Huskies hunting for state appearance

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Dylan Mass

Brayden Williams goes through handshake line before game.

CJ Theis, Writer

The Owatonna Boys Basketball team is wrapping up their season just how they wanted to, winning 17 games in a row and with a current record of 23-2. The Huskies have one game left in the season before going into sections. With a win over Faribault on Feb. 18 that clinched Owatonna’s first Big 9 title since 2010. The Huskies are coming off a historic season last year winning a section championship. The team is hoping to cap off this year with another section championship and a deep state run. 

 Owatonna has great depth this season with Brayden Williams, Tyrel Creger, Evan Dushek and Blake Burmiester all returning from last year’s team. This year’s team has had great offensive success. Captain Brayden Williams said, “Our offensive success has come from all five people on the floor being scorers.” Williams is currently averaging 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game. 

The Huskies have a chance to be the best team ever coached by head coach Josh Williams. Coach Williams said, “At the beginning of the year our goal was to win state and we plan to accomplish our goals no doubt.” 

A lot of talent, depth, and buy in from the players and starring in their roles and strengths. Most importantly they are just a great group of guys that love to compete, have fun, and know how to play.”

— Coach Williams

Even with the team’s great success this year, there is a lot the Huskies can improve upon. Coach Williams said, “A lot of talent, depth, and buy in from the players and starring in their roles and strengths. Most importantly they are just a great group of guys that love to compete, have fun, and know how to play.”

With great success this year, the Huskies will try to make it to their second state apparence in the last decade. The Huskies will look to extend their winning streak to 18 games and stay undefeated against Big 9 opponents in a home game against the Red Wing Wingers on March 4 at 7:15 p.m.