Third Quarter Surge Keeps Quarrier Girls Undefeated

DRvsHamlin_GBB_12-16-17After a slow first half, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team exploded for 21 third quarter points and earned a 46-38 come-from-behind win over the #3 ranked Hamlin Chargers at the Entringer Classic on Saturday, December 16th. The Quarrier defense kept the Chargers in check all night long as Dell Rapids forced 17 turnovers and 30 missed shots in the game.

Both teams couldn’t find the offensive groove in the first half. Hamlin led at the end of the first quarter 11-9. The two teams combined for just a total of nine points in the second quarter, and Dell Rapids didn’t make a field goal in the second quarter. The Chargers led 16-13 at halftime.

Dell Rapids made the necessary adjustments at halftime and came out on fire. The Quarriers went on a 21-3 run to lead by as many as 15 points at 34-19. The Chargers closed out the third quarter with the final four points to cut the lead to 34-23. Hamlin took advantage of some Quarrier foul trouble in the fourth quarter and pulled within three points a couple of times in the game. But each time the Chargers got close, the Quarriers came up with a big made basket of clutch free-throws to keep Hamlin at bay to win the game.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 42% from the field, 36% from beyond the three-point line, and 69% from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids had 19 team rebounds, 10 steals, and six assists.

Arial Hoffman was named the game’s MVP. She finished with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Emma Paul tallied 13 points and had five rebounds. Jayda Knuppe added six points and four rebounds. Ravyn Hoffman finished with five points and three steals, and Kaylee Hennen had four points.

The Quarriers (3-0) will play at Baltic on Tuesday, December 19th.

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Cardinal Girls Win Second Meeting with Estelline

DRSMvsEst_GBB_12-16-17The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team got revenge on their lone loss of the season at the Entringer Classic on Saturday, December 16th, at Colman-Egan High School.  Playing the Estelline Redmen for the second time in three days, the Cardinals this time earned a 43-40 win to improve to 3-1 on the year.

The two teams were tied 5-5 about midway through the first quarter, but Estelline went on a 7-0 run to take a 12-5 lead with about 3:00 remaining in the quarter.  St Mary closed out the first quarter on a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 12-10 after one period of play.  The Cardinals scored the first nine points of the third quarter to make the run 14-0 over two quarters.  St Mary led 19-12, but Estelline closed out the first half on a 5-0 run to cut the St Mary lead to 19-17 at halftime.

The Cardinals continued to roll offensively in the third quarter building a 33-23 lead.  Estelline again would get the final points of the quarter to cut the lead to 33-26 at the end of the third quarter.  Estelline then caught fire and scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 33-32.  The two teams went back and forth through the middle portion of the fourth quarter.  St Mary took a 41-38 lead late in the quarter, but Estelline pulled within a point at 41-40 with :10 to play.  Estelline fouled Ella Heinitz with :04.9 to go.  Heinitz made both free throws on the bonus free throws to give Dell Rapids a 43-40 lead.  The last second shot at the buzzer by Estelline was no good, and St Mary held tough for the win. SydneyCook_12-16-17

Sydney Cook was named the game’s MVP.  Cook finished with 10 points, 16 rebounds, two steals, and one assist.  Heinitz had 12 points and four rebounds in the game.  Maddie Schwebach finished with six points, and Adyn Heiniricy had five points.

St Mary (3-1) will host De Smet on Monday, December 18th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Double Overtime Thriller Goes Way of Titans

DRvsTea_BBB_12-15-17Dell Rapids High School was the setting for a double overtime thriller on Friday, December 15th.  The #1 ranked Tea Area Titans came away with a 68-63 win over the #4 ranked Dell Rapids Quarriers.

Both offenses got off to a slow start as Dell Rapids led 10-6 after the first quarter of play.  As both teams settled into the game, the offenses found their stride.  Both teams combined for 30 points in the second quarter, and the Titans led 24-22 at halftime after a buzzer-beater.

The Titans pushed their lead to four points at 42-38 by the end of the third quarter.  The Quarriers went on a 7-2 run to take a 45-44 lead with just under 4:00 to play in the game.  Dell Rapids pushed the lead to 50-45 with 2:30 to go, and then lead 52-48 with 1:32 on the clock.  With just :20 to go in the game, Kaleb Joffer pulled down an offensive rebound and got his put-back shot to fall to tie the game at 52-52.

That’s when things got wild in Dell Rapids.  Carson Rentz dribbled to the Quarrier end of the floor and found a wide open Elijah Story in the left corner.  Story made the three-point shot to give Dell Rapids a 55-52 lead with :04 to go in the game.  After a timeout by Tea Area, Noah Freidel drove three-quarters of the court and hit a running three-point shot at the buzzer to tie the game at 55-55 to force overtime.

