Quarrier Boys Drop Two on Back-to-Back Days

Photo taken by Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

Photo taken and used with permission by Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team had a rough couple of days on Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th.  Dell Rapids saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Friday against the Dakota Valley Panthers.  The Parker Pheasants then handed the Quarriers another set back on Saturday at the DWU Culver’s Classic on Saturday.

On Friday the Dakota Valley Panthers traveled to Dell Rapids and beat the Quarriers 60-46.  Dell Rapids took an early lead in the game and led for most of the first quarter.  The Quarriers had a six-point lead at 14-8 and led 16-13 at the end of the first quarter.  The Panthers opened the second quarter on a 6-2 run to take a 19-18 lead with 5:30 to play.  The Quarriers responded with a 6-0 run for a 24-19 lead with 4:00 to go.  Dakota Valley took a timeout at that point which proved to be a momentum stopper for Dell Rapids.  The Panthers outscored Dell Rapids 10-2 the remainder of the quarter for a 29-26 halftime lead.  The Panthers kept their momentum rolling to start the third quarter and scored the first seven points for a 36-26 lead.  Dakota Valley ultimately outscored Dell Rapids 19-11 in the quarter and led 48-37 heading into the fourth.  The Quarriers had the Panther lead down to eight points at 48-40 with under 6:00 to play, but that was as close as Dell Rapids could get.

Two players finished in double figures for the Quarriers.  Connor Rentz had 13 points, and Colin Rentz finished with 12 points.  Logan Heim and Coby Maeschen both had six rebounds in the game.  Paul Bruns led the Panthers with 25 points, and Charlie Cox added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Photo taken and used with permission by Rhonda Rentz

Photo taken and used with permission by Rhonda Rentz

Dell Rapids had to try to bounce back quickly.  The Quarriers played the Parker Pheasants at the DWU Culver’s Classic Saturday afternoon.  After an early first quarter lead by Dell Rapids, Parker rolled to a 59-45 win over the Quarriers.

Parker outscored Dell Rapids in every quarter but the the fourth quarter.  The Pheasants held a 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and grew the lead to 13 by halftime at 33-20.  Parker had a game-high 20-point lead with 1:24 to play in the third quarter and led 49-30 heading into the final period.  Dell Rapids did outscore Parker 15-10 in the final quarter.

The Quarriers finished the game shooting 35% (18-51) from the field, 32% (7-22) from three-point area, and 33% (2-6) from the free-throw line.  Parker, meanwhile, shot 40% (19-47) from the field, 23% (3-13) from three-point area, and 78% (18-23) from the free-throw line.  The difference in the game turned out to be the gap in free throws.

Connor Rentz had 12 points and a steal.  Colin Rentz had nine points, six rebounds, and four assists.  Carter Nelson also finished with nine points and five rebounds.  Coby Maeschen and Logan Heim both had five points.  Heim had a team-high eight rebounds.  Trey Christensen had 21 points, and Camden Bialas had 20 points for Parker.

Dell Rapids (9-6) will travel to Sisseton on Tuesday, February 12th.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to a webstream of the game.

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Quarrier Boys Get Third Straight Win for Third Time

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team won their third straight game on Tuesday, February 5th against the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans.  The Quarriers won by a score of 56-44.  This is the third time during the season the Quarriers have won three games in a row.

Dell Rapids opened the game by winning the tip-off and scoring seconds later for a quick 2-0 lead.  The Titans took the next five points and led 5-2 with 5:40 to go in the first quarter.  The Titans kept their three-point lead over the next minute and led 9-6.  Dell Rapids then went on an 11-0 run over three minutes to take a 17-9 lead with 1:50 to go in the quarter.  Dell Rapids led 19-13 at the end of the first quarter.  Dell Rapids maintained a five-to-seven point lead through the first half of the second quarter.  The lead grew to 10 points at 28-18 with 3:26 to go in the half.  The Titans were able to cut that lead in half by halftime at 31-26.

