Century shuts down Packers girls basketball team

Published 10:39 pm Friday, December 11, 2009

The Packer girls basketball team just didn’t have it in a 55-30 loss to Rochester Century in Ove Berven Gym Friday night.

Austin (1-2 overall, 0-1 Big Nine) fell behind 9-2 but pulled to within 9-6 on a baseline jumper by Sophia Hebrink with 10:40 left in the first half. The Panthers responded by scoring the next eight points as they held the Packers scoreless over a five-minute stretch.

Austin bounced back by scoring four straight to get within 18-10 on a lay-up by Robin Arjes with 4:51 left. Century (3-1 overall, 2-0 Big Nine) then scored the next 10 points and opened the second half with a 10-0 run to take a 38-13 lead with 14 minutes left in the game.

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Most of the Panthers’ points came on breakaways and when they ran their half-court offense, Mallory Cochran, who scored 22 points, was knocking down jump shots.

“They had too many breakaway lay-ups and we’ve got to have more hustle and desire to get back on defense,” Austin head coach Gary Peterson said. “We had a lot of rookie mistakes and we’ve got to have somebody step up and put it together.”

Century 28 27 — 55

Austin 13 17 — 30

Austin scoring: Jenna Svoboda, 7; Meredith Mohlusen, 5; Sophia Hebrink, 4; Babye Oja, 3; Kaycee Lukes, 3; Abby Evenson, 3; Bri Mayer, 2; Robin Arjes, 2; Taylor, 1; field goals: 17 percent (10-for-58); three-pointers: 20 percent (3-for-15); free throws: 33.3 percent (7-for-21); rebounds: 32 (Svoboda, 7); turnovers: 21

Century scoring: Mallory Cochran, 22; Katy Scheer, 7; Lizzie Stenhaug, 6; Jessi Hazelton, 5; Taylor Wells, 4; Maggie Pumper, 4; Mishawna Lindsey, 2; Katie Leidall, 2; Kelsey Braatz, 2; Brittany Mlenar, 1; field goals: 35.5 percent (22-for-62); three-pointers: 33.3 percent (2-for-6); free throws: 40.9 percent (9-for-22); rebounds: 46 (Cohran, 10; Scheer, 10); turnovers: 22