Parrott Scores Season High

Hawks fall to Lions 72-84
Release Date:
January 30, 2010
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Hamburg, NY: Freshman guard Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/ Warsaw){pictured to right} scored a career high 23 points on Saturday afternoon. Despite the career high effort, the Penn State Altoona Lions would go on to defeat Hilbert 84-72. Parrott’s 23 point performance was the fourth time this season he scored 20 or more points in a game. Freshman guard Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) was the only other Hawk to score in double figures adding 16 points. Hilbert falls to 1-13 in the AMCC and 2-17 overall.

After a back and forth first half with the score tied twice and two lead changes taking place, the Hawks trailed by 10 at halftime 32-42. McFarland and Parrott were almost neck and neck in scoring points (12), (13) recording a combined 25 of the team’s 32 points for the half. McFarland was a perfect 2-2 from behind the 3 point arc.
Altoona would push their lead to 15 with 16:26 left on the clock after a three pointer by Zach Spitz. The lead would last for only four minutes as the Hawks chipped away at the deficit making the score 51-56 with 12:26 left to play. The fast paced tempo established by the Lions throughout the game would continue to generate points, once again extending their lead to 15, with just 2 minutes remaining.
The double figure lead late in the game would remain too much for the Hawks as the outcome was in favor of Altoona, 84-72.
The Hawks will play their second game in two days as they face another AMCC opponent, Franciscan University on Sunday, January 31. Franciscan enters the game with a 3-11 conference record after losing to Medaille College 72-96. Tip off is set for 4 p.m.


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.