Austin girls basketball team wins third straight game

Published 10:57 am Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Austin girls basketball team rattled off its third straight win when it beat Heron Lake-Okabena (5-3 overall) 64-59 on the road Saturday.

The Packers (4-7 overall) led 58-50 and then they had to hold off a late run by the Wildcats.

“The girls played a great game and it was a super effort,” Austin head coach Todd Johnson said. “We pulled away down the stretch and we played some good basketball. I’m very proud of the week that we had.”

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Shayley Vesel led Austin with 15 points.

Austin 20 44 — 64

HLO 20 39 — 59

Austin scoring: Shayley Vesel, 15; Ruth Koang, 12; Sydney Murphy, 9; Amber Hansen, 8; Kelsey Sederquest, 7; Alex Hansen, 5; Awenia Nywesh, 4; Jaidyn Bastian, 3; free throws: 63 percent (19-for-30)