Huskies Cagers Upset Panthers, Beat Raiders
Owatonna's boys basketball team has won five of its last six games including a home victory over Rochester Century 66-57 Thursday. On Saturday's AM 1390 KRFO Coaches Show, OHS coach Josh Williams called "probably one of the better wins we've had in a couple years."
"It was a great win for our guys. Start to finish we played pretty darn well at both ends of the floor. Really got to credit the guys. We adjusted some things defensively than how we normally guard that night. I thought the guys came out defending how we talked about and what we needed to do."
"On the offensive end, handling their pressure, knocking down some shots, making some plays, just an overall good win for our kids," Williams continued.
Cash Wise Foods of Owatonna and Waseca presents the Team of the Week Award to the OHS boys basketball squad. Cash Wise Foods will present a gift card to a charity in the district of the winning team each week during the 2019-2020 school year.
Evan Dushek scored 18 points with 10 rebounds. Brayden Williams added 14 points, including some three-pointers, including one in the second half that bumped the Huskies lead from eight to 11 points that coach Williams called a "momentum swinger." Peyton Beyer turned in a 13 points, nine rebound game.
Saturday the Huskies went to Northfield and turned away the Raiders 61-53. Dushek scored 18 points, 15 of those in the second half and hauled in 10 rebounds again. Williams scored 12, all on three-pointers. Ty Creger added 11. Isaac Oppegard scored seven and grabbed nine rebounds.
Owatonna forced 16 turnovers in Northfield but only shot 8-for-18 on free throws.
OHS (8-7, 6-5 Big Nine) plays at No. 2AAA Mankato East Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 pm with coverage on AM 1390 KRFO and free KRFO app. The Huskies host their Coaches vs Cancer game Friday, January 31 against Albert Lea.