In the opening 30 seconds of play, the two teams exchanged layups for
the first tie of the game, but Hamline controlled the scoreboard
through the opening 20 minutes. During the first eight minutes of the
half, Whitewater cut Hamline's lead to one point four times, but trailed
by 12, 42-30, at halftime.
After that, the Pipers would continue to lead until 1:42 remained on
the clock in regulation when the Warhawks created the second tie of the
13 seconds later, Noah Aguirre (So., Fillmore, Calif.) drained a
three-pointer for the 63-60 Hamline advantage. Antone Byrd hit a layup
with a minute to play to get the Warhawks to within a point, and then
tied the game with a free throw with 25 seconds on the clock.
Byrd missed his second free throw, and that combined with a pair of
missed Piper shots in the final four seconds sent the game into overtime
knotted at 63-63.
Mike Campbell (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) opened the extra
frame by knocking down a shot from outside the arc but Byrd answered
with another game-tying shot.
After that, the Warhawks held the momentum and went on to win by 11 points, 91-80.
Campbell's 15 points led the Pipers while Levi Wenrich (Jr., Newhall,
Calif.) posted 14 points. Campbell and Tyler Pannell (Fy., Portland,
Ore.) tallied nine apiece.
Whitewater was led by Chris Davis' 32 points. Three additional Warhawks scored in double-digits.
Hamline is now 3-5 overall while UW-Whitewater is 7-4. The Pipers
return to conference play on Monday, January 3, with a 7:30 p.m. game at