The Austin boys completed the season sweep of Mankato East Tuesday night with a 70-58 overtime win over Mankato East.The Packers got off to a slow start, trailing 12-5 early, but came back to grab a 22-21 lead at halftime. They built a 50-42 lead with five minutes to go, but a desperation three-pointer from half court sent the contest into overtime.
Joe Aase led the Packers in scoring with 24 points, while Zach Wessels had 17, Goliath Oboyo 11, Tom Aase and Nate Schwab 6 each, Zach Vierkandt 4 and Bret Lukes 2.
Here are the highlights, including the half-court shot that sent the game to overtime:
The road win boosts the Packers to 11-3 overall and 8-1 in the Big Nine and into sole possession (for now) of first place, a half game ahead of Owatonna, which lost in non-conference action Tuesday night at metro power Eden Prairie, which was ranked 7th in Class AAAA, in double overtime.
In the only other game involving a Big Nine team last night, Mankato West pulled out a one-point win over Fairmont.
The Packers travel to Owatonna Friday night to face the 12-3 Huskies for the first time and with the conference lead on the line.