Heading into the game, Heinen needed just 10 points to reach the milestone. She finished with 13.
The Pipers took the first lead after the tip-off, and seldom trailed
in the game. The Gusties managed to grab the lead just four times in the
opening half, and three of those times it was just by one point.
Gustavus held one brief lead at three points (44-41) eight minutes
into the second half, but Nikki Klick (So., Hibbing, Minn.) tied it with
a trey, and the Pipers never surrendered the advantage again.
In the final 30 seconds of play, Britta Schwartzhoff (Sr., Hayward,
Wis.) was sent to the line three times and went 6-for-6 in free throws.
Heinen had four rebounds to go with her 13 points.
Rochelle Sather went 5-for-7 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free
throw line in tallying 16 points to leave the Pipers. Schwartzhoff
added 12 and Klinck had 10 to round out the Pipers in double-digit
Hamline improves to 14-7, 11-7 MIAC, while the Gusties dropped to 14-7, 12-6 MIAC.
The Pipers will next play at Saint Mary's University on Wednesday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.