HC Defeats Medaille, Sweep Season Series

Release Date:
February 6, 2005
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February 5, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – Sophomore Dominic Miller (Niagara Falls, NY/West Seneca West) had a game-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, as the Hilbert College men’s basketball team beat Medaille College for the third time this season, 79-65, on Saturday.  The victory moves Hilbert College to 8-12 on the season, and 6-7 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.  Medaille College remains winless on the season (0-20, 0-13 AMCC).


The Hawks led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but a late run by Medaille to finish the half cut the lead to five going into intermission.  Miller led the Hawks with 11 points in the half, and Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) added nine. 


After a quick 6-0 run by Medaille cut Hilbert’s lead to one with 17:22 remaining in the game, the Hawks went on a run of their own, scoring the next 17 points to build their largest lead of the game.  The Hawks shot 51% from the field for the game, and outrebounded the Mavericks, 32-25.


Miller also added a team-high seven rebounds for Hilbert.  Gioia finished the game with nine points, and surpassed Mike Sims for fifth place on Hilbert's all-time career scoring list (1,124 points).  Sean Kenney (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) added 20 points, while Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) came off the bench and scored 14 points and added five assists.  Anthony Perioli led Medaille with 18 points.


The Hawks continue their season on Tuesday, February 8 in Erie, PA as they travel to face AMCC foe Penn State Behrend.  The game 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.