Austin Packers boys basketball team downs Mankato West 75-67 Tuesday evening

The Austin Packers boys basketball team wrapped up a three-game homestand at Packer Gym Tuesday night with a Big 9 Conference tilt with the Mankato West Scarlets, and it was the Packers winning for the fourth time in their last five games 75-67.

Senior guard Ater Manyuon led three Austin players in double figures Tuesday night with 18 points, plus he added five rebounds, team-highs in assists with five and steals with three, plus two blocked shots, Jack Lang swished three 3-point field goals on his way to 17 points, Jacob Herrick contributed 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a blocked shot, senior forward Buai Duop tallied nine points and a team-high eight rebounds, Isaac Osgood also scored nine points, plus he chipped in three rebounds, one assist and one steal, Dane Mitchell tallied eight points and Manny Guy added three points in the win Tuesday evening.

The Packers are now 11-5 overall with the win and 9-3 in the Big 9 Conference, and Austin returns to action Thursday night in Red Wing versus the Wingers in a Big 9 Conference and Section 1A matchup, with the varsity tip-off at 7:30 p.m. that evening.