The Packers put together a dominate second half to beat Stewartville 68-33 Wednesday night in Austin.
The Packers had plenty of good looks in the first half, but had a lot of easy shots rim-out. Despite missing a lot of close looks, Austin still held a five point lead at halftime. Austin picked up the defensive intensity in the second half only allowing 10 points after halftime.
Scoring for Austin – Both Gach 13, Jace Murray 12, Oman Oman 11, Duoth Gach 11, Mark Manyuon 10, Kyle Oberbroeckling 5, Pat Hagan 2, Jany Gash 2, Moses Issa 2.
Austin moves on to the section semi finals Saturday at the Rochester civic center. The Packers take on the #3 seed Northfield Raiders. Austin beat Northfield twice in the regular season in two close games. If you are planning on coming over be sure to leave early. Bernie Sanders is holding rally at the same time at the civic center and there is also a lot of construction.
Austin had three sophomores score in double figures in a 67-41 win on the road in Owatonna.
The Packers defense forced Owatonna into shooting under 25 percent with good team defense. Duoth Gach had 2 steals and a couple of huge dunks to spark the team. Both Gach did a bit of everything with 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Scoeing for Austin – Both Gach 17, Duoth Gach 10, Hebrink 10, Murray 7, Oberbroeckling 5, Manyuon 5, Andersen 5, Hagan 4, Oman 2, Coffey 2.
Austin will host a first round section game Wednesday night.
The Packers jumped all over Byron to lead 20-4 early but had to hold on at the end winning 59-58.
Austin started the game forcing turnovers and getting good looks against the Bears. But after holding a 16 point lead early in the game Byron clawed within 5 at the half.
The second half Byron chipped away at the lead. Oman Oman hit a huge 3 with under two minutesto play to put the Packers up 5. Unfortunely those were the ladt points Austin would score. The Packers had multiple chances from the line to extend the lead but weren’t able to connect. With 6 seconds left Oman and Murray were able to tip the rebound and Austin came up with the loose ball to end the game.
Scoring for Austin – Duoth Gach 16, Murray 11, Oman 8, Manyuon 8, Hebrink 6, Oberbroeckling 4, Both Gach 4, Coffey 2.
Austin’s last regular season game is tomorrow night in Owatonna.
The Packer boys used pressure defense and hot shooting to blow out Albert Lea 88-58 on Tuesday night. Both Gach lead Austin with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.
Austin’s press forced The Tigers into 24 turnovers which Austin often turned into run out dunks and layups. Everyone saw the floor as the game was well in hand early in the second half.
Scoring for Austin – Both Gach 21, Duoth Gach 11, Hebrink 10, Oman 8, Coffey 8, Manyuon 8, Murray 6, Oberbroeckling 4, Andersen 4, Hagan 2, Brown 2, Synaground 2, Gash 2.
Austin plays in Byron Thursday night and then in Owatonna Friday night.
Packers earn hard fought road win.Austin came away with a hard fought win in Mankato on Friday night. The Cougars were coming off an impressive overtime win against the then undefeated Red Wing Wingers. Both teams hit numerous three pointers to start the game in a fast paced first half. Austin lead 35-34 at halftime.
The second half was close most of the way until Both Gach took over. Both made. Consecutive steals and dunks on back to back possessions to seal the game for Austin. Both finished the game with 20 points, 4 steals, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Scoring for Austin – Both Gach 20, Duoth Gach 12, Oman 8, Manyuon 8, Hebrink 8, Oberbroeckling 7, Coffey 7, Murray 2.
The Boyd finish the regular season this week with three games on the road. Tuesday will be in Albert Lea, Thursday in Byron, and Friday in Owatonna.
The Packers had a blow out win to celebrate Senior night Tuesday against Century. The highlight of the night was provided by senior Deng Deng. Deng made the most of his opportunity on the court by hitting all four of his 3’s. The crowd went crazy when Deng hit his second three shortly after his first.
Everything was working for the Packers offensivly. Austin held a 51-19 lead at halftime. Everyone on the roster made it into the game and got a chance to play. 12 different players scored for Austin.
Thank you to our seniors and our parents for everything you have done to support the basketball program.
A slow first half was too much to overcome as the Packers lost to #1 AAA Red Wing on the road tonight.
Poor shooting and good Red Wing defense limited Austin to 13 first half points. Red Wing was able to hit a few three’s and a buzzer beater from 17 feet to go into the half leading a 25-13.
Austin clawed back in the second half getting as close as 6 with a little over four minutes left. Red Wing was able to make enough free throws down the stretch to close out the game.
Scoring for Austin – Both Gach 20, Duoth Gach 12, Hebrink 8, Coffey 5, Manyuon 2.
Scoring for Red Wing – Toivonen 14, Sevlie 14, Munson 12, Bryan 10, Kelly 3, Adams 3.
Austin is back in action Tuesday at home vs. Century. It is our last regular season home game of the year. Come out and show support for your seniors.