Eleven Compete, Two Champions for Dells Youth Wrestling

Photo courtesy of Lacey Tebay

Photo courtesy of Lacey Tebay

Eleven Dell Rapids Youth Wrestling wrestlers competed at the Black Hills & AAU Folkstyle National Wrestling Tournament on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.  Two of those wrestlers came home champions, and nine of the eleven placed in the tournament.

Stetsen Tebay placed fourth in the Tot 45 division with a 5-2 record.

Camden Tebay was the champion for the Bantam 55 division with a record of 5-0.

Tate Feucht placed seventh in the Novice 112 division with a 1-2 record.

Kain Burggraff also had a seventh place finish in the Novice 120 division with a 1-2 record.

Aiden Geraets placed sixth in the Novice 120 division with a 1-3 record.

Sage Ottoson, wrestling under Chester, finished with an 1-2 record in the Schoolboy 120 division.

Photo courtesy of Lacey Tebay

Photo courtesy of Lacey Tebay

Andrew Weiland was a champion of the High School Boys 98/106 division.  He defeated the other two wrestlers in his division to take the top spot.

Trevon Cross was seventh in the High School Boys 132 division with a record of 3-2.

Zach McKee, wrestling for Legends of Gold, finished fifth in the High School Boys 132 division with a record of 4-2.

Gage Carr went 0-2 in the High School Boys 160 division.

Mitchell Klinkenborg was eighth in the High School Boys 195 division with a record of 2-3 for the weekend.

Two other wrestlers from Dell Rapids wrestled for Legends of Gold.  Ryan Stubbe placed sixth in the Midget 70 division with a 3-3 record.  Mason Stubbe placed second in the Novice 90 division with a record of 4-1.

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Six Quarriers Nab All-Conference Honors

NewDRLogoSix Dell Rapids Quarrier basketball players earned Dak XII All-Conference honors for the 2017-2018 season.  Three boys and three girls made the post season award list.

Emma Paul (Jr) was a Second Team All-Conference selection.  Jayda Knuppe (Jr) was a Third Team All-Conference selection, and Arial Hoffman (Sr) was an Honorable Mention.

Jeffrey Schuch (Sr) was named the the All-Conference First Team.  Carson Rentz (Sr) and Mason Schmidt (Sr) were Third Team All-Conference selections.

Dak XII Girls All-Conference Teams

  • MVP:  Madysen Vlastuin – Lennox

First Team:

  • Rianna Fillipi – Lennox
  • Jessi Giles – Madison
  • Haleigh Melstad – Vermillion
  • Lexi Unruh – Sioux Falls Christian
  • Madysen Vlastuin – Lennox
  • Peyton Wingert – Dakota Valley

Second Team:

  • Elsie Aslesen – Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Kasey Jensen – Vermillion
  • Ashlyn Macdonald – West Central
  • Emma Paul – Dell Rapids
  • Riley Peters – Lennox
  • Olivia Rud – Madison

Third Team:

  • Rachel Barkema – Sioux Falls Christian
  • Nicole Brown – Madison
  • Madisyn Heeren – Dakota Valley
  • Courtney Kellenberger – Sioux Falls Christian
  • Jayda Knuppe – Dell Rapids
  • Grace Steineke – Tri-Valley

Honorable Mention:

  • Bailey Conrad – Tea Area
  • Arial Hoffman – Dell Rapids
  • Alyssa Johnson – Dakota Valley
  • Addison Ludwig – Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Jada Lundstrom – Canton
  • Emily McDonald – Tri-Valley
  • Madisen Martinez – Vermillion
  • Kali Nelson – West Central
  • Olivia Ritter – Tea Area

DVC Boys All-Conference Teams

  • MVP:  AJ Plitzuweit – Vermillion

First Team:

  • Aaron Fiegen – Madison
  • Noah Freidel – Tea Area
  • Jack McCabe – Dakota Valley
  • Koln Oppold – Sioux Falls Christian
  • AJ Plitzuweit – Vermillion
  • Jeffrey Schuch – Dell Rapids

Second Team:

