The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team’s season came to an end at the Elmen Center on Tuesday, March 5th, in the Region 3A Championship game. The Quarriers fell to the Madison Bulldogs 69-52. The Quarriers entered the game on an 11-game winning streak. Their last lost was to the Madison Bulldogs on January 17th in Madison. The Bulldog defense was too much for the Quarriers to over-come in the ball game. Dell Rapids jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the opening tip, and that was the only lead they had in the game. The Bulldogs went on an 8-2 run from that point, and held a 21-15 lead after the first quarter. Madison then went on a 10-2 run in the second quarter to lead 31-17 with 2:06 left in the half. The Bulldogs held Dell Rapids to just one field goal in the second quarter and lead 34-22 at halftime. Dell Rapids made a run late in the third quarter, cutting the lead down to 46-39 with just :20 left, but Madison scored four straight points before the quarter ended to go up 50-39. The Bulldogs carried the momentum into the fourth quarter on the way to the win.
Dell Rapids were led by Cole Langer with 18 points in the game. Bryce Koch finished with 13 points and seven blocked shots.
The Quarriers end their season with a 17-6 record.