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Wilkowski earns MIAC weekly honor

Wilkowski led the team to a 3-0 week as they improved a 6-9 MIAC record to 9-9 and climbed back into playoff contention. Along the way the Pipers picked off the top two teams in the conference.

Wilkowski had the team highs in both points and rebounds in all three games. She started off the week with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 75-63 win over the Concordia Cobbers, who had entered the game with a 12-3 mark in conference play.

She then had nearly 25 percent of the Pipers points in a 45-40 win over Bethel as she tallied 11 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Wilkowski finished the week with 19 points and eight rebounds in a 69-65 win over Gustavus. The Gusties had entered the game with a 15-2 mark in MIAC play.

She shot 60.0 percent from the field for the week (21-of-35) and helped the Pipers break the MIAC record for team field goal percentage in a game when they shot 70.3 percent from the field in Saturday’s win over Gustavus. Wilkowski shot 80.0 percent from the field in that game (8-of-10).

The two double-doubles she posted this week bring her season total to ten. Wilkowski totaled six blocks, four steals, and four assists in the three games and was just shy of averaging a double-double with 16.3 ppg and 9.7 rpg.

Wilkowski also hit the 1,000 career point milestone just over a week ago when the Pipers played at Carleton on Saturday, January 30.

Hamline is now in sixth place in the conference standings, a game up on a pair of teams (Bethel, St. Catherine) tied for seventh. The Pipers are now 11-10, 9-9 MIAC and will host Saint Mary's on Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m.