Five Cardinals Earn DVC Basketball Honors

DRSM LogoFive Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal basketball players were recognized by the Dakota Valley Conference for their play in the 2017-2018 season.

Ella Heinitz and Sydney Cook were Second Team All-Conference selections.  Maddie Schwebach was an Honorable Mention for the girls team.  Connor Libis was a First Team All-Conference selection.  Luke Brown was an Honorable Mention for the boys team.

DVC Girls All-Conference Teams

  • Coach of the Year:  Doug Osthus – DeSmet
  • MVP:  Callie Otkin – Elkton/Lake Benton

First Team:

  • Callie Otkin – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Cortney Bauman – Deubrook
  • Kristen Poppen – De Smet
  • Ashlyn DeKnikker – Lake Preston
  • Rynn Osthus – De Smet
  • Shaylee DeBeer – Deubrook

Second Team:

  • Ella Heinitz – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Autumn Wilkinson – De Smet
  • Meriah Flegel – Lake Preston
  • Sam Schindler – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Sydney Cook – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Mackenzie Hemmer – Colman-Egan

Honorable Mention:

  • Madysn Gilbertson – Arlington
  • Haleigh Nicol – Colman-Egan
  • Maddie Schwebach – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Kenzie Blue – De Smet
  • Cassie Quail – Deubrook
  • Rachel Cosgrove – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Marissa Golas – Estelline
  • Lexie Larson – Lake Preston
  • Victoria Malsich – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland

DVC Boys All-Conference Teams

  • Coach of the Year:  Jeff Larsen – Colman-Egan
  • Co-MVP:  Will Parry – Arlington
  • Co-MVP:  Gage Gruenhagen – De Smet

First Team:

  • Will Parry – Arlington
  • Gage Gruenhagen – De Smet
  • Bodee Groos – Colman-Egan
  • Connor Libis – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Devon Heuer – Arlington
  • Dalton Voelker – Colman-Egan

Second Team:

  • Kade Groos – Colman-Egan
  • Grant DeRuyter – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Scott Sampson – Arlington
  • Jack Hasche – Lake Preston
  • Hunter Breske – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
  • Trevin Holland – De Smet

Honorable Mention:

  • Keith Crisp – Colman-Egan
  • Luke Brown – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Zach Wolkow – De Smet
  • Codey Bauman – Deubrook
  • Matthew Nibbe – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Taryn Krog – Elkton/Lake Benton
  • Marcis Hausman – Estelline
  • Byron Bumann – Lake Preston
  • Jeremiah Hoekman – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
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Cardinals Season Ends at Corn Palace

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team saw their season come to an end at the Mitchell Corn Palace in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament on Tuesday, February 27th.  The Cardinals fell to the Ethan Rustlers 68-60 in the second game of the day.

The two teams went back and forth in the first quarter with neither team getting a lead bigger than four points.  St Mary tied the game at 13-13 with just a few seconds remaining, but the Rustlers were able to get the ball up the court and made a last second shot to take a 15-13 lead after the first quarter.  The Rustlers grew their lead to 27-18 with about 3:25 to go in the first half.  St Mary got the lead down to two points at 31-29 with about 2:00 left in the quarter.  Ethan scored the final basket of the half and led 33-29 at halftime.

The Cardinals got the lead down to one point at 38-37 with about 4:40 remaining in the third quarter.   Ethan responded with an 11-4 run over the remainder of the quarter to push their lead to eight points at 49-41 heading into the fourth quarter.  After the Ruslters had a 55-43 lead early in the fourth quarter, St Mary went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to five points at 55-50 with just under 3:00 to go in the game.  Still at a five-point lead at 57-52 with 1:23 to go, Ethan kept making free throws down the stretch.  The Cardinals got within three points at 61-58 after a layup by Connor Libis with :40 to go, the Rustlers responded with seven more made free throws for the win.

