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Austin goes on the road and defeats Farmington

By Mike Randleman, SportsEngine, 12/30/21, 6:00PM CST


The Packers used four three-pointers in the second half to come back and win.

Austin junior Cassidy Shute (white) drives to the basket in search of 2 of her 18 points Thursday against Farmington. Shute's Packers avoided their first loss of the season, with a 64-59 win. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

Farmigton's Rosie Willie (23) led the Tigers with 12 points in a loss to undefeated Austin, Dec 30 at Farmington High School. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

First Report

Austin’s unblemished record appeared in peril at halftime, but the veteran-laden Packers peaked at the right moment

Trailing by three points at the midway point, Austin surged for a 64-53 road victory against a young Farmington squad Thursday.

Farmington (3-8) had the hot hand from beyond the arc early, hitting seven 3-pointers en route to a 36-33 halftime advantage.

The Tigers went without a triple in the second half.

After hitting just one three in the opening 18 minutes, Austin (8-0) sunk four in the second half and opened on a 9-3 run to retake the lead that steadily grew as the half wore on.

Junior wing Cassidy Shute sunk all three of her triples in the second half as well as poured in 15 of her co-team high 18 points. Senior center Reana Schmitt also had 18 for Austin, which is ranked No. 2 in the Dec. 29 Class 3A Minnesota Basketball News rankings. Junior wing Olivia Walsh was also in double figures with 14, followed by 12 for senior guard Hope Dudycha.

Senior wing Rose Wille led Farmington with 12 points, followed by 11 for senior guard Grace Schaffer.

Packer center Reanna Schmitt (21) tied Cassidy Shute for a team high 18 points Thursday against Farmington.

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