Cardinal Girls Season Ends with 1-1 Region 4B Tourney

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team had their 2018-2019 season come to an end after going 1-1 in the Region 4B Tournament.  The Cardinals hosted the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Monday, February 18th in the opening round.  St Mary then played the Hanson Beaverettes in Alexandria on Tuesday, February 19th.

The Cardinals earned an opening round win over the Raiders by a score of 61-22 on Monday.  St Mary was in complete control of the game from the start.  The Cardinals led 17-4 after the first quarter of play.  St Mary then pushed the lead to 31-12 by halftime.  St Mary held the Raiders to just 10 second-half points while scoring 30 for the win.

Three players finished in double figures.  Ella Heinitz had 15 points and three steals.  Maddie Schwebach finished with 14 points, eight steals, and five rebounds.  Courtney Brown added 10 points and three rebounds.  Tana Harrington had eight points, and Clare Klein had seven points and nine rebounds.  Oldham-Ramona/Rutland was led by Khloe Tieman with 12 points.

St Mary then made the trip to Alexandria to play the Hanson Beaverettes on Tuesday in the next round of the Region 4B tournament.  The #2 seeded Beavers ended the Cardinals season with a 77-57 win.

The Cardinals trailed by just one point at the end of the first quarter at 17-16, but the Beaverettes pushed the lead to 14 points by halftime at 39-25.  Hanson continued to