ST. PAUL, Minn. – This evening, the Macalester women’s basketball team took a short trip to Hamline to take on the Pipers. The Pipers took the game, 74-38. Macalester is now 4-13 (3-11 MIAC).
The game began back-and-forth with sophomore guard/forward Katherine Norquist (Chicago, Ill./Walter Payton College Prep) tying the game at two all and senior guard Solana Cushing (Minneapolis, Minn./South) knocking in a three to take the lead 5-4. However, the Pipers took over and led the Scots 13-5 after 10 minutes.
Sophomore guard/forward Peyton Starks (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs School) got the Scots off to a strong start, sinking one from beyond the arc. Junior guard Maia Pedrosa (South San Francisco, Calif./Urban School of San Francisco), sophomore guard Nicole Norton (Brussels, Wis./Southern Door), and first year Ellie Corbett (Austin, Texas/James Bowie) added to the Scots’ total, but Macalester trailed 30-14 at half.
The Pipers put up five points in the third before Starks and Cushing were able to score for the Scots. The Pipers led by as much as 35 in the quarter, and led 55-22 going into the final quarter. The fourth quarter was back-and-forth between the teams. Norton and Starks got the ball rolling for the Scots. Junior guard Andrea Palmen (Kenosha, Wis./The Prairie School) scored a three-pointer with 6:01 on the clock, assisted by Pedrosa, followed by another three-pointer from Cushing. Macalester continued banking threes, this time by junior guard Caitlin Panos (North Andover, Mass./Andover). However, at the final…