January 22, 2011

Pipers lead from tip-off to final buzzer at Concordia

Carl Hipp (Sr., Little Canada, Minn.) opened the game for the Pipers with a pair of free throws and Mike Campbell (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) hit a jumper shortly after for a 4-0 lead.

A layup from Hipp and two shots from the charity line from Tyler Pannell (Fy., Portland, Ore.) put Hamline up 8-0 and the Pipers were in control.

Hamline possessed a lead as large as 16 (29-13) at the mid-point of the half, but the Cobbers were able to cut the deficit to 10 by the intermission, 39-29.

In the second half, Concordia closed to within one, 58-57, at 6:25. But the Pipers bounced back, regained control of the scoreboard, and went on to win by 12. 

Hipp had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and added four blocked shots in, as well. Campbell also tallied 14 points. The 14 points were game highs.

Noah Aguirre (So., Fillmore, Calif.) added 12 points and Andy Voigt (So., Cottage Grove, Minn.) added 10.

Concordia was led by 12 points from Ebo Nana-Kweson. Darrin Olmscheid and Erik Lien had 10 apiece.

The Pipers are now 9-7, 7-4 MIAC while the Cobbers are 9-7, 5-6 MIAC. Hamline will next travel to Saint John's on Wednesday, January 226, for a 7:30 p.m.