Austin bounced back from a tough loss to Caledonia with a 72-69 win over Mankato West Saturday night at home. The first half saw a fast tempo from both teams. Austin went into the half down 38-31.
Austin started the second half strong going on a 17-5 run to open the half. Senior Jace Murray and Junior Jany Gash led the run for the Packers. Murray used a variety of post moves to get open looks underneath. He also stepped out and hit a 3. Jany Gash made the most of his first career start by hitting two 3’s during the start of the second half and ending the game with 15 points.
Scoring for Austin were Murray with 22, Duoth Gach with 19, Jany Gash with 15, Both Gach and Hebrink with 5, Coffey and Anderson with 3. The Packers next game is Tuesday Jan. 5th at home vs. Mankato East.