Owatonna Powers Past Mayo in Playoffs; Dushek Sets School Scoring Record
The Owatonna Huskies won their playoff opener against Rochester Mayo 70-52 Tuesday night. Attendees at the packed OHS gym witnessed history as senior Evan Dushek became Owatonna's all-time leading scorer with a 33-point night that included several crowd-inciting dunks.
Dushek entered the night ten points shy of tying Drew Lundberg (1,565 points) for the top spot. The basket to put him over the top came as part of a three-point play fairly early in the game. The included photo of this historic moment is courtesy of Todd Walkingstick.
Owatonna led 2-0 before the clock started running as Mayo was charged with a technical foul for a player dunking the ball during warm-ups. Brayden Williams drilled the two free throws, as part of an 18-point night. The Huskies turned several early steals into fast-break points and OHS built a 41-20 lead by halftime.
Mayo fought back to within seven in the second half, but Owatonna responded in kind to push the advantage back into double-figures. Ty Creger added ten points.
The second-seeded Huskies (25-2) will host No. 3 seed Lakeville North (19-8) Saturday, March 12 at 7 pm at the OHS gym. Remember to get your tickets electronically in advance. OHS Activity Passes are not valid for section playoff games.
Owatonna's All-Time Scoring List
- Evan Dushek 1,588 (and counting)
- Drew Lundberg 1,565
- Brayden Williams 1,439 (and counting)
- Vaughn Thada 1,256
- Kyle Melcher 1,190
- Andrew Olson 1,173
- Chad Kolander 1,138
- Dalton Kubista 1,083
- Dan Halvorsen 1,018
Section 1AAAA quarterfinals
No. 2 Owatonna 70, No. 7 Mayo 52
No. 3 Lakeville North 78, No. 6 Century 68
No. 4 Lakeville South 68, No. 5 Northfield 44
No. 1 Farmington 80, No. 8 John Marshall 53
Section 1AAA quarterfinals
No. 1 Austin 75, No. 8 Albert Lea 39
No. 4 Kasson-Mantorville 48, No. 5 Red Wing 43
No. 3 Winona 55, No. 6 Byron 42
No. 2 Stewartville 65, No. 7 Faribault 34
Section 2AAA quarterfinals
No. 1 Mankato East 88, No. 8 Worthington 72
No. 5 Marshall beat No. 4 Jordan
No. 2 Mankato West 64, No. 7 New Prague 57
No. 3 New Ulm 79, No. 6 St. Peter 69
Section 2AA, South Subsection quarterfinals
No. 1 Maple River 107, No. 8 Medford 44
No. 4 Waseca 69, No. 5 NRHEG 64
No. 3 St. Clair 69, No. 6 Blue Earth Area 52
No. 2 Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial 60, No. 7 WEM 51