Northfield evened the season series with Owatonna by scoring a pair of Big Nine basketball victories. Huskies boys hockey blanked Dodge County in Kasson.

In the boys basketball game at Owatonna, the Raiders beat Owatonna 64-60. Northfield led 28-18 at the half. The Huskies to briefly take the lead in the second half. Mason Thein led OHS with 23 points. Northfield shot 23 free throws compared to Owatonna's four. The Huskies (12-10 overall, 9-9 Big Nine) play at Albert Lea on Friday.

At Northfield, the Raiders took control early in the first half on their way to a 62-52 win. The Huskies turned the ball over too many times and got out-rebounded by the taller Raiders. Syd Schultz led OHS with 20 points. Owatonna (11-9, 9-7) will host Coaches Vs. Cancer Saturday at 3PM against Albert Lea.

OHS boys hockey blanked Dodge County 5-0 on Tuesday. Noah Scheid scored twice and Ryan Johnson earned his fifth shutout of the season. The Huskies (14-9-1) close the regular season Saturday at 1PM at Four Seasons in Owatonna against Austin.

Scoreboard, Tuesday, February 9
Boys basketball
Northfield 64, Owatonna 60
Faribault Bethlehem Academy 77, Medford 63
Waseca 76, NRHEG 70
Triton 76, JWP 46
Hayfield at Blooming Prairie postponed to Thursday, February 11
Mankato East 64, No. 1AAA Red Wing 62, overtime (Wingers' first loss of the season)
No. 9AAAA Rochester JM 67, Rochester Mayo 52
Winona 63, Faribault 53
Austin 88, Rochester Century 40
Lakeville South 75, Farmington 70
Lakeville North 69, Shakopee 57
Maple River 65, USC 58
WEM 77, Kenyon-Wanamingo 53

Girls basketball
Northfield 62, Owatonna 52
Rushford-Peterson 59, Triton 37
Faribault BA 61, Medford 41
Blooming Prairie at Hayfield, postponed to Monday, February 15
No. 9AAAA Mayo 56, JM 46 (Mayo takes over sole possession of first in conference.)
Mankato West 66, Albert Lea 51
Mankato East 48, Red Wing 47
Faribault 62, No. 3AAA Winona 55
Shakopee 64, Lakeville North 56
WEM 64, Kenyon-Wanamingo 59
USC 53, Maple River 45

Boys hockey
Owatonna 5, Dodge County 0
Rochester JM 5, Northfield 1 (wraps up Big Nine title for JM)
Lourdes 7, Albert Lea 3
Waseca 4, Winona 2
Le Sueur-Henderson / St. Peter / TCU / Cleveland 5, Faribault 2
Mankato East 4, Austin 2

Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media