Austin boys win big at Albert Lea

Published 10:48 am Monday, January 5, 2009

Junior forward Connor Gunderson and senior forward Marcus Gunderson scored in double figures for Austin Saturday as the Packers won easily 66-31 at Albert Lea.

Austin led at halftime 34-12.

“We jumped on them early,” said Kris Fadness, AHS head coach. “We got out to a quick 18-4 lead to start the game and really never looked back.”

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Albert Lea turned the ball over 21 times in the contest, including 15 in the first half.

Connor led the Packers with 16 points, while Marcus contributed 12.

“They’re a pretty young team, and our kids played well,” Fadness said.

With the win, Austin moves to 2-0 in conference play and 4-1 overall.

Will Felten scored seven points for the Packers; Kevin Lyke scored six; Nate Justice scored five; Chris Jahr scored four; T.J. Fritz scored four; Jamaal Gibson scored three; Zach Fadness scored three; Tim Erickson scored two; Steven Rizzi scored two and Max Coffey scored two.