In their final road game of the regular season, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team lost a Dakota Valley Conference game to the Colman-Egan Hawks 55-44 on Tuesday, February 13th, at Colman-Egan High School. The score was tied seven times and there were 10 lead changes.
The first quarter went back and forth and was close throughout. The Hawks ended the first quarter with a one-point lead at 14-13. St Mary grabbed the lead in the second quarter. The Cardinals outscored Colman-Egan 13-10 for a 26-24 halftime lead. They took their largest lead of the game with 7:24 to go in the third quarter, however Colman-Egan regained the lead and led 38-36 heading into the final quarter. The Hawks outscored St Mary 17-8 in the final quarter to pull away for the victory.
The Cardinals finished the game shooting 38% from the field, but only 33% in the second half. They were 36% from three-point area and 60% from the free-throw line. St Mary was out rebounded 36-29 and had 17 turnovers.
Ella Heinitz led the team with 16 points and six rebounds. Maddie Schwebach had 10 points and eight rebounds. Sydney Cook finished with eight points, eight rebounds, and four blocked shots. Clare Klein and Adyn Heinricy both had four points each. Colman-Egan was led by Mackenzie Hemmer with 15 points and Haleigh Nicol and Braiden Westley both with 12 points each.
St Mary (8-11) will end the regular season at home on Senior Night against Hendricks, MN on Thursday, February 15th.