Keuka Delays Hawks First Win

Release Date:
November 29, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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KEUKA PARK, NY – Keuka College’s Todd Lincoln hit a spinning lay-up with 00.6 remaining to lift the host Storm over the Hilbert College men’s basketball team 67-65.The win improves the Storm to 2-0 on the year while the Hawks fall to 0-3 on the young season.

Trailing 27-39 to start the second half, the Hawks opened the second stanza with a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to six before a 90 minute delay forced both teams to the sidelines. Poor weather in the Finger Lakes region forced a leak in the Weed Center roof prompting game officials to contact the local fire department for a ladder to remedy the situation.

Falling down by as many as 15 points, the Hawks rallied and tied the score at 65-65 on two Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) free throws with 27 seconds to play. Lincoln’s heroics as the final buzzer sounded led to a controversial .6 seconds being placed back on the clock. A length of the court feed to Vander Sluis came up short with the 6’6 forward settling for a 30 foot attempt as time expired.

Vander Sluis led all scores with 20 points and seven rebounds. Keuka’s Hanif Davis was the only other player in double figures with 19 points and a game high 13 rebounds.

The Hawks begin conference play this weekend as Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe La Roche College comes to town Friday night for an 8:00 pm contest.

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.