The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team took a step toward repeating as DVC Conference Tournament champs after an opening round win over the Colman-Egan Hawks on Tuesday, January 19th. The Cardinals defeated the Hawks 83-25.
The Cardinals dominated in every phase of the game. St Mary finished the game shooting 53% from the field, out rebounded the Hawks 35-21, and forced 19 turnovers. The Cardinals turned those 19 turnovers into 25 points. They also had 30 points in the paint and 19 second chance points.
St Mary led 31-6 after the first quarter, 48-14 at halftime, and 71-20 at the end of the third quarter.
Connor Libis led the team in scoring with 21 points. Sam Palmer had 20 points, including six made three-point shots, and five rebounds. Max Herber had nine points and seven rebounds. Ty Brown also had nine points along with four rebounds, and three steals. Ashaun Roach-Valandra added eight points, four rebounds, and four steals.
St Mary (7-3) will play in the semifinals on Friday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in Colman.