An early double-digit lead didn't stand for the Owatonna girls' basketball team at Red Wing, who won 66-54. The OHS boys pulled away in the second half for a 76-49 win over the Wingers in Owatonna.

After jumping out to the early lead, the Owatonna girls settled for a 32-32 halftime tie against the No. 4AAA-ranked Wingers. Red Wing outscored OHS 34-22 in the second half. Huskies' senior Sydney Schultz continued her recent scoring surge. The new all-time leading scorer in OHS girls' basketball history added 35 points to her career total and grabbed ten rebounds. Jenna Zeman had eight points. Owatonna plays at Faribault Friday at 7:30PM on Kat Kountry 105FM.

The Owatonna boys turned a seven-point halftime advantage into a 27-point victory, outscoring Red Wing 35-15 in the second half for the 76-49 win, the Huskies third straight. Dalton Kubista led the charge with 19 points. Nolan Malo scored 17 while Steven Eckard added 11. OHS hosts Faribault Friday at 7:30PM on KRFO AM1390.

The Blooming Prairie boys played close with NRHEG Tuesday night, with the Panthers prevailing 57-50. BP coach Nate Piller felt it was a missed opportunity, saying, "Lost one we should have had. Boys played very well during live action. Missed too many free throws to win a close game." He added that they gave up too many three-point play chances by fouling players on layups.

Piller also said, "Thought the guys handled themselves with composure early and we just need to learn to finish tights contests. Good learning experience for us and hopefully we continue to improve."

Prep basketball scoreboard for Tuesday, January 9
Boys' basketball
Owatonna 76, Red Wing 49
NRHEG 57, Blooming Prairie 50
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 75, Triton 50
Faribault Bethlehem Academy 76, Medford 32
Austin 81, Mankato East 74
Faribault 74, Albert Lea 37
Goodhue 50, Hayfield 48, overtime
JWP 57, WEM 50
Kasson-Mantorville 75, Lourde 67
Lakeville North 73, Apple Valley 67
Maple River 69, USC 50
Northfield 67, Winona 54
Rochester JM 69, Mankato West 59
Rochester Mayo 57, Century 52
Stewartville 59, Pine Island 53

Girls' basketball
Red Wing 56, Owatonna 44
Blooming Prairie 56, NRHEG 54
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 83, Triton 37
Medford 61, Faribault BA 35
Austin 72, Mankato East 62
Byron 62, Lake City 48
Faribault 54, Albert Lea 31
Hayfield 51, Goodhue 45
Kenyon-Wanamingo 45, Cannon Falls 41
Mankato West
Northfield 65, Winona 21
Rochester Mayo 48, Century 19
Stewartville 65, Pine Island 62
Waseca 53, New Ulm 51