Owatonna led Rochester Mayo by just four points at the half, but pulled away for a 63-43 victory in the Huskies home opener Tuesday night in front of a big enthusiastic crowd.

Jacob Borchert scored 12 second-half points to lead a second-half surge and won the Kottke Jewlers' diamond player of the game award. Mason Thein scored 15 and pulled down eight rebounds. Jay Sullivan scored 12 points. The Huskies forced 20 Mayo turnovers and out-rebounded the Spartans 36-23. Owatonna (1-1) goes to Mankato West on Thursday and travels to Farmington on Friday.

Scoreboard, Tuesday, December 1
Boys basketball
Owatonna 63, Rochester Mayo 43
Blooming Prairie 56, Lyle / Pacelli 52
Le Sueur-Henderson 69, NRHEG 59
Byron 60, Triton 40
Medford 55, Glenville-Emmons 52
Austin 57, Faribault 46
Faribault Bethlehem Academy 83, Randolph 66
Farmington 67, Hastings 52
Kasson-Mantorville 44, Goodhue 36
Kenyon-Wanamingo 60, Stewartville 55
Lake City 63, Pine Island 56
Lakeville North 73, Bloomington Jefferson 51
Northfield 77, Albert Lea 59
Red Wing 72, Rochester Century 51
Rochester Lourdes 61, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 36
Rochester JM 72, Mankato East 49
Waseca 76, St. Peter 55
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 58, Belle Plaine 54

Girls basketball
Blooming Prairie 43, Triton 38
Austin 43, Faribault 31
Lakeville North 61, Providence 16
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 73, Hayfield 47
Rochester JM 64, Mankato East 63, OT
Waseca 61, Rochester Lourdes 58

Boys hockey
Albert Lea 4, Faribault 3
Bloomington Kennedy 4, Northfield 2
Mankato West 8, Mankato East 2
Rochester Mayo 4, Red Wing 2
South St. Paul 4, Rochester Century 2

Girls hockey
Mankato West 1, Mankato East 1 (tie)
Red Wing 4, Orono 2
Rochester Century 5, Waseca 0
Rochester Mayo 5, Austin 4
Wayzata 6, Rochester JM 3

Brad Fischer, Townsquare Media