OHS beat Albert Lea in boys and girls basketball Friday night. The boys opened their season with a home triumph 79-48. The Huskies girls won 81-45 at Albert Lea.

The Owatonna boys forced 41 turnovers on their way to a 79-48 win over Albert Lea. OHS led 38-24 at the half. Dalton Kubista led the Huskies with 14 points. Andrew Jackson had 13 points, eight rebounds and a dunk. Alex Raichle and Jadyn Gunderson each contributed 12. The Huskies go to Northfield on Tuesday night at 7:30PM.

The OHS girls got off to a slow start and trailed 8-3 at the Albert Lea gym. The Huskies started an all-senior lineup, which is not their usual combination. Owatonna went on a 21-3  run after some substitutions were made and were not threatened again. Jenna Zeman led the way with 19 points, which included five three-pointers. Sydney Schultz had 15 points. Megan Peglow and Caitlin Anderson each added eight. Owatonna (4-1, 3-0 in the Big Nine) hosts No. 10-AAA Northfield Tuesday at 7:30PM.

Scoreboard, Friday, December 9
Boys basketball
Owatonna 79, Albert Lea 48
Blooming Prairie 77, Medford 58
Cannon Falls 50, Triton 48
Rochester JM 79, Rochester Mayo 45
Red Wing 67, Rochester Century 54
Faribault 65, Northfield 54
Goodhue 45, Hayfield 35
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 50, Faribault BA 40
Pine Island 80, Kasson-Mantorville 69

Girls basketball
Owatonna 81, Albert Lea 45
Pine Island 62, Triton 38
Northfield 51, Faribault 19
Winona 64, Mankato East 51
Rochester Mayo 39, Rochester JM 22
Rochester Lourdes 66, Cannon Falls 26
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 52, Faribault BA 35
WEM 48, USC 42

Boys hockey
Chaska 3, Rochester Century 2