The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team found themselves on the wrong end of a hot shooting night by the Madison Bulldogs. Madison turned a six-point lead into a 73-45 win on Thursday, February 20th.
The Qurriers started the game with a three-point basket made by Becky Dorn for an early 3-0. Madison then went on a 16-1 run to take a 16-4 run. They ended the quarter leading 21-8. Dell Rapids rebounded to start the second quarter and went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 21-15. The Bulldogs pushed the lead back to 13 before the Quarriers cut it down to nine at 30-21 at halftime.
Dell Rapids struck first again to start the third quarter. Zoey Hilmoe made a three-point shot to start the quarter and cut the Bulldog lead to 30-24. That’s when Madison set the hoops ablaze in the second half. The Bulldogs went on a 25-6 run to lead 55-30 and finished the third quarter leading 59-34. Madison then outscored Dell Rapids 14-11 in the final quarter. The Bulldogs went 8-12 on three-point shots and 14-25 on total field goals in the second half to pull away from Dell Rapids.
The Quarriers finished 25% (15-60) from the field, 35% (8-23) on three-point shots and 70% (7-10) from the free-throw line. Hilmoe had 12 points and four rebounds in the game. Aspen Hansen finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, and three steals. Alli De Stigter had nine points, and Hanna Vanoverbeke had six points.
Dell Rapids (2-15) will host Aberdeen Roncalli on Saturday, February 22nd. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.