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Result: W 70-60

Men's Basketball hosts Hamline University

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Hanson and Grow propel Knights past Pipers

Kent Hanson
Kent Hanson
Photo: Hugh O'Connor '20

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Behind double-doubles from Kent Hanson (So./St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Academy) and Kevin Grow (Sr./Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial), the Carleton College men’s basketball team defeated Hamline University, 70-60, in the MIAC opener for both squads.

“Overall, we played hard and with a lot of intensity,” said Carleton head coach Guy Kalland. “It was just the type of battle we thought it would be. A nice start to the MIAC season. I thought we guarded well and made enough plays on the offensive end to get the job done.”

Hanson made his first seven field-goal attempts and finished with 29 points—one off his career best—and grabbed 11 rebounds for his second career double-double. Grow contributed 10 rebounds and scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half as he climbed into 25th place on the Knights’ all-time scoring list with 1,028 points.

Hamline (2-2, 0-1 MIAC) held a slim 16-13 lead with 9:43 left in the first half, but Hanson scored the game’s next eight points over a three-minute span and pushed the Knights (3-0, 1-0 MIAC) in front for good.

Carleton carried a 29-25 advantage into the break, thanks in large part to 15 first-half points from Hanson. The home team carried the momentum through intermission and opened the second half on a 9-2 run.

The Knights extended their lead to 50-33 with 10:56 still to play. Hamline closed the gap to 63-57 with 1:40 remaining, but Carleton converted 5-of-6 ties at the free-throw line down the stretch to seal the victory. It was the hosts’ 16th consecutive regular-season victory dating back to Jan. 14, 2017.  

The Pipers were led in scoring by Zack Smith’s 12 points and an 11-point effort from Isaac Brooks.

Carleton hits the road for a matchup against No. 10-ranked UW-River Falls on Saturday, Dec. 2

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