Neither team could get the ball to fall through the hoop in the first half. The two teams combined for just 32 total points through the first two quarters of play. In fact the two teams combined for just 10 total points in the first quarter. Dell Rapids held an 8-2 lead after the first quarter. Both teams scored 11 points each in the second quarter, and the Quarriers took a 19-13 lead into halftime.
The Quarriers were able to get their offense going in the second half. Dell Rapids outscored Beresford 20-3 in the third quarter for a 39-16 lead. The Quarriers continued to shoot the ball well in the fourth quarter and outscored the Watchdogs 16-10 in the final quarter for the win.
Despite the cold first half, the Quarriers finished the game shooting 36% from the field. However, Dell Rapids only shot 13% from three-point area. They were a perfect 9-9 from the free-throw line on the night. Dell Rapids finished with a total of 44 team rebounds, nine team assists, nine steals, and only turned the ball over seven times in the game.
Mason Schmidt led the Quarriers with 21 points and four rebounds in the game. Eddie Price provided a spark off the bench with nine points and seven rebounds. Elijah Story and Logan Heim both finished with five points each. Carson Rentz had a team-high nine rebounds and three assists. Jeffrey Schuch added eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.
Dell Rapid (3-2) will travel to Chamberlain to play the Cubs on Friday, January 5th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media as a video only broadcast with no play-by-play.