The 2017-2018 season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Tuesday, February 20th in Huron. The Cardinals fell to the Ethan Rustlers 65-26 in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament at the Huron Arena.
St Mary trailed by only seven points, 16-9, after the first quarter, but had trouble on the offensive side of the ball the remainder of the game. The Rustlers put some distance between themselves and the Cardinals in the second quarter by outscoring St Mary 21-6. Ethan led 37-12 at halftime. The Rustlers continued to grow the lead in the second half outscoring the Cardinals 28-12.
The Cardinals finished the game shooting 29% from the field, 22% from three-point area, and 75% from the free-throw line. Ethan finished the game shooting 66% from the field. St Mary had a total of 12 team rebounds and were forced into 21 turnovers.
Ella Heinitz had a team-high 14 points and two steals. Clare Klein had four points and two steals. Cassy Geraets, Maddie Schwebach, Sydney Cook, and Cassie Mullaney all finished with two points each.
St Mary finished the season with a record of 10-12.