The Lennox Orioles came to Dell Rapids ranked fifth in the latest South Dakota Boys Basketball media poll. The Dell Rapids Quarriers earned a statement win and made some noise in Class A after a 79-62 win on Friday, February 22nd.
The first quarter was tightly played between the two teams as Dell Rapids ended the quarter with a slim 13-12 lead. The second quarter proved to be the difference in the game. Dell Rapids connected for 28 points and built a 12-point lead by halftime at 41-30. Both teams scored 19 points each allowing Dell Rapids to keep their 11-point lead at 60-49. The Quarriers outscored Lennox in the final quarter 19-13 for the win.
The Quarriers shot the ball very well shooting 53% (28-53) from the field, 60% (15-25) from three-point area, and 62% (8-13) from the free-throw line. Lennox finished the game shooting 48% (24-50) from the field, 43% (12-28) from three-point area, and 67% (2-3) from the free-throw line.
Four players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids. Colin Rentz had 22 points, seven assists, and four rebounds. Logan Ellingson had 17 points. Drew Van Regenmorter had 14 points, six assists, and four rebounds. Ramsey Heinecke also had 14 points along with six rebounds, and two assists.
Dell Rapids (14-4) will play their final road game of the regular season on Tuesday, February 25th when then travel to Canton to play the C-Hawks. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.