Senior Hannah Spaulding finished with a game-high 11 points and added six rebounds in 24 minutes of play and the visiting Tommies cruised to an 81-49 victory over Hamline in MIAC women's basketball play Saturday in St. Paul.
In the process the No. 3-ranked Tommies (20-1 overall, 14-0 MIAC) posted the 10th consecutive 20-win season under Coach Ruth Sinn.
They maintained a one-game lead in the conference race over second-place Augsburg with four games to go. Those teams play on the Tommie campus Feb. 9. They also secured a first-round playoff bye and top-two seed.
The Purple have won 68 consecutive games against conference opponents and are 10-0 in a 32-day span since the holiday break.
St. Thomas, which never trailed, outscored the Pipers 39-9 from 3-point range and shot 55 percent from the field.
The Toms are home Wednesday to face St. Olaf.
The four St. Thomas hockey and basketball teams capped an 8-0 week and improved to 34-0-4 since the holiday break. All four teams have double-digit win streaks or unbeaten streaks. The four teams are a combined 48-1-6 in MIAC play with two weeks left in the regular season.