Justice scores 25 as Packer girls beat Faribault

Published 9:43pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013

FARIBAULT — Austin senior Steph Justice poured in a career-high 25 points as the Packer girls held off a late Faribault run to win 72-57 on the road Tuesday.

Austin (9-11 overall, 6-8 Big Nine) led by as many as 23, but the Falcons (1-19 overall, 0-14 Big Nine) crept to within eight with six minutes to go.

“Faribault made a furious come back by hitting some threes,” Austin head coach Todd Johnson said. “The girls fought hard and played hard to hold them off.”

Austin 40 32 — 72

Faribault 21 36 — 57

Austin scoring: Steph Justice, 25; Jenna Svoboda, 14; Shayley Vesel, 8; Mer Gach, 6; Alex Hansen, 6; Merideth Fritz, 6; Jocelyn Sheehan, 4; Taylor Lady, 3; free throws: 52 percent (11-for-21)

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