The Owatonna girls basketball team built a double-digit lead by halftime on their way to a 70-56 win over Rochester John Marshall at the OHS gym.

Owatonna went on an early 11-0 run to go up 20-10 and led the rest of the way. The Huskies forced about 15 first-half turnovers with a mix of a couple of different pressure defenses. Sydney Schultz scored 24 points, 16 of those in the first half. Caitlin Anderson and Lexi Langeland added 10 apiece. The win snapped a five-game losing streak to the Rockets. Owatonna (6-2, 5-1 in the Big Nine) travels to Rochester Mayo on Thursday and Winona on Saturday.

The Owatonna boys led early at John Marshall but lost 85-68. Matthew Hurt pumped in 40 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Rockets. Dalton Kubista led OHS with 23 points. Andrew Jackson scored 12. Jay Sullivan and Alex Raichle each added 10. OHS (3-3, 2-2) hosts Mayo on Friday night.

Huskies girls hockey scored in the opening minute against Austin at the Four Seasons Centre and sailed to an 8-1 victory, while outshooting the Packers 37-9. Sydney Hunst had two goals and four assists, according to the hockey hub website. Jenna Bogen had two goals and three assists. Margo Achterkirch and Maylynn Prokopec also scored two each.

Scoreboard, Tuesday, January 3
Boys basketball
Austin 70, Rochester Century 32
Bethlehem Academy 55, Cannon Falls 44
Faribault 49, Mankato East 48, overtime
Northfield 71, Rochester Mayo 45
NRHEG 82, Kenyon-Wanamingo 32 (Panthers improve to 9-0.)
Red Wing 58, Albert Lea 43
Rochester JM 85, Owatonna 68
Triton 68, JWP 62

Girls basketball
Austin 46, Rochester Century 38
Cleveland 55, Medford 46
Faribault 53, Mankato East 36
NRHEG 79, Kenyon-Wanamingo 50
Owatonna 70, Rochester JM 56
Rochester Mayo 47, Northfield 41, overtime
Waseca 74, New Ulm 62

Boys hockey
Northfield 3, Rochester Mayo 0

Girls hockey
Mankato East 6, Rochester Century 1
Northfield 2, Mahtomedi 1
Owatonna 8, Austin 1
Rochester JM 5, Rochester Mayo 2

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