The win was the first for the Pipers since a defeat of Macalester in December –losing nine straight before today’s victory.
The Pipers took control of the game early, jumping out to an 8-0 lead after the tip-off. They stayed in control until the final buzzer, including holding a 45-29 lead at halftime.
Carl Hipp (So., Little Canada, Minn.) led the Pipers in the first half, scoring 12 points and pulling down six rebounds. Dan Andersen (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) added nine in the opening 20 minutes. Colin Keeley (So., Kildeer, Ill.) lead the Scots in the first half with nine points.
Hamline was led by 18 pints apiece from Hipp and Tony Thrasher (Sr., Hustisford, Wis.). Thrasher added 10 rebounds for the double-double. Max Van Ordstrand (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) had 12, while Brandon Rieg (Fy., Riverside, Calif.) and Andersen each tallied 11.
Brad Cox (Fy., Atlanta, Ga.) had 18 for Macalester, and David Lewin (Sr., Wayland, Mass.) added 12.
The Pipers now stand at 4-12, 3-9 MIAC with the conference victory. The Scots fall to 0-17, 0-12 MIAC. The Pipers will travel to St. Olaf on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:45 p.m.