St Mary finished the game shooting 46% from the field and 75% from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 20 team rebounds.  Libis led the team in scoring with 27 points.  Weston Geraets had 16 points.  Max Herber finished with 11 points and six rebounds.

The Cardinals season ends with an overall record of 11-10

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Regular Season Ends with Winning Record For Cardinal Boys

DRSMvsBal_BBB_2-16-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals will have a winning record for the first time since the 2007-2008 season thanks to a 65-60 win over the Baltic Bulldogs on Friday, February 16th at Baltic High School.  The win also ended a short two-game losing streak.

St Mary offense was on fire to start the game.  The Cardinals scored 21 first-quarter points on their way to a 21-10 lead.  The lead grew to 13 points by halftime at 36-23.  St Mary’s offense continued to roll through the first three minutes of the third quarter when their lead grew to 20 points at 49-29 with 5:00 to go in the quarter.  Baltic then made a run of their own.  The Bulldogs went on a 12-0 run to cut the lead to eight points at 49-41.  St Mary ended the third quarter with a 53-44 lead.  The Cardinals got their lead back to double digits at 60-48.  Baltic again made a run, this time a 10-2 run, to pull within four points with :30 to play.  The Bulldogs again had it down to four points at 64-40 with :07.5 points, but a late free throw sealed the victory for the Cardinals.

Three players finished in double figures.  Luke Brown had 19 points and two blocked shots.  Connor Libis also had 19 points along with five rebounds and two steals.  Max Herber finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.  Sam Muston led Baltic with 19 points and 11 rebounds.  Jon Wilhelmsen added 18 points for the Bulldogs.

St Mary finishes the regular season with an 11-9 record.  The Cardinals will begin Region 4B tournament play on Monday, February 26th.

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Cardinals Drop DVC Matchup to Colman-Egan

DRSMvsCE_BBB_2-12-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals lost a tough Dakota Valley Conference game to the Colman-Egan Hawks on Monday, February 12th at Colman-Egan High School.  The Hawks beat St Mary 85-61 by outscoring the Cardinals 42-23 in the middle two quarters.

The first minute was back and forth.  Luke Brown made a three-point shot with 6:56 to give the Cardinals a 7-5 lead.  Another three-point basket, this time by Connar Kangas with 5:21 to go, put St Mary back in front 10-9.  The Hawks went on a 8-2 run over the next two minutes to grab a 17-12 lead.  Two more three-point shots from Brown got St Mary within a point at 19-18, but the Hawks closed out the first quarter on a 4-0 run to lead 23-18 after the first quarter.

Colman-Egan increased their lead to eight points at 32-24 after a made basket by Kade Groos with 5:19 to play in the first half.  Connor Libis cut the lead back down to five moments later with a three-point basket.  Libis made scored another two points with 3:47 to play in the first half to keep the Colman-Egan lead at five points at 34-29.  The Hawks, however, ended the second quarter on a 9-0 run to lead 43-29 at halftime.

The Colman-Egan lead grew to 20 points after a made free throw by Bodee Groos with 5:28 to play in the third quarter.  That lead grew to 24 points at 65-41 by the end of the third quarter.  St Mary couldn’t get the lead inside of 20 points for much of the fourth quarter as Colman-Egan took the win.

St Mary finished the game shooting 49% from the field, 50% from three-point area, and 64% from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals were out rebounded 33-12 and were forced into 17 turnovers during the game.

Libis finished with 20 points and two assists.  Brown added 11 points and two assists.  Weston  Geraets had 10 points and five rebounds.  The Hawks had five players finish in double figures led by B. Groos with 25 points and nine rebounds.

The Cardinals (10-9) will close out the regular season at Baltic on Friday, February 16th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Chester Area Spoils Cardinal Senior Night

DRSM LogoOn the final regular season home game of the season for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team, the Chester Flyers defeated the Cardinals 65-46 on Saturday, February 10th.

