The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team lost in the opening round of the District 4B boys basketball tournament to the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders 81-46 on Monday, February 25th, in Ramona. The Raiders led the game start to finish. The Raiders held an 11-9 lead just three minutes into the game and extended their lead to 26-14 after the first quarter. The Cardinals chipped away at the lead, getting it down to nine points at 35-26 with just 2:30 left in the half, but the Raiders used a 10-1 run to close out the half. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland continued the dominance in the second half, outscoring Dell Rapids St Mary 36-19 in the final two quarters for the win.
Dell Rapids St Mary was led by Mitch Roemen with 12 points, Ethan Schmidt with 10 points, and Jared Scholten with eight points. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland had four players in double figures, led by Ryan Schlisner with a game-high 16 points, Mike Minor with 12 points, Luke Menor with 11 points, and Mitchell Malcomb with 10 points.
Dell Rapids St Mary ends the season with 2-19 record.