The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team hosted the Colman-Egan Hawks to open the 2018-2019 season on Friday, December 7th. After getting out to an early 8-0 lead, the Cardinals fell to the Hawks by a score of 44-55.
St Mary scored the first eight points of the game in the first half of the opening quarter. The Hawks tied the game at 8-8, but St Mary finished the quarter on a 3-0 run to take an 11-8 lead after the first quarter. The two teams closed out the first half in a 25-25 tie.
The Cardinals held a slim 30-29 lead two minutes into the third quarter, but Colman-Egan rallied for eight straight points in the next minute and a half to take a 37-30 lead. St Mary cut the lead to 36-40 by the end of the third quarter. However, Colman-Egan outscored the Cardinals 15-8 in the final quarter for the win.
Ella Griffin finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, and five steals. Ella Heinitz had 11 points, six steals, and four rebounds. Maddie Schwebach finished with seven points and 12 rebounds. Clare Klein added six points, five rebounds, and two assists. Cassie Mullaney and Tana Harrington both had 10 rebounds each. Madison Voelker and Mackenzie Hemmer both finished with 10 points each for Colman-Egan.
St Mary (0-1) will host Mitchell Christian as part of a double-header on Tuesday, December 11th. Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.