Packer boys rally past Northfield

The No. 2 ranked Austin boys basketball team passed a big test against a conference foe when it beat Northfield (8-2 overall, 6-1 Big Nine) 76-57 on the road Friday.

The Packers (10-0 overall, 8-0 Big Nine) used a 16-2 run to open the second half and grab a 51-32 lead.

Duoth Gach had 22 points for Austin and Moses Issa had 18 points.

Austin 35  41    76

Northfield 30  27    57

Austin scoring: Duoth Gach, 22; Moses Issa, 18; Nyagoa Obany, 10; Tate Hebrink, 7; Ngor Deng, 7; Logan Braaten, 4; Dongrin Deng, 3; Agwa Obang, 3; Medi Obang, 2; free throws: 78 percent (17-for-22)