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Packers Keep Streaks Alive with 56-45 Win

5 Jan

The Austin Packers kept their season record unblemished at 9-0 and ran their home winning streak to 17 games with a 56-45 win over Mankato West Friday night.

After falling behind 4-0 in the opening minutes, the Packers came back strong to build a 29-10 lead with 2:08 left in the first half. West then went on an 8-0 run to close the gap to 29-18 at halftime. The Packers built a 20-point lead early in the second half, and their lead was in the teens most of the rest of the way, although West did cut the margin to 9 in the closing minutes before the Packers put the game away at the free-throw line.

Zach Wessels led the scoring with 20 points, while Tom Aase had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks and Joe Aase contributed 9 points and 9 rebounds.  Bret Lukes and Collin Weisert rounded out the scoring with 7 and 3 points respectively.

Here are the highlights (and the Austin Daily Herald recap):

The Packers return to action this afternoon in Waseca in a game that has been moved to a 4 p.m. start.


Packers stay unbeaten at home

10 Feb

It wasn’t pretty, but the Packers managed at 72-60 win Thursday night over Mankato West to run their home winning streak to nine straight games dating back to their home section win last year.

The Packers trailed 17-12 with 11:23 to play in the first half, but went on a 28-6 run to close the half, taking a 40-23 lead into halftime.

Zach Wessels led the scoring with 22 points, while Joe Aase added 14, Tom Aase 13, Bret Lukes 9, Goliath Oboyo 6, Zach Vierkandt and Nate Schwab 3 each and Collin Weisert 2.

Here are the video highlights:

See the recap in the Austin Daily Herald.

The next game for the Packers is Tuesday in Faribault. They return home next Friday night to host Rochester Century.

Packers win 4th Straight

7 Jan

The Austin Packers used strong defense and good ball movement to close the first half on a 28-9 run en route to a 55-38 win at Mankato West on Friday night.

Joe Aase led the Packers with 20 points, while Zach Wessels had 13, Tom Aase 12, Bret Lukes 4, Goliath Oboyo 3, Zach Vierkandt 2 and Nate Schwab 1. Here are the stories in the Post-Bulletin and Austin Daily Herald, as well as KEYC TV in  Mankato.

Here are the full video highlights:

The Packers are now 6-2 and went into the game ranked #10 in the Minnesota Class AAA boys basketball rankings. In the Big 9, they’re 3-1 and in a five-way tie for second place. They return to action Tuesday night when they host Faribault.

Sweeping West, the Week

19 Feb

The Packers completed a season sweep of Mankato West and of the week’s games with a 43-35 win in Mankato last night. Tough half-court defense by both teams led to the low-scoring affair, as the score was just 19-15 at halftime.

Joe Aase led the Packers with 18 points, while Andrew Kaiser had 8, Zach Wessels 6, Tom Aase 5 and Jay Ettinger and Zach Fadness each had a timely trey. Here’s the Austin Daily Herald article.

With the win, the Packers are now 12-9 overall and 10-5 in the Big 9 Conference.

On to the highlights…

Weekend Sweep for Packers

16 Jan

The Packers swept two home games on Friday and Saturday night, beating Mankato West 52-47 and then following with a 58-49 win over previously undefeated Caledonia, ranked third in the state in Class AA.

In the Friday night game, the game was close throughout, with the Packers maintaining a slight lead most of the way. The score was tied at 39 with seven minutes to play, and the Packers played tough to seal the win. Zach Wessels led the Pack with 16 points, while Matt Duren had 12, Joe Aase and Tom Aase 8 each and Zach Fadness and Jay Ettinger with 4 apiece. The Austin Post-Bulletin and Daily Herald have recaps.

On Saturday, the Packers were down 17-8 early before they got the offense going and clamped down on defense. They were down by 3 at the half and continued the pressure, eventually building a 15-point margin. Tom Aase and Matt Duren each had 13 points to pace the Packers, while Joe Aase had 10,  Zach Fadness 9, Jay Ettinger and Zach Wessels 5 each and Andrew Kaiser 3.

Here are the highlights from the win over Caledonia:

Update: Here are the highlights from the Mankato West game:

The Packers are now 5-6 overall, and 4-2 in the Big 9 Conference. Next up is another conference matchup Tuesday at Albert Lea.

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