Packer girls fall to Spartans

Published 10:48pm Friday, December 14, 2012

ROCHESTER — The Austin girls basketball team lost its fifth straight game to open the season when it fell to Rochester Mayo (4-2 overall, 2-1 Big Nine) on the road Friday.

Austin trailed 13-6 to start the game, but it mostly kept even from that point on.

“We definitely improved from the second half of the Albert Lea game,” Austin head coach Todd Johnson said. “I was encouraged by how we played tonight.”

Steph Justice led the Packers (0-5 overall, 0-3 Big Nine) with 10 points.

Austin 16 26 — 42

Mayo 29 26 — 55

Austin scoring: Steph Justice, 10; Jenna Svoboda, 9; Alex Hansen, 8; Gabby Wagner, 6; Merideth Fritz, 5; Taylor Lady, 4; free throws: 32 percent (6-for-19)

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