The College of St. Benedict basketball dropped their second straight game this weekend against Hamline University.

The game stayed close through the first quarter. CSB held a slim 11-8 lead entering the second quarter, where the battle continued. They were outscored 19-14 and fell behind 27-25 at the half. The Bennies fought hard in the third but were outscored 15-14.

Entering the fourth with a small deficit of 42-39, CSB started to slip. Hamline scored back-to-back three-pointers and extended their lead to nine points. The Pipers got ahead by as many as 13 in the final minutes. The Bennies went on a 10-1 that closed the gap to 64-60 with less than 30 seconds remaining. However, the Pipers sunk three of four free throws in the remaining time to extend their lead. The Bennies fell 67-60.

Megan Thompson led the team in scoring with 16 points. Alex Johnson tallied 15, and Breanna Gates added 12.

The Bennies fall to 10-9 and 6-6 MIAC. They return to the court on Wednesday to host Bethel University. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.