Parrott's Twenty-One Leads the Hawks
- Release Date:
- February 10, 2011
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Buffalo, NY – Hilbert scored first then had to play catch up the rest of the way as they dropped a close game to cross-town rival D’Youville College February 9. The 75-69 loss drops the Hawks to 5-10 while the Spartans improve to 6-9 and one game ahead of Hilbert in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings. Shane Canahai was a perfect 10 for 10 from the foul line en route to his game high 26 points for the home team. Hilbert’s Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) put together two nice halves scoring 21 points off 5-10 shooting behind the three-point line.
The Spartans built an early advantage (17 points) before Parrott’s three-pointer with 6:49 to go in the first half began to chip away at the lead. The Hawks closed it to 29-26 with under a minute to go before Jake Maryziewski put a long range shot in the hole before intermission. After both teams traded baskets for the first five minutes, D’Youville extended their lead to ten points and held on to capture the victory. Hilbert had twenty offensive rebounds (12 in the first half) yet their twenty-six percent field goal percentage in that early part of the game contributed to the separation in score by half time.
Junior Keon Rembert (Bennetsville, SC/Archbishop Walsh) earned his seventh double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds (6 offensive). Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) chipped in 14 points, 7 boards and matched Rembert with 1 block. Freshman CJ Hodge (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) played inspired basketball in the second half as he was 3 for 3 from floor, 2 for 2 at the foul line, had 2 offensive rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.
On Saturday, February 12th, the Hawks will host Mount Aloysius College and honor Miguel Lantigua who is finishing up his athletic eligibility this season. This game is important to the Hawks since they are sitting in seventh place out of a ten-team league.With a win over MAC, Hilbert can force a two-way tie for 6th place. Down the road Hilbert must also play at Bradford (2/16 – currently in 4th place) and at Altoona (2/19 – currently tied for eighth place, one win behind the Hawks). The top six teams make the play-offs which begin Tuesday, February 22nd.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.