Owatonna Hockey Wins Heritage Title; Basketball Leaves Hibbing with Victory
Owatonna's boys' hockey and basketball teams left the Northland with wins on Saturday. The Huskies' hockey team won the Duluth Heritage Tournament for the first time, beating Big Nine rival Mankato West 4-3 in overtime in the title game. The OHS boys' basketball squad topped Grand Rapids 78-67 to finish up the three-day event at 1-2.
For the hockey squad, Drake Gieseke scored the overtime winner as the Huskies won their fourth straight game. Owatonna (7-3) beat North St. Paul 5-3 and Apple Valley 5-4 in the first two rounds. The Huskies host Austin Thursday, January 3 on Dudley Otto Rink at the Four Seasons Centre.
After a pair of close losses at the Hibbing Tournament, The OHS boys' basketball team earned a 78-67 win over Grand Rapids Saturday. Jack Hanson led the scoring attack with 22 points and had six steals. Evan Dushek had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sol Havelka added 13 points. Steven Eckard had 12 points and four assists.