The Austin Packers led a close contest against Rochester Mayo most of the way Friday night, but fell to 1-1 in the Big 9 after a 53-50 loss to the Spartans.
The lead was never more than five points for either team. The Spartans made seven threes on the night to stay within striking distance. Tom Aase led the Packers in scoring with 18 points, while Joe Aase added 13 despite foul trouble that had him on the bench for about half of the game. Collin Weisert had 5 point for the Packers, Bret Lukes 4, Zach Wessels and Zach Vierkandt 3, and Nate Schwab and Goliath Oboyo 2.
Let’s go to the highlights:
The Packers return to action Tuesday night against Big 9 rival Mankato East, currently ranked #3 in Class AAA. The teams split their head-to-head games last year and tied for fourth place with conference records of 11-7, and both have their top three scorers returning.