Quarrier Girls Season Ends at Regions

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team saw their season come to an end at the Region 3A tournament on Thursday, February 28th at Tea Area High School.  The Quarriers fell to the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers 63-47.

The Chargers and Quarriers traded baskets early in the first quarter.  The two teams were tied 5-5 with 5:37 to play in the quarter.  Dell Rapids then went on a 6-0 run to take an 11-5 lead with just under two minutes to play.  The Quarriers led 13-7 after the first quarter of play.   The Chargers turned the game around in the second quarter.  Sioux Falls Christian went on a 7-0 run to start the quarter and outscored Dell Rapids 27-6 to take a 34-19 lead at halftime.

The Chargers were able to keep their 15-point lead through the first half of the third quarter and led 39-24 with 4:09 to play.  The Chargers still led by 15 with 1:30 to play at 45-30, but Dell Rapids scored the final five points of the quarter to cut the lead down to ten points at 45-35.  The Quarriers scored first to start the fourth quarter to get the lead down to single digits at 45-37, but the Chargers responded with a 7-0 run to push the lead back to 15 at 52-37 with 6:15 to go in the game.  Dell Rapids was able to get within 11 points at 56-45 with 3:37 to go, but Sioux Falls Christian stopped any Quarrier rally to hang on for the win.

Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 14 points.  Aspen Hansen had 11 points.  Emma Paul added 10 points, and Ravyn Hoffman added eight points.  The Chargers were led by Lexi Unruh with 24 points and Courtney Kellenberger with 16 points.

Dell Rapids finishes the season with a 14-8 record.

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Quarrier Girls Advance in Region 3A

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

The match-up has been set with the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers for the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team.  Dell Rapids will play the #2 seeded Chargers in one of the SoDak 16 Qualifying games of the Region 3A tournament after beating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 66-41 in the opening round on Monday, February 25th at Dell Rapids High School.

Tri-Valley used a slow-paced offense and a 2-3 zone in the opening quarter to frustrate the Quarriers.  The Mustangs took an 8-3 lead after a Paige Jewett three-point shot with 2:40 to play in the quarter, but Dell Rapids went on an 8-0 run to close out the quarter for an 11-8 lead.  The run continued into the third quarter as Dell Rapids built a 23-11 lead with 3:20 to play in the half.  Tri-Valley was able to cut the lead to 28-19 by halftime.

The Quarriers finally got into their style of game in the third quarter.  Their man-to-man pressure defense led to a more up-tempo offense, and the Quarriers outscored Tri-Valley 16-8 in the third quarter for a 44-27 lead.  They continued to apply the pressure in the fourth quarter and outscored the Mustangs 20-14 to cruise to victory.

Emma Paul led the Quarrier offense with 26 points in the game.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 19 points, and Aspen Hansen added nine points.  Ravyn Hoffman ended the game with five points and multiple assists.  Jewett led the Mustangs with 19 points.

Dell Rapids (13-7) will play Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, February 28 at Tea Area High School.  Dell Rapids defeated the Chargers 53-51 earlier in the season on December 11th.  Tip-off on Thursday night is set for 8:00 p.m.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Finish Regular Season with Win

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

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

The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team finished their 2018-2019 regular season with a road win at Garretson on Thursday, February 21st.  The Quarriers beat the Blue Dragons 75-52 to secure the #3 seed in the Region 3A tournament.

The Blue Dragons held an early 3-0 lead, but Dell Rapids went on a 9-3 run and never trailed the remainder of the game.  The Quarriers built a six-point lead by the end of the first quarter at 18-12.  The two teams traded scores throughout much of the second quarter.  The Quarriers was able to maintain about a five-point lead most of the quarter and lead 38-30 at halftime.

Garretson cut the lead to four points at 44-40 with 4:40 to play in the third quarter, but Dell Rapids held the Blue Dragons scoreless the remainder of the quarter while on a 12-0 run to push the lead to 56-40 by quarter’s end.  The Quarriers then outscored the Blue Dragons 19-12 in the final quarter for the win.

Three players finished in double figures.  Aspen Hansen led the way with 19 points.  Emma Paul and Jayda Knuppe both finished with 18 points each.  Garretson was led by Lizzie Olson with 16 points.

Dell Rapids finishes the regular season with a 13-7 record.  The Quarriers will host the #6 seeded Tri-Valley Mustangs in the opening round of the Region 3A tournament on Monday, February 25th.  Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. and the game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Beat Canton on Senior Night

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

In the final regular season home game of the 2018-2019 season, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team defeated the Canton C-Hawks 65-34 on Tuesday, February 19th.  It was the seventh win in eight games for Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids controlled the game from the early stages.  The Quarriers led 18-11 after the first quarter, but held the C-Hawks to just nine second quarter points while building a 43-20 halftime lead.  Canton was only able to score two points against the Quarrier defense in the third quarter, and Dell Rapids led 58-22 heading into the final quarter.  The Quarriers cruised to the victory.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 55% (22-40) from the field, 33% (4-12) from three-point area, and 63% (17-27) from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers had a total of 35 team rebounds, 13 team assists, and 11 team steals.