St Mary had a lead early in the game.  The Cardinals led after the first quarter at 17-11.  From that point, the Flyer defense clamped down on the Cardinals.  Chester Area took a four-point lead into halftime at 26-22.  They continued to grow the lead at the end of each quarter in the second half.  The Flyers led 45-34 at the end of the third quarter, and then Chester outscored St Mary 20-12 in the final quarter for the win.

Connor Libis led the team in scoring with 17 points.  Luke Brown finished with 13 points, two rebounds, one block and one assist.  Connar Kangas had six points.  Max Herber finished with five points and eight rebounds.  Drew Wood had eight rebounds and two blocked shots.  Chester Area was led by Devin Eppard with 32 points and Aden Baumberger with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

This year’s seniors for the Cardinals are Jason Cook, Drew Wood, Luke Brown, manager Seth Bares, along with cheerleaders Cassy Geraets, Adyn Heinricy, and Emma Nelson.

St Mary (10-8) will travel to Colman to play the Colman-Egan Hawks on Monday, February 12th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Boys Earn Big Region Win with Tough Defense

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals earned a big Dakota Valley Conference and Region 4B win with a strong defensive second half over the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Thursday, February 8th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Cardinals won 64-54, but only allowed 13 second half points.

The Elks opened the game on a 7-0 run in the first 2:30 of the game.  The Cardinals responded with an 8-0 of their own over the next couple of minutes.  The two teams went back and forth for the remained of the first quarter.  Elkton-Lake Benton led 24-23 at the end of the first quarter.  The game continued to go back and forth in the second quarter.  The Elks were able to extend their lead by three points to 41-38 by halftime.

The Cardinals came out of halftime with a great defensive plan that was executed perfectly.  St Mary held the Elks to just six points in the third quarter as the Cardinals took a three-point lead at 50-47 into the fourth quarter.  The Cardinals then held Elkton-Lake Benton to seven points in the fourth quarter while scoring 14 of their own on their way to the win.

Two players finished in double figures for the Cardinals.  Connor Libis had 35 points to lead all scorers.  Luke Brown finished with 12 points, two rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Weston Geraets had nine points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots.  Ethan Geraets tallied four points.

St Mary (10-7) will have their final regular-season home game on Saturday, February 10th when they host the Chester Area Flyers.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinals Cruise to Victory over Centerville

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first four minutes of the game and never looked back as they cruised to a 66-25 win over the Centerville Tornadoes on Tuesday, February 6th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

St Mary continued the high-energy defense and offense as they lead 23-9 after the first quarter.  The lead grew to 43-15 by halftime for the Cardinals.  The St Mary defense then held the Tornadoes to just six points in the third quarter and grew their lead to 60-21.  The Cardinals then outscored Centerville 6-4 in the final quarter.

Connor Libis led the team in scoring with 22 points and also pulled down nine rebounds.  Max Herber had nine points and eight rebounds.  Weston Geraets added nine points and six rebounds.  Luke Brown also finished with nine points.  Josh Eining had six points, while Ethan Geraets had four points.

The Cardinals (9-7) continue their home stand when the host the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Thursday, February 8th.

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MCM Steals Win on Fourth Quarter Run Against Cardinals

DRSM LogoThe McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars rode a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter to a 54-43 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Saturday, February 3rd in Salem.

The two teams went back-and-forth throughout the first quarter.  The Fighting Cougars held a slim 18-16 lead at the first quarter break.  The Cardinals were held down offensively in the second quarter.  McCook Central/Montrose held St Mary to just six points and built a 32-22 lead by halftime.  The Cardinals were able to make the necessary adjustments in the locker room and opened the third quarter on a 12-1 run to take a 34-33 lead.  The Cardinals grew that lead to 41-35 by the end of the third quarter.  St Mary led 43-37 with 3:56 to play in the game, but that’s when the Fighting Cougars closed out the game on the 17-0 run for the win.

St Mary finished the night shooting 28% from the field, 24% from three-point area, and 60% from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had a total of 32 team rebounds, six steals, and turned the ball over 10 times.