The Quarrier defense locked down the Titans in the third quarter and only allowed two points in the first five minutes of the second half.  Dell Rapids grew their lead to 13 points 41-28 with 2:49 to play in the third quarter.  Dell Rapids finished the third quarter leading 44-31.  The Quarriers grew their lead to a game-high 19 points at 54-35 with 4:40 to play in the game.  The Titans went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 54-44 with 3:00 to play, but that’s all the Quarriers would allow for the Titans in the game.

The Quarriers had a total of 31 team rebounds, 12 assists, seven steals, and 10 team turnovers.  Connor Rentz had a game-high 25 points to lead the Quarrier offense.  Logan Heim had nine rebounds, and Coby Maeschen had seven rebounds.  Colin Rentz led the team with four assists.

Dell Rapids (9-4) will host the Dakota Valley Panthers in a girls and boys double-header on Friday, February 8th.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Strong Fourth Quarter Lifts Quarrier Boys to Victory

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

A strong fourth quarter helped the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team to a 61-43 win over the Tri-Valley Mustangs on Friday, February 1st at Tri-Valley High School.

After Tri-Valley hit a game-opening three-point shot, the Quarriers went on an 8-0 run to take an 8-3 lead early in the game.  The Mustangs closed the gap to 8-7 before Dell Rapids went on a 9-0 run to take a 17-7 lead with 1:30 to play in the quarter.  The Quarriers ended the first quarter leading 17-10.  Logan Ellingson hit a three-point shot from deep at the left wing with 7:04 to play in the second quarter to give Dell Rapids a 20-12 lead.  The Quarriers were only able to score four more points the remainder of the quarter, and Tri-Valley pulled within two points by halftime at 24-22.

The Mustangs continued the momentum and tied the game at 24-24 on a Will Kulzer layup with 6:50 to play in third quarter.  Tri-Valley took the lead at 31-29 with 4:30 to go in the quarter on a Nick Hass three-point shot, which was the first lead for the Mustangs since the game-opening three-point shot.  That’s when the Quarriers took control of the game.  Dell Rapids closed the quarter on a 13-6 run to take a 42-37 lead into the fourth quarter.  The Quarriers then outscored Tri-Valley 19-6 in the final quarter for the win.

Logan Ellingson led Dell Rapids in scoring with 17 points.  Colin Rentz added 15 points.  Drew Van Regenmorter had a game-high 10 rebounds.  Logan Heim finished with nine rebounds and four assists.  Tri-Valley was led by Kulzer with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Dell Rapid (8-4) will host Mt Vernon/Plankinton in a girls and boys double-header on Tuesday, February 5th.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Boys Bounce Back at Dak XII/NEC Classic

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team got back in the win column on Saturday, January 26th at the Dak XII/NEC Classic in Madison.  The Quarriers earned a 65-54 over the Sisseton Redmen.

The game was another back-and-forth game for the Quarriers in the middle two quarters.  Dell Rapids did take the early lead in the game and led 14-8 after the first quarter.  The Quarriers scored first in the second quarter and led 16-8, but Sisseton went on a 14-6 run to tie the game at 22-22 by halftime.

The two teams continued to go back and forth in the third quarter.  The game was tied again at the end of the third quarter 38-38.  Dell Rapids and Sisseton were tied again at 41-41 early in the fourth quarter before momentum shifted to the Quarriers.  Sisseton was called for a technical foul.  Dell Rapids converted both free throws and then knocked down a three point shot to give the Quarriers a five-point possession and a five-point lead.  After a defensive stop, Dell Rapids got a big three-point shot from Karsen Welbig in the corner in front of the Quarrier bench to push the Dell Rapids lead to eight at 49-41.  The Quarriers never trailed again on their way to the victory.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 56% (20-36) from the field, 25% (4-16) from three-point area, and 65% (13-20) from the free-throw line.  Sisseton finished the game shooting 32% (19-58) from the field, 30% (5-17) from three-point area, and 79% (11-14) from the free-throw line.  Sisseton did out rebound Dell Rapids 35-33 in the game.

Logan Ellingson, named the game’s MVP, finished with 20 points for Dell Rapids.  Drew Van Regenmorter had 17 points and seven rebounds.  Colin Rentz added 14 points.  Coby Maeschen had a team-high eight rebounds.

