Second Half Surge Lifts Quarrier Boys to Win

NewDRLogoIn a game of swings, the Dell Rapids Quarriers left North Sioux City with a 70-67 win over the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 12th, for their 12th win in a row.

Dell Rapids had a six point lead after the first quarter at 24-18.  The Panthers then scored 27 points in the second quarter, while holding Dell Rapids to 12, to head into the locker room at halftime ahead 45-36.  The Quarriers then swung the game back into their favor in the third quarter outscoring Dakota Valley 22-12 to regain the lead at 58-57 heading into the final quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to hang on for the three point win.

The Quarriers shot 38% from two-point range in the game, 44% from three-point range, and 57% from the free-throw line.  Dakota Valley was 47% from the field, 45% from three-point area, and 100% from the free-throw line.

Ty Hoglund had a team-high 21 points and five assists.  Sheldon Siemonsma had 17 points, six rebounds, and two steals.  Sam White and Hoglund both had five rebounds in the game.

Dell Rapids (15-1) will travel to Canton on Monday, February 15th.

Quarrier Girls Bounce Back at Dakota Valley

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers won their fourth game out of their last five on Friday, February 12th.  The Quarriers defeated the Dakota Valley Panthers 58-46 at Dakota Valley High School.

Dell Rapids held Dakota Valley to just 14 total first half points, seven points in each of the quarters.  The Quarriers, meanwhile, scored 27 and led 27-14 at halftime.  The Panthers cut the lead to 39-30 at the end of the third quarter, but Dell Rapids outscored Dakota Valley 19-16 in the final quarter for the win.

The Quarriers shot 37% from the field, 50% from three-point area, and 69% from the free-throw line.  Dakota Valley finished the night shooting 35% from the field, 27% from the three-point area, and 62% from the free-throw line.

Two Quarriers finished the night with double-doubles.  Mikaela Stofferahn had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Emma Paul had 16 points and 13 rebounds.  Stofferahn had four steals, and Paul had four steals.

Dell Rapids (11-7) will travel to Canton on Monday, February 15th.

C/E Hawks Beat Cardinal Girls on Third Try

DRSM LogoIn the third meeting between the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals and Colman/Egan Hawks, the Hawks finally got the best of the Cardinals earning a 52-32 victory on Friday, February 12th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  St Mary had beaten the Hawks two times earlier this year on December 19th and January 22nd.

After the first score of the game, Colman/Egan didn’t trail again in the game.  The Hawks held a nine point lead at the end of the first quarter at 15-6.  They added to their lead in the second quarter and led 23-12 at halftime.  The Cardinals cut the lead to 31-22 by the end of the third quarter, but Colman/Egan out scored St Mary 21-10 in the final quarter for the win.

St Mary shot 30% (10-31) from the field, went 0-7 from three-point area, and 62% (12-22) from the free-throw line.  Colman/Egan out rebounded St Mary 32-25 and forced 25 Cardinal turnovers.

Sydney Cook had 12 points and six rebounds in the game to lead the Cardinals.  Jackie Wolles had seven points and four rebounds.  Kennedi Mullaney had six points and five rebounds.  Cook and Mullaney also had two steals each.

St Mary (4-14) will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Tuesday, February 16th, in their final regular season home game of the year.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Hawks’ Third Quarter Knocks off Cardinal Boys

DRSM LogoThe Colman/Egan Hawks scored 34 of their 79 points in the third quarter against the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Thursday, February 11th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Hawks won 79-38.

Colman/Egan led 18-10 after the first quarter, and then pushed their lead to 34-23 by halftime.  The Hawks then out scoured St Mary 34-8 in the third quarter to go ahead 68-31.

St Mary finished the night shooting just 26% (11-43) from the field, 22% (4-18) from three-point area, and 71% (12-17) from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 32 team rebounds.  The Hawks also forced 31 Cardinal turnovers.

The Cardinals (1-16) will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Monday, February 15th.

Quarrier Boys Continue to Roll

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys won their 11th straight game, and they continue to roll, after defeating the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans 67-47 on Tuesday, February 9th, in Mt Vernon.

