Tag Archives: Winona

Packers Advance to Section Finals with 51-49 Win

10 Mar
Ajuda Nywesh goes up for the game-winning lay-up

Ajuda Nywesh goes up for the game-winning lay-up

The Austin Packers, down 21-10 midway through the first half, came back against Winona Saturday night for a 51-49 cliffhanger victory in the Section 1AAA semifinal.

Joe Aase led the Packers with 22 points, making 6 of 10 from behind the arc. Zach Wessels added 11, Ajuda Nywesh 9 (including the game-winning lay-up), Collin Weisert 5 and Tom Aase 4.

See the Austin Daily Herald story.

Updated: Here also are the Rochester Post-Bulletin and Winona Daily News stories.

Here are the highlights:

The win puts the Packers in the championship game on Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester, where they will face Red Wing, upset winners over New Prague. The Packers defeated the Wingers 64-52 at Red Wing on Dec. 21.


Survive and Advance

9 Mar

The Austin Packers came back from an 11-point first half deficit for a 51-49 win over Winona on Saturday, March 9. The game was tied at 49 with 13.9 seconds to play, and here is the conclusion:

Full highlights coming later tonight.

Big Nine Champs (Again)

19 Feb

The Packer boys claimed their second straight Big Nine crown Tuesday night with a 61-53 win over a scrappy Winona team in Packer gym.

The Winhawks were fresh from a 81-61 upset Friday over second-place Rochester John Marshall and had won six of their last seven. They got off to an early 8-3 lead, but the Packers came back to take a 29-22 halftime lead. The game remained close through the second half, with Winona pulling within a point on three occasions, but the Packers always had an answer and finally put the game away.

Joe Aase led the Packers in scoring with 25 points, while Zach Wessels had 17 (leaving him at 999 for his career), Tom Aase had 6, Collin Weisert and Bret Lukes 5 each, Ajuda Nywesh 2 and Gach Gach 1.

The Packers are now 23-0 on the year, and the win was their 24th straight at home. Their last home loss was March 4, 2010 to Rochester Century.

See the Austin Daily Herald story, as well as the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Here are the highlights:


The Packers return to action Friday night in Rochester against John Marshall, with an opportunity to tie Austin’s all-time record winning streak.

Packers Overwhelm Winona

10 Mar

Playing their last home game of the season before a capacity crowd at Packer Gym, the Austin boys raced to a 22-0 lead over Winona in the first few minutes of their Section 1AAA semifinal game en route to a 78-46 win Saturday night.

The Packers used pressure defense and crisp passing the fueled a balanced scoring attack, with seven players tallying six or more points. Joe Aase led in scoring with 24 points, while Tom Aase added 10, Goliath Oboyo 8, a trio (Nathan Schwab, Zach Vierkandt and Zach Wessels) with 7 each, Collin Weisert 6, Bret Lukes 4, Jake Kempen 3 and Ryan Larson 2.

Here are the video highlights:

Be sure to join the Fast Break Club group on Facebook, and watch for information about fan buses we’ll be arranging for the Section 1AAA Finals in Rochester at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16.


Almost had ’em

14 Mar

The Packer boys nearly pulled off the upset Saturday night in the Section 1AAA semifinals, leading 32-24 at one point in the second half against Winona, ranked third in the state. The Winhawks rallied for a 45-40 win and will now face New Prague in the finals.

Here are the highlights of an exciting game:

Joe Aase had 18 points, Zach Fadness 9, Zach Wessels 7 and Tom Aase 6. Here is the Austin Daily Herald.


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