Owatonna Girls’ Basketball to Open Season Monday Night [Coach Interview]
[UPDATE] The Owatonna High School girls' basketball game for Monday November 30 against Mankato West is postponed due to the winter storm warning.
The Huskies welcome back a number of players with varsity experience, including senior Rachel Williamson, who missed most of last season due to a summer knee injury. As a sophomore she led the team with 15 points per game. Other seniors are Carli Langeland, Kirstin Pumper and Millie Wanous, who all played extensive minutes. Sophomore Sydney Schultz is a returning starter who averaged about 12 points per game. Juniors this season include Megan Peglow, Ari Buck, Maddie Seykora and Caitlin Anderson. Jenna Zeman is a sophomore. Tricia Hoffman begins her fourth season as head coach.
Graduates off the 2014-15 team were Sydney Kasper, Anna Edel and Madison Peglow. Owatonna compiled a 13-14 record last season, 13-9 in the Big Nine. OHS swept Mankato West (10-17, 9-13) in their two-game season series. Owatonna lost in the first round of the Section 1AAAA tournament to eventual champ Rochester Mayo. The Spartans open this season ranked 10th.
After their season and home opener Monday night versus Mankato West, Owatonna is off until Tuesday, December 8, when they host defending Big Nine champ Rochester John Marshall. Road games will follow on Thursday, December 10, at Prior Lake and Friday, December 11, at No. 2AAA Winona.
The Huskies will play in a holiday tournament this season in St. Cloud with games on Monday, December 28, and Tuesday, December 29.
The Blooming Prairie girls open their season Tuesday, December 1, at Triton. Medford's first game is Friday, December 4, at Tri-City United. The NRHEG girls begin play Saturday, December 5, hosting Fairmont.