Both teams scored just two points each in the first half of the first overtime.  Tea Area scored to make it 59-57 with just under 2:00 to play.  Neither team would score over the next minute and a half, and the Quarriers had the ball with :26 to go in the game down by two points.  With :11 on the clock, Rentz hit a jumper just inside the three-point line to tie the game at 59-59.  Tea Area called a timeout with :06.5 to go.  After the timeout, Freidel appeared to hit the game-winning shot as time expired and the Tea Area fans erupted.  However, an official saw a timeout called by Coach Jason Fersdahl after the made basket prior to the final buzzer sounding and added :01.3 to the game clock.  Dell Rapids had to inbound the ball underneath the Titan basket.  Elijah Story made a baseball pass to the opposite end of the court.  The pass was tipped by Logan Heim to the middle of the Quarrier lane where Jeffrey Schuch laid it off the glass and in just prior to the buzzer sounding to tie the game at 61-61 to go to double overtime.

The Titans were able to make free throws down the stretch in the second overtime as three Quarrier starters fouled out of the game in the second overtime.  Tea Area took advantage of the foul trouble and outscored Dell Rapids 7-2 for the win.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 36% from the field, 31% from beyond the three-point line, and 74% from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers had 51 team rebounds, 11 team assists, but turned the ball over 24 times.

Schuch finished the game with a double-double.  He had 13 points and 18 rebounds.  Story and Mason Schmidt both finished with 16 points each to lead the team.  Rentz had 15 points.  Heim added 11 rebounds in the game.

Dell Rapids (1-1) will travel to Baltic on Monday, December 18th for their next game.

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St Mary Boys Notch First Win of Season

DRSM LogoAfter a couple of tough games to start the season, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team earned their first win of the season on Friday, December 15th.  The Cardinals defeated the Estelline Redmen 63-47 in Estelline.  The Cardinals led at every quarter break in the game.

St Mary led 20-11 at the end of the first quarter.  They continued to increase the lead in the second quarter by outscoring Estelline 17-9 to take a 37-20 lead at halftime.  The Cardinals lead 53-34 after three quarters of play and held their largest lead of the game at 22 points with 7:16 to play in the game.

The Cardinals finished the game shooting 32% from the field, 15% from beyond the three-point line, and 68% from the free-throw line.  St Mary had a total of 50 team rebounds, nine team steals, and turned the ball over 15 times.

Max Herber finished the game with a double-double for St Mary.  Herber had 26 points and 13 rebounds.  Connor Libis had 16 points and two steals.  Luke Brown also finished in double figures with 11 points and had seven rebounds.  Weston Geraets had eight points and 10 rebounds.

The Cardinals (1-2) will host De Smet on Tuesday, December 19th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Cruise to Second Straight Win

DRvsTea_GBB_12-15-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls cruised to their second win of the season on Friday, December 15th.  After a hard-fought win against Sioux Falls Christian on the road Tuesday night, the Quarriers won 72-42 over the Tea Area Titans at Dell Rapids High School.

The Quarriers jumped out to a lead an 18-7 lead by the end of the first quarter.  Dell Rapids continued rolling offensively in the second quarter by scoring 20 points and went into the locker room at halftime 38-19.  The Quarriers scored 17 points in each of the final two quarters while holding Tea Area to 23 second half points for the win.

Dell Rapids (2-0) will play the #3 ranked Hamlin Chargers on Saturday, December 16th, at the Entringer Classic at Colman-Egan High School.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., and the game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Girls Drop First Game to Estelline

DRSM LogoAfter a strong first quarter, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals dropped their first game of the season to the Estelline Redmen on Thursday, December 14th.  The Cardinals lost 38-30 at Estelline.

St Mary led 15-6  after the first quarter, and held their largest lead of the game at 13 points with 1:09 to go in the second quarter.  Estelline cut the lead to 11 by halftime at 21-10.  Estelline got hot in the second half and outscored the Cardinals 15-3 in the third quarter to take a 25-24 lead.  They then outscored St Mary 13-6 in the final quarter for the win.

The Cardinals shot 25% from the field, 6% from beyond the three-point line, and 30% from the free-throw line.  St Mary had a total of 44 team rebounds, but turned the ball over 22 times.

Ella Heinitz had 15 points to lead the Cardinals.  Maddie Schwebach had six points.  Sydney Cook finished with four points.  Adyn Heinricy and Cassy Geraets both had two points in the game. Cook had a team high 10 rebounds.  Geraets added seven rebounds.  Heinitz and Schwebach both had six rebounds.

The Cardinals (2-1) will play Estelline again on Saturday, December 16th, at 2:00 p.m. at Colman-Egan High School at the Entringer Classic.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Win Tough Road Game to Start Season

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team won a tough road game to open up their 2017-2018 season.  Dell Rapids defeated the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers 53-48 in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, December 12th.

