Basketball Wins Four In A Row After Beating MAC

Release Date:
January 14, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team captured their fourth straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory when they defeated Mount Aloysius 111-101 January 14. Dan McFarland led five double-figure scoring Hawks when he notched 29 points and passed for game high- six assists.   Mount Aloysius, ranked 4th in Division III national 3-point field goals made per game, was held under their average in the defeat. 

Hilbert spotted Mount Aloysius the game’s first two points and then went on a 17-7 run over the next five minutes to take control of the game. McFarland put Hilbert’s first seven points on the board before the Hawks warmed up. Mike Maritato’s three scores behind the arc led seven different Hilbert players who dialed up from long distance during the first twenty minutes of play. Both teams were hot shooting over 55% field goal percentage in the first half, but Hilbert was able to build a 58-45 advantage by making 10 three-point shots. 

Defensively, McFarland hounded Mount Aloysius’ Kory Gibson, the 4th leading scorer in AMCC (18 ppg). So it was Demetrius Davis who took over the game for his team after intermission, scoring 20 points in 15 minutes of play. Davis put up 27 points for the full game while Gibson finished with 24 points.  Jeff Stem chipped in 18 points and four assists. Hilbert held the visitors to 17 three-point field goal attempts, well below their 32 attempts per game and of the 17 attempts, they only made eight.

Chris Parrott (game-high 9 rebounds) and Chris Hoak each finished for 13 points for the Hawks. Jordan VanDunk’s {in photo to right} five second-half buckets were what the Hawks needed in the paint as he posted 12 points and 7 rebounds on the day. CJ Hodge reached double digits with 11 points.

Hilbert (5-3, 8-7) travels to Pitt-Bradford January 16 with a 6pm tip. Bradford just defeated La Roche College (January 14) to improve to 5-3 forcing a tie in league standings with Hilbert.

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.