Quarrier Girls End Regular Season with Loss to Madison

NewDRLogoThe 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.

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Quarrier Girls Win Fourth Straight Road Game

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team won their fourth straight road game and fifth straight overall after at 65-26 win over the Canton C-Hawks on Monday, February 12th.

The Quarriers led start to finish in the ball game.  Dell Rapids held Canton to under 10 points in each quarter of the game.  Dell Rapids led 18-6 after the first quarter and extended that lead to 40-11 by halftime.  Canton was held to only six points again in the third quarter as Dell Rapids extended their lead to 35 points 52-17.  The Quarriers then outscored Canton 13-9 in the final quarter for the win.

Four players scored in double figures for the Quarriers.  Jayda Knuppe led all scorers with 16 points and had three rebounds.  Sydney Stofferahn had 12 points and eight rebounds.  Arial Hoffman finished with 12 points and six rebounds, and Emma Paul had 12 points and five rebounds.  Kaylee Hennen tallied six points, and Ravyn Hoffman finished with five points.

Dell Rapids (14-5) will close out the regular season when they play their fifth straight road game on Thursday, February 15th.  The Quarriers will travel to Madison to play the Bulldogs.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to a video stream.

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Quarrier Girls Win Tough Road Game

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Playing their third road game in a row, the Dell Rapids Quarriers won a tough Dak-12 game against the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 9th.  The Quarriers won 63-55 to earn their fourth win in a row.

Dell Rapids started the game with 22 first quarter points and built an 11-point lead at 22-11.  Dakota Valley was able to cut into the lead in the second quarter, but only by two points.  The Quarriers led 35-26 at halftime.  The Panthers were able to shave a few more points off the lead by the end of the third quarter as Dell Rapids led 46-40.  The Quarriers outscored Dakota Valley 17-15 in the final quarter for the win.

Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe had 23 points and seven rebounds.  Emma Paul added 13 points and five rebounds.  Arial Hoffman had 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Aspen Hansen finished with four steals.

The Quarriers (13-5) will travel to Canton on Monday, February 12th.  The girls and boys will play a double header.

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Quarrier’s Tough 2nd Half Defense Leads to Win

NewDRLogoAfter trailing at the end of the first and second quarters, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls held the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans to just 16 second half points in a 55-38 come-from-behind win at Mt Vernon on Tuesday, February 6th.

The Titans led for most of the first quarter and lead 12-10 at the quarter break.  Both teams scored 10 points as Mt Vernon/Plankinton continued to lead by two points at halftime by a score of 22-20.  Dell Rapids got both the offense and defense working together in the third quarter.  The Quarriers outscores the Titans 20-7 to take a 40-29 lead after three quarters of play.  Dell Rapids continued the surge in the fourth quarter by holding the Titans to nine fourth quarter points.

Four Quarriers finished with double figures in the game.  Jayda Knuppe led the team with 16 points and eight rebounds.  Emma Paul had 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Sydney Stofferahn and Arial Hoffman both finished with 10 points and four rebounds each.

Dell Rapids (11-5) will hit the road again on Friday, February 9th when they travel to Dakota Valley High School for a girls and boys double-header against the Panthers.

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Quarrier Girls Win on Back-to-Back Days

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapid Quarriers won their second game in as many days when they defeated the Milbank Area Bulldogs at the Dak-12/NEC Classic in Madison on Saturday, February 3rd.  The Quarriers had a come-from-behind 60-54 victory over the Bulldogs.

Milbank held an early four-point lead throughout the first half of play.  The Bulldogs led 21-17 after the first quarter and kept that lead at 39-35 heading into halftime.  Dell Rapids responded in the third quarter by outscoring Milbank 12-5 to take a 47-44 lead.  The Quarriers then outscored the Bulldogs 13-10 in the final quarter for the win.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 40% from the field, 30% from three-point area, and 60% from the free-throw line.  They had a total of 24 team rebounds, four steals, seven assists, and turned the ball over 10 times.

