HC Men’s Basketball Falls to UPB

Release Date:
January 31, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – University of Pitt-Bradford’s Ryan Race led all scorers with 19 points and the visiting Panthers topped the Hilbert College men’s basketball team 60-49 Tuesday night at the Hafner Recreation Center. The win avenges a 65-73 loss to Hilbert in Bradford, PA back on January 17th, and sends the Hawks to 7-11 overall and 5-7 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

UPB held a commanding 31-19 advantage while holding the Hawks to 26.7% shooting during the first 20 minutes. A late rally in the second half saw the Panthers 15 point lead trimmed to five but that’s as close as the Hawks would get.

“We made some costly errors at critical points of the game for which our young players will have to learn from”, stated Hawks coach Rob deGrandpre. “We have some big games coming up so we can’t dwell on this one too long. We need to learn from our mistakes tonight and get ready for the next opportunity”.

Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) came off the bench to lead the Hawks with 13 points while Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop-Timon) chipped in with 11 in a losing effort. The Panthers held a 40-35 advantage on the boards while making 16 of 22 free throw attempts on the night. The Hawks didn’t help themselves by converting only four of 10 from the charity stripe while shooting a disappointing 31.3% from the field.

Hilbert will look to regroup on Saturday, February 4th at AMCC foe Medaille College. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 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.