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Packers top Edina in Tip-Off Classic

9 Dec

The Austin Packers traveled to Minnetonka Saturday to participate in the Breakdown Sports Tip-Off Classic, a day-long basketball feast featuring most of the top teams in the state, and came away with a 66-62 win over Edina.

The Packers, ranked #2 in Minnesota’s Class AAA, got off to a quick start against the Hornets, who began the season ranked #2 in Class AAAA, but are currently #7. Austin led 14-4 before Edina was forced to call time out. The Packers never trailed, although the Hornets did make two runs to tie the score.

Joe Aase paced the Packers with 27 points, while Zach Wessels added 15, Collin Weisert 10, Tom Aase 7, Ajuda Nywesh 4 and Bet Lukes 3. Here are the highlights:

The Packers, 2-0,  visit Albert Lea Tuesday night to take on the 1-1 Tigers before hosting Rochester Mayo on Friday night in their home opener.

Update: Here is the recap in the Austin Daily Herald. Here is the Austin Post-Bulletin story.

Packers Slam New Prague for Section Title

17 Mar

In this post, we had the exciting conclusion of the Packers punching their ticket to Williams Arena with a last-second Alley-Oop.

Here are the rest of the highlights from the hard-fought win:

See the stories in the Austin Daily Herald and Austin Post-Bulletin and on KAAL and KTTC.

Zach Wessels paced the Packers with 19 points, while Joe Aase and Collin Weisert had 9 each, Tom Aase 4 and Zach Vierkandt 2.

The Packers face St. Paul Johnson Wednesday at noon at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. More details on tickets and bus transportation will be available Monday morning and will be posted here.

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Packer Clinch Share of Conference Crown

25 Feb

With a 78-43 rout of Rochester John Marshall Friday night, the Austin Packers have guaranteed themselves at least a share of the Big Nine conference title for the first time since 1999.

The Packers are a full game ahead of both Owatonna and Mankato East, and host the Huskies next Friday in the season finale with a chance to claim solo possession of the crown.

It was Senior Night on Friday, and the Packers used a balanced scoring attack and defense that led to layups to cruise to victory. Zach Wessels led the way with 18 points, while Tom Aase had 14, Nate Schwab 12, Goliath Oboyo 9, Joe Aase and Zach Vierkandt 6 each, Bret Lukes 5 and Collin Weisert and Ryan Larson 4 each. See the story in the Austin Daily Herald.

Here are the highlights:

The conference showdown is next Friday, but the Packers have one game before that, traveling to Caledonia tonight for their last non-conference matchup.

Packers Advance to Section Semis

10 Mar

The Austin Packer boys pulled out a close game against visting Faribault Wednesday night in the Minnesota Section 1AAA high school basketball tournament. Trailing by five with about five minutes to go, the Packers rallied to pull out a seven-point win.

Joe Aase scored 17 points,  while Tom Aase added 12, Zach Wessels 11, Jay Ettinger and Zach Fadness 6 and Collin Weisert 3. Here is the Herald story.

Next up for the Packers is top-seeded Winona on Saturday night.

Packers Sweep the Week

30 Jan

The Austin Packers boys basketball team scored exactly twice as many points on Tuesday as they did on Friday, but still came away with convincing wins against Faribault and Rochester Century.

With the 78-55 win over Faribault and the 39-26 defeat of Century, the Packers have won five of their last six and are now over the .500 mark for the first time this year, at 8-7. They’re 7-3 in Big Nine Conference action.

In the Faribault contest on Tuesday, the Packers’ first 24 points came from three-pointers. Matt Duren had a huge night with 23 points, while Zach Wessels had 11, Tom Aase 10, Andrew Kaiser 9, Zach Fadness 9, Joe Aase 8, Jay Ettinger 3, Max Coffey 3 and Caleb Knorr 2.

Now, to the video highlights:

Here’s the Austin Daily Herald story and the P-B recap.

The Century game was completely different and much more physical. The Packers trailed early before going on a 23-2 run to close the half, and led 25-10 at halftime.

Zach Fadness led the Packers with 13 points, while Andrew Kaiser had 8, Joe Aase 7, Zach Wessels 6, Jay Ettinger 4 and Matt Duren 1.

Here are the video highlights:

The Austin Daily Herald had this story, while the Post-Bulletin filed this report.

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