The Austin Packers showed flashes of excellence punctuated by some choppy patches Wednesday night on the way to a 71-35 first-round win at home against Kasson-Mantorville.
The top-seeded Packers built a 46-17 lead just after halftime, and the game got to running time with about six minutes remaining, but the second half wasn’t as crisp as the first. Joe Aase and Zach Wessels each scored 14 points, while Ajuda Nywesh had 13, Tom Aase 9, Bret Lukes 7, Gach Gach 6 and Collin Weisert and Curtis Oberbroeckling 4 each.
Here are the highlights:
Next up for the Packers will be fifth-seeded Winona, 68-64 winners over fourth seed Waseca. Game time is 7 p.m. Saturday night in Packer Gym