McFarland Hits for 31 in AMCC Loss

Release Date:
January 17, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – In a game featuring 10 lead changes and 12 ties, Pitt-Bradford held on in overtime to secure a 98-95 win at Hilbert College in men’s basketball January 17. With less than 10 seconds left in regulation Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) took the ball the length of the court scoring a reverse layup as time expired to force an extra five minute period.  Both teams held the ball for nine possessions in overtime. It was Bradford winning the execution battle scoring on six of their tries. Hilbert drops to 3-6 in AMCC league play and Bradford improves to 4-5 in conference.

McFarland was almost unstoppable from the floor shooting 12 for 16 from the field (4-4 behind the arc), 3 for 3 from the charity stripe scoring 31 points to lead all scorers. Bradford’s Tyler Ferguson (Phillipsburg, PA/West Branch) had a huge night hitting for 29 points (13-20 shooting) and grabbing game-high rebounding honors with 8 boards. Both squads had four players each hit for double-digit scoring. Bradford’s Daniel Heisey (Rexville, NY/Whitesville) recorded 24 points, Luke Haskell (Arcade, NY/Pioneer) was perfect 3 for 3 from behind the arc netting 16 points, and Joseph Coppola (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius) scored 14 points.

Hilbert’s Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) had 23 points (5 points and an assist in overtime), Miguel Lantigua (Brooklyn, NY/Uniondale) added 12 points and freshman CJ Hodge (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) {in photo to right} chipped in 11 points in the losing effort.

The Hawks travel to Pittsburgh January 22 when they start the second round of AMCC league play at La Roche College.

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.