Packers fall to Delano, will play third place game Saturday
Published 2:57 pm Thursday, March 22, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – The Austin boys basketball team lost to Delano 80-68 in the Minnesota Class AAA semifinals in Target Center.
The Tigers used a 12-2 run early in the second half to go up 51-35 and the Packers never got closer than seven the rest of the way.
Austin was as close as 29-28 when Medi Obang hit a three-pointer with 4:40 left in the first half.
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Delano’s Calvin Wishart, who had 29 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists, gave the Tigers early momentum when he converted a four-point play after to put the Tigers up 20-12 while drawing the second foul on Duoth Gach, who finished with 17 points, early in the game.
Austin rallied back to get within 22-20 after Ngor Deng hit a pair of deep threes with 8:46 left in the first half.
Austin will play DeLaSalle in the third place game in Concordia University at 2 p.m. Saturday.