The Packers played their best game of the year at home on Friday night, beating what was undefeated, ranked, Rochester John Marshall team 68 to 57. The Packers moved the ball well and used their pressure defense to force JM into 23 turnovers in the game. The gym was full and the Austin fans were loud and cheered the Packers on to a very exciting victory.
To quote Rocky Hulne in today’s Herald “The Packers may be sitting at .500, but their three losses are by a combined six points and their three wins are by a combined 40 points.”
Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 21; Zach Coffey, 15; Both Gach, 11; Levi Vierkandt, 7; Nik Gasner, 7; Noah Brehmer, 4; Oman Oman, 3; free throws: 68 percent (15-for-22)
Read more at the Austin Daily Herald. Also, see the Rochester Post Bulletin. TV Highlights at KTTC and KAALTV
The Packers will travel to Red Wing on Tuesday night, taking on another undefeated Big 9 team.
Here are the video highlights!
The Packers started strong last night at home versus the Northfield Raiders, leading 33-23 at the half. However, they were unable to close out the game and lost to Northfield 56-57, falling to 2 and 2 in the Big 9 and 2 and 3 overall. The Packers were led in scoring by Senior Nik Gasner with 13.
The Packers return to the court on Friday night for a home matchup with a tough John Marshall team.
You can see the highlights from last here. Read more about the game from the Herald.
Austin scoring: Nik Gasner, 13; Zach Coffey, 12; Gach Gach, 10; Both Gach, 9; Noah Brehmer, 6; Levi Vierkandt, 3; Dylan Gasner, 3; free throws: 70 percent (7-for-10); rebounds: 24 (Gach Gach, 7); turnovers: 14
The Packers went on the road Friday night and beat the Mayo Spartans 64 to 50. Austin had a balanced scoring night led by Senior Levi Vierkandt with 14 points. The boys started fast and kept the pressure on Rochester Mayo all night. Austin led by as much as 14 points early in the game but ended up leading 28 to 22 at the half. The Pack started fast again in the second half and controlled the rest of the game. The game had several highlights, most notably a Gach to Gach break away dunk.
See all the highlights here. Read more about the game in the Herald. The local sports stations also have some nice Highlights. Watch KTTC Sports (Austin highlights at the 3:30 min). The Dunk was the Play of the Week. Watch the KAALTV Sports. Austin will play next at home on Tuesday vs. Northfield. Northfield is a new Big 9 opponent and is 3 and 1 on the year. With Austin’s win last night the Pack move to 2 and 2. See you Tuesday Night!
Austin scoring: Levi Vierkandt, 14; NIk Gasner, 12; Gach Gach, 10; Both Gach, 10; Noah Brehmer, 7; Oman Oman, 5; Zach Coffey, 3; Dylan Gasner, 3; free throws: 11-for-17
The Packers started slow at home vs a good New Prague team and had an uphill battle all night. The Packers played much better but could not hold the lead in the game and ended up losing 56-58. Each time Austin came back and took the lead, New Prague answered. Both Gach, a freshman on the team, came off the bench and led Austin in scoring with 18 points. The Packers hit the road Friday night, Dec. 5th, as they take on the Rochester Mayo. Read more about the game in the Austin Daily Herald. You can see the video highlights here
Austin scoring: Both Gach, 18; Noah Brehmer, 11; Gach Gach, 7; NIk Gasner, 7; Dylan Gasner, 6; Levi Vierkandt, 2; Zach Coffey, 2; field goals: 42 percent (21-for-50); 3-pointers: 38 percent (10-for-26); free throws: 66 percent (4-for-6); rebounds: 18 (Gach Gach, 5); turnovers: 12
The Austin Packers suffered an overtime loss, 35 to 38 at Faribault on Tuesday night. While the defense kept them in the game, they could not get their shots to fall going 3 for 25 from 3pt range. You can read about the game from the Herald. See the game highlights here. The Packers look to rebound on Thursday night when they host New Prague at 7:30pm.
Scoring for the Packers: Gach Gach, 19; Zach Coffey, 6; Levi Vierkandt, 6; Noah Brehmer, 2; Nik Gasner, 2; free throws: 50 percent (2-for-4)
The Packers began the 2014-2015 season with a victory Tuesday night over Winona 59-44 . The Packers started a new line up this year, led by senior Gach Gach. The other starters included seniors Noah Brehmer, Levi Vierkandt and Nik Gasner. Zach Coffey a junior also started the game for the Pack. Dylan Gasner a junior and a pair of sophomores, Kyle Oberbroeckling and Joe Kroymann also saw significant playing time coming off the bench. The Packers were led in scoring by Gach Gach. The scoring column was fairly balanced with Gach Gach 17, Zach Coffey 13, Levi Vierkandt 8, Nik Gasner 8, Dylan Gasner 7, and Noah Brehmer 6. See the Packer Highlights. You can also read about the game at the Austin Daily Herald. For video coverage see the KAAL TV report (it may take a few seconds to load). The Packers will travel Tuesday, Dec. 2nd to take on Faribault for the second game of the season.
The boys basketball team is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 22nd at the Austin Eagles Club from 8 am to 10:30 am. The team is selling tickets for $6, you can also buy your ticket at the door. The Eagles Club in Austin is located at 107 11th Street NE.
The boys started practice last week and competed at a scrimmage at Tri-City United over the weekend. The boys played well against Marshall Senior, Prior Lake and Tri-City.
Plan to come to the Pancake Breakfast Saturday and meet this year’s team and coaches! The first game of season will be the home game vs. Winona. on Tuesday, Nov. 25.