Saxons Close Out Hawks, 71-60

Release Date:
November 22, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY - Alfred University (1-2) defeated Hilbert College (0-2) by a score of 71-60 in a non-conference men's basketball game Tuesday night at the Hafner Recreation Center.

Leading 33-27 at the intermission, the visiting Saxons knocked down 11 trifectas on the night, with senior guard Chris Lemasters leading the way with 22 points. The Hawks cold shooting would lead to their demise as they shot only 38% for the game and 16% behind the arc, connecting on only four of 24 attempts.

Junior transfer Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/ West Genesee) led the host Hawks with 14 points, four rebounds, and two blocks. Freshman Rocco DiJohn (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) chipped in with 10 points, while junior Glenn Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) had five steals.

Hilbert College hits the road next Tuesday, November 29th as they take on the Storm of Keuka College in a 7:00 pm tip-off.

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.