  • Mitchell Goodbary – Sioux Falls Christian
  • Jadon Janke – Madison
  • Jaxon Janke – Madison
  • Noah Jewett – Tri-Valley
  • Lincoln Unruh – Sioux Falls Christian
  • Kayden Verley – Canton

Third Team:

  • Josh Arlt – Lennox
  • Justin Hohn-Mack – Tea Area
  • Jared Merkley – Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Jackson Miller – West Central
  • Carson Rentz – Dell Rapids
  • Mason Schmidt – Dell Rapids

Honorable Mention:

  • Christian Beachler – Canton
  • Charlie Cox – Dakota Valley
  • Josh Giles – Madison
  • Jock Graves – Dakota Valley
  • Presston Kollbaum – Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Gavin Schipper – Sioux Falls Christian
  • Kade Stearns – Tea Area
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Quarrier Streak and Season Ends in Round of 16

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

In a raucous atmosphere at the Winner Armory, the Pine Ridge Thorpes stunned the #6 seeded Dell Rapids Quarriers 69-66 in the Round of 16 on Thursday, March 8th.  The win by Pine Ridge ended an 11-game winning streak for Dell Rapids and sent the Thorpes to the State A tournament.

Dell Rapids delivered the first blow in the game getting out to an 8-0 lead in the first minute and a half.  The Quarriers were on fire throughout the first quarter scoring 29 points.  Logan Heim led the way going four-for-four on three points shots in the first quarter helping Dell Rapids to a 29-16 lead after at the first quarter break.  The Quarrier lead grew to 15 points at 33-18 after a made three-point shot by Mason Schmidt and a made free throw by Drew Van Regenmorter with 5:23 to go in the second quarter.  Dell Rapids maintained an eight-to-twelve point lead throughout the second quarter.  Jeffrey Schuch made a three-point shot from the left wing with 2:03 to go to give Dell Rapids a 40-28 lead.  Pine Ridge, however, scored the final five points of the quarter to cut the lead to seven at 40-33 at halftime.

The Thorpes scored the first three points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 40-36.  Schuch ended the Pine Ridge 8-0 run with a layup from the left side with 6:00 to play in the third quarter.  The two teams traded three-point shots over the next :30, and Dell Rapids held a 45-41 lead with 5:20 to go.  Dell Rapids was able to maintain the four-point lead over the next 3:00 of play.  The Thorpes went on a quick 4-0 spurt with Corey Brown tying the game at 49-49 with 1:50 to play.  Pine Ridge then closed out the quarter on a 4-1 run.  The Thorpes outscored Dell Rapids 20-10 in the third quarter and led 53-50 heading into the fourth quarter.

Dell Rapids then went on a 4-1 run to open the fourth quarter as Schuch tied the game at 54-54 with 5:45 to play.  The two teams traded baskets again.  The game was tied 56-56 with 5:18 to go.  Schuch gave Dell Rapids a 58-56 lead after an offensive rebound and put back with 4:43 left to play.  The game was again tied at 59-59 with 2:55 remaining.  After a timeout, Brown got a tough shot over Schuch to go through to give Pine Ridge a 61-59 lead with 2:40 to go.  Schuch again got a driving layup to fall on a nice pass from Carson Rentz to tie the game at 61-61 with 2:02 to play.  The Thorpes scored the next four points and led 65-61 with :37 left.  On the next Dell Rapids possessions, Rentz was fouled on a three-point shot giving him three free throws.  Rentz made all three to cut the lead to 65-64 with :21 on the clock.  After a foul and two made free throws by Pine Ridge, Dell Rapids had an open three-point shot with :12 to go that would have tied the game, but the shot was too strong and Thorpes got the defensive rebound.  Dell Rapids was forced to foul, and Corey Blacksmith made both free throws to give Pine Ridge a 69-64 lead.  Rentz made a last-second shot at the buzzer, but Pine Ridge came away victorious.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 41% from the field.  They were just 23% from three-point area and 67% from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers had a total of 35 team rebounds and 21 team assists.

Schuch led Dell Rapids with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.  Mason Schmidt added 17 points.  Heim finished with 12 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists.  Elijah Story and Rentz both finished with six points in the game.  Rentz also had seven assists.

