Austin swept Owatonna in Big Nine basketball Tuesday. Blooming Prairie senior Anthony Nelson reached 1,000 career points during a loss to NRHEG.

The Owatonna boys basketball team trailed by 15 at the half at Austin, but rallied in the second half to put a scare into the top 10-ranked Packers, who held on for the 73-66 win. OHS travels to Rochester Century on Friday night.

The OHS girls played a back-and-forth game with the Packers with Austin coming out on top 59-57. The Huskies host Century on Friday night.

Blooming Prairie senior Anthony Nelson entered play Tuesday with 999 points. He scored his milestone point early in the game and had 19 overall, but NRHEG won the game 64-36. The Awesome Blossoms play at Kenyon-Wanamingo on Thursday.

Scoreboard for Tuesday, January 12
Boys basketball
Big Nine
Austin 73, Owatonna 66
Northfield 57, Faribault 34
Red Wing 75, Rochester JM 65 (Wingers remain unbeaten.)
Mankato East 60, Mankato West 43
Mayo 52, Century 46
Winona 77, Albert Lea 50
Gopher
NRHEG 64, Blooming Prairie 36
Faribault BA 72, Medford 39
WEM 74, JWP 49
HVL
Byron 66, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 58
Kasson-Mantorville 95, Pine Island 70
Hayfield 61, Stewartville 50, OT
Cannon Falls 77, Kenyon-Wanamingo 46
South Suburban
Lakeville South 68, Eastview 57
Shakopee 77, Farmington 54
Apple Valley 92, Lakeville North 66

Girls basketball
Big Nine
Austin 59, Owatonna 57
Rochester Mayo 49, Century 27
John Marshall 82, Red Wing 62
Northfield 49, Faribault 38
Mankato West 88, Mankato East 83, 3OT
Gopher
Medford 45, Faribault BA 44
NRHEG 61, Blooming Prairie 43
HVL
Hayfield 52, Stewartville 48
Byron 53, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 35
Kenyon-Wanamingo 63, Cannon Falls 47
Kasson-Mantorville 84, Pine Island 59
South Suburban
Lakeville North 60, Apple Valley 53
Eastview 50, Lakeville South 45

Boys hockey
Red Wing 4, Winona 1
Century 4, Albert Lea 1
Lourdes 3, Mankato West 2
Faribault 6, Waseca 1
Tartan 2, Rochester JM 1

Girls hockey
Austin 2, Mankato West 1
Red Wing 8, Winona 0
Faribault 5, Century 0
Waseca 5, Fairmont 2

Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media