Huskies’ Dushek breaks school scoring record
Senior forward Evan Dushek became Owatonna’s all-time leading scorer with 1,588 points after dropping 33 points against Rochester Mayo in the Section 1AAAA quarterfinal game last week.
Dushek scored 33 points in the win, but only needed 12 to surpass former Husky Drew Lundberg’s mark of 1,565 points set back in the 2007 season.
The senior broke the mark in a way most Huskies fans have seen him score his points over the course of his career: on a drive to the basket.
It’s no secret that at six-foot-eight, Dushek is already a force to be reckoned with in the paint, but as teams have learned over the course of Dushek’s career with the Huskies, he’s a threat to score anywhere on the court.
Dushek added to his scoring title lead in his next game against Lakeville North last Saturday as well, dropping another 15 points in Owatonna’s 83-66 semifinal win at home to move the record to 1,603 points.
Trailing close behind Dushek is fellow senior Brayden Williams, who currently sits in third place on the all-time scoring list with 1,468 points.
Williams will need to score 98 points before the end of the season to surpass Lundberg’s 1,565-point mark and enter into second place behind Dushek.
Dushek will look to further improve the record this week as he and the Huskies prepare to face Farmington in the Section 1AAAA championship game at the Mayo Civic Center on Friday at 6 p.m.