Austin made it a clean sweep Monday night beating Rochester Mayo 64-58 in front of huge hometown crowd. Austin had beaten Mayo 64-50 earlier this season on Dec. 5th. Austin defense again caused the Spartans fits as they had numerous turnovers. The Packers have now won 3 games in a row and 4 of their last 5. Austin has a 10-9 overall record and are 9-6 in the Big 9.
The Austin Seniors came to play and were led by a stellar performance from Gach Gach who had two big 3 pointers late in the game for a total of 23 points. Levi Vierkandt had 13 points and hit several key shots late in the game and put down his first career dunk earlier in the game.
The Packers will take this win streak on the road Friday night when they take on Northfield. Northfield is currently 10-5 in the Big 9 and 13-6 overall. Austin lost in a heartbreaker to Northfield earlier this year, 56-57.
Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 23; Levi Vierkandt, 13; Zach Coffey, 9; Nik Gasner, 7; Dylan Gasner, 3; Tate Hebrink, 3; Both Gach, 2; Noah Brehmer, 2; field goals: 41 percent (24-for-59); 3-pointers: 31 percent (9-for-29); free throws: 64 percent (7-for-11); rebounds: 24 (Gach Gach, 7); turnovers: 10