Dell Rapids has their season come to an end with an overall record of 17-5.


Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz


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Five Cardinals Earn DVC Basketball Honors

DRSM LogoFive Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal basketball players were recognized by the Dakota Valley Conference for their play in the 2017-2018 season.

Ella Heinitz and Sydney Cook were Second Team All-Conference selections.  Maddie Schwebach was an Honorable Mention for the girls team.  Connor Libis was a First Team All-Conference selection.  Luke Brown was an Honorable Mention for the boys team.

DVC Girls All-Conference Teams

  • Coach of the Year:  Doug Osthus – DeSmet
  • MVP:  Callie Otkin – Elkton/Lake Benton

First Team:

  • Callie Otkin – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Cortney Bauman – Deubrook
  • Kristen Poppen – De Smet
  • Ashlyn DeKnikker – Lake Preston
  • Rynn Osthus – De Smet
  • Shaylee DeBeer – Deubrook

Second Team:

  • Ella Heinitz – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Autumn Wilkinson – De Smet
  • Meriah Flegel – Lake Preston
  • Sam Schindler – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Sydney Cook – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Mackenzie Hemmer – Colman-Egan

Honorable Mention:

  • Madysn Gilbertson – Arlington
  • Haleigh Nicol – Colman-Egan
  • Maddie Schwebach – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Kenzie Blue – De Smet
  • Cassie Quail – Deubrook
  • Rachel Cosgrove – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Marissa Golas – Estelline
  • Lexie Larson – Lake Preston
  • Victoria Malsich – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland

DVC Boys All-Conference Teams

  • Coach of the Year:  Jeff Larsen – Colman-Egan
  • Co-MVP:  Will Parry – Arlington
  • Co-MVP:  Gage Gruenhagen – De Smet

First Team:

  • Will Parry – Arlington
  • Gage Gruenhagen – De Smet
  • Bodee Groos – Colman-Egan
  • Connor Libis – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Devon Heuer – Arlington
  • Dalton Voelker – Colman-Egan

Second Team:

  • Kade Groos – Colman-Egan
  • Grant DeRuyter – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Scott Sampson – Arlington
  • Jack Hasche – Lake Preston
  • Hunter Breske – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
  • Trevin Holland – De Smet

Honorable Mention:

  • Keith Crisp – Colman-Egan
  • Luke Brown – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Zach Wolkow – De Smet
  • Codey Bauman – Deubrook
  • Matthew Nibbe – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Taryn Krog – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Marcis Hausman – Estelline
  • Byron Bumann – Lake Preston
  • Jeremiah Hoekman – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
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Ten Dell Rapids Lifters Compete at State Powerlifting Event

Six lifters from Dell Rapids and four from Dell Rapids St Mary competed in the South Dakota State Powerlifting meet held at Brandon Valley High School on Saturday, March 3rd.  The Dell Rapids had a third place team finish with two individual champions.


Seth Spielmann (DR) placed first in the 145-pound division.  Payton Park (DRSM) placed 11th.  Andy Nordstrom (DR) placed 17th, and Seth Bares (DRSM) placed 24th.

Josh Heinemann (DR) placed 10th in the 182-pound division.

Jess Michel (DR) placed fifth in the 205-pound division.  Tyson Dahler (DR) was sixth.  Logan Wolles (DRSM) placed 23rd, and Jon Bares (DRSM) placed 30th.

Cole Van Duyn (DR) won the 231-pound division.

145-pound Division:

  • Seth Spielmann (DR – 1st):  Squat – 405 pounds; Bench – 230 pounds; Dead Lift – 405 pounds; Total – 1,085 pounds; Coefficient:  7.535
  • Payton Park (DRSM – 11th):  Squat – 245 pounds; Bench – 175 pounds; Dead Lift – 325 pounds; Total – 745 pounds; Coefficient:  5.174
  • Andy Nordstrom (DR – 17th):  Squat – 245 pounds; Bench – 155 pounds; Dead Lift – 270 pounds; Total – 670 pounds; Coefficient:  4.806
  • Seth Bares (DRSM – 24th):  Squat – 0 pounds; Bench – 175 pounds; Dead Lift – 305 pounds; Total – 480 pounds; Coefficient:  3.310

