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Hawks Run Away With Win Over Mount Aloysius

Release Date:
February 12, 2011
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The Office of Sports Information
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Hamburg, NY – Hilbert College played a very good first half of basketball against Mount Aloysius College (MAC) February 12. Then they came out after intermission and turned up the heat only to run away from the normally high-scoring Mounties in their last home game of the season, 114-81Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) had a season and career high 38 points in only twenty-six minutes of action to lead four other Hawks in double digit scoring. Mount Aloysius’ leading scorer (Demetrius Davis) met his average with 16 points, but the other supporting cast from Cresson, PA did not show up today. Hilbert improves to 6-10 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference to force a tie for the 6th and final spot in the play-offs which begin February 22nd. There is still too much basketball to be played yet to determine who gets that last seed, but at his moment it is between MAC, Hilbert and D’Youville.

Hilbert opened the game on a 5-0 run and by 16:49 held a ten-point advantage. They never surrendered the double-digit lead and continued to build to twenty-points off a layup by Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) at 4:49. Hilbert’s fifty-five percent field goal percentage was important as each team took the same amount of shots from the floor the first twenty-minutes. By intermission (54-39) McFarland already hit for 18 points with support from Keon Rembert (Bennettsville, SC/Archbishop Walsh) who netted 12 points.

The closest MAC was able to get in the second half was thirteen points (11:05) when Jarvis Travers stole the ball and led Travis Williams down court for a layup. After that McFarland scored 10 points in the Hawks 15-3 run extending the lead to 91-66. Hilbert was on fire by that time and continued their barrage on MAC; the Hawks shot an impressive sixty-nine percent from the floor to finish the game.

Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) had another solid game scoring 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds with 1 block. Rembert finished with 16 points on 7 for 8 shooting and 2 steals. Brown and Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) each chipped in 14 points. MAC’s normally hot guns were cooled by Hilbert’s defense. Their starters shot eight for thirty-six from the floor and didn’t know what hit them.

The Hawks honored senior Miguel Lantigua (Brooklyn, NY/Uniondale) {in photo to right with coaches} in his last home game as a Hilbert Hawk. He finished with double sixes – 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Hilbert (9-14) travels to Pitt-Bradford (7-8) February 16 to avenge an over-time loss (98-95) and gain ground in the league standings. February 19, the Hawks complete the 2010-11 second schedule at Penn State Altoona (4-11) whom they beat at home (74-68).

 

 

 



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.