Packers shoot their way to victory

And in more ways than one. Austin’s girls basketball and hockey teams used efficiency and strong shooting nights to beat a pair of teams from Rochester on Tuesday. 

AUSTIN

GIRLS BASKETBALL VS. ROCHESTER JOHN MARSHALL
64-61 Win
Improve to 2-1
Three of last five meeting with Rockets decided by one possession

Packers lead 30-28 at halftime
Abby Lewis: game-high 32 points (8 3s)
Emily Hegna: 17 points, 8 assists
TEAM: 13-13 FT (100%)
Next game: @ Mankato West 12/12

BOYS HOCKEY @ WASECA
2-1 Loss
Drop to 1-2
Tuesday’s game was first against Waseca since 12/31/14
Bluejays lead 2-0 at 2:27 of 2nd period

SHOTS
Austin- 27
Waseca- 31

AUSTIN GOAL
Riley Wempner (1)- 2P, 15:29

Ryan Flanders: 29 saves (1-1)
Next game: @ Northfield 12/7

GIRLS HOCKEY VS. ROCHESTER CENTURY
9-5 Win
Improve to 4-1 (best start since 2011; started 4-1)
9 goals most in a game since 1/7/17 (9-2 Win vs. Winona/Cotter)
14 combined goals most since at least 2014-15 season (Packers Won 9-5 vs. Waseca 11/12/13 (regular season opener))

SHOTS
Austin- 29
Century- 27

AUSTIN GOALS
Hannah McMasters (2)- 1P, 5:23 1-1 AUS
Jaiden Schuster (5) 2-1 AUS
Kate Holtz (1)- 1P, 11:12 3-1 AUS
Myia Hoium (5)- 2P, 0:55 4-2 AUS
Erin Bickler (1)- 2P, 5:43 5-2 AUS
Bickler (2)- 2P, 16:15 6-4 AUS
Hoium (6)- 3P, 5:24 7-5 AUS
Jordyn McCormack (4)- 3P, 7:19 8-5 AUS
Hoium (7)- 3P, 14:13 9-5 AUS

Shelby Davidson-Newkirk: 22 saves (2-1)

Next game: vs. Northfield 12/12

LYLE-PACELLI
BOYS BASKETBALL @ GRAND MEADOW
66-58 Loss
Fall to 1-1
Athletics outscored GM 39-38 in 2nd half
Joseph Maas: game-high 19 points
Jed Nelson: 17 points
Next game: @ Alden-Conger 12/8

GRAND MEADOW
BOYS BASKETBALL VS. GRAND MEADOW
66-58 Win
Improve to 2-0
Larks lead 28-19 at halftime
Colt Landers: game-high 19 points
Ethan Funk: 13 points
Max Jach: 11 points
Next game: vs. Fillmore Central 12/8

SOUTHLAND
BOYS BASKETBALL VS. KINGSLAND
72-47 Loss
Fall to 1-1
Jared Landherr hit 1000 point milestone
Next game: @ St. Charles 12/7

GIRLS BASKETBALL @ KINGSLAND
62-48 Loss
Fall to 1-2
Next game: vs. St. Charles 12/8