The Lennox Orioles pulled away from the Dell Rapids Quarriers in the last five minutes of the game for a 64-45 win in girls basketball action on Monday, January 7th in Lennox.
The Orioles took the lead on a three-point shot in the first 45 seconds of the game and never trailed. Lennox finished the first quarter with an 18-11 lead. That lead grew to nine points by halftime at 29-20.
Lennox was able to maintain about a 10-point lead through much of the second half. The Orioles pushed the lead to 12 points by the end of the third quarter at 48-36. Dell Rapids still trailed by 12 points at 53-41 with just under five minutes, but Lennox outscored the Quarriers 11-4 the remainder of the game.
Aspen Hansen led the Quarriers with 17 points and five rebounds. Jayda Knuppe added 10 points and four rebounds. Madysen Vlastuin had 17 points for Lennox, while Rianna Fillipi added 15 points.
Dell Rapids (3-4) will play Pine Ridge at the Hanson Classic at the Mitchell Corn Palace on Saturday, January 12th. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.