The Huskies scored first on the co-Big Nine champs, but Rochester John Marshall came back to beat Owatonna High School 3-1 in the Section 1AA quarterfinals at the Rec Center.

A goal tender and defensive battle unfolded Thursday night in Rochester with John Marshall coming out on top to advance to Saturday's 5:30PM semifinals against defending state champion Lakeville North.

Senior net minder Brady Meyers of JM and sophomore standout Ryan Johnson traded saves all night. Owatonna seniors Noah Scheid and Alec Holcomb combined on a power play goal in the first period. JM dictated tempo in the second period and scored on a 2-on-1 and while short-handed. The Rockets added an empty-net goal in the closing minute of the third period for their 20th win of the season. The Huskies end at 15-10-1.

Seniors on OHS include Scheid, Holcomb, Trase Wencl, Sam Hylle, Nick Brown, Kade Friedrichs and Austin Medvec.

Scoreboard for Thursday, February 18
Boys hockey
Section 1AA quarterfinals
Rochester JM 3, Owatonna 1
Lakeville North 12, Dodge County 0
Lakeville South 7, Rochester Mayo 1 (ending the 50-year career of coach Lorne Grosso)
Farmington 7, Rochester Century 0
Section 1A quarterfinals
Northfield 7, La Crescent 1
Le Sueur-Henderson / St. Peter 3, Rochester Lourdes 2
Mankato East 5, Red Wing 0
Mankato West 2, Albert Lea 1, 2OT

Boys basketball
Section 1A, west subsection
Southland 52, Blooming Prairie 45 (Awesome Blossoms led 26-20 at the half)
Grand Meadow 54, Faribault BA 51
Lyle / Pacelli 59, Randolph 58
Goodhue 65, MN State Academy for the Deaf 44
Section 1AA
Triton 61, Lewiston-Altura 60
Caledonia 93, Kenyon-Wanamingo 47
Regular season
Kasson-Mantorville 72, Albert Lea 58
Austin 59, Byron 58
Jackson County Central 81, Waseca 64
WEM 87, Mankato Loyola 81, OT

Girls basketball
Owatonna 76, Mankato West 70, OT
Medford 54, Schaeffer Academy 38
Cannon Falls 41, Triton 19

Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media