Packer boys basketball team crushes Mankato East
The Austin boys basketball team didn’t have any trouble as it cruised to a 62-29 win over Mankato East (2-5 overall, 2-4 Big Nine) in Packer Gym Thursday.
Austin (6-1 overall, 4-0 Big Nine) hit 43 percent (9-for-21) of its 3-pointers in the first half and they forced 13 Cougar turnovers.
“We had good energy and we shot the ball well in the first half,” Austin head coach Kris Fadness said. “The game was over at halftime and we did what we’re supposed to do. I think East is better than what they played tonight.”
Ajuda Nywesh had 11 points, five assists and three steals and Gach GAch had 14 points and four rebounds for Austin.
The No. 5 ranked Packers will host No. 3 ranked Red Wing in Packer Gym Friday at 7:30 p.m.
“They’re really good,” Fadness said. “They’re probably the toughest opponent we’ll have seen to date. It’ll be a heck of game.”
Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 14; Bret Lukes, 12; Ajuda Nywesh, 11; Zach Wessels, 11; Nik Gasner, 11; Curtis Oberbroeckling, 2; Jon Knorr, 1