Playing each other for the second time in less than a week, the Garretson Blue Dragons beat the Dell Rapids Quarriers again on Monday, March 2nd. This time Garretson won 68-46 in the opening round of the Region 3A Tournament.
Dell Rapids grabbed the early momentum and set the pace early in the game. The Quarriers led most of the first quarter led by senior Aspen Hansen. Garretson took the lead late and held a 15-14 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The Blue Dragons got on a roll and pushed the lead to 27-19 with 4:00 to play in the second quarter. They grew the lead to 34-21 by halftime.
The Quarriers kept within striking distance throughout the third quarter, but every time Dell Rapids made a little run, Garretson had an answer. The Blue Dragons led by twelve points heading into the final quarter at 47-35. Garretson’s offense scored 21 points in the final quarter to get enough separation for the win.
Dell Rapids finished 36% (18-50) from the field, 13% (2-16) from three-point area, and 62% (8-13) from the free-throw line. Hansen led the team with 32 points, seven steals, five rebounds, and two blocked shots. Zoey Hilmoe had four points and three assists. Becky Dorn also had four points along with three rebounds. Haileigh Barnhart, Alli De Stigter, and Jayme Schmidt all had two points. Barnhart also had six rebounds.
The Quarriers finished their 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 2-19.