Hawks Win Streak Stopped at Home

Release Date:
January 15, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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Hawks Win Streak Stopped At Home


January 15, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – The men’s basketball teams from Frostburg State and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg earned important Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference wins over the weekend against Hilbert College.  FSU topped the host Hawks 70-62 on Friday night while UPG earned an 85-69 win at the Hafner Recreation Center on Saturday.  Friday’s loss snapped a two game win streak for Hawks who now stand at 3-9 overall and 1-4 in the highly competitive AMCC.


Frostburg State’s Brian Owen had 16 points including two three pointers on Friday as the visiting Bobcats drained nine of 18 from beyond the arc.  The visiting Bobcats held a 32-26 halftime advantage and out-rebounded Hilbert College 40-30 on the night.  Down four with just over a minute to play, the Hawks failed to connect on their next two possessions as FSU (8-4, 3-2) made several timely free throws to secure the win.


Hilbert’s Sean Kenney (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) led all scorers with 20 points and a team high six rebounds.  Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) chipped in with 14 points in the losing effort.


On Saturday, UPG’s Nate Watkins led four different Bobcats in double figures scoring 19 points and collecting 11 steals.  The visitors outscored the Hawks 44-36 in the second half after leading 41-33 after the first 20 minutes of play.  UPG’s pressure defense also caused 23 HC turnovers.


Kenney again led the Hawks with 16 points while Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) and Al Leight (Oakfield, NY/Oakfield-Alabama) each chipped in with 11 points.


The Hawks return to action at home on Tuesday, January 18th at 8:00 PM against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.   

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.