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Packers 20-0 after Albert Lea Win

10 Feb

The Austin Packers ran their season record to 20-0 Saturday night with an 80-53 win over Albert Lea.

It was Senior Night, and the team’s seniors were introduced as starters (along with their parents):

As in the first game with Albert Lea, the Packers got off to a slow start and only led by 28-27 at halftime. The Packers got their offense going in the second half, scoring 52 points on the way to the 80-52 win.

Joe Aase and Zach Wessels scored 19 points each, while Bret Lukes had 15, Ajuda Nywesh 14 and Tom Aase 9. Collin Weisert and Curtis Oberbroeckling each added 2 points.

See the Austin Daily Herald and Rochester Post-Bulletin stories. Here are the highlights:

The win was Packers’ 22nd straight at home, and they return to action Tuesday night at home against Faribault.


Packers Survive in 2OT at Albert Lea

11 Dec

The Packers traveled to Albert Lea Tuesday night to open Big Nine play against the Tigers. Full highlights of the double overtime win will be coming tomorrow, but for now here’s the big finish.

After a late three by Albert Lea gave the Tigers a 71-70 lead with 10.5 seconds in the second overtime, Packers coach Kris Fadness called timeout to set up a final play. Here’s the result:

Zach Wessels, who hit the game-winner, led the Packers with 27 points, while Joe Aase added 21, Ajuda Nywesh 9, Bret Lukes 6, Tom Aase 5, Tommy Olmsted 5 and Collin Weisert 1.

The Packers, now 3-0 on the season, open their home season Friday night hosting Rochester Mayo.

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Packers Top Tigers 79-39

31 Jan

Only in Albert Lea: The "Zamboni" for sweeping

Albert Lea took at 2-0 lead Tuesday night, but then Austin went on a 23-0 run and never looked back as they cruised to a 79-39 win.

Joe Aase led the Packers in scoring with 25 points, while Zach Wessels had 16, Tom Aase 8, Tommy Olmsted 7, Goliath Oboyo, Nate Schwab and Zach Vierkandt 5, Bret Lukes and Collin Weisert 3 and Ryan Larson 2.

See the stories in the Albert Lea Tribune, Austin Daily Herald and Austin Post-Bulletin.

Let’s go to the highlights:

The Packers will be looking to avenge an early season loss at Rochester Mayo when they host the Spartans on Friday night. Then they travel to Minneapolis Washburn Saturday for a matchup with the Millers, who are also ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA. The Packers are currently #8 while Washburn is #3.

Packers Swamp Tigers

14 Dec

The Packers took the lead early and never looked back as they rolled to an easy 81-42 victory over I-90 rival Albert Lea Tuesday night in Packer Gym.

Ten Packers got into the scoring act, including Zach Wessels with 22 points, Goliath Oboyo (14), Tom Aase (12), Joe Aase (8), Bret Lukes (6), Zach Vierkandt (5), Nate Schwab, Tommy Olmsted and Ryan Larson with 4 each, and Colin Weisert with 2.

See the highlights below, and the story in the Austin Daily Herald.

The Packers, now 2-1 on the season, return to action Friday night in Rochester against Mayo.

Packers Trounce Albert Lea

22 Jan

The Packers started slow on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Albert Lea. With 8 minutes left in the first half, they trailed the Tigers 8-3.

Then they went on a 25-0 run and put the game away by halftime. Smothering defense and solid outside shooting were keys to the 66-41 victory.

Tom Aase led the Packers with 12 points, while Zach Wessels had 11, Jay Ettinger 10, Andrew Kaiser 9, Joe Aase, 9, Zach Fadness 6, Colin Weisert 3, Matt Duren 2, Nate Schwab 2 and Caleb Knorr 2.

Here’s the Austin Daily Herald story and the Albert Lea Tribune version.

See the video highlights below. And note how quickly the scoreboard shuts off at the conclusion.


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