Austin advances to 3A semifinals

Posted at: 03/20/2013 4:20 PM
Updated at: 03/20/2013 6:44 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It wasn't easy, but the Austin Packers got the job done.

Joe Aase had 20 points and Ajuda Nywesh chipped in 15 to lead the Packers to a 59-56 win over Blake in the Class 3A quarterfinals Wednesday.

After Austin jumped out to an early lead, the Bears responded and led by seven at halftime.

The Packers slowly caught up in the second half, and Nywesh's two free throws with 2:28 left gave Austin the lead for good.

Austin plays the winner of Grand Rapids-Marshall tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Target Center.