Owatonna Wrestlers Split Matches Friday; Boys Basketball Drops Game
Farmington High School was Owatonna's home away from home Friday night as the OHS wrestling and boys basketball teams competed there.
A big pro-Huskies crowd helped pack the auxiliary gym for the wrestling meet. Basketball was held in the main gym with Owatonna's dog-pound student section decked out in Christmas sweaters. Many fans ducked in on portions of both events.
The Owatonna wrestling team split a pair of matches in a triangular that featured three top 10-ranked teams. The No. 7 Huskies rallied for a 34-31 win over No. 6 Hastings before losting 41-23 to No. 5 Farmington.
In the dual versus Hastings, the Huskies' only lead of the entire match came when Austin Abbas pinned his opponent at heavyweight for the 34-31 victory. Brandon Moen and Goy Tut started the three-match winning streak to earn the win. Against Farmington the Huskies led briefly at the lower-middle weights. The Tigers pulled away for the 41-23 victory by winning six of the final seven matches.
Across the hall, the OHS boys basketball team found itself down early as Farmington had a hot shooting night. The Huskies stayed within 10 most of the way but the Tigers ended strong for a 62-46 win.
Scoreboard for Friday, December 4
Farmington 62, Owatonna 46
Austin 79, Rochester Mayo 50
Faribault 67, Rochester Century 59
Kasson-Mantorville 49, Kenyon-Wanamingo 40
Lake City 57, Hayfield 54
NRHEG 66, Faribault Bethlehem Academy 41
Red Wing 64, Northfield 53
Rochester JM 82, Albert Lea 48
Waseca 76, Fairmont 55
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 76, Blooming Prairie 51
Winona 74, Mankato East 73
Blooming Prairie 56, JWP 42 (Blossoms start the season 3-0)
Pine Island 70, Triton 43
Red Wing 61, Northfield 56
Rochester Century 57, Faribault 54
Tri-City United 66, Medford 31
Waseca 55, Fairmont 47
Winona 60, Mankato East 45
Owatonna 34, Hastings 31
Farmington 41, Owatonna 23
Faribault 5, Fairmont 2
Forest Lake 5, Steele County Blades 4