The Austin Packers used their suffocating defense to build a big lead early on the way to a 66-47 win Saturday night at Rochester John Marshall.
Junior Zach Wessels scored a layup in the first two minutes that put him over the 1,000-point mark for his career, and he added 16 more points over the rest of the game to lead the Packers in scoring. Tom Aase chipped in 14 points, Bret Lukes 13, Ajuda Nywesh 9, Joe Aase and Collin Weisert 4 each, Gach Gach 3 and Noah Brehmer 1.
Facing foul trouble that sidelined several players for extended portions of the game, coach Kris Fadness went deeper into his bench and the reserves responded with solid minutes.
The Packers’ win runs their season record to 24-0, tying them for the longest boys basketball winning streak in school history. They wrap up their regular season next Friday night in Owatonna before beginning section play at home on March 6.