182-pound Division:

  • Josh Heinemann (DR – 10th):  Squat – 315 pounds; Bench – 205 pounds; Dead Lift – 435 pounds; Total – 955 pounds; Coefficient:  5.317

205-pound Division:

  • Jess Michel (DR – 5th):  Squat – 395 pounds; Bench – 205 pounds; Dead Lift – 515 pounds; Total – 1,115 pounds; Coefficient:  5.450
  • Tyson Dahler (DR – 6th):  Squat – 365 pounds; Bench – 250 pounds; Dead Lift – 495 pounds; Total – 1,110 pounds; Coefficient: 5.550
  • Logan Wolles (DRSM – 23rd):  Squat – 250 pounds; Bench – 200 pounds; Dead Lift – 320 pounds; Total – 770 pounds; Coefficient:  3.775
  • Jon Bares (DRSM – 30th):  Squat – 0 pounds; Bench – 0 pounds; Dead Lift – 0 pounds; Total – 0 pounds; Coefficient:  0.000

231-pound Division

  • Cole Van Duyn (DR – 1st):  Squat – 450 pounds; Bench – 315 pounds; Dead Lift – 600 pounds; Total – 1,365 pounds; Coefficient:  6.256



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Eleventh Straight Sends Quarriers to Round of 16

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

It wasn’t easy, but the Dell Rapids Quarriers won their 11th straight game and earned a trip to the Class A Boys Round of 16 with a 60-50 win over the Tri-Valley Mustangs in the semifinal round of the Region 3A tournament at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls on Friday, March 2nd.

Dell Rapids raced to a 12-2 advantage early in the first quarter, which would be their largest lead of the game until late in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs closed out the first quarter on a 7-0 run, and Dell Rapids led 12-9 after the first quarter. Tri-Valley scored the first five points of the second quarter and took the lead 14-12. The two teams traded points throughout much of the second quarter. Dell Rapids still had the lead at 28-27 at halftime.

The Quarriers led for most of the third quarter, but never by more than four points. However, Tri-Valley again took the lead after a made three-point shot by Noah Jewett with 2:27 to go in the quarter. The made shot gave the Mustangs a 37-36 lead. Logan Heim scored on a quick inbound pass with 1:55 remaining to give the lead back to Dell Rapids at 38-37. The two teams again traded baskets over the next couple of possessions. Carson Rentz made a three-point shot with under a minute to play to give Dell Rapids a 43-39 lead. The Quarriers led 44-41 at the end of the third quarter. Dell Rapids was finally able to get their up-tempo offense working in the fourth quarter. They were able to turn defensive rebounds into quick transition points as the Quarriers went ahead 53-41 in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter. The lead grew to 60-45 before the Mustangs ended the game scoring the final five points.

Dell Rapids shot 42% from the field in the game, 24% from three-point range, and 76% from the free-throw line. They had a total of 36 team rebounds, 19 team assists, seven blocked shots while only turning the ball over six times.

Three players finished in double figures. Mason Schmidt had a team-high 16 points. Jeffrey Schuch had another double-double with 12 points, 14 rebounds as well as three assists and two blocked shots. Drew Van Regenmorter had 11 points and three rebounds. Logan Heim added eight points, 14 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Rentz tallied seven points, but dished out 11 assists.

Noah Jewett hit the 1,000 career point mark in the loss for the Mustangs.

Dell Rapids (17-4) will enter the Round of 16 as the #6 seed and will play the #11 seed Pine Ridge Thorpes on Tuesday, March 6th. The game will be played at 5:30 p.m. at the Winner Armory in Winner, SD. The game can also be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Vermillion Edges Quarrier Girls in Round of 16

DRvsVerm_GBB_3-1-18The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball season came to an end in the Round of 16 on Thursday, March 1st in Tea.  The Quarriers fell to the Vermillion Tanagers 51-48.