The game was close in the first half.  Dell Rapids led by five at 21-16 after the first quarter, and both teams only scored nine points in the second quarter leaving Dell Rapids with the same five-point lead at halftime at 30-25.  The Quarriers were able to cushion their lead in the third quarter after out scoring the Titans 23-10 to extend their lead to 53-35 at quarter break.

Dell Rapids shot 46% (30-66) from the field, 29% (4-14) from three-point area, and they were a perfect 3-3 from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers out rebounded the Titans 36-31.  Dell Rapids only turned the ball over eight times compared to 16 for the Titans.

Ty Hogland had a game-high 31 points and also grabbed seven rebounds.  Tanner Heim finished with 10 points.  Sheldon Siemonsma added seven points.  Sam White and Jeffrey Schuch each had six points in the contest.  Schuch also had six rebounds.

The Quarriers (14-1) travel to Dakota Valley on Friday, February 12th, to face the Panthers in a girls and boys double-header.

First and Fourth Quarters Sink Cardinal Girls

DRSM LogoThe Centerville Tornadoes used big first and fourth quarters to secure a 74-45 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Tuesday, February 9th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

Centerville led start to finish in the game.  The Tornadoes held an 11-point lead after the first quarter at 21-10.  The lead grew to 15 points by halftime at 39-24.  St Mary outscored the Tornadoes in the third quarter, but only by a point, and still trailed 49-35 heading into the fourth quarter.  Centerville added 25 more points in the fourth quarter while holding the Cardinals to just 10 points.

St Mary shot 26% (16-61) from the field, 25% (3-12) from three-point area, and 59% (10-17) from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 44 team rebounds, eight assists, but had 20 turnovers.

Sydney Cook led the team with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals.  Kennedi Mullaney had nine points and eight rebounds.  Jackie Wolles also had nine points along with five rebounds and three assists.  Abby Burkhart had eight points, seven rebounds and two assists.

The Cardinals (4-13) will host Colman/Egan on Friday, February 12th.

Cardinal Boys Lose Lead, Game to Centerville

DRSM LogoAfter trailing 13-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Centerville Tornadoes defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals 53-36 on Tuesday, February 9th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Tornadoes held St Mary to just 23 combined points in the remaining three quarters while scoring 43 for the victory.

The Cardinals shot 31% (13-42) from the field, 23% (3-13) from three-point area, and 54% (7-13) from the free-throw line.  St Mary out rebounded Centerville 40-32, but turned the ball over 26 times.

Noah Fiegen posted a double-double for the Cardinals with 15 points and 20 rebounds.  Connor Libis finished with seven points, Luke Brown had six points, and Zach Geraets added five points and six rebounds.  Tyrell Martz had 18 points, and Rory O’Malley had 17 for Centerville.

St Mary (1-15) will host Colman/Egan on Thursday, February 11th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Boys Capture Dak-12 Classic Title in Exciting Finish

DRHSvsSFC_Dak12_2-6-16The battle for the Dak-12 Conference Classic championship between the Dell Rapids Quarriers and Sioux Falls Christian Chargers lived up to the hype.  The two top ranked teams in Class A (SFC #1, and DR #2) clashed in Madison in the final game of the Dak-12 Conference Classic on Saturday, February 6th.

The game was tied after the first quarter at 12-12.  The Chargers were able to push ahead for a small three-point lead at halftime at 24-21.   Dell Rapids was able to cut the lead to one heading into the fourth quarter at 37-36…setting everyone up for another fantastic finish.

Sheldon Siemonsma scored the quarter’s first points on a three-point shot to give Dell Rapids a 39-37 lead with 6:56 to go.  Ty Hoglund added to the lead after knocking down a shot just inside the three-point line a minute later to push the Quarrier lead to 41-37.  Sioux Falls Christian scored the next five points in a span of 30 seconds as Josh Fligge made a layup with 5:12 to go to give the Chargers a 42-41 lead.  Chad Barkema made a driving layup with 3:24 to go giving the Chargers a 44-41 lead.  Neither team score for almost two minutes until Hoglund hit a pair of free throws with 1:37 left in the game to pull Dell Rapids within a point at 44-43.  Hoglund then banked in a floater with :47.6 on the clock to give Dell Rapids the lead at 45-44.

