Boys basketball | Owatonna 57, Mayo 54
OWATONNA — Rochester Mayo had a tough time getting over the hump in the second half and fell to Owatonna 57-54 Wednesday in Big Nine Conference boys basketball.
The leads changed hands multiple of times in the first half, though Owatonna went on a spurt late to lead 33-25 at intermission.
The second half turned into a defensive battle, with neither side able to generate much offense.
Mayo had three chances at 3-pointers in the final second, as it tried to tie the game. But all of them missed.
Mayo moved to 6-7 in the Big Nine and 6-13 overall. Owatonna, which has won its last two games, is 5-8, 7-12.
Dan Jech had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Mayo. Teak Oman added 11 points and Alelx Gatzlaff eight. Mayo outrebounded Owatonna 36-23.
Owatonna was led by Andrew Stelter and Zach Shaver, with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Mayo plays at Albert Lea on Friday.
Owatonna 57, Mayo 54
Alex Gatzlaff 8, John Lundquist 4, Grant Coleman 5, Trajan Grimsrud 0, Alec Armon 4, Jay Alston 4, Dan Jech 18, Teak Oman 11.
Other stats:Jech 18 rebounds; Lundquist 8 rebounds, 4 assists.
Alex Emanuelson 2, Andrew Stelter 11, Dexter Leer 5, Garrett Olson 11, Ian Langeberg 2, Logan Langeland 7, Sam Fenske,9.
Halftime:OWA 33, MAYO 25.
Free throws:MAYO 10-13, OWA 3-8.
Three-point goals:MAYO 4 (Oman 3, Coleman 1), OWA 8 (Leer 1, Langeland 1, Shaver 2, Fenske 1, Olson 3).