A first for the Packers; Austin boys lose to John Marshall

Published 10:59 am Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Austin boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season as it fell to Rochester John Marshall 75-64 on the road Saturday.

Duoth Gach led Austin (9-1 overall, 6-1 Big Nine) with 25 points.

Austin had led 51-49 when Both Gach, who had 17 points, converted a lay-up with 11:26 left in the game, but JM pulled away down the stretch.

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The Packers had trouble containing Matthew Hurt as he poured in 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while going 14-for-17 from the field for the Rockets (9-3 overall, 8-0 Big Nine).

Austin 30  34    64

JM 38  37    75

Austin scoring: Duoth Gach, 25; Both Gach, 17; Oman, 8; Pat Hagen, 5; Tate Hebrink, 4; Tyler Tupy, 3; Moses Issa, 2