The Owatonna girls basketball team dropped a 55-53 home decision to Northfield. The boys game went to the Raiders 80-67 in Northfield.

The girls game was a close game throughout and came down to a pair of Raider free throws with less than one second to go for the 55-53 victory. Owatonna's Sydney Schultz had tied the game at 53-53 just before that. She led Owatonna in scoring with 28 points. No. 10AAA Northfield improves to 5-0 while the Huskies drop to 4-2 and had their four-game winning streak snapped. The Huskies face another challenge Saturday afternoon when they go to top 10-ranked Winona for a 3PM contest.

Owatonna's boys battled foul trouble all night at the Raiders' gym in an 80-67 setback. The Huskies trailed 41-29 at the half, but battled back to within four points in the second half. Dalton Kubista led OHS with 24 points. Andrew Jackson added 20. Northfield (3-1) shot 33 free throws to Owatonna's four. The Huskies (1-1) play at top 10-rated Apple Valley on Thursday night at 7PM on Kat Kountry 105FM.

Basketball scoreboard, Tuesday, December 13
Boys basketball
Northfield 80, Owatonna 67
Blooming Prairie 68, USC 62
NRHEG 69, Medford 23
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 56, Triton 37
Rochester JM 96, Red Wing 49
Rochester Century 80, Albert Lea 59
Faribault 64, Winona 49
Austin 81, Mankato West 66

Girls basketball
Northfield 55, Owatonna 53
NRHEG 66, Medford 34
Blooming Prairie 44, USC 39
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 67, Triton 55
Rochester Century 60, Albert Lea 39
Austin 76, Mankato West 56
Winona 53, Faribault 41
Red Wing 60, Rochester JM 53