The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team will make another trip to the Class A SoDak 16 after a Region 3A win over the West Central Trojans on Friday, March 6th. The Quarriers won the game 64-50 which was held at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls.
West Central held the lead for the early part of the ball game and led 11-7 with 3:30 to go in the quarter. Dell Rapids closed out the first quarter on a 13-2 run to take a 20-15 lead heading into the second quarter. That lead grew to 31-20 with 2:20 to play in the first half. The Trojans then went on an 8-0 run to finish the half to cut the Dell Rapids lead down to 31-28 at halftime.
The Trojans then scored the first basket of the third quarter to extend the run to 10-0 and pull within a point at 31-30. The Quarrier defense then held the Trojans to just four more third quarter points and ended the third quarter leading 45-34. Dell Rapids was able to maintain their lead throughout the fourth quarter to get the victory.
Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 48% (24-50) from the field, 21% (4-19) from three-point area, and 57% (12-21) from the free-throw line.
Three players finished in double figures. Logan Ellingson led the team with 21 points and three rebounds. Ramsey Heinecke had 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Colin Rentz had 10 points along with five rebounds, and five assists.
The Quarriers (17-4) will play the Vermillion Tanagers on Tuesday, March 10th at the Sioux Falls Pentagon with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The winner of the game will advance to the South Dakota State Class A Boys Basketball Tournament. Big Sioux Media has plans of streaming the SoDak 16 game on Tuesday.