Freshmen Lead Hawks In Final Game

Trio hit for double figures at Frostburg
Release Date:
February 22, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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FROSTBURG, MD:  The Hilbert College men’s basketball game at Frostburg State University on Saturday, February 20 was the last time the Hawks have to travel to Maryland for a conference game ever again. Three of the Hilbert freshmen took one last stab at Frostburg before they leave the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (for the Capital Athletic Conference), but their individual efforts weren’t enough to secure the win for the Hawks. The Bobcats clawed their way to a 111-76 victory ending the Hawks season at 3-22 and 2-18. As a number 4 seed (16-8, 12-7), Frostburg hosts Mount Aloysius in the first round of the AMCC play-offs on February 23.

Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) had an outstanding game to complete his first year as a Hawk. He finished with 25 points by shooting 87.5% from the floor (7-8) and 79% from the charity stripe to pair with his team leading 7 rebounds. Andy Breen, the point guard from West Seneca East, completed the game with 4 assists and shot 8-10 from the foul line (80%) to finish with 12 points in 26 minutes. Another steady player, Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) picked the Bobcats for 3 steals while hitting for 10 points.
The Bobcats were in control from the very start. They never trailed in the game and raced out to a 20-8 lead just prior to seven minutes into action. FSU kept the pressure on and led by 28 (65-37) at the break. After intermission, Frostburg cleared their bench and all 19 players saw court-time with their reserve players doing most of the scoring (61 points). The Hawks did attempt 30 free throws which doubled the Bobcats attempts (15), but Hilbert was only 2-9 (vs.9-18 for FSU) from behind the 3 point line; field goal percentage was the difference with FSU shooting 56% to Hilbert’s 46%.  
2010 AMCC Tournament
First Round: Tuesday, February 23
6:00 pm - No. 6 Penn State Altoona at No. 3 Penn State Behrend
7:00 pm - No. 7 Pitt-Greensburg at No. 2 Pitt-Bradford
8:00 pm - No. 5 Mt. Aloysius at No. 4 Frostburg State

Semifinals: Friday, February 26 - at Medaille
6:00 pm: Winner No. 5/4 vs. No. 1 Medaille
8:00 pm: Winner No. 7/2 vs. Winner No. 6/3

Championship: Saturday, February 27 at 3:30 pm - at Medaille

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.