HC cager Edwards named AMCC POTW

Release Date:
December 17, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) office has announced Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) as the men’s basketball Player of the Week, for the week ending December 16th. The junior forward from Hilbert College led the Hawks to a 1-1 showing this past weekend at the Harold J. Brodie Tournament hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology.

On Friday night, Edwards posted 20 points to go with 12 rebounds in a 79-74 loss to SUNYAC power Oswego State. In Saturday’s consolation game, the 6’7 junior college transfer poured in 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and blocked four shots in the Hawks 87-77 win over D’Youville College. Edwards was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 20.0 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, and 2.5 bpg, while shooting 67.7% (19-28) from the field.

The Hawks (4-5) are off until a return showdown with D’Youville College on January 2nd.

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.