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Packer boys can’t keep up with Cedar Falls

The Austin boys basketball team lost at Cedar Falls, Iowa 71-41 Saturday night.

The Packers (1-1 overall) pulled to within 38-30 right before halftime, but Cedar Falls hit a three at the buzzer and it took over in the second half.

“It was just one of those nights,” Austin head coach Kris Fadness said. “We lost to a really good team. Once they got up, they kept the hammer down.”

James Harrington, who will run Division I track at the University of Alabama next year, scored 22 points for Cedar Falls, which shot 65 percent (20-for-31) from the field and 62 percent (8-for-13) on three-pointers in the win.

Austin sophomore Zach Wessels led the Packers with 16 points.

Austin scoring: Wessels, 16; Tom Aase, 10; Joe Aase, 6; Goliath Oboyo, 4; Collin Weisert, 3; Zach Vierkandt, 2; free throws: 50 percent (3-for-6); three-pointers: 20 percent (4-for-20); turnovers; 18