Hamline News

February 19, 2011

Pipers fall to Cobbers, but claim #3 seed in playoffs

While the Pipers claimed the #3 seed, the Cobbers became the #6 seed. This means that the Cobbers will return to Hutton Arena on Wednesday, February 23, to play Hamline in the first round of the MIAC playoffs.

The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and ticket information is listed below.

The opening half of the game saw the scoreboard tied up eight times, but a jumper just seconds before the end of the half sent Concordia into the locker room with the two-point lead, 35-33.

The Cobbers opened up a seven-point lead, 46-39, within the first five minutes of the second half. Hamline bounced back to tied the game up, 48-48, at 12:07, however.

But the Cobbers took off on another run, and this time didn't let the Pipers even out the score again, winning the game by 11, 87-76.

Carl Hipp (Sr., Little Canada, Minn.) and Brandon Rieg (Jr., Riverside, Calif.) had 14 points apiece while Levi Wenrich (Jr., Newhall, Calif.) added 13. Concordia was led by John Fraase's (Sr., Bismark, N.D.) 21 points.

Hamline ends the regular season with a record of 15-10, 13-7 MIAC while Concordia is 14-11, 10-10 MIAC.