Mavericks Too Much for the Hawks

Strong first half by Hilbert
Release Date:
January 27, 2010
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HAMBURG, NY - The Medaille College men’s basketball team continued its strong all- around play as they earned another road win at Hilbert College on January 27. The Hawks stayed with Medaille for the first half of the game but the tide began to turn for Hilbert a few minutes after intermission when Medaille began the slow pull away.   Medaille came out of the locker room with their offense in full gear and tightened their defense up the last 20 minutes of the game for the 89-62 victory. The home team drops to 2-16, 1-12 AMCC while Medaille continues to separate themselves from the rest of the conference with a 13-1 record and 18-1 overall.

Hilbert gave Medaille a good scare to open the game up with consistent shooting by freshman Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) and sophomore Ken Sherrie (Wilson, NY/Newfane). Both Hawks continued to attack the hoop and kept the Mavericks off balance with their shot selections. Medaille’s field goal percentage was better from the floor (18-36 vs. 12-30) and scored more transition points in the paint. Medaille deep roster proved to be the punch they needed in the second half. They outscored the Hawks (45-29) on a hot 59% shooting from the floor.
Freshman Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) {photo to right} found his shot in the second half (4-7) to finish the game with 14 points and team high 8 rebounds. Freshman Andy Breen (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East) was almost perfect from the foul line going 7-8 to finish with 12 points and Parrott was the Hawks third double digit scorer with 11 points.
Medaille had four players reach double figures with Ron Malicki going 5-6 from the floor to lead all scorers with 15 points.
Hilbert hosts two double headers this weekend when Penn State Altoona and Franciscan University of Steubenville hit the hardwood at the Hafner Center. On Saturday, January 30 the tip is set for 3 pm but the game vs. Franciscan on the 31st has been pushed back one hour for a 4 pm tip.

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.