Packer girls win fifth straight game

Published 10:40 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Austin girls basketball team rattled off its fifth straight win to get to the .500 mark when it beat Faribault (0-12 overall, 0-6 Big Nine) 64-43 on the road Tuesday.

The Packers (6-6 overall, 3-3 Big Nine) held a 26 point lead at halftime as they started strong.

“We played aggressive with our man-to-man defense in the first half, but we didn’t play with as great an intensity in the second half,” Austin head coach Gary Peterson said.

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Jenna Svoboda had seven points and 13 rebounds for Austin and Marwa Omot had four points and eight rebounds.

Austin 42 22 — 64

Faribault 16 27 — 43

Austin scoring: Babaye Oja, 14; Taylor Lady, 12; Steph Justice, 11; Jenna Svoboda, 7; Merideth Fritz, 6; Marwa Omot, 4; Alex Hanson, 4; Mer Gach, 3; Olivia Grev, 2; Christine Barinka, 1; free throws: 68 percent (15-for-22); rebounds: 49 (Svoboda, 13); turnovers: 20