Three people finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe had 31 points and 11 rebounds.  Emma Paul finished with 13 points, three rebounds, three steals, and three assists.  Aspen Hansen added 11 points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals.  Ravyn Hoffman had five points, five rebounds, and four assists.  Jenae Schoeberl grabbed eight rebounds.

Four seniors played their final home game of their career on Tuesday.  The 2018-2019 seniors are Ravyn Hoffman, Emma Paul, Jenae Schoeberl, and Jayda Knuppe.

The Quarriers (12-7) will play their final regular season game on the road at Garretson against the Blue Dragons on Thursday, February 21st.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to the Garretson High School video stream.

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Quarrier Girls Roll to Season-High Sixth Straight

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Valentine’s Day was oh so sweet for the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team.  Dell Rapids continued their winning streak with a 58-43 win over the Madison Bulldogs at home.  The win moves the Quarrier win streak to six straight games.

Dell Rapids was able to get some separation from Madison late in the first quarter.  The Quarriers led 11-10 with just one minute to play, but they closed out the quarter on a 6-0 run for a 17-10 lead.  Dell Rapids then scored the first three points of the second quarter for a 20-10 lead.  Madison closed the gap to two points at 24-22 with 3:00 to go in the half, but Dell Rapids answered with the final eight points of the second quarter for a 32-22 halftime lead.

The run continued into the third quarter.  Dell Rapids held Madison scoreless until the 4:45 mark while pushing the lead to 15 points at 37-22.  The Quarriers were in full control of the game at this point.  Dell Rapids led 46-30 after three quarters and closed out the game for the 15-point win.

Jayda Knuppe finished with a double-double scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.  Emma Paul added 12 points with six rebounds.  Janae Schoeberl had eight points and 11 rebounds.  Ravyn Hoffman finished with six points and six assists.  Aspen Hansen had five points, six rebounds, and five assists, and Zoey Hilmoe had five points.  Madison was led by Kendra Leighton with 18 points.

Dell Rapids (11-6) will travel to Aberdeen to play the Aberdeen Roncalli Cavaliers on Saturday, February 16th.

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Quarrier Girls Extend Streak to Five Games

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

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

The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team extended their winning streak to five games after two wins on back-to-back days.  The Quarriers hosted the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 8th, and then traveled to Volga to play the Sioux Valley Cossacks in a make-up game on Saturday, February 9th.

Dell Rapids earned a 69-52 victory over Dakota Valley on Friday after strong second and third quarters.  Both offenses were on fire in the first quarter combining for 40 total points.  Dell Rapids held a 22-18 lead after the first quarter of play.  The Quarrier defense then put together two very strong quarters as the offense continued to shine.  Dell Rapids outscored the Panthers 19-11 in the second quarter for a 41-29 halftime lead.  The Quarriers then held Dakota Valley to just six third-quarter points to build a 19-point lead by the end of the quarter at 54-35.  That was more than enough for Dell Rapids as they cruised to the victory.

Four players finished in double figures on the night.  Jayda Knuppe had 21 points to lead the Quarriers.  Aspen Hansen had 18 points, and Ravyn Hoffman and Emma Paul both had 13 points each.  Dakota Valley was led by Rylee Rosenquist with 15 points.

The Quarriers then hit the road to Volga for a game against the Sioux Valley Cossacks on Saturday.  Dell Rapids had no trouble with Sioux Valley as they came home with 66-27 victory.

Knuppe led the team in scoring again with 17 points and four rebounds.  Paul added 13 points and four rebounds.  Hansen tallied nine points and 10 steals in the game, and Hoffman added eight points.

Dell Rapids (10-6) will host the Madison Bulldogs on Thursday, February 14th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Win Third Straight

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls survived a late-game rally by the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans and won their third straight game on Tuesday, February 5th at Dell Rapids High School.  The Quarriers took the 52-42 victory.

The game got off to a slow start with each team only scoring two points in the first five minutes.  The first quarter ended with the Titans leading 7-6.  Dell Rapids got rolling in the second quarter and went on 13-3 run in the first four minutes for a 19-10 lead.  The Quarriers maintained that nine-point lead at halftime at 27-18.

