The Austin Packers traveled to La Crosse, Wisconsin today to play in the Pepsi Midwest Players Classic, where they defeated Westby by a 71-48 margin in the opening game of the six-game showcase.
Austin quickly built a 16-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, stretching it to 39-15 by halftime and 60-31 at the end of the third quarter.
Joe Aase led the Packers with 21 points with Tom Aase adding 13. Bret Lukes and Ajuda Nywesh each had 8, Zach Wessels 7, Gach Gach 6, Collin Weisert and Nik Gasner 3 each and Curtis Oberbroeckling 2.
Here are the highlights:
The Packers have two home games next week: Tuesday vs. Mankato East in a rematch of this game, and their first contest with Owatonna, which is currently third in the Big Nine at 5-2 and is 8-5 overall.