The Cardinals held Deubrook to just 13 points in the first quarter, but the Dolphin defense held St Mary to just seven points. Deubrook held a 13-7 lead after the first quarter of play. That lead grew to 12 points by the end of the second quarter. The Dolphins led 28-16. The second half was a back-and-forth battle. The Cardinals kept even with the Dolphins in the final two quarters. Both teams each scored 29 points, and the Dolphins first half lead was enough for the win.
Two players finished in double figures for St Mary. Maddie Schwebach led the team in scoring with 14 points. Ella Heinitz finished with 12 points, and Carly Maxwell added seven points.
St Mary (3-6) will play Arlington in the opening round of the Dakota Valley Conference tournament on Monday, January 14th. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. from Deubrook High School in White. Big Sioux Media will tap into the Deubrook live stream for video of the game.