Every time the Dell Rapids Quarriers started to make noise and close the game, the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers had a response. The second-ranked Chargers defeated the Quarriers 68-56 on Tuesday, January 14th at Dell Rapids High School.
After leading 4-3 with 5:30 to go in the first quarter, Dell Rapids found themselves trailing 11-4 with 3:00 to go. The Quarriers were able to cut the lead down to four points at 16-12 by the end of the first quarter. Dell Rapids cut the Charger lead down to one point at 18-17 in the first minute of the second quarter. Sioux Falls Christian, however, went on an 11-2 run to take a 29-19 lead with 3:00 to go in the half. The Chargers finished the first half leading 34-25.
Dell Rapids went on a little run again to start the third quarter. The Quarriers cut the lead down to four points at 37-33 with 5:15 to play in the third quarter. The Chargers responded yet again slowly building the lead back to nine points at 46-37 with 1:10 to play in the third quarter. The scored remained 46-37 heading into the fourth quarter. The start of the fourth quarter saw the Quarriers score the first five points to bring the lead down to 46-42. The Chargers had another answer. Sioux Falls Christian went on a 9-2 run to go ahead 55-44 with 5:15 to play in the game. The Quarriers got the lead down to five points at 59-54 with 2:00 to go in the game, but the Chargers ended the game on a 9-2 run for the win.
Drew Van Regenmorter finished with 22 points and six rebounds in the game. Ramsey Heinecke added 14 points and seven rebounds. Logan Ellingson had eight points and four rebounds.
Dell Rapids (4-2) will travel to Milbank on Saturday, January 18th.