Hipp entered the game just 12 points shy of Mikkelsen's 1,415 career
points, which was sixth all-time prior to tonight. Hipp totaled 18
points as part of a double-double (adding 11 rebounds). He now stands at
1,421 career points.
The Pipers trailed through the first 10 minutes of play, taking their
first lead, 18-17, at 9:41 on a jumper by Josh Pratt (Fy., Roseville,
The Auggies would tie the score up three times before the end of the
half, but Hamline went into the locker room with a three-point lead,
In the second half, Augsburg opened with a layup from Cory Polta and a
jumper from Parker Hines that gave the hosts a one-point lead, 37-36.
The teams exchanged one- and two-point leads until five minutes
remained in the game. At that point, Mike Campbell (Jr., Burnsville,
Minn.) twice hit a pair of free throws, sandwiched one Auggie point from
the charity stripe, that ignited a 10-1 run.
That stretch gave Hamline a nine-point lead, 70-61, with 90 seconds to play.
And that would be all the cushion that the Pipers would need, as they went on to win by eight, 74-66.
Campbell led the Pipers in scoring with 20 points and was a rebound
shy of a double-double. Hipp had the 18 points and 11 rebounds while
Pratt finished with 11 points.
Augsburg was led by a pair of double-doubles. Andy Grzesiak-Grimm had
13 points and 10 rebounds while Polta tallied 12 points and 12
Hamline's record is now 10-8, 8-5 MIAC while Augsburg is 12-8, 7-7
MIAC. The Pipers return home to Hutton Arena to host Gustavus Adolphus
on Wednesday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m.