The Owatonna boys basketball team prevailed in a tight game with Faribault 64-61. The OHS girls saw big lead evaporate, but won their game as well 64-55.

On the boys side, it was a close game throughout at the Owatonna gym. OHS led 36-34 at the half and Faribault missed a three-point attempt at the game-ending buzzer that would have tied the game. Jay Sullivan, Alex Raichle and Dalton Kubista each scored 15 points in the 64-61 win.

In the girls contest at Faribault, Owatonna shot well early and built a 17-point lead. The Falcons got within 11 by halftime and started the second half on a 9-0 lead to pull within 40-35. A short time later Faribault went on a 10-2 burst to get their only lead of the game. The Huskies got some fast break points late to close out the 64-55 win. Sydney Schultz scored 22 points and moved to No. 5 on the all-time scoring list in OHS girls basketball history by passing Beth Peterson and Sarah McCann in career points.

The Owatonna girls junior varsity team scored an impressive rally. After trailing 25-4 at the half, the Huskies rallied to win 58-52 in overtime.

Scoreboard, Tuesday, February 21
Boys basketball
Owatonna 64, Faribault 61
NRHEG 57, Blue Earth Area 36
Kasson-Mantorville 69, Triton 43
Mankato West 68, Red Wing 66
Rochester JM 75, Northfield 65
WEM 70, St. Clair 27
Winona 69, Rochester Century 68

Girls basketball
Owatonna 64, Faribault 55
NRHEG 62, Blue Earth Area 43
Fairmont 68, Medford 50
Northfield 63, Rochester JM 41

Boys hockey
Section 1A
First round
Le Sueur-Henderson / St. Peter / TCU 4, Austin 2
Mankato East 10, Winona 0
Albert Lea 9, Faribault 3
Waseca 7, La Cresent 1