The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team got themselves back into the win column with a big 76-44 win over the Pine Ridge Thorpes at the Hanson Classic in Mitchell on Saturday, January 12th. The win ended a three-game skid for the Quarriers.
Dell Rapids held just a five-point lead after the first quarter at 17-12, but the Quarriers blew the game open in the second quarter when they outscored Pine Ridge 20-5. Dell Rapids led 37-17 at halftime. Both teams each scored 17 points in the third quarter, and Dell Rapids led 54-34 heading into the final quarter. The Quarriers then outscored Pine Ridge 22-10 in the final quarter for the victory.
The Quarriers finished the game shooting 44% (20-45) from the field, 31% (4-13) from three-point area, and 82% (32-39) from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids also had 41 team rebounds, 11 steals, and 10 assists.
Four players finished in double-figures for Dell Rapids. Aspen Hansen had 22 points and five rebounds. Jayda Knuppe finished with 21 points and eight rebounds. Emma Paul added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Ravyn Hoffman tallied 10 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.
Dell Rapids (4-4) will host West Central in a big Dak XII and Region 3A game on Tuesday, January 15th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.