The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys got into an early hole and fell to the Lennox Orioles on Friday, February 15th at Lennox High School. The Orioles defeated the Quarriers 65-51.
Leading 5-4 early in the game, Drew Van Regenmorter made a three-point shot with just under three minutes to play in the first quarter to give Dell Rapids an 8-4 lead. Lennox would then go on an 11-0 run to end the quarter with a 15-8 lead. Lennox built a double digit lead in the second quarter and led by 15 at 33-18 by halftime.
The Orioles pushed the lead to 20 points at 40-20 with 6:30 to play in the third quarter. Dell Rapids then held Lennox to just four free throws over the next five minutes and fifteen seconds as they cut the lead to single digits at 44-35 with 1:15 to play in the third quarter. The Orioles held a 48-40 lead heading into the final quarter. Logan Heim made a shot from the block with 7:20 to play in the game to keep the Lennox lead at eight points at 50-42. The Quarriers held Lennox scoreless over the next two minutes and had three offensive possessions to try to cut into the eight-point deficit, but couldn’t get the ball to fall through the hoop. The Orioles then went on an 8-2 run to lead 58-44 with 3:30 to play. That was enough for the Orioles to hold for the victory.
Connor Rentz led the Quarriers with 15 points. Colin Rentz added 11 points. Lennox was led by Will Daugherty with 19 points and Josh Arlt with 17 points.
Dell Rapids (9-7) will host Canton on Tuesday, February 19th as part of a girls and boys double-header. It will also be senior night. Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.