Hawks Beat Cazenovia From Charity Stripe

Release Date:
December 1, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


CAZENOVIA, NY – After building a 16-point first half lead, Hilbert College had to survive a comeback rally by Cazenovia College in men’s basketball November 30. Senior Chris Parrott and junior Dan McFarland each netted 22 points in the Hawks 82-78 non-conference victory improving their record to 2-3. With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 3-3.

McFarland gave Hilbert their largest lead of the game (24-8) with 12:51 to go in the first half.   The Hawks held a 41-39 advantage at the break with McFarland leading the charge shooting five for nine from the floor, none outside the arc. Parrott’s hot-hand gave him four of six attempts (two for four from long distance) combined with four assists.

Hilbert opened the second stanza with a Jordan VanDunk bucket before both team’s traded three pointers.  Dieter Clauess’ bucket at 17:42 created the game’s first tie, and his follow up score at 9:34 gave the home team their largest lead of the game, 68-60 at 9:34. From that point, the foul line became Hilbert’s friend, when the Hawks shot 17 of 20 attempts to close out the contest.

VanDunk earned his first double digit game off five of six shooting (12 points) and five rebounds (four offensive) for Hilbert. Cazenovia had four players hit for double digits: Matt Perry finished with 16 points, Bryant Winans was one short with 15 points, Darnell Sampson chipped in 13 points with 6 rebounds and Ryan Howdownes earned 10 (going 5 for 5 from the foul line).

Up next for Hilbert is a road game at La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA) December 3.   The RedHawks bring a 4-1 record to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.


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.