The Packers traveled to Kasson-Mantorville on Monday night and defeated the Komets 62-55. Austin was led by Levi Vierkandt who was 8-9 from the field for 22 points. Vierkandt hit a key 3-pointer to put Austin up for good in the final minutes. Gach Gach had very strong second half, getting rebounds and hitting some key 3-pointers. It was a good team win as the Packers looked good down the stretch. Austin is now 5-4 on the season.
The Packers will be in action again on Dec. 29, Monday night at the Warrior Classic at Winona State University. The Pack will play Simley (5-3) at 6:45pm at the McCown Gymnasium, the JV will play at 3:15pm. The Packers will return to Winona State on Tuesday at 6:45pm to play Caledonia (5-1), the JV to play at 4pm.
Austin scoring: Levi Vierkandt, 22; Gach Gach, 19; Zach Coffey, 9; Dylan Gasner, 5; Oman Oman, 3; Taylor Peck, 2; Noah Brehmer, 2; Both Gach, 2; free throws: 88 percent (14-for-16)