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Pipers lead from start in win over Cardinals

Up 4-0 to start the game, the Pipers took a 7-0 lead just before the 17-minute mark. Ray Brown (Sr., Saint Paul, Minn.) snagged a rebound and tossed it the length of the floor to Jordan Schmidt (Fy., Northbrook, Ill.), who made a layup and was fouled on the shot. He finished off the three-point play on the free throw.

Noah Aguirre (Fy., Fillmore, Calif.) hit a layup and Carl Hipp (Jr., Little Canada, Minn.) added two more to make the score 13-0 five and a half minutes after the tip.

The Cardinals first got on the board a minute later with a three-pointer from Thomas Sims, Jr. (Fy., Eagan, Minn.).

Brandon Rieg (So., Riverside, Calif.) put the Pipers ahead by 21 points, 38-17, with a layup at 3:36 in the first half. Hamline went on to lead 42-19 at halftime.

Hipp tallied 14 points in the first half while Brown had nine rebounds and eight points. Will Wright (Jr., Chicago, Ill.) had nine points to pace the Cardinals in the opening frame.

The Pipers scored the first six points of the second half, taking a 48-19 lead less than two minutes in. Wright ended the Cardinals’ scoring drought with a pair of free throws right before the 18-minute mark.

Hamline went up by 31 points just over a minute later as Hipp made a layup for the 52-21 lead. Hipp then tallied his 19th and 20th points of the game less than five minutes after the start of the half, putting Hamline up 56-24.

A 40-point gap opened up on the scoreboard when Aguirre hit a free throw with 10:02 on the clock. He also made the second shot for a 71-30 Piper lead.

Hipp finished with the 20 points and had four blocked shots while Brown tallied a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, adding in five assists. Andersen scored 12 points and Aguirre had 11. Andy Voigt (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) had three blocked shots. Hamline had a total of nine blocked shots in the game.

Saint Mary’s was led by 17 points from Wright and 13 from Chris Palmer (Fy., Faribault, Minn.).

The Pipers are now 8-4, 4-3 MIAC with the conference win. The Cardinals are 4-7, 2-4  MIAC. Hamline remains on the road to play at Gustavus on Saturday, January 9, at 3:00 p.m. The game is the second in a women’s-men’s road double-header.