The boys won two more games this past week by defeating Rochester Mayo on the road Thursday, and then beating Northfield at home on Friday. Austin has won their last 9 games, and are 16-3 overall.
Thursday’s game in Mayo was close until the last 5 minutes when Austin was able to pull away. Both teams shot a high percentage with Austin being led by Duoth Gach who only missed one shot on the night. Duoth ended up hitting 5 of 6 three pointers for 21 points. Jace Murray added 11, Oman Oman had 8 and Tate Hebrink scored 7.
Friday’s game against Northfield had the feeling of playoff basketball. The gym was packed packed for paint the gym pink night and the big crowd was rewarded with a great game. Northfield came into the game ranked 10th in the class AAA. The first time the two teams played it took a full court shot from Oman Oman at the buzzer to win the game for Austin.
Senior Jace Murray again filled the stats sheets with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Duoth Gach scored 25 and had 3 steals. Both Gach had 13 points, and Oman Oman added 11. Here is a link to the Daily Herald article
The Nothfield win was an important one for the Packers because it puts them in very good shape for section standings. Austin is currently second in the section behind 19-0 Red Wing. Austin is 6-1 in the section with an overal record of 16-3. Northfield is third in the section with a 3-4 record, 12-8 overall.
The Packers will have two tough games this week. Austin will travel to Rochester to take on #9 AAAA John Marshall Thursday, and will then travel to #2 AAA Red Wing to take on the undefeated Wingers.