Austin runner-up in state tournament

The Austin High School boys basketball team — behind the outstanding play of senior forward Oman Oman, and junior guards Duoth Gach and Both Gach — placed second in the Class 3A tournament last month after losing to five-time defending champion DeLaSalle 72-44.

The Packers defeated St. Thomas Academy (55-49) and Marshall (73-53) before facing the eventual champion Islanders. Oman, Duoth Gach and Both Gach were named to the all-tournament team.

Photos by Mitchell Palmer McDonald