Joe Aase scores 1,000th point in Packer win

Published 10:10 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Austin senior Joe Aase gets fouled on his way to the hoop in the second half of the Packers' Big 9 Conference road game in Nomeland Gymnasium on Tuesday. Aase scored his 1,000th career point in the Packers' 80-44 win. (Josh Berhow/Faribault Daily News)

FARIBAULT — Austin senior Joe Aase scored his 1,000th career point as the Austin boys basketball team beat Faribault (2-9 overall, 0-5 Big Nine) 80-44 on the road Tuesday.

Aase led Austin with 18 points and he hit the milestone on a post move in the first possession of the second half.

The No. 2 ranked Packers (11-0 overall, 5-0 Big Nine) closed the first half on a 12-0 run to take a 38-19 lead into the break.

Austin forced 31 turnovers in the win.

Austin 38 42 — 80

Faribault 19 25 — 44

Austin scoring: Joe Aase, 18; Bret Lukes, 16; Zach Wessels, 12; Collin Weisert, 11; Tom Aase, 9; Nik Gasner, 6; Ajuda Nywesh, 5; Jacob Kempen, 2; Gach Gach, 1; field goals: 43 percent (28-for-65); three-pointers: 40 percent (12-for-30); free throws: 63 percent (12-for-19); rebounds: 31