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Hawks Win Big In First Round of Play-Offs

102-60 over Mount Aloysius
Release Date:
February 22, 2011
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Hamburg, NY – In another career night, Dan McFarland propelled the Hilbert College men’s basketball team to a 102-60 victory over Mount Aloysius College February 22. With the win, the Hawks move on and  play in the semi-final game of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament against the number one seed and host institution, La Roche College . Hilbert continues to add wins to their overall record which now stands at 12-14 while Mount Aloysius finishes their season at 10-15.

McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) {in photo to right} matched his career-high 38 points, most of them coming inside the arc.  The sophomore’s shooting display tonight was impressive (17 for 25 from the floor) and consistent from the first half to the second where he hit for 19 points each period. Hilbert thrived in the up-tempo pace of the game with many players attacking the rim with confidence. Senior Miguel Lantigua (Brooklyn, NY/Uniondale) chipped in 16 points (four for five from the floor and eight for ten from the charity stripe) and junior Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) hit for 14 second half points to pair with his 15 rebounds, four block shots, three assists and three steals. Another big man inside to earn a double-double was junior Keon Rembert (Bennetsville, SC/Archbishop Walsh) who scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.   The quarterback for the team distributing the ball for game-high seven assists was freshman CJ Hodge from Rochester, NY (Gates Chili).

Mount Aloysius, who was ranked in the national Division III statistics for scoring offense (5th at 89.9 ppg) was held to 29 points below their average. The Mounties starting five shot a dismal twenty six percent from the floor with their leading scorer Demetrius Davis scoring only ten points. Senior Joey Stephenson led the visitors with 12 points, only two below his scoring average. 

The win tonight marks the third time the men’s basketball program moves on in the play-offs to play against the top seed in the semi-final game of the AMCC tournament. Hilbert will face off against La Roche College at 1pm February 25 with the winner of that contest vying for the championship the next day. The AMCC champion earns an automatic bid to the Division III National Basketball Tournament which begins the following week.

 



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.