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.
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