Dell Rapids seemed to take complete control of the game in the third quarter.  The Quarriers led the Titans 40-22 with 1:33 to play in the third quarter.  Mt Vernon/Plankinton was able to get their offense going and closed out the quarter on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 40-31 heading into the fourth quarter.  The Titans continued the hot streak and went on an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter.  With 4:25 to go in the game, the Titans cut an 18-point lead down to one point at 40-39.  Emma Paul hit a tough runner in the lane to finally get Dell Rapids on the board in the quarter.  After a defensive stop, Ravyn Hoffman hit a three-point shot from the left wing to give the Quarriers from breathing room at 45-39.  Dell Rapids then closed out the rest of the game on a 7-3 run to hold on for the win.

Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Aspen Hansen and Jayda Knuppe both had 14 points each.  Paul finished the game with 13 points, and Hoffman added six points.  The Titans were led by Hailey Walz and Katlyn Briggs both with 14 points.

Dell Rapids (8-6) 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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Quarrier Girls Win Two on Back-to-Back Days

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team won two games in less than 24 hours.  Dell Rapids defeated the Tri-Valley Mustangs 59-20 on Friday, February 1st at Tri-Valley High School.  The Quarriers then turned around and played Milbank at the Dak XII/NEC Clash in Madison on the morning of Saturday, February 2nd.  Dell Rapids beat Milbank 56-32.

The Quarriers were able to get out to a quick start on Friday against Tri-Valley.  Dell Rapids led 14-4 after the first quarter, and then pushed their lead to 27-8 by halftime.  The offense kept rolling into the third quarter.  The Quarriers put up 24 points in the quarter and led 51-15 heading into the final frame.  Dell Rapids finished the game outscoring Tri-Valley 8-5 in the final quarter for the win.

Jenae Schoeberl led the Quarriers with 18 points in the game.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 13 points.

Dell Rapids then put together another dominating performance just hours later in Madison.  The Quarriers held Milbank to just five first-quarter points and two second-quarter points.  Dell Rapids led 26-7 at halftime.  The lead continued to grow for Dell Rapids in the second half.  The Quarriers outscored the Bulldogs 14-7 in the third quarter to take a 40-14 lead after three quarters of play and won the game 56-32.

The Quarriers finished the game shooting 40% from the field, 30% from three-point area, and 50% from the free-throw line.  Dell Rapids had a total of 46 team rebounds, eight steals, and eight assists.

Knuppe led the team with 17 points and nine rebounds.  Aspen Hansen had 15 points and nine rebounds.  Ravyn Hoffman, named the game’s MVP, added 13 points and six rebounds.  Schoeberl also added seven points.

With the two wins, Dell Rapids improved their record to 7-6 on the season.  The Quarriers will host Mt Vernon/Plankinton on Tuesday, February 5th in a girls and boys double-header.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Vermillion Girls Rally in 3rd Quarter to Beat Quarriers

NewNewDRLogoThe Vermillion Tanagers used a third quarter rally to defeat the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Thursday, January 24th at Vermillion High School.

The Dell Rapids offense was clicking in the first quarter.  The Quarriers got out to a 10 point lead early and ended the first quarter leading 15-10.  Vermillion was able to get their offense going in the second quarter and tied the game at 24-24 heading into halftime.

The Tanagers put together a dominant third quarter on both ends of the floor to take control of the game.  Vermillion outscored Dell Rapids 17-4 in the quarter to take a 41-28 lead heading into the fourth.  Dell Rapids cut the Vermillion lead down to six late into the fourth quarter, but the Tanagers converted enough free throws in the final minute to earn the 57-47 victory.

Dell Rapids (5-6) will play at Tri-Valley High School on Friday, February 1st in a girls and boys double-header.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Get Come-from-Behind Win over EPJ, Paul Hits 1,000

Photo courtesy of Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

Photo courtesy of Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls had to come from behind to earn a 64-54 win over the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies on Saturday, January 19th at Dell Rapids High School.

Dell Rapids scored the first two points of the game, but Elk Point-Jefferson went on a 9-0 run to take a 9-2 lead.  The Huskies pushed the lead to nine points by the end of the first quarter at 15-6.  The Quarriers got the offense going in the second quarter as they scored 19 second quarter points, but the Huskies scores 17 points themselves and held a 32-25 lead at halftime.

The Quarrier defense the locked down the Huskie offense in the second half.  Elk Point-Jefferson was held to just nine points in the third quarter and 13 points in the fourth quarter.  Dell Rapids countered with 17 points in the third quarter and erased the seven-point halftime deficit.  The Quarriers led 42-41 heading into the final quarter.  Dell Rapids continued to roll in the fourth quarter scoring 22 points for the 10-point win.

Four players scored in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe had a game-high 18 points.  Aspen Hansen finished with 17 points.  Emma Paul ended the game with 16 points, which included her reaching the 1,000-point mark for her career, and Ravyn Hoffman tallied 10 points.  Elk Point-Jefferson was led by Lily Kempf with 14 points.

Dell Rapids (5-5) will travel to Vermillion on Thursday, January 24th.  The Quarriers will play a girls and boys double-header against the Tanagers.

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