Playing in their second game in as many days, the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team closed out their 2018-2019 regular season with a road win against the Flandreau Fliers on Saturday, February 22nd. Dell Rapids won the game 59-46 for a third straight victory.
The two teams were locked in a close battle in the first quarter with Dell Rapids holding a slim, three-point lead at 13-10 after the first quarter. The Quarriers, however, put together a solid second and third quarters to put some distance between themselves and Flandreau. The Quarriers outscored the Fliers 19-10 in the second quarter for a 32-20 halftime lead. The lead grew to 50-33 after Dell Rapids outscored Flandreau 18-13 in the third quarter. The middle two quarters proved to be enough to hold off a small Flandreau rally in the fourth quarter.
Colin Rentz finished the game with 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Logan Ellingson also had 12 points along with two steals. Connor Rentz added 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Jacob Rechtenbaugh had seven points, and Drew Van Regenmorter finished with six points. Flandreau was led by Connor Lebrun with 20 points and Tash Lunday wiht 17 points.
Dell Rapid finished the regular season with a 12-7 record and a #2 seed in the Region 3A tournament. The Quarriers will earn a first round bye and will play on Friday, March 1st at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls at 8:00 p.m. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.