Hilbert Cagers Foiled by Medaille

Release Date:
January 22, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert College men’s basketball fell to visiting Medaille College 71-66 last night in an important North Eastern Athletic Conference match-up at the Hafner Recreation Center.

Guard Adam Gioia led the winning Mavericks with a game high 35 points, including seven three pointers to go along with eight rebounds. Teammate Rene Smith chipped in with 22 points and six boards to help secure the win.

The Hawks led 39-33 at the half, but shot a dismal 35 percent from the field in the second half to allow the Mavericks to slowly climb back into the game.

Freshman Glen Ufland (Bishop Timon/Buffalo) connected on five three-point field goals for 15 points to lead the Hawks. Fellow freshman Keon Rembert (Archbishop Walsh/Brooklyn, NY) converted nine of 10 free-throws and finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Dominic Miller turned in another solid performance with 11 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort.

The Hawks (4-12, 1-1) return to action Jan. 27 for an 8 p.m. home game against NEAC foe D’Youville College.

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.