Hawks Top Mavericks to Win Third Straight

Release Date:
January 7, 2006
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College guard Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the host Hawks to an 82-71 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win over Medaille College on Saturday. In winning their third straight game, the Hawks improve to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

The Hawks got off to an impressive start shooting a sizzling 66.7% from the field en route to leading 49-37 at the half. Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) was seven of eight from the field during the first 20 minutes before finishing with 21 points and eight rebounds. Freshman guard Rocco DiJohn (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) connected on four of the Hawks 11 three-pointers and finished with 14 points.

James McNeil poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the visiting Mavericks who fall to 1-2 in the AMCC and 2-8 overall.

The Hawks hit the road next weekend traveling to Frostburg State on Friday, January 13th before facing the University of Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday, January 14th.

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.