Jayda Knuppe finished with 17 points in the game.  Aspen Hansen had 11 points.  Sydney Stofferahn had 10 points and five rebounds.

The Quarriers (11-5) will travel to Mt Vernon to play the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans in a girls and boys double-header.

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Quarrier Girls Bounce Back with Dak-12 Win

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team got back into the win column with a Dak-12 Conference win against Tri-Valley on Friday, February 2nd on Senior Night.  The Quarriers won 45-39 over the Mustangs at Dell Rapids High School in the final regular-season home game.

After a slow start and being held scoreless for the first three and a half minutes, the Quarriers offense got rolling and took a 13-9 lead after the first quarter of play.  Dell Rapids pushed their lead to eight points at 21-13, but the Mustangs outscored Dell Rapids 6-1 over the final 2:30 of the half to cut the lead to 22-19 by halftime.

Tri-Valley cut the lead to 28-27 with 4:00 to play in the third quarter.  Dell Rapids held the Mustangs scoreless the remainder of the quarter and push their lead back to four points at 31-27 heading into the fourth quarter.  Tri-Valley scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 31-31.  Emma Paul pulled down an offense rebound and scored to give the Quarriers a 33-31 lead with 6:15 to go in the game.  Dell Rapids then went on an 8-1 run to lead 41-32 with 3:40 to go and held on down the stretch for the win.

Paul led Dell Rapids with 16 points.  Regan Stone added six points.  Aspen Hansen, Kaylee Hennen, Sydney Stofferahn, and Arial Hoffman all had five points each.

The Quarriers (10-5) will play Milbank Area on Saturday, February 3rd in Madison at the Dak-12/NEC Classic.  The game will be played at 4:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

The 2017-2018 seniors are Tiffanie Dorale, Kaylee Hennen, Regan Stone, Sydney Stofferahn, Kali Graham, and Arial Hoffman.

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Last Second Shot Falls Short for Quarrier Girls

DRvsVerm_GBB_1-25-18After trailing by nine points with 6:00 to go in the game, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls team trailed by two points and had the ball with :10 to play.  The floater from the middle of the lane at the buzzer hit the back of the rim and fell away no good as the Vermillion Tanagers held on for a 42-40 win over the Quarriers on Thursday, January 25th at Dell Rapids High School.

Dell Rapids trailed Vermillion 6-4 with just over 5:00 to play in the first quarter.  The Quarriers then out scored the Tanagers 9-4 the remainder of the quarter for a 13-8 lead.  Neither offense could get anything going in the second quarter.  The two teams combined for a total of 12 points, which was an 8-4 advantage for Vermillion.  Dell Rapids went to the locker room at halftime leading 17-16.

Vermillion opened the third quarter on an 8-2 run to take a 24-19 lead with 5:17 to play in the quarter.  Vermillion managed to keep a four-to-six point throughout the remainder of the quarter leading 31-25.  The Tanager lead grew to nine points at 36-27 with 6:00 play before Dell Rapids made their run.  Dell Rapids scored the next six points and cut the lead to 36-33 with 3:10 to go in the game.  After a made basket by Vermillion’s Kasey Jensen, Kaylee Hennen made a three-point shot in front of her bench to cut the lead to 38-36 with 2:42 remaining.  Arial Hoffman cut the lead to a point at 38-37 after going one-of-two from the free throw line with 2:06 to play.  Jensen again made a tough basket inside for Vermillion to push the Tanager lead to three points.  Hoffman pulled the Quarriers within two after another one-for-two trip to the free-throw line.  With under :50 to play, Jensen made a reverse layup to give Vermillion a 42-38 lead.  Jayda Knuppe answered with a layup of her own with :27 to go.  Vermillion missed the front end of a one-and-one, and Dell Rapids grabbed the rebound with :16.5 on the clock.  Hennen had the ball stripped on her drive to the lane, and Emma Paul picked up the loose ball and got a shot off from the middle of the lane that hit the back of the rim and fell away no good at the buzzer.

