Hawks Fall at Altoona

Release Date:
December 6, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team fell to Penn State Altoona 80-50 on Saturday afternoon (December 6, 2008). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in AMCC play.

The Hawks scored first as senior John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) got free for a layup. The Hawks would stay close in the outset, as they trailed just 16-12 at the 13:37 mark of the first half. Penn State Altoona would begin to find a rhythm though. The host Lions would shoot 54.2% in the first half, building a 45-27 halftime lead.

In the second half, Altoona would not shoot the ball as well as they did in the opening half, but were able to push the lead to as much as 31 before claiming victory. The Hawks shot just 19.4% in the second half, connecting on just 6 field goals.

Senior Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) led the Hawks with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) scored a career high 10 points. Junior Joe Roberts (Adams, NY/South Jefferson) chipped in with 9 points.

The Hawks return to action at home Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. to host Penn State Behrend.

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.