January 03, 2009

Wilkowski tallies 17 as Pipers fall to Knights

The Pipers and Knights traded leads through the opening four minutes of play, before the hosts gained an advantage with 16 minutes to play in the half that they would carry into the locker room. They led the Pipers by 12, 52-40, at halftime.

Carleton never gave Hamline a chance to narrow the lead in the final 20 minutes, carrying their first half momentum to the final buzzer and the 84-67 win.

In addition to 17 points, Wilkowski led Hamline with eight rebounds (four offensive, four defensive). Jackie Kelly (So., Blaine, Minn.) and Jessica Heinen (Sr., Spicer, Minn.) each put up 13 points. Heinen added seven rebounds (two offensive, five defensive) for Hamline.

Hamline drops to 5-4, 2-4 MIAC with the loss, while the Knights are now at 3-5, 2-3 MIAC. The Pipers will travel to Bethel on Monday, January 5, for a 7:30 p.m. conference tip-off.