Paul led the team in scoring on the night with 12 points.  Jayda Knuppe finished with eight points.  Hennen added five points.  Aspen Hansen, Ravyn Hoffman, and Sydney Stofferahn all had four points in the game.  A. Hoffman finished with three points.

Dell Rapids (9-5) will host Tri-Valley on Friday, February 2nd as part of a girls and boys double header.  The seniors will also be recognized during Senior Night.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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EPJ Huskies Stuns Quarrier Girls

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

A day after scoring 80 points against Sioux Valley, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls were held to just 37 points and lost to the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies 40-37 at Elk Point on Saturday, January 20th.

Dell Rapids was held to just two first quarter points, and Elk Point-Jefferson led 6-2 after the first quarter of play.  The Huskies outscored Dell Rapids 13-11 in the second quarter and pushed their lead to 19-13 by halftime.  The Quarriers made a run in the third quarter and outscored the Huskies 14-5 in the the quarter to take a 27-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Dell Rapids was held to just 10 points while the Huskies scored 16 as Elk Point-Jefferson came away with the upset victory.

Emma Paul led the Quarriers with 12 points in the game.  Arial Hoffman had seven points.  Jayda Knuppe tallied five points.  Aspen Hansen and Sydney Stofferahn each had four points, while Ravyn Hoffman had three points, and Kaylee Hennen had two points.

Dell Rapids (9-4) will host Vermillion on Thursday, January 25th as part of a double header with the boys.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girl’s Team Lights up Scoreboard in Win

DRvsSV_GBB_1-19-18The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls scored 80 points in a win over the Sioux Valley Cossacks on Friday, January 19th at Dell Rapids High School.  Dell Rapids scored at least 16 points in each quarter and went on to win 80-65.

Both teams were on fire offensively in the first quarter.  Neither team was able to gain much of an advantage.  Sioux Valley was able to sink a last-second shot to take a 17-16 lead after the first quarter. That’s when the Dell Rapids offense really got going.  The Quarriers scored 24 points while holding Sioux Valley to just 11 in the second quarter.  Dell Rapids led 40-28 at halftime, and this run helped the Quarriers stay far enough ahead the remainder of the game.  Dell Rapids scored another 19 points in the third quarter and extended their lead to 15 points at 59-44 heading into the final quarter.  Sioux Valley made a little run early in the fourth and cut the lead down to nine, but Dell Rapids was able to maintain about a 10-12 point lead throughout much of the quarter for the win.

Arial Hoffman had a game-high 25 points, 20 of those coming in the first half.  Aspen Hansen finished with 16 points, and Sydney Stofferahn added 11 points.  Emma Paul tallied nine points, Ravyn Hoffman had eight points, and Jayda Knuppe finished with seven points.  Sioux Valley was led by Carly Granum with 23 points and Lynsey Stevens with 17 points.

Dell Rapids (9-3) will now play Elk Point-Jefferson in Elk Point on Saturday, January 20th as part of a girls and boys double header.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media with a video only stream.

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Quarrier Girls Ends Skid with Big Road Win

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team ended a small, two-game losing streak with a big Region 3A and Dak-12 Conference road win at Hartford.  The Quarriers defeated the #4 ranked West Central Trojans 56-49 on Tuesday, January 16th.  The Trojans were coming off an overtime win over #1 St Thomas More on Friday, January 12th.

Dell Rapids took control in the first half building a 29-16 halftime lead.  The Trojans were only able to cut the lead down to 10 points by the end of the third quarter at 40-30.  West Central tried made a run toward the end of the game, but the Quarriers knocked down their free throws to secure the win.

The Quarriers shot 52% from the field in the game while holding the Trojans to just 27%.  Dell Rapids was 13-20 from the free-throw line, and West Central finished 14-18.

Emma Paul led the way offensively with 14 points in the game.  Arial Hoffman had 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists.  Ravyn Hoffman finished with eight points and seven assists.  Jayda Knuppe and Aspen Hansen also had eight points each in the game.

The Quarriers (8-3) will host Sioux Valley on Friday, January 19th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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