Another Fast Start For the Hawks

Second win for the season is a sweet one
Release Date:
January 18, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY: The Hilbert men’s basketball team was hungry for their second win of the season and they fed themselves well on January 18th with their hard fought victory over the visitors from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. The Hawks came out fast and took care of the basketball enroute to their 83-65 win against the Bobcats. Hilbert’s record improves to 2-13 and 1-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Greensburg drops to 7-9 (5-6 AMCC). Leading the way for the balanced Hawks scoring was Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) with 21 points. Greensburg’s Darnell Hampton hit for 19 points for the visiting Bobcats.

During the first 20 minutes of play, ten different guys found court time for Hilbert with junior college transfer Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley) leading the way with 14 minutes (14 points). The balanced attack shot 46% from the floor and had only 7 turnovers, a team low for the season. Greensburg shot a hot 52% from the floor but their attempts were lower than Hilbert’s (25 vs. 35) due to their 15 turnovers by half time. Taking an eleven point lead into half time was not uncommon for the Hilbert team. Thankfully, the Hawks did not lose their focus and maintained their composure to take the victory all the way home. Statistically, the Hawks and the Bobcats were even from the floor – both teams shot 27-58 (46.6%). Hilbert was better from behind the arc by only one bucket but it came down to the foul line where the point spread was pretty big. Hilbert was 22-30 at the charity stripe while Greensburg was a dismal 5-21.   Troutman and freshman Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) {in photo to right} each chipped in 17 points from the perimeter with freshman Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) knocked down 10 points in the paint. Parrott and freshman Jayson Weigel (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) each grabbed 7 rebounds with Weigel staying after it on the offensive end earning 6.
Hilbert hits the road for their next two AMCC games. Thursday (21st) the team travels to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and then to La Roche College for the Saturday, January 23rd tip off.

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.