Halftime at Sexton Arena after a fast-paced first half that ends with the Johnnies up by nine points.
It was a basket by Mitchell Kuck that put St. John’s up 10-4 and allowed the Johnnies student section – which is large tonight – to finally cheer. The Pipers battled back to take a 13-12 lead and tied the score at 17 and 20.
But since then, the Johnnies have led, using an 8-0 run to go up 28-21 and leading 35-24 at one point.
Kuck led St. John’s with nine points in the first half. Seth Marx and Chris Neumann each had eight. Marx is 2-for-3 from 3-point range. The Johnnies shot 51.7 percent (15-29) as a team.
Noah Aguirre led Hamline with 13 points. But the Pipers were just 8-for-28 (28.6 percent) from the field.
Each team had eight turnovers.