play. Hilbert stands at (1-12) overall on the season and (0-8) in the AMCC. Behrend improves to (9-3) overall and (6-2) in conference play.

In the first half, Behrend set the tempo of the game taking an early 13-7 lead. Hilbert would match the fast paced tempo to cut the lead within two, but the Lions would pull away before the half creating a 15 point margin.
In the second half the Lions extended their lead to as many as 24 with 11:53 remaining in regulation. The Hawks stayed persistent cutting the 24 point deficit to 10 with just 2:27 left in the game. Behrend’s 9 of 10 free throw shooting down the stretch would propel them to an 80-66 victory. Five players would score double figures for the Lions with Adam Kaiser tallying the team high of 19 points.
During tonight’s halftime the Hamburg Little Cagers 9&10 boys age group played a 10 minute basketball game. The back and forth action created a positive environment with excitement which showcased skill and enthusiasm from all the participants.
The Hawks will play the second of their three game home stand on Saturday, January 16, at 3 p.m. as they take on AMCC opponent Frostburg State University.


Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.