Austin boys basketball team downed by Simley

Published 11:31 pm Monday, December 29, 2014

The Austin boys basketball team couldn’t get off to a good enough start as it lost to Simley (6-4 overall) 52-49 in the Winona State Holiday tournament in Winona Monday.

Dylan Gasner converted a 4-point play to bring the Packers (5-5 overall) within 49-48 late in the game, but Simley put the contest away at the free throw line.

Austin's Gach Gach, middle, is fouled as he dribbles up-court with Simley's Adam Stafford, left, and Jack Stensgard, right, defending during a Lewiston Auto/Warrior Club Holiday Tournament game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at McCown Gymnasium in Winona. (Andrew Link/Winona Daily News)

Austin’s Gach Gach, middle, is fouled as he dribbles up-court with Simley’s Adam Stafford, left, and Jack Stensgard, right, defending during a Lewiston Auto/Warrior Club Holiday Tournament game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at McCown Gymnasium in Winona. (Andrew Link/Winona Daily News)

Austin trailed 24-14 at the half.

Austin scoring: Gach Gach, 19; Nik Gasner, 5; Levi Vierkandt, 5; Dylan Gasner, 4; Kyle Oberbroeckling, 4; Both Gach, 3; Zach Coffey, 3; Oman Oman, 2