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Scarlets beat Austin girls basketball team

The Austin girls basketball team lost 82-74 to Mankato West (11-6 overall, 8-5 Big Nine) in Ove Berven Gym Thursday.

The Packers (8-8 overall, 7-6 Big Nine) tied the game at 38-38 when Abby Lewis hit a three-pointer early in the second half, but the Scarlets answered as they led by as many as 15 points in the second half.

Austin’s Paiton Schwab tries to get a hold of a rebound against Mankato West Thursday night in Ove Berven Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Lewis finished with 22 points and Emily Hegna added 16 points for the Packers, who trailed 35-32 at the half.

Austin’s Erica Lundberg carries the ball up th court during the first half against Mankato West Thursday night in Ove Berven Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com