Owatonna freshman Lexi Mendenhall hit a tie-breaking free throw with six seconds remaining to give the Huskies a 38-37 win at Faribault Tuesday night. She also led OHS with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sarah Kingland scored 10. Owatonna led 17-14 at the half. The Huskies host Winona Friday, January 11 and go to Big Nine-leading Rochester JM Saturday, January 12 in a game that was moved up from its original date of January 15.

The Falcon boys' basketball team put together a big second half to defeat the Huskies 69-46 at the OHS gym. Faribault outscored Owatonna 43-22 in the second half. The Huskies go to Winona Friday and entertain John Marshall Saturday night.

Scoreboard from Tuesday, January 8
Boys basketball
Faribault 69, Owatonna 46
WEM 83, Blooming Prairie 58
NRHEG 47, Faribault Bethlehem Academy 44
Maple River 63, Medford 44
Chatfield 62, Triton 50
Austin 91, Red Wing 68
Northfield 87, Mankato West 58
Rochester JM 88, Albert Lea 67
Rochester Mayo 82, Century 78
Waseca 90, New Ulm 46

Girls basketball
Owatonna 38, Faribault 37
Medford 63, Maple River 51
NRHEG 78, Bethlehem Academy 50
Triton 71, Lanesboro 29
Blooming Prairie 42, WEM 36
Hayfield 62, USC 40
Mankato West 58, Northfield 36
Red Wing 53, Austin 46
Rochester JM 55, Albert Lea 20
Rochester Mayo 57, Century 19