Owatonna Boys Basketball Wins on Buzzer Beater
Jay Sullivan hit a shot as time expired to complete a rally from a 15-point deficit to top Pleasant Valley, Iowa, 59-57 in a game at the Wisconsin Dells.
The Huskies made their comeback in the final nine minutes of the second half, ending on the Sullivan pull up jumper from the right side about 10 feet from the hoop. He scored 14 points. Dalton Kubista led OHS with 18. Andrew Jackson scored 11.
It was Owatonna's second thrilling win in as many days, after beating Faribault 63-60 in overtime Friday night. The Huskies host Austin on Tuesday night. The Packers are second in the Big Nine standings after falling to Rochester John Marshall 75-64 on Saturday.
Blooming Prairie's basketball teams swept a home doubleheader over Alden-Conger on Saturday. The BP girls started with a 55-46 win.
The boys followed with a 67-34 victory. The Blossoms led 40-17 at the half. Max Romeo scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half. Gabe Hagen had eight of his 10 before halftime. Boys coach Nate Piller said, "Boys played well. I was glad to give starters and some key subs lots of rest going into next week where we play 5 games in 6 days with 4 being road games. It's good for the reserves to get time they deserve and have earned in practice."
Blooming Prairie hosts Faribault Bethlehem Academy on Monday, plays at NRHEG on Tuesday, goes to St. Clair on Thursday, travels to WEM on Friday and takes part in a boys/girls doubleheader Saturday at Tri-City United.
Scoreboard, Saturday, January 14
Owatonna 59, Pleasant Valley 57
Blooming Prairie 67, Alden-Conger 34
Marshall 70, Mankato East 53
Pine Island 77, Faribault Bethlehem Academy 52
Rochester John Marshall 75, Austin 64 (Rockets lead Big Nine with 8-0 record.)
Blooming Prairie 55, Alden-Conger 46
NRHEG 57, Byron 46
Blue Earth Area 61, Medford 25
Austin 78, Rochester JM 52
Mountain Iron-Buhl 58, Kenyon-Wanamingo 51
Orono 69, Kasson-Mantorville 56
Albert Lea 6, Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 0
Lakeville South 6, Apple Valley 0
Mankato West 6, Winona 2
Northfield 5, Rochester Century 1
Prior Lake 3, Farmington 1
Rochester John Marshall 3, Rochester Mayo 1
Waseca 11, Worthington 3
Austin 6, Mankato West 2
Mankato East 4, Robbinsdale Armstrong 3
Moorhead 5, Red Wing 0
Rochester Mayo 6, Rochester John Marshall 5, overtime
Waseca 10, Worthington 0
Owatonna 54, Tartan 14
Owatonna 43, Blaine 16
Owatonna 38, Mounds View 27
Anoka 59, Owatonna 7 (finals of the Mustang Duals)
Forest Lake 4, Steele County Blades 2