The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls and boys basketball team played their final regular season game against the Garretson Blue Dragons on Thursday, February 27th. This was also the final home game of the year and the seniors were recognized between the two games.
The Quarrier girls fell to the Blue Dragons in their game by a score of 64-45. Every time Dell Rapids got back into the game, Garretson had an answer. Garretson got out to a 9-4 lead with 4:00 to play in the opening quarter. Dell Rapids pulled within a point at 9-8 just thirty seconds later, but the Blue Dragons pushed the lead to 15-11 by the end of the first quarter. They extended that lead to 31-15 with 1:15 to go in the second quarter, but Dell Rapids made a late rally and cut the lead down to 31-23 by halftime.
The Quarriers got even closer with 5:15 to play in the third quarter. Dell Rapids pulled within six points at 35-29, but Garretson went on an 11-4 run the rest of the quarter to lead 46-33. The lead grew to 19 points by the 5:20 mark of the fourth quarter at 54-35, and Garretson was able to pick up the win from there.
Alli De Stigter finished with 14 points and two rebounds. Zoey Hilmoe had 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Aspen Hansen added seven points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Haileigh Barnhart, Maggie Schmidt, and Jayme Schmidt all had four points each.
The Dell Rapids boys team had no problems with Garretson in the second game of the double header. The Quarriers defeated the Blue Dragons by a score of 77-50.
The Quarriers got out to a big lead in the first quarter and were never really challenged the rest of the game. Dell Rapids led 23-10 at the end of the first quarter and pushed the lead to 20 points by halftime at 40-20. The two teams each scored 18 points in the third quarter, and Dell Rapids led 58-38 heading into the fourth. The Quarriers pushed their lead to over thirty points in the fourth quarter on their way to the win.
Four players finished in double figures. Ramsey Heinecke had 13 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Carter Rentz had 12 points and six assists. Drew Van Regenmorter added 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Colin Rentz also had 11 points, three steals, and two assists.
The six seniors recognized between the games were Hansen, Heinecke, Van Regenmorter, Carter Rentz, Logan Ellingson, and Karsen Welbig.
The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls end their regular season with a record of 2-18. They will play the Garretson Blue Dragons again on Monday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in Garretson in the opening round of the Region 3A Tournament.
The Quarrier boys end their regular season with a record of 16-4. They will not play again until Friday, March 6th at the Elmen Center in a SoDak 16 qualifying game.
Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.