The Quarriers ended the first quarter with a five-point advantage at 12-7.  Sioux Falls Christian was then able to get the game tied by the end of the second quarter at 24-24.  The Chargers scored first in the third quarter to take a 26-24 lead with 6:40 to go in the quarter.  Dell Rapids then went on a 9-2 run to take a 33-28 lead with 2:56 remaining.  Sioux Falls Christian closed out the third quarter with four straight points to make it a one-point game at 33-32 heading into the final quarter.

Each team made a couple of runs in the fourth quarter.  Dell Rapids went on an 11-5 run to push the lead to 44-37 with 4:37 to go.  The Chargers followed that with six straight points to make the score 44-43 with 2:55 remaining.  The Quarriers were able to push the lead back to six points after scoring five straight points.  Dell Rapids led 49-43 with 1:45 to go.  In just 30 seconds, the Chargers pulled within one point again at 49-48 with 1:15 on the clock.  Dell Rapids closed out the game with four straight points for the win.

Three players finished in double digits for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe had 14 points.  Aspen Hansen finished with 12 points.  Sydney Stofferahn tossed in 10 points.  Ravyn Hoffman and Emma Paul both finished with six points each, and Kaylee Hennen added five points.

Dell Rapids (1-0) will host Tea Area on Friday, December 15th, in a double header with the boys.  The games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

 

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Cardinal Girls Enjoy 2-0 Start

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team is off to a 2-0 start to the 2017-2018 season after a 61-43 win over the Mitchell Christian Eagles in Mitchell on Tuesday, December 12th.  The Cardinals lead at every quarter break in the game.

St Mary was able to build a lead in the first quarter they would not lose.  The Cardinals lead 21-8 after the first quarter.  They pushed that lead to 18 points by halftime at 38-20.  The Eagles closed the gap to 12 points by the end of the third quarter at 49-37, but St Mary held the Eagles to just six points in the final quarter while scoring 12 for the win.

Three players finished in double figures for St Mary.  Maddie Schwebach and Ella Heinitz both had 16 points each in the game.  Sydney Cook added 14 points.

The Cardinals (2-0) will now face Estelline two times to close out the week.  St Mary will travel to Estelline on Thursday, December 14th.  They will then face each other again on Saturday, December 16th at the Entringer Classic in Colman.

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Third Quarter Lifts #1 Huskies Past Cardinals

DRSM LogoA 10-point difference in the third quarter helped the #1 team in Class B boys basketball, the Bridgewater-Emery Huskies, to a 69-54 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Monday, December 11th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The two teams traded the lead six times, but the third quarter proved to be the difference in the game.

The Huskies held a four-point lead after the first quarter at 19-15.  The lead stayed at four points heading into halftime at 28-24.  The Cardinals cut the lead to one at 28-27 after Connar Kangas started the third quarter with a three-point basket.  After a made free throw by the Huskies, Max Herber chased down an offensive rebound and found Weston Geraets under the basket to tie the game at 29-29 with 6:38 to go in the third quarter.  However, Bridgewater-Emery finished the quarter on a 20-4 run to take a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter at 49-33.  The lead grew to 60-39 with 4:40 to play in the game.  The Cardinals were able to end the game on a 15-9 run.

St Mary finished the game shooting 31% from the field, 25% from three-point area, and 58% from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had a total of 35 team rebounds, six team assists, four team blocks, and four team steals.

Connor Libis finished with a team-high 16 points in the game.  Luke Brown had 12 points.  Geraets had seven points, and Kangas added six points.  Max Herber had a team-high eight rebounds.  Kangas and Brown both had four rebounds each.  Libis had four assists and two steals, while Herber had two blocks.

St Mary (0-2) will travel to Estelline on Friday, December 15th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Boys Basketball Falls in Opener to O-R-R

DRSMvsORR_BBB_12-8-17The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team lost their opening game of the 2017-2018 season to the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders by a score of 63-50 on Friday, December 8th.

The game was close throughout the first half.  St Mary got out to a quick lead, but by the end of the first quarter, the Raiders held a 15-14 lead.  The two teams were back and forth throughout the second quarter as well.  O-R-R was able to increase their lead to 31-28 at halftime.  The Raiders slowly started to build their lead late in the third quarter and held a 44-37 advantage after three quarters of play.  The Cardinal shooting went cold until late in the fourth quarter, but  by that time the Raiders built a too large of a lead for St Mary to overcome.

The Cardinals had two players finish in double figures in the game.  Connor Libis finished with 23 points and two rebounds.  Weston Geraets had 10 points and five rebounds.  Luke Brown added nine points and three rebounds.  Connor Kangas had six points, and Max Herber finished with two points.

St Mary (0-1) will host Bridgewater-Emery on Monday, December 11th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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