Men’s Basketball Drops One

Offensive rebounds big factor
Release Date:
December 2, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team hosted the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on December 2nd for the Hawks second Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game of the season. Hilbert was in search of their first AMCC win, but came up short in the 76-65 loss to Bradford. The Hawks record drops to 1-6 (0-2 AMCC) while Bradford moves to 3-3 (3-0 AMCC).

The first half of the game the Hawks were the team in control. They took an early lead, sustained a few rally comebacks by Bradford but were able to take the 27-25 lead into the locker room at intermission. Hilbert shot 44 % from the floor compared to Bradford’s 29%, but the Panthers stayed in the half by controlling the boards – 27-17 – with 12 offensive rebounds which led to 8 second-chance points.
The second half was a back and forth affair with 5 different lead changes in the first ten minutes. The largest lead Hilbert was able to get was five points (44-39) with 13 minutes left in game. After that, the Hawks had more turnovers in the next 5 minutes than shot attempts which allowed Bradford to go on their 20 – 4 run putting the score at 48-59. Bradford got a big lift from offensive rebounds pulling down 25 for the game and getting to the foul line 44 times. The last two minutes of the game saw Bradford walk to the charity stripe 18 times hitting only 50% of their shots. 
Freshman Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) was the high scorer for the Hawks again. He was 7-12 from the floor, finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Junior Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley)  {in photo} was perfect from the foul line going 4-4 and finished with 13 points and 5 steals.
The Moore brothers were the main force for Bradford with both players getting double-doubles on the night. Sam Moore had 16 points and 12 rebounds while Zach hit 14 points with 10 rebounds.
Coach deGrandpre will rally his troops for their next home game on December 5 when they host La Roche College at 3 pm before hitting the road for two more conference games the following 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.