The Pipers started off with the lead in the game, before St. Olaf
came back late in the first half to take a 27-25 lead with a minute
before halftime. Mary Wilkowski (So., Savannah, Ga.) then hit a short
jumper to tie the game with 30 seconds left.
Just seconds before the buzzer ended the opening 20 minutes, Nikki
Klick (So., Hibbing, Minn.) drained a three-pointer to give the Pipers a
30-27 halftime lead.
The Oles took a one-point lead with the opening two baskets of the
second half, before Wilkowski put the Pipers back on top by one with a
short shot at 17:30.
The Pipers stayed in control of the scoreboard for the remainder of
the game, stretching their lead out to 13. St. Olaf attempted a late
game rally, but couldn’t close the gap.
Klinck had 10 points to lead the Pipers, while Wilkowski had nine and
Jessica Heinen (Sr., Spicer, Minn.) had eight. Heinen led the Pipers
off the boards with seven rebounds.
The Pipers are now 13-4, 10-4 MIAC with the conference victory.
Hamline returns home to Hutton Arena on Saturday, January 31, to host
Carleton at 1:00 p.m. The game is the first of a women’s/men’s
The double-header will be a "Think Pink" event hosted by Piper
student-athletes. The event is designed to raise awareness and money for
breast cancer research, and is being conducted in honor of Hamline
professor Deanna Thompson. Professor Thompson is currently fighting her
own courageous battle with the disease. Proceeds from the game, as well
as donations collected, will be donated by the student-athletes to the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. "Think Pink" t-shirts will be
available at the game for $10 as part of the fundraiser.