McFarland Leads Men In AMCC Win

Release Date:
January 8, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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ALTOONA, PA – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team rounded out their weekend of play on January 8 with another AMCC conference win, this time against Penn State Altoona, 72-66. Hilbert was up by as many as 20 points in the second half yet Altoona (0-12, 02-6) battled back within three points to make things interesting. The Hawks pulled away in the final minute improving to 6-7 and 3-3 in league standings.
Even play on the boards (Hilbert 35, Altoona 32) and almost identical shooting percentages (Hilbert 40.7%, Altoona 40%), the Hawks outshot the hosts from the free-throw line, connecting on 17 for the night. Hilbert’s Dan McFarland went five for five from the line himself to pace the Hawks.
McFarland continued on his hot streak, leading Hilbert with 19 points, four assists and six rebounds. Chris Parrott chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds and Jordan VanDunk added 11 points and five boards.
For the Lions, Durant Harvin led all scorers with 20 points and seven rebounds and teammate Justin Van Houten added 11 points and six boards.
The Hawks will face cross-town AMCC rival D’Youville College on Wednesday, January 11 at 6pm in the road contest.

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.