One hopes they have checked all the lights on the scoreboard at Butler Center on the St. Catherine's campus. If history is any indicator, they may need them all Saturday afternoon. Hamline travels to St. Kate's today at 3:00 p.m. for rematch of the Dec. 3 game that saw the Pipers win a wild 106-100 double overtime decision. It was easily the highest scoring game in the MIAC this season and one of the highest scoring affairs in the entire country.
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The Pipers (4-13 overall, 3-11 MIAC) are slowly returning to health. On Wednesday night, they welcomed back Stephanie Rice (who had missed two games in a row with an injury). Rice started and played 28 minutes in the 79-56 loss to St. Thomas at Hutton Arena.
The game pits two of the top three scorers in the league. The Wildcats' Sarina Baker leads the league with an 18.7 ppg. Hamline's Jordan Sammons has been on a steady climb and is now third overall with a 15.5 ppg figure. Two other Pipers are in the league's statistical hierarchy. Steph Pilgrim has connected on 44 three-pointers, tops in the loop. Veronika Jakubovie has quietly moved up the ladder in Blocked Shots and now stands second with an average of 1.50 per game.
This begins the last harried stretch of the season. HU will play four game sin the next eight days. On Monday, they return to Hutton Arena to host St. Olaf in a 7:30 p.m. game. Next Wednesday, they travel to Northfield to face Carleton and then will host St. Benedict on February 4 at Hutton Arena (3:00 p.m.)