Hilbert Cagers Fall to Cazenovia on the Road

Release Date:
February 9, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team lost 100-89 to North Eastern Athletic Conference foe Cazenovia College Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats avenge an earlier season loss to the Hawks while dropping them to 5-15 on the season and 2-3 in NEAC play.

D-III News pre-season All-American Marty Priest scored 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the winners. The Wildcats converted 30 of 41 free throws and held a slim 45-41 advantage at the half.

“The pace was too quick for us today,” said Hilbert coach Rob deGrandpre. “We couldn’t contain them defensively and had problems dictating the tempo, two of our keys to being successful.”

The young Hawks trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half before cutting the lead to as low as nine before being forced to foul and stop the clock. 

Freshman guard Brian Wojcik (St. Mary’s Buffalo, NY) scored 18 points to lead five different Hawks in double figures. Fellow freshmen Glen Ufland (Bishop Tomon/Buffalo, NY) connected on five three pointers to finish with 16 points, Keon Rembert (Archbishop Walsh/Brooklyn, NY) had 15 points and a team high nine rebounds, and Dominic Miller (West Seneca West/Niagara Falls, NY) added 12 points and eight boards.

Junior Sam Gioia, who scored 39 points in the first meeting Jan. 17, was held to 10 points on the day.

The Hawks return to home tonight against Pitt Bradford University at 8 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.