On Tuesday December 15th the #5 Ranked Packers hosted the #2 ranked Wingers. Red wing came into the game undefeated at 7-0. Austin held a 29-26 lead at halftime as Jace Murray hit a three pointer right before the half ended. The Packers led by as many as 9 in the second half, before Red Wing evened the game at 50-50. The Packers then went into a scoring drought as Red Wing went on 9-0 run to take a 59-50 lead. After a few free throws for Red Wing, Hebrink hit a 3 at the buzzer to end the game. Red Wing won 62-53. Here is a link to the Daily Herald article.
Red Wing was led by Travis Toivonen who scored 22 points and helped create offense for his teammates by drawing defenders down low. Toivonen also had 9 rebounds. Joe Sevlie had 14 points and 6 boards. Red Wing Shot almost 60 percent from the floor and outrebounded Austin by 11.
Austin was led by Sophmores Tate Hebrink and Both Gach who both scored 10. Kyle Oberbrockling and Zach Coffey led the team in rebounds with 5 and 4. Tate Hebrink and Mark Manyoun had 3 steals each.
The Packers next game is Friday in Rochester at Century. The Panthers are currently 1-7 after winning their last game against Albert Lea.