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Auggies stage second-half comeback to defeat Pipers

After the Auggies scored the opening basket of the game, Hamline jumped out to an eight-point lead in the first five minutes, 16-8.

The hosts cut the lead back to two points, 20-18, with nine minutes to play in the half, but Hamline would lead by as many as 13 (36-23) at 4:30 as Brianna Blackhawk (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) drained a three.

Hamline would go on to lead by seven at the half, 40-33, as Augsburg hit a layup just before the buzzer.

The momentum from that final shot of the opening half carried into the second period as Augsburg tallied the first eight points of the half to go up by three, 43-40 at 16:26.

Jackie Kelly (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) tied the game up with a three shortly after, and Hamline would regain a five-point advantage as Blackhawk added another three and a layup to her total, along with a pair of shots from Wilkowski. After that, Hamine was up 52-47 at 14:20.

The Auggies responded with a three and two jumpers of their own for the 54-52 lead, but it didn't last long. Hamline roared back to go up again, and held the advantage until less than three minutes remained in the game.

It was with 2:56 to play that the hosts took a one-point lead, 68-67, that they would expand to six points for the final victory, 75-69.

Augsburg was led by 28 points from Tracee Schrank while Brittany Dyshaw had a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Maddie Wiske had 10 rebounds for the Auggies.

Wilkowski had 22 points and eight rebounds, as well as three blocks, while Kelly led off the boards with nine rebounds.

Blackhawk tallied 18 points and two blocks off the bench while Kara Poirier (So., Eau Claire, Wis.) added 14 points.

Hamline is now 1-5, 0-3 MIAC while Augsburg is 2-5, 1-3 MIAC. The Pipers will travel to Northfield to take on St. Olaf on Saturday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m.