After leading for most of the first half, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys only scored three points in the third quarter allowing Colman-Egan to earn a 47-39 come-from-behind win in the opening round of the District 7B tournament on Monday, March 2nd.
The Cardinals trailed early in the game, but went on a run in the first quarter to take a 10-7 lead at the quarter break. St Mary extended that lead in the second quarter. The Cardinals led by as many as seven points with :10 to go in the half before Colman/Egan cut the lead to 24-19 at halftime.
The Hawks held the Cardinals to just three points in third quarter while scoring 14 to retake the lead at 33-27 by the end of the third quarter. The Hawks pushed their lead to 10 points with 4:21 to play. The Cardinals rallied to close the gap, but they ran out of time as the Colman/Egan Hawks held on to advance to the semifinals.
St Mary finished the night shooting 32% (12-38) from the field in the game, but shot just 16% (3-19) in the second half. The Cardinals were also 36% (4-11) from three-point area, and 61% (11-18) from the free-throw line. Colman/Egan finished the game shooting 35% (18-52) from the field.
Christian Schneiders led the way for St Mary with 12 point, six rebounds, and four steals. Ryan Welbig finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Noah Fiegen added six points and nine rebounds. Ellis Howard led the Hawks with 12 points.
St Mary finishes their season with a 1-20 record.
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