Hawks Rally Comes Up Short

Behrend's sharp shooting hurts Hawks
Release Date:
January 27, 2011
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Erie, PA – Four players recorded double-digits as Penn State Behrend went on to defeat Hilbert College in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game January 26th (70-51). Nick Dvorsky, Chris Saltzman and Russ Conley each tallied 12 points in the win while Justin Kovac posted ten of his own to go along with 4 assists and just as many steals. Conley also blocked 4 shots which helped hold the Hawks (6-12, 3-8) to just 37.5 percent shooting from the field.

Sophomore Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) and junior Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) {in photo to right} shot the ball well despite the Behrend defensive pressure. The duo each scored 16 points and combined to hit six of Hilbert’s 11 triples on the night.
The Lions (15-2, 10-1) connected on six long-range jumpers to take a 36-25 lead after the first twenty minutes of play. The men seemingly broke the Hawks morale coming out of the half on a 15-4 (51-29) run with 13:28 on the clock. With less than nine minutes to play, Hoak connected from behind the arc to begin a surge. Four three-pointers later Hilbert was within ten points and back in the game. The Lions finished the game holding the Hawks to just four points over the next six minutes to secure the win. Behrend shot 60.5 percent from the field and 47 percent from three point-land.
Hilbert hosts Pitt-Greensburg (6-12, 3-9) January 29th for the rematch of the 80-65 defeat down in PA in early December. The game follows the women’s contest with a 4pm start time.

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.