Clarkson Escapes with 59-57 Win at HC

Release Date:
December 15, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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December 15, 2004


HAMBURG, NY – Playing their first seven games on the road, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team couldn’t wait to get home and play their first game of the season at the Hafner Recreation Center.  Visiting Clarkson University earned a 59-57 win over the host Hawks Wednesday night that spoiled any thoughts of a Hilbert homecoming party.


The Hawks (1-7) hoped to erase an earlier season 59-56 loss to the Golden Knights on November 20th in the North Country Invitational Tournament, and looked to make good on that vision while leading 26-25 at halftime Tuesday night.


With Hilbert on top 41-36 with 10:30 to play, the Golden Knights went on a 10-0 run that gave the visitors a 46-41 lead with 8:44 remaining.  A pair of free throws by Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) tied the score for the sixth time at 52-52 with 2:56 to play.  Leading 57-54 with :19 seconds to play, Clarkson’s EJ Harrison grabbed an offensive rebound and converted two free throws to up the Golden Knight’s advantage to 59-54.  Hilbert’s Sean Kenney (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) connected on a three pointer as time expired and Clarkson escaped with the two point win.


Clarkson’s Jon Youngman scored 10 points for the winners and was the lone Golden Knight to reach double figures.  


Hilbert’s Kenney led all scorers with 20 points including nine from beyond the arc while Keon Rembert (Brooklyn, NY/Archbishop Walsh), who missed Saturday’s game at Buffalo State with an injury, responded with 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.


The Hawks are off until January 4th when they play host to local rival, D’Youville College.  Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 PM.      

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.