The game was back and forth for much of the contest.  Vermillion had the hot hand to start getting out to an 8-3 lead with 4:30 to play in the first quarter.  Dell Rapids held Vermillion scoreless the rest of the quarter and went on an 8-0 run to take an 11-8 lead after the first quarter of play.  The Tanagers were able to get the lead back and led 17-14 with 3:30 left in the half.  The Quarriers again closed out the quarter on a little 6-3 run to tie the game at 20-20 at halftime.

Vermillion again got out to a fast start in the beginning of the third quarter.  They matched their largest lead of five points at 29-24 with 4:55 to play in the third.  Dell Rapids again tied the game two and a half minutes later at 30-30.  The two teams then combined to make three total free throws the rest of the quarter as Vermillion had a 32-31 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  The two teams were locked at 34-34 with 6:35 remaining in the game.  Vermillion then went ahead 40-36 with 4:50 to go.  Dell Rapids responded and tied the game at 40-40 with 4:14 to go.  The Tanagers again grabbed the lead at 44-40 with 2:52 to go.  The Quarriers then went on a 7-2 run to take a 47-46 lead after an Aspen Hansen three-point shot with 1:09 to go.  Haleigh Melstad responded with a three-point shot of her own with :55 to go to give Vermillion the lead back at 49-47.  Vermillion held a 51-48 lead after a couple of free-throws with :18 to go.  Dell Rapids called a timeout with :06.7 on the clock.  Arial Hoffman launched a three-point shot from the top of the key that just hit off the front of the rim with :02 to go and the rebound went out of bounds.  The Tanager in-bound was tipped, but Vermillion was able to fall on the ball as time expired to grab the victory.

Two players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 14 points and six rebounds.  Hansen had 13 points, three rebounds, and two steals.  Emma Paul had nine points and five rebounds.  Hoffman added eight points and two rebounds.  Kaylee Hennen had three points, and Sydney Stofferahn had one point and three rebounds.

Dell Rapids has their season end with a 15-7 record.  Vermillion advances to the State A tournament in Watertown March 8th through 10th.

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Cardinals Season Ends at Corn Palace

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team saw their season come to an end at the Mitchell Corn Palace in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament on Tuesday, February 27th.  The Cardinals fell to the Ethan Rustlers 68-60 in the second game of the day.

The two teams went back and forth in the first quarter with neither team getting a lead bigger than four points.  St Mary tied the game at 13-13 with just a few seconds remaining, but the Rustlers were able to get the ball up the court and made a last second shot to take a 15-13 lead after the first quarter.  The Rustlers grew their lead to 27-18 with about 3:25 to go in the first half.  St Mary got the lead down to two points at 31-29 with about 2:00 left in the quarter.  Ethan scored the final basket of the half and led 33-29 at halftime.

The Cardinals got the lead down to one point at 38-37 with about 4:40 remaining in the third quarter.   Ethan responded with an 11-4 run over the remainder of the quarter to push their lead to eight points at 49-41 heading into the fourth quarter.  After the Ruslters had a 55-43 lead early in the fourth quarter, St Mary went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to five points at 55-50 with just under 3:00 to go in the game.  Still at a five-point lead at 57-52 with 1:23 to go, Ethan kept making free throws down the stretch.  The Cardinals got within three points at 61-58 after a layup by Connor Libis with :40 to go, the Rustlers responded with seven more made free throws for the win.

St Mary finished the game shooting 46% from the field and 75% from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 20 team rebounds.  Libis led the team in scoring with 27 points.  Weston Geraets had 16 points.  Max Herber finished with 11 points and six rebounds.

The Cardinals season ends with an overall record of 11-10

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Quarrier Wrestlers Do Battle at State Tournament

Six Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestlers took part in the opening day of the 2018 South Dakota State A Wrestling Tournament at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.  Jacob Vogel, Canyon Lowman, Max Lamer, Gage Carr, Ben Cavigielli, and Nick Palmer all qualified for the event for Dell Rapids.  Carr advanced to the second day.

DR_Vogel_2018StateVogel opened up the day in the 106 pound bracket with a loss to Gabe Skustad from Chamberlain by fall at 5:51.  Vogel then pinned (0:44) Jagger Gribble of Harrisburg in the first round of the consolation round.  Vogel’s tournament came to an end after a 10-5 loss to Nolan Archer of Brookings in the second consolation round.

