For post-game reaction from head coach Nelson Whitmore and Carl Hipp, click here.
The Pipers started out fast on their home court, as Hipp tallied his
first pair of rebounds and baskets of the game in the opening 45
seconds of play. Nick Carroll (Sr., Mendota Heights, Minn.) added a
basket at 18:46 for a 6-0 lead.
Hamline pulled out to an eight-point lead five minutes into the game
at 13-5 before the Bluejays started to chip away at the lead.
With 5:17 left in the first half, a pair of Elmhurst free throws by
Joe Acosta (Jr., Elmhurst, Ill.) tied the game for the first time at
The score was tied up for the sixth time of the half as Zack Boyd
(So., Decatur, Ill.) hit a jumper with 23 seconds left in the half. The
score remained 38-38 when the teams headed into halftime.
Coming out of the locker room, Hipp hit a pair of jumpers to regain
the lead for Hamline, 42-38, the second coming at 17:13. Those four
points were the only ones scored at the start of the second half until
Elmhurst's Chris Childs (Sr., Barrington, Ill.) added a pair of points
The game was tied up for the last time at 44-44 with nearly 15
minutes to play in the game. A pair of Boyd free throws gave the
Bluejays a 46-44 lead at the 14-minutes mark.
Elmhurst made three of seven 3-point shot attempts in the second
half, thwarting Piper attempts to post a comeback. With just over nine
minutes to play in the game, four consecutive free throws from Levi
Wenrich (So., Newhall, Calif.) sandwiched a Matt Bernier (Jr., Morton,
Ill.) allowing only a one-point Piper gain.
Hipp's 24 points and 20 rebounds (10 offensive, 10 defensive) were a
game-high. Hipp also added a pair of blocks and three steals. Wenrich
had 11 points for the Pipers.
The Bluejays were led by 21 points from Childs and 15 from Boyd, both
off the bench. Boyd led Elmhurst in boards with six (three offensive,
The Pipers open the season 0-1 overall with the non-conference loss.
The Bluejays open at 1-0. Hamline returns home to Hutton Arena on
Tuesday, November 17, to host Northwestern in the second game of a
women's-men's non-conference double-header. Tip-off is scheduled for