Austin girls close out regular season with a loss

Published 9:33 pm Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Austin girls basketball team closed out its regular season with an 85-74 loss to Owatonna (18-8 overall, 16-6 Big Nine) on the road Thursday.

Rebecca Younis had nine points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and three steals in the loss for the Packers (11-14 overall, 10-12 Big Nine).

“They’re a good team, but I was happy with how we competed,” Austin head coach Anna Meyer said.

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Austin will open Section 1AAA tournament play 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Austin 40  34  —  74

Owatonna 51  34  —  85

Austin scoring: Awenia Nywesh, 22; Abby Lewis, 21; Rebecca Younis, 9; KieJuana VanZant, 9; Amber Hansen, 7; Colie Justice, 3; Elyse Hebrink, 2; Emily Hegna, 1; free throws: 68 percent (13-for-19)