Noah Aguirre (So., Fillmore, Calif.) and Tyler Pannell (Fy.,
Portland, Ore.) drained a pair of three-pointers to help the hosts to a
10-2 lead over the opening four minutes of play.
Christian Taber (So., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) then came off the bench
and drained a shot from outside the arc at 14:28 to put the Pipers up by
Augsburg’s Tyler Schmidt (So., LeSueur, Minn.) cut the Piper lead to
five, 36-31, at 3:39, but Taber responded with a layup on the other end
of the court to put Hamline back up by seven, 39-31.
Brett Sorenson (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) knocked down a three with 1:15
left to play in the half, getting the Auggies to within three at 40-37.
Hamline responded with six points in the final minute to lead by nine
at the break, including a rainbow three from Brandon Rieg (Jr.,
Riverside, Calif.) at the buzzer.
At the half, Mike Campbell (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) led the Pipers
with 10 points while Cory Polta (Jr., Spring Lake Park, Minn.) had 10
for the Auggies.
In the second half, the Auggies opened strong and tied the game at
51-51 just under five minutes into the half, then took the lead at
14:40. Down by two, Polta hit a jumper, was fouled, and made the ensuing
free throw to put the Auggies up by one, 54-53.
The score stayed tight when with 11.6 seconds to play and the shot
clock expiring, Jordan Schmidt (So., Northbrook, Ill.) took a shot and
was fouled. Hamline took a two-point lead, 92-90, as Schmidt made the
first free throw. He missed the second and Sorenson rebounded the ball
for the Auggies.
At the other end of the floor, Augsburg threw up a wild three-pointer with nine seconds to play, and Aguirre rebounded it.
However, Parker Hines (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) quickly recorded his
third steal of the game and made a short jumper with four seconds to
play to tie the game, 92-92, and force overtime.
In overtime, the opening 77 seconds were scoreless until Campbell
pulled down a defensive rebound and headed back down the court. He was
fouled at the midcourt line as Andy Grzesiak-Grimm picked up his fifth
foul of the game trying for the steal. Campbell drained both shots from
the free throw line for the 94-92 lead with 3:43 to play in overtime.
Andy Voigt (So., Cottage Grove, Minn.) rolled in a layup with 2:43 to
play for a 96-92 lead, and the Pipers relied on free throws from Rieg
and Taber from there on out to take the 102-98 victory.
In addition to his 22 points, Campbell led the Pipers with nine
rebounds and five assists. Taber had 14 points and seven boards while
Carl Hipp (Sr., Little Canada, Minn.) had 13 points while being limited
to 15 minutes due to foul trouble.
Rieg and Aguirre tallied 11 apiece and Voigt added 10 to finish off the set of six Pipers in double-digits for points.
Augsburg was led by 19 from Polta, 18 from Quammen, and 16 from Andy Seidlitz (Fy., New Hope, Minn.).
The Pipers are now 3-3, 1-2 MIAC with the Auggies are 5-3, 1-3 MIAC.
Hamline will host their final game of the 2010 calendar when St. Thomas
comes to Hutton Arena on Saturday, December 11.
The Pipers will start the day by hosting their first "Row of Honor"
ceremony at 1:00 p.m., inducting eight for players and two coaches -
including an NBA hall of famer and an ESPY award-winning coach. For full
details on the ceremony and inductees, click here.
The game vs. the Tommies will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the 11th.