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Sczublewski tallies 23 in win over Oles


Impressive first-half shooting put the Pipers up by 23 points, 60-37, as the teams headed into the locker room for halftime. Hamline shot 8-for-11 from outside the arc (73%) and 19-for-28 from the field (68%) in the opening 20 minutes.

The Oles scored the first points in the game, and briefly had a 4-2 lead, but Kristin Sczublewski (Jr., Pierz, Minn.) put Hamline ahead at 18:25 on her first of five treys in the half. She shot 5-for-5 from three-point land with 18 total points in the first frame.

Nikki Klinck (Jr., Hibbing, Minn.) made both of the three-pointers she attempted, totaling 16 points in the first half, while Mary Wilkowski (Jr., Savannah, Ga.) camped out under the basket and shot 5-for-7 for 10 points while pulling down six rebounds.

The Pipers had five steals in the first half and Hamline scored on all five resulting possessions. Also in the first half, Klinck had six assists while eight different players dished out a total of 14 assists.

Hamline’s shooting remained hot in the second half, as they shot nearly 59% from the floor and 50% from outside the arc. The Oles never were able to close the gap, as the Pipers closed out the 104-76 victory.

For the game, Hamline shot nearly 64%, including shooting 66% from outside the arc and nearly 88% from the free throw line.

Hamline went 28-for-32 from the free throw line in the game, while St. Olaf was 22-for-28 from the charity stripe. Hamline shot 10-for-15 in three-pointers in the game.

Sczublewski finished with 23 points and was 6-for-7 in three-pointers, dishing out six assist. Stephanie Robinson (So., Sioux City, Iowa) had 20 points, Wilkowski and Klinck each had 16 points while Wilkowski pulled down eight rebounds and Klinck had five steals. Jackie Kelly (Jr. Blaine, Minn.) added 12 points.

St. Olaf was led by 19 points from Katie Lauer (Fy., Mankato, Minn.), 18 points from Mackenzie Wolter (Fy., Norwood, Minn.), and 13 from Sam Zopfi (Fy., Maple Grove, Minn.). Wolter also led the Oles with six rebounds.

With the MIAC win, the Pipers are 2-2, 2-1 MIAC. The Oles are now at 0-6, 0-3 MIAC. The Pipers head back out on the road, traveling to Moorhead to take on Concordia College on Saturday, December 12. They will play in the first game of the women’s-men’s double-header at 1:00 p.m.