Jordan Sammons may not be physically tall but she carries a long shadow with her. Sammons tossed in a team high 15 points and tied for the top with five rebounds but the Piper couldn't offset a 21 per cent first half from the floor in dropping their conference opener, 63-41, at Gustavus Adolphus Wednesday night. HU is now 1-1 overall.
In addition to Sammons (who is now 15-for-27 from the field in two games), Steph Pilgrim came off the bench to contribute a dozen points. But the Gusties pounded the boards for a 45-30 edge and built a 28-16 halftime advantage. The Pipers scored the first five points of the second half to get within seven at 28-21 but GAC responded quickly to and HU could get no closer the rest of the way. The Pipers' second half markmanship was better (40.0 percent) but couldn't offset the rebounding numbers.
After playing one game in six weeks, HU started a five games in 10 days segment tonight. This Saturday, St. Catherine's is at Hutton Arena for a 3:00 p.m. game.
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