Lowman competed in the 113 pound bracket and opened the tournament with a tough 7-5 loss t0 Riley Williams of DR_Lowman_2018StateLennox.  Lowman then pinned (2:31) Jovey Christensen of Beresford/Alcester-Hudson in the first consolation round match.  Lowman was then pinned (2:55) by Sam Olson of Madison in the second consolation round.

DR_Lamer_2018StateLamer, 132 pound bracket, lost his opening match by technical fall (16-0) to William Truman of Pierre.  Lamer then lost a major decision 11-2 to Daynon Huber of Huron in his second match of the day to see his tournament come to an end.

Carr (152 pound bracket), the only Quarrier wrestler to advance to the second day of the tournament, opened up his tournament with a 10-4 decision over Tanner Swab of Sioux Falls Roosevelt.  Carr was then DR_Carr_2018Statepinned by Bailey Brengle of Sturgis in the quarterfinals.  Carr was trailing 9-1 after two periods in his third match before coming back with a pin (3:46) of Wyatt Knudson of Beresford/Alcester-Hudson to advance to Saturday.  In his opening match of Saturday, Carr was pinned (4:37) by Damion Schunke of Brandon Valley to put him in the 7th/8th place match.  Carr then lost a 9-2 decision to Barry Browning of Pierre to take home 8th place from the State A tournament.

DR_Cavigielli_2018StateCavigielli also won his opening match of the 220 pound bracket.  Cavigielli earned a 6-2 overtime decision over Marc Williams of Spearfish.  Cavigielli was then pinned (3:17) by Joel Carpenter of Sturgis in the quarterfinals.  Hunter McMath of Rapid City Stevens then pinned (4:02) Cavigielli in his third match.

Palmer drew a tough opening-round match of the 285 pound bracket.  Palmer was pinned (1:09) by Nick Casperson of Beresford/Alcester-Hudson.  Palmer then came back in his second match with a 5-2 decision over DR_Palmer_2018StateTucker Christie of Brookings.  Palmer’s day came to an end in a hard-fought, tough 6-5 loss to Zechariah Patterson of Rapid City Stevens.

**All pictures courtesy of Lee Palmer**

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Quarrier Girls Back to Round of 16

DRvsSFC_GBB_2-22-18The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team earned their second straight trip to the Class A “Round of 16″ after 52-40 win over the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers in the Region 3A tournament on Thursday, February 22nd at Tea Area High School.

The Quarriers used a spurt in each of the four quarters to claim the victory.  Dell Rapids went on an 8-0 after the Chargers scored the first point of the game and took an 8-1 lead with 5:28 to play.  Sioux Falls Christian responded with an 11-4 run to tie the game at 12-12 after the first quarter of play.  The Quarriers then used a 12-0 run in the second quarter to build a double digit lead of 26-14 with 1:15 to play in the half.  The Chargers scored the final four points of the quarter, and Dell Rapids 26-18 at halftime.

Sioux Falls Christian continued their run into the third quarter and got within a point at 30-29 with 3:30 to play in the third quarter.  Dell Rapids closed out the third quarter on a 6-1 spurt to push their lead to 36-30 heading into the final quarter.  The Chargers scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to make the score 36-34 with 5:45 left in the game.  The Quarriers answered with another run, this time 6-0, to push the lead back to eight at 42-34 with 2:50 remaining.  After a Charger score, Arial Hoffman made a big three-point shot with 1:40 to go in the game to give Dell Rapids a 45-36 lead.  The Quarriers were able to make their free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

Emma Paul finished the game with a double-double for Dell Rapids.  Paul had 20 points, 10 rebounds as well as four steals and three assists.  Sydney Stofferahn added 13 points.  A. Hoffman had eight points, five assists, and three rebounds.  Jayda Knuppe finished with six points and four rebounds.  Ravyn Hoffman had three points, and Aspen Hansen finished with two points.  Dell Rapids had a total of 22 team rebounds, 16 team steals, and 12 team assists.

The Quarriers will advance to the “Round of 16″ which will be played on a neutral court on Thursday, March 1st.  The opponent and location are yet to be determined.

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