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Packer girls fall to Mayo

ROCHESTER — The Austin girls basketball team lost at Rochester Mayo (14-5 overall, 11-1 Big Nine) 55-40 on the road Friday.

The Packers (8-10 overall, 5-7 Big Nine) came back from a 12-point deficit in the first half to tie things up early in the first half. Austin had a chance to take the lead but it turned the ball over and the Spartans hit a three to start a rally that would put the game away.

“We felt pretty good going in to the half, but then we hit a dry spell for seven or eight minutes,” Austin head coach Gary Peterson said. “Our girls played hard all game, but we’ve just got to take care of the ball.”

Babaye Oja had 13 points and nine rebounds for Austin.

Austin 21 19 — 40

Mayo 24 31 — 55

Austin scoring: Babaye Oja, 13; Jenna Svoboda, 10; Merideth Fritz, 6; Nate Justice, 5; Marwa Omot, 3; Alex Hansen, 2; Taylor Lady, 1; field goals: 25 percent (15-for-59); three-pointers: 10 percent (1-for-10); free throws: 60 percent (9-for-15); rebounds: 26 (Oja, 9); turnovers: 19