The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team played their final regular season game in Madison on Thursday, February 15th. The Madison Bulldogs snapped the Quarriers’ five-game win streak with a 48-43 win at Madison High School.
Dell Rapids got out to an early 4-0 lead in the first minutes of the game, but the offense only scored eight points in the first quarter. Madison was able to take a 13-8 lead after the first period. The Bulldog lead grew throughout the second quarter to as many as 11 points. Madison led 25-17 at halftime. Dell Rapids got the offense going in the third quarter scoring 17 points and tied the game at 34-34 heading into the final quarter. The two teams went back and forth throughout the first few minutes, but Madison eventually pulled away late in the game for the five-point win.
The Quarriers only shot 24% from the field, 17% from three-point area, and 53% from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids had a total of 51 team rebounds, 19 of those offensive, and only turned the ball over six times.
Jayda Knuppe finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Emma Paul had eight points and 15 rebounds in the game. Kaylee Hennen gave the team a spark with six points in the third quarter. Aspen Hansen and Sydney Stofferahn both had five points each. Stofferahn also had eight rebounds.
The Quarriers finish the regular season with a 14-6 record. The Region 3A tournament begins on Tuesday, February 20th.