Luke Brown finished the night with 17 points, three rebounds, and an assist.  Connor Libis added 12 points, seven rebounds, and an assist.  West Geraets had six points and six rebounds, and Max Herber finished with four points and three rebounds.

St Mary (8-7) will host Centerville on Tuesday, February 6th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Arlington Uses Two Big Quarters for Win

DRSM LogoThe first and fourth quarters for the Arlington Cardinals proved to be enough to earn a 74-52 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals boys team on Thursday, February 1st at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

Arlington started the game on a 7-0 run in the first 2:05.  The run continued throughout the rest of the first quarter as Arlington led 24-7 at the quarter break.  They continued to lead St Mary by 17 points at 28-11 with 6:24 left in the first half.  St Mary started to close the gap at that point.  St Mary closed out the first half on a 15-11 run to cut the lead to 13 points a 39-26 at halftime.  St Mary continued their run in the third quarter.  St Mary outscored Arlington 22-16 to get the game within single digits at 55-48.  Arlington then made their second big run of the game.  They went on a 9-0 run in the first 2:11 of the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 64-48.  Arlington continued to stifle St Mary.  St Mary only scored four total points in the fourth quarter as Arlington pulled away for the Dakota Valley Conference win.

Two players finished in double figures for St Mary.  Connor Libis had 20 points and three rebounds in the game.  Max Herber finished with 15 points and six rebounds.  Luke Brown tallied eight points, and Weston Geraets added four points.  Arlington was led by Will Parry with 26 points, Scott Sampson with 18 points, and Devon Heuer with 12 points.

St Mary (8-6) will play McCook Central/Montrose in Salem on Saturday, February 3rd.  This is a make-up date from a postponement earlier in the season.

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Cardinal Boys Win Overtime Thriller

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys got back in the win column in an exciting way on Tuesday, January 30th.  The Cardinals won in overtime over the Gayville-Volin Raiders 58-53 at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

The two teams went back and forth throughout the entire first quarter.  The first quarter ended with a 15-15 tie.  The Cardinals opened the second quarter on a little 7-2 run.  St Mary led 22-15 with about 6:30 to play in the first half.  After the Raiders pulled within a point at 22-21, St Mary responded with five quick points to push the lead back to six points at 27-21.  The half ended with St Mary leading 33-27.

The third quarter proved to be a tough offensive quarter for the Cardinals.  St Mary was held to just four points, and the Raiders closed the gap at 39-35 by the end of the third quarter.  The drought continued early into the fourth quarter for St Mary.  The Raiders scored the first five points of the fourth quarter and took the lead 40-39.  The two teams traded points throughout much of the fourth quarter.  The game was tied 48-48 with under a minute to play.  Connor Libis hit a tough tear-drop shot from the middle of the lane with :45 to go to give St Mary a 50-48 lead.  Tristan Gustad hit a layup from the baseline with :27 to go to tie the game at 50-50.  Libis got a clean look at the hoop from the free-throw line with about :04 to go, but his shot rolled off the rim.  Max Herber got a hand on the ball to try to tip in the winning shot at the buzzer, but it was no good.  The two teams headed to overtime tied at 50-50.

Drew Wood gave the lead to St Mary with two made free throws with 3:38 to play in overtime.  Neither team scored over the next two minutes of overtime.  Libis made two free throws with 1:08 to extend the Cardinal lead to 54-50.  The Raiders made a three-point shot with just under a minute to play to make the score 54-53.  Libis made about a six foot shot from the baseline to extend the lead to 56-53.  After a missed shot and rebound by Weston Geraets, Luke Brown was fouled with :07.7 remaining.  Brown made both free-throws to seal the win at 58-53 for the Cardinals.

Libis led the team with a game-high 32 points.  Herber and Brown both finished with seven points in the game for St Mary.

The Cardinals (8-5) will host the Arlington Cardinals on Thursday, February 1st.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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