John Jay and Morrisville Fight for Tip-Off Championship

Hawks lose home opener
Release Date:
November 19, 2010
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Hamburg, NY – The Hilbert College Tip-Off Tournament opened November 19th with John Jay Criminal Justice College beating  Keuka College 69-66 in game one of the two day tournament. In the night cap, Hilbert College’s home opener was spoiled in their73-59 loss to Morrisville State.   The consolation game will begin at 2pm on Saturday, November 20 with Keuka College (0-2) facing off against Hilbert College (0-2).   Looking to remain perfect this weekend will be John Jay Criminal Justice College (2-0) and Morrisville State (1-1) when they square off in the championship game at 4pm.

Junior Jerome Alexander (Brooklyn, NY/Elmont) led three John Jay double-digit scorers with a game high 22 points. Freshman Jamar Harry (Brooklyn, NY/George Westinghouse) finished with a double-double (20 points/13 rebounds – 6 offensive) and sophomore Isaiah Holman (New York, NY/Manhattan Center) chipped in 17. 
Keuka had a more balanced scoring crew. Western New York native freshman Putter Brown (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) led the Storm with 18 points and 8 rebounds while the big man in the middle, 6-7 senior Diamond Booker (Bronx, NY/Frederick Douglas Academy), went 7-8 from the foul line (15 points) and grabbed 14 rebounds. Sophomore Teddy Tuggles (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) and freshman Adam Stephens (Palmyra, NY/Palmyra-Macedon) both put up 11 points.
There were five lead changes and four times when the score was tied. The Bloodhounds committed only 12 turnovers and fired off 19 more shots to earn the three point victory over the Storm.  
Morrisville outscored the Hawks by 15 in the second twenty after being knotted at 36 apiece at half time. The Mustangs were just a little bit better statistically than the Hawks in all categories, but it was the glaring 8-14 from the foul line for Hilbert compared to Morrisville’s 21-31 that contributed to the loss.
Morrisville was led by sophomore Dwayne Wade (Beacon, NY/Redemption Christian Academy/Sullivan CCC). The 6-2 guard led all scorers and rebounders with his 20 point / 10 rebound and 5 steal performance. He got some offensive help from Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY/Onondaga) (11 points on 7-10 FT) and Darren Green (Greece, NY/Greece Athena) (10 points on 4-8 FG).
Eight of the Hawks found the score book with sophomore Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) going 3-6 and a perfect 8-8 from the foul line (14 points). Sophomore Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) hit for double digits again, going 5-10 from the floor earning 11 points. And freshman Jordan VanDunk (Dansville, NY/Dansville) shot 83% FG and grabbed 6 boards before fouling out.

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.