December 05, 2009

Pipers fall at home to Scots

With 3:30 remaining in the first half, the Pipers were down by nine, 26-17. Kristin Szcublewski (Jr., Pierz, Minn.) sandwiched a Macalester basket with a three-pointer and a shot from near the free throw line to cut the deficit to 28-22 with three minutes to play before halftime.

The Scots carried a 32-24 lead into the locker room at halftime. Sczublewski had seven points in the opening twenty minutes to lead the Pipers. Macalester was led by seven points from Majra Mucic (Jr., Zenica, Bosnia).

In the second half, the Pipers cut their deficit to two points at 40-38 and then again at 42-40, but the Scots regained an eight-point advantage, 48-40, with 10:30 remaining in the game.

From there, the Scots remained in control of the scoreboard, finishing with the 71-59 victory. The Scots shot 49% from the field as compared to the Pipers’ 30%.

Sczublewski led the Pipers with 11 points, while Stephanie Robinson (So., Sioux City, Iowa), Jackie Kelly (Jr., Blaine, Minn.), and Mary Wilkowski (Jr., Savannah, Ga) had ten points apiece. Wilkowski led the team in rebounding with seven.

The Scots were led by 18 points from Ann Baltzer (Sr., Bismarck, N.D.), 11 from Mucic, and 10 apiece from Eartha Bell (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Shannon Rene (So., Eau Claire, Wis.). Alyssa Lunde (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) had 11 rebounds.

Hamline’s record moves to 2-1, 1-1 MIAC with the conference loss. Macalester is now 2-3, 2-0 MIAC. The Pipers continue MIAC play at home on Monday, December 7, to face St. Olaf at 7:30 p.m.