Dell Rapids (7-4) will travel to Flandreau to play the Fliers on Tuesday, January 29th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Fourth Quarter Sinks Quarrier Boys

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

In a close game for most of the game between the Dell Rapids Quarriers and Vermillion Tanagers, the Tanagers used a big fourth quarter rally to beat the Quarriers 71-64 on Thursday, January 24th at Vermillion High School.  The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Dell Rapids.

The first quarter was back and fourth between the two teams.  They ended the quarter in an 18-18 tie.  Dell Rapids was able to get some separation in the second quarter as they outscored Vermillion 20-13.  The Quarriers held a 38-31 lead at halftime.

Dell Rapids was able to maintain the lead they built in the second quarter.  The Tanagers were only able to cut into the lead by a point, and Dell Rapids led 50-44 heading into the final quarter.  The fourth quarter is where everything went right for Vermillion.  The Tanagers erased the six point deficit by outscoring the Quarriers 27-14 in the final quarter for the win.

Colin Rentz led the Quarriers with 21 points.  Logan Ellingson finished with 16 points.  Drew Van Regenmorter added 11 rebounds and four assists in the game.

Dell Rapids (6-4) will play Sisseton in the Dax XII/NEC Classic on Saturday, January 26th.  Tip-off is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. at Madison High School.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to a live stream of the game.

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Quarrier Boys Dominant in Win over EPJ

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz.

In the second game of a girls and boys double-header on Saturday, January 19th, the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys won for the third time in a row with a 68-40 win over the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies.

Elk Point-Jefferson held an early 2-0 lead, and the game was tied 4-4 with 6:00 to play in the first quarter and again 6-6 with 5:00 to play, but that was as close as the Huskies would get.  Dell Rapids outscored Elk Point-Jefferson 12-4 the remainder of the quarter for an 18-10 lead.  The Quarriers held the Huskies to just eight points in the second quarter as they built an 18-point lead by halftime at 36-18.

Dell Rapids was able to build on their lead in each of the last two quarters.  The Quarriers outscored Elk Point-Jefferson 19-16 in the third quarter to take a 55-34 lead into the fourth quarter.  The Quarriers then outscored the Huskies 13-6 in the final quarter.

The Quarriers finished with 48 team rebounds, 16 team assists, 11 steals, and turned the ball over just eight times.  They finished just 10-23 from the free-throw line however.

Three players finished in double figures.  Drew Van Regenmorter had 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  Logan Heim added 10 points and 17 rebounds.  Karsen Welbig also finished with 10 points in the game.  Colin Rentz had a team-high six assists.

The Quarriers (6-3) will travel to Vermillion on Thursday, January 24th for a girls and boys double-header against the Tanagers.

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First Quarter Sets Tone for Quarrier Win

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Staring the game on a 10-0 run was enough for the Dell Rapids Quarriers to get a Dak XII Conference win over the Madison Bulldogs on Thursday, January 17th in Madison.  Dell Rapids held on to beat the Quarriers 68-65.

Dell Rapids started the game on the 10-0 run and led by as many as 15 points in the first quarter.  Madison cut the lead to single digits by the end of the first quarter at 23-16.  The Bulldogs cut into the lead a little more in the second quarter, and Dell Rapids led by just five points at a score of 36-31.  The two teams played even basketball much of the second half as Dell Rapids never let go of the lead.  The Quarriers led 52-45 heading into the fourth quarter.  Even though Madison outscored Dell Rapids 20-16 in the final quarter, Dell Rapids held on for the win.

The Quarriers finished the game shooting 49% (27-55) from the field, 26% (5-19) from three-point area, and 47% (9-19) from the free-throw line.  Madison was 41% (26-63) from the field, 50% (10-20) from three-point area, and 60% (3-5) from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers out-rebounded Madison 39-31 in the game.  Dell Rapids also had a 14 turnovers, nine team assists, and five steals.

