Owatonna's boys and girls basketball teams played Tuesday night and each a little trouble connecting on their shots in the first half. The OHS boys opened their season hosting Osseo and trailed 33-22 at the half. The Huskies scored 36 points in the second half but lost 71-58 to the Orioles.

The OHS girls went to Northfield Tuesday and scored just 14 first-half points and trailed by 17. They put up 33 after halftime and closed to within five points, but fell to the Raiders 60-47. Sarah Kingland was the lone Husky to reach double figures with 12 points. Owatonna (0-2) will open its home schedule Thursday, December 5 with Rochester Century at 7:30 pm.

In the boys game, Brayden Williams led OHS with 20 points. Evan Dushek scored 18 and grabbed about nine rebounds. The Huskies go on the road Friday, December 6 to play at Rochester Century at 7:30 pm on AM 1390 KRFO and on the free, downloadable KRFO app.

Century dropped a 62-58 decision to Austin last Saturday. Owatonna coach Josh Williams said on Saturday's AM 1390 KRFO Coaches Show that the Packers and Panthers are among the Big Nine Conference preseason favorites along with defending champ Mankato East and Rochester Mayo.

In other games Tuesday for the boys, Lakeville North beat Century 81-72, Mankato East dominated Faribault 92-44, Albert Lea beat NRHEG 79-48, and Lake City topped Red Wing 72-49. Triton whipped Chatfield 77-57 and St. Clair won at Medford 72-48.

In girls play on Tuesday, Austin cruised by Albert Lea 89-34. The Packers are 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference already. Top 20-rated John Marshall nipped Mayo 61-60, Mankato East beat Faribault 52-32, Red Wing downed Mankato West 66-57, and Rochester Century beat Winona 67-54. Medford improved to 2-0 with a 66-50 victory at New Richland over NRHEG.