Frostburg State Downs Hilbert in OT

Release Date:
January 16, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert college men’s basketball team was defeated by Frostburg State University in overtime by a score of 85-78 on Saturday afternoon (January 17, 2009), at the Hafner Recreation Center. With the defeat, the Hawks fall to 2-12 overall 1-6 in AMCC play.

The Hawks and Bobcats went back and forth for the opening 20 minutes. Senior Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) opened the scoring in the game with a three point shot off an assist from classmate Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East). Both teams would gain leads but, neither squad could deliver a knockout in the first half. With the game tied at 24-24 with 6:40 remaining in the half, the Hawks used a 15-8 run over the remainder of the half to take a 39-32 lead to the locker room. The Hawks shot a scorching 59.3% from the field in the first half to bolster the offensive attack, but committed 13 turnovers in the opening stanza.

In the second half, the Hawks took the floor as the aggressors. Edwards converted on a layup off an assist from junior Chad Lindner (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Terrette buried a three to push the Hawk lead to 10 just two minutes into the second half. However, the Bobcats would battle back from the deficit with a 20-9 run, and regained the lead 54-53 with 10:19 remaining in regulation. From this point the game would go back and forth. The Hawks took a six-point lead with 5:25 remaining but the Bobcats would fight back to take the lead 73-70 with just over a minute to play in regulation. Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/Seton Catholic) hit a long three point shot to tie the score at 73-73. That would be the last basket of regulation.

In overtime, the Hawks committed some costly turnovers and Frostburg outscored Hilbert 12-5 to clinch the victory.

Terrette led the Hawks with a career-high 30 points. Terrette also hit a career-high eight three point shots, but it was not enough to push Hilbert to victory.

The Hawks committed 32 turnovers in the game, which led to 31 Bobcat points.

Hilbert returns to action Monday January 19, at 1 p.m., when the Hawks travel to rival Medaille College.

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.