Hawks Take It To The Mounties

Lose 75-64
Release Date:
February 13, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY:  After battling back from 13 points down at half time to Mount Aloysius College (MAC), the men’s basketball team at Hilbert College took the lead with 15:35 left in the second half. That two point lead was short lived as the Mounties gathered themselves and went on a 9 point run to regain their command of the game. Mount Aloysius’ final seven points came at the foul line on route to their 75-64 victory. They maintain their 4th place standing in the AMCC conference (14-8, 12-6) while Hilbert moves to 3-20, 2-16.

Junior Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley/JCC) assisted in the team’s come back to start the second half. His traditional 3-point play tied the game at 42, before freshman Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) lay-up took the lead. At that point, MAC’s Derrick Sherman hit a 3-pointer and Richard McNutt made back to back buckets in the paint quickly turning a deficit into a 5 point lead. Troutman {photo to right} lead the team with 14 points and freshman Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) hit for 12 points in the paint. McFarland lead the team in rebounds from the guard spot with 11 (8 offensive).
Harold Clark had 18 points to lead the visitor’s in scoring. Two other starters hit for double figures (Tryone Lowery – 17 – and Armond Perez – 15) as all MAC players found their way into the scoring column. Hilbert outrebounded Mount Aloysius on the offensive boards (18-13) but MAC was credited for 21 second chance points (to Hilbert’s 11). Even though the Hawks committed only 9 turnovers, they didn’t shoot the ball well enough (32.5% vs. 46%) to make up the scoring difference.
The Hawks finish the season out next week with road games at Behrend (Wednesday, 17th) and Frostburg (Saturday, 20th).

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.