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Gach has lights-out night: Senior has career-high 37 points in Packers’ 85-67 win over Mayo

After some back and forth in the first half, Austin came out shooting in the second half, taking down Rochester Mayo 85-67 in Rochester Saturday night.

The win comes just a few days after the Packers suffered their first loss of the season to Owatonna earlier in the week.

The effort was spearheaded by Duoth Gach who had a career high 37 points.

“Duoth obviously had a big night,” said head coach Kris Fadness.

The Packers had to withstand a strong first half from Mayo, leading 41-38 at the half, but Austin kick-started the second half with a 11-1 run. However, for Fadness is a night of mixed results.

“It was nice to get the win,” he said. “But we didn’t play up to the standard I want us to play.”

Moses Issa kicked in 15 points while Nyagoa Obany had  12 points.

After a particularly tough grind the first half of the season, the Packers will get a bit of a break. They are off until Friday when they host Winona at 7:30 p.m. in Packer Gym.

Austin 38 47 — 85

Roch. Mayo 41 26 —67

Austin scoring: Duoth Gach, 37; Moses Issa, 15; Nyagoa Obany, 12; Medi Obang, 9; Tate Hebrink, 5; Agwa Obang, 3; Luke Hawkshead, 2; Dongrin, Deng, 2