The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team won their third straight game on Tuesday, February 5th against the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans. The Quarriers won by a score of 56-44. This is the third time during the season the Quarriers have won three games in a row.
Dell Rapids opened the game by winning the tip-off and scoring seconds later for a quick 2-0 lead. The Titans took the next five points and led 5-2 with 5:40 to go in the first quarter. The Titans kept their three-point lead over the next minute and led 9-6. Dell Rapids then went on an 11-0 run over three minutes to take a 17-9 lead with 1:50 to go in the quarter. Dell Rapids led 19-13 at the end of the first quarter. Dell Rapids maintained a five-to-seven point lead through the first half of the second quarter. The lead grew to 10 points at 28-18 with 3:26 to go in the half. The Titans were able to cut that lead in half by halftime at 31-26.
The Quarrier defense locked down the Titans in the third quarter and only allowed two points in the first five minutes of the second half. Dell Rapids grew their lead to 13 points 41-28 with 2:49 to play in the third quarter. Dell Rapids finished the third quarter leading 44-31. The Quarriers grew their lead to a game-high 19 points at 54-35 with 4:40 to play in the game. The Titans went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 54-44 with 3:00 to play, but that’s all the Quarriers would allow for the Titans in the game.
The Quarriers had a total of 31 team rebounds, 12 assists, seven steals, and 10 team turnovers. Connor Rentz had a game-high 25 points to lead the Quarrier offense. Logan Heim had nine rebounds, and Coby Maeschen had seven rebounds. Colin Rentz led the team with four assists.
Dell Rapids (9-4) will host the Dakota Valley Panthers in a girls and boys double-header on Friday, February 8th. Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.