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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College captured their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory of the season, beating D’Youville College 94-55 in men’s basketball November 28. With the win, the Hawks exploded to the program's best start in Division III history as they improved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in league. D’Youville, still searching for their first win of the season have been outscored by their opponents by an average of almost forty points per game. Dan McFarland was eight for fifteen from the floor scoring 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead eleven players in the scoring column.
McFarland scored seven of the game’s first nine points, as Hilbert went on a 9-0 run by 18:18. By 10:34 Hilbert led by 19 points (25-6) when Jordan Kumro laid the ball in the net off a CJ Hodge assist. Jerame Owens made it a 20-point game (2:59) after he converted his steal into points. And McFarland finished the half as he started; he extending the lead to 23 points with his four straight points.
By intermission, McFarland’s damage was impressive scoring 17 points off seven of nine shooting. Isaac Bushey played hard chipping in 10 points and pulling down seven rebounds by the break.
Just three minutes into the second half, Hilbert held a 57-27 lead and they continued to execute offensively with every player who stepped on the court. The Hawks finished the game shooting .467 field goal percentage but were only 15-25 at the charity stripe. D’Youville lived and died by the long ball, hitting only five of 29 attempts to finish the game shooting 26.4% from floor. Hilbert out-rebounded the Spartans (59-41) and forced 21 turnovers.
First year players were impressive in their minutes played for Hilbert. Ryan Bradt was perfect from the floor (3-3) grabbing three boards in five minutes of play. Owens was an animal on the glass getting credit for 11 rebounds and two blocks while Kumro was two of three (one three pointer) and three for four from the foul line.
Hilbert looks to extend their four-game win streak this weekend when they travel to Franciscan University (0-5, 0-1) December 1 with a 3pm tip.
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