Hot shooting DuBois Dumps the Hawks

Release Date:
November 21, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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JUNIATA, PA – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team ran into a tough opponent in the consolation game of the Juniata College Tourney on Saturday, November 21. Penn State DuBois was just too big for Hilbert to defend and they went onto beat the Hawks 90-79. The loss drops Hilbert’s record to 1-2 after going 0-2 for the weekend. Juniata defeated Grove City College 62-72 in overtime to claim the championship game.

“We struggled to defend a bigger team today against DuBois. This was a tough tournament with very good competition in the other three teams competing,” said head coach Rob deGrandpre. The Hawks first half field goal percentage (27%) was a reason the team was down 43-24 at half time. They fought their way back making it a competitive game the second half, but DuBois had two players who were unstoppable. Chris Dickison led his team with 38 points and 11 rebounds, while Marcus Genevor assisted in the cause with 26 points. For the game, DuBois shot 56.7% from the floor and were 21-29 from the foul line.
Hilbert freshman forward Roman Brown’s performance over the weekend did not go un-noticed. The freshman from South Park high school in Buffalo was named the to All Tournament team on Saturday afternoon. Brown averaged 13.5 points (60% field goal percentage), 5.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. 
Against Penn State DuBois, freshman guard Chris Parrot (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) had the hot hand for the Hawks scoring 20 points in 27 minutes and freshman forward Darren Cleveland (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna) chipped in 19 points and led the Hawks with 9 rebounds.  
Coach Rob deGrandpre continued “This weekend’s tournament was scheduled to prepare us for the 20-game Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference schedule, with our first game on Tuesday.” The Hawks will travel to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg on November 24. The Bobcats are 1-2 on the young season having just won their first game over Penn State New Kensington on November 21. Merrymount and Muskingum both got the best of Greensburg in the last week. 

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.