All five starters for Dell Rapids finished in double figures.  Colin Rentz had 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  Logan Ellingson had 16 points and two steals.  Logan Heim finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds.  Drew Van Regenmorter tallied 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.  Connor Rentz added 11 points and two assists.

Dell Rapids (5-3) will host another Dax XII opponent on Saturday, January 19th.  The Quarriers will host Elk Point-Jefferson as part of a girls and boys double-header.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Boys Score Big Win at Home

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Continuing their solid play as of late, the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team cruised to a 72-44 win over the Milbank Area Bulldogs on Saturday, January 12th.

Dell Rapids led the game from start to finish while putting the a big distance between them in Milbank in the first quarter.  The Quarriers put up 26 points while holding the Bulldogs to just seven in the first quarter for a big lead.  Dell Rapids pushed that lead to 30 points by halftime at 49-19.  The 30-point halftime lead meant a running clock for the second half.  The Quarrier lead grew to nearly 40 points by the end of the third quarter at 65-29.

Four players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Drew Van Regenmorter led the scoring attack with 17 points.  Logan Ellingson finished with 15 points, five assists, and four steals.  Colin Rentz had 14 points, and Logan Heim finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Dell Rapids (4-3) will travel to Madison on Thursday, January 17th.  A video of the game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Second Half Rally Falls Short for Quarrier Boys

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

A strong second-half rally by the Dell Rapid Quarriers came up a little short against the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers in boys basketball on Tuesday, January 8th at Sioux Falls Christian High School.  Dell Rapids erased a nine-point halftime deficit and led briefly with about 5:00 to go in the game, but the Chargers took a 72-62 win over the Quarriers.

The Chargers put the pressure on the Quarriers early in the game as Sioux Falls Christian built a 13 point lead of 20-7 after the first quarter of play.  Dell Rapids was able to settle into a groove and cut the lead down to nine points by halftime at 32-23.

After the Chargers scored the first four points of the third quarter, the defensive intensity increased for Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers cut the lead to three points at 41-38 with about 3:20 to play in the third quarter.  And then Dell Rapids was able to get the game tied at 49-49 with under :50 to play in the quarter.  The score remained tied 49-49 heading into the final quarter.

Sioux Falls Christian scored the first five points of the fourth quarter and took at 54-49 lead with 6:00 to go in the game.  Dell Rapids responded with a 6-0 run on a four-point play by Logan Ellingson and two made free throws by Colin Rentz over the next minute.  Dell Rapids had their first lead of the game at 55-54 with 5:07 to play.  The Chargers, however, would get the last spurt of the game.  Sioux Falls Christian closed out the last five minutes of the game on an 18-7 run, knocking down their free throws, to get the victory.

Drew Van Regenmorter led the Quarriers with 19 points in the game.  Ellingson finished with 18 points, and Rentz added 12 points.  Sioux Falls Christian also had three players in double figures.  Gavin Schipper had 18 points, Mitchell Goodbary had 15 points, and Xavier Van Beek had 14.

Dell Rapids (3-3) will host the Milbank Bulldogs on Saturday, January 12th.  The games will start an hour earlier than normal with the C Game starting at 4:00 p.m.  The varsity game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Boys Make It Three in a Row

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team won their third straight game of the season on Friday, January 4th.  Dell Rapids defeated the Chamberlain Cubs 65-45 at Dell Rapids High School.

Dell Rapids took advantage of their size mismatch with Logan Heim in the first quarter and built a 10 point lead of 21-11.  Dell Rapids held Chamberlain to just five points in the second quarter, and the Quarrier lead grew to 20 points by halftime at 36-16.

Chamberlain regrouped at halftime and went on a run in the third quarter.  The Cubs cut a 20-point deficit to single digits a couple of times in the third quarter.  Dell Rapids got the lead back to double digits by the end of the quarter at 45-35.  The Quarriers then outscored Chamberlain 20-10 in the final quarter for the win.

Heim finished with a double-double for the second game in a row.  Heim had 21 points and 13 rebounds.  Logan Ellingson finished with 11 points and three assists.  Louie Running Horse led Chamberlain with 14 points.

The Quarriers (3-2) will host Milbank on Saturday, January 12th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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