Owatonna girls basketball at Mayo, another chapter in the rivalry
Through the years, Owatonna and Rochester Mayo have battled each other for Big Nine and section titles in girls basketball. The teams play Saturday night at 7:30, on Kat Kountry 105 FM.
The Huskies won the first meeting 60-44, but Mayo was missing a couple of its starters. OHS coach Tricia Hoffman addresses that in this week's "Coaches Show" interview:
The Huskies are 7-7 overall, 7-4 in the Big Nine and have won their last two games. The Spartans are 10-4, 8-3 in the league, and have won five straight. Both teams are fighting for a home playoff opener. Check out the section standings.
OHS is the defending Big Nine champ. Mayo finished third. The Spartans most recent conference crown was in 2010-11. Owatonna was second. That 10-11 season was the last time the Huskies & Spartans met in the section tournament, with Mayo winning 32-31. The Spartans won section titles in 2011 and 2013. The Huskies last title was 2008.
The Owatonna girls will host a Coaches Vs Cancer night on Saturday, Jan. 31 when they entertain Big Nine leading Rochester JM at 7:30.