FROSTBURG, Md. —
Five players scored in double figures as Hilbert defeated the Frostburg State men’s basketball team 86-69, Saturday afternoon on senior day.
FSU (10-13, 9-7) dropped its second-straight game while HC moves over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 12-11 overall record and an 8-8 conference slate.
Junior Antione McCall (Essex, Md./Eastern Tech) recorded a double-double for FSU with game-highs in points (27) and rebounds (11). Senior Dale DeBerry (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist), who was honored before the game as being the teams’ lone senior, scored 12 points while junior Jermaine Kapombe (Washington, D.C./Friendly) added nine.
Dallas Reinard led the Hawks with 26 points including four three-pointers and an 8-of-9 effort from the free throw line. Glen Ufland and Noah McHale chipped in 12 points and Bobby Brown and Tyler Blanar each scored 10.
The Bobcats scored the game’s first three baskets and opened a 6-0 lead just 1:22 into action. FSU later extended that lead to its largest of the game, 23-15, with 12:27 left in the opening half.
Reinard capped a 15-6 Hilbert run with a jumper and a free throw at 7:36 as the visitors rebounded to take the lead, 31-29, for the first time in the game. HC’s lead was five, 41-36 with 1:38 left until halftime but Kapombe hit a jumper at 1:09 to make the score 41-38 at the break.
Despite the Hawks pushing the lead to eight points, 46-38, just 45 seconds into the second period, FSU was able to cut the deficit to 48-46 at 17:23.
That was as close as the Bobcats would get as Hilbert slowly pushed its lead to 15 points, 73-58, at 4:39 and later to a game-high 18, 84-66 with just 1:13 to play. Frostburg State hit a late three-pointer and HC made a pair of free throws to cap the scoring.
Both teams made 28 shots but Hilbert made 22-of-27 (81.5%) free throws while Frostburg State made just 7-of-15 (46.7%) foul shots.
The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday when they host Mt. Aloysius at 8:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303