After a defensive stand by Dell Rapids, Carson Rentz was fouled with :14.2 remaining and made one of two free throws pushing the Quarrier lead to 46-44.  Sioux Falls Christian’s Jackson Schipper was fouled on a last-second layup attempt giving the Chargers a chance to tie the game from the free-throw line with :01.6 on the clock.  Schipper made the first free-throw, but missed the second as Sam White secured the rebound for the 46-45 Quarrier win.

“It was definitely a battle.  We know it would be going in.  Sioux Falls Christian is a great team.  I’m so proud of our guys.  Three games in a row we’ve faced a little bit of adversity and been down, especially in the second half.  Not for one second did guys hang their heads.  Not for one second did we panic.  Our guys just played so calm, played so strong.  We got stops on the defensive end, we got rebounds when we needed them, and executed some pretty good offense down the stretch too.  It was a heck of a team effort,” said head coach Jason Fersdahl in a post-game interview with Big Sioux Media.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 33% (17-52) from the field, 15% (3-20) from three-point area, and 75% (9-12) from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers had 26 team rebounds, seven team steals, and only turned the ball over five times.

Hoglund had 21 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals.  Siemonsma had seven points and two rebounds.  Mason Peter had six points and two rebounds.  Jeffrey Schuch added five points, six rebounds, and a block.  White ended the game with seven rebounds, three offensive, and two steals.

Dell Rapids (13-1) will play at Mt Vernon against the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans as part of a girls and boys double-header on Tuesday, February 9th.

Quarrier Boys Keep Win Streak Going Against Tri-Valley

DRHS_TV_BBB_SeniorNight2016In a game that was back-and-forth through the first three quarters, the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 71-60 win over the Tri-Valley Mustangs on Senior Night at Dell Rapids on Friday, February 5th.  The win was the ninth in a row for the Quarriers.

Dell Rapids led by five points a couple of times in the first half, but Tri-Valley was able to tie the game up both times.  The game was tied at 21-21 at the end of the first quarter.  Will Steineke made a last-second three-point shot at the end of the second quarter to tie the game at 36-36 at halftime.

With 3:58 to go in the third quarter, Cade Falor made a three-point basket that gave the Mustangs a 47-40 lead, the largest for either team in the game.  Dell Rapids went on a 10-1 run the rest of the quarter to take a 50-48 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  The Quarriers continued the run and outscored Tri-Valley 21-12 in the final quarter for the win.

Dell Rapids was held to just 37% (20-54) shooting from the field in the game, 12% lower then their season average.  The Quarriers also finished the game at 37% (11-30) from three-point area and 87% (20-23) from the free-throw line.

Ty Hoglund led the team in scoring with 38 points.  Mason Schmidt added 11 points, and Sam White finished with six points.  White had eight rebounds, Jeffrey Schuch finished with seven, and Hoglund had six rebounds.  Hoglund also had four assists, and Mason Peter led the team with two steals.

The Quarriers celebrated Senior Night before the game along with the girls team.

Quarrier Girls Win Third Straight on Senior Night

DRHS_TV_GBB_SeniorNight2016The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls earned their third straight win by defeating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 49-39 in the final home game of the regular season on Friday, January 5th.

Dell Rapids started the game on a big run that gave them a lead they would never lose.  The Quarriers opened up the game on an 18-4 run over the first seven minutes and ended the first quarter leading 18-6.  The Quarriers pushed the lead to 20 by halftime at 32-12.  Tri-Valley made a bit of a run the second half.  With 2:11 to go in the third quarter, Dell Rapids led 39-19.  The Mustangs outscored the Quarriers 20-10 the remainder of the game, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Dell Rapids.

Two players scored in double-figures on the night for the Quarriers.  Mikaela Stofferahn finished with 15 points.  Sami Reider added 13 points.  Nikole Krump led Tri-Valley with 14 points.

The Quarriers (10-6) travel to Mt Vernon to play the #2 ranked Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans on Tuesday, February 9th, as part of a girls and boys double-header.