Macalester opened the game with a 6-0 lead. The Pipers responded with a 6-2 run that made the score 8-6 for the Scots at 16:40.
Nikki Klinck (Jr., Hibbing, Minn.) drained a shot at 13:28 to bring the Pipers to within one at 14-13. The Scots responded with two points and then Klinck provided the assist on a Tromesa May (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) shot that made the score 16-15 at 12:42.
The two teams played scoreless basketball until for the next minute and a half until Jessica Englund (So., St. Francis, Minn.) made a free throw for the 16-16 tie at 11:07.
With just under nine minutes to play until halftime, the score was tied at 19-19, but the Scots outscored the Pipers 21-9 to finish the half with a 40-28 lead.
Klinck had nine points in the first half to lead Hamline while May snagged five boards (four defensive) and had two blocked shots.
Macalester had the opening possession of the second half and controlled the scoreboard until the final buzzer, winning 74-48.
Klinck finished with 13 points while Englund had 11. May and Mary Wilkowski (Jr., Savannah, Ga.) led the Piper rebounding with seven apiece. Hamline tallied eight blocked shots as a team with May leading with three.
After the conference loss, the Pipers are now 7-9, 5-8 MIAC and the Scots are 11-5, 11-2 MIAC. Hamline next plays at St. Olaf on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m.