Austin Packers girls basketball team downs Section 1AAA rival Byron 52-43 Saturday

The Austin Packers girls basketball team, the No. 18 team in the state in the latest Class AAA poll from the Minnesota Basketball News played host to No. 11 ranked and Section 1AAA foe Byron at Ove Berven Gym Saturday afternoon, and veteran forward Olivia Walsh’s double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds, plus five assists and five steals helped to lead the Packers to their fourth win in a row, 52-43.

Austin, who trailed the Bears 18-17 after a low-scoring first half were led offensively by sophomore guard Marissa Shute, who tallied 15 points, four rebounds, one assist and five steals, senior guard Cassidy Shute scored 13 points, plus she pulled in five rebounds and dished out two assists, sophomore guard Ajiem Agwa chipped in eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals, 8th grade guard Quinn Osgood scored four points, plus she added two rebounds and two assists, senior forward Isabella Weideman tallied two points and an assist, sophomore guard Mackenzie Brede and 8th grade guard Addison Walsh each pulled in one rebound apiece, and junior guard Marie Tolbert picked up one steal in Saturday’s win.

The Packers are now 7-2 on the season, and Austin will be back in action tonight (Tuesday) in Winona versus the Winhawks in a Big 9 Conference matchup, with the varsity tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

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