The Knights took the opening lead of the game and held it until the
final five minutes of the first half. With 4:17 remaining in the half
and the Pipers trailing 24-23, Jordan Schmidt (Fy., Fillmore, Calif.)
was sent to the free throw line.
Schmidt made both shots for the 25-24 Hamline advantage. The shots
were the first two free throws awarded in the game and were two of just
four taken in the first half.
The Pipers led 30-28 at the intermission, with Carl Hipp (Jr., Little
Canada, Minn.) and Brown (Sr., Saint Paul, Minn.) tallying eight apiece
to lead Hamline.
Carleton tied the game, 30-30, in the first minute of play after
halftime. They led until Dan Andersen (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) drained a
jumper to give Hamline a 41-39 lead at 13:26.
The Pipers maintained control of the scoreboard from then until the
final buzzer. They gained their first double-digit lead at 57-47 on a
Noah Aguirre (Fy., Fillmore, Calif.) three-pointer with 8:48 to play.
The Hamline lead was cut to three points, 63-60, with under four
minutes to play. However, the Pipers closed the game with a 14-5 run for
the 77-65 victory.
Hipp had a double-double to lead Hamline, scoring 16 and pulling down
12 rebounds. Brown tallied a game-high 19 points, while Aguirre had the
13 and Schmidt added 11.
Carleton was led by 19 from Bryan Rosett and 17 from Seth Jonker.
The Pipers improve to 6-4, 2-3 MIAC with the conference win. The
Knights fall to 5-5, 1-4 MIAC. Hamline will hit the road to play at
Bethel on Monday, January 4, at 7:30 p.m.