The Austin boys increased their win streak to 4 games with a road win over Northfield on Friday night, 67 to 50. Austin has now won 6 of their last 7 games. Austin revenged a loss to the Raiders earlier this year, when they lost by one on a last second free throw. This time Austin was not going to let that happen. The Pack started the game hot, going on a 11-0 run, led by Nik Gasner with 3 -3 pointers. However, the Packers needed a buzzer beater by Senior Jon Knorr at the half to lead by 4, 31-27. The second half saw a quick start for the Packers again, but the lead was only 6 with 5:47 left to play. Unlike the first game, the Packers finished strong with a 14 to 3 run and actually scoring the last 11 points to get the 17 point victory. Austin was led in scoring by Gach Gach who had 17 and Zach Coffey with 16 points.
You can read more about the game from the Southern Minnesota news.
Austin has a big road game Tuesday when they travel to Rochester John Marshall. JM is second in the Big 9 at 12-3, while the Pack is 4th at 10-6. Austin beat JM earlier this year, 68-57. Last year’s contest was a instant classic as Austin came from behind to win by 2. See last year’s highlights here. Come and cheer on the Pack Tuesday, it will be a great game!