OHS Boys Basketball poised for a postseason run

CJ Theis , Writer

The boys basketball team is coming off a historic season last year, capping it off by winning a section championship. The team this season expects to not only get back to where they finished last season, but to push even farther in the state tournament. The Huskies return a group of core players from last year’s team including Brayden Williams, Tyrel Creger and Evan Dushek, all returning for their senior seasons and Blake Burmiester for his junior season. 

The team is 10-2 just coming off a big conference win vs. Mankato East. A big reason for their success is their team chemistry. Senior captain Brayden Williams said, “I think a big part of our success is that we have a group of guys who have been playing with each other for a very long time.” 

This Huskies team has a chance to be one of the best teams coached by Head Coach Josh Williams. Coach Williams believes this team is special for many different reasons. He said, Talent, depth, and competitive drive. We have some very talented players on the team, combine that with the depth of talent at a lot of positions and throw in some of the most competitive kids I have coached.” 

After the success of last season the team has been given high expectations and are expected to make it back to the state tournament for the second time in the last decade. Coach Williams said,I would say we have handled it well. There is a lot of pressure when in a position like our team is. We have been very consistent all year and have suffered only a couple of losses.” The Huskies are looking to continue their success in their next game, an away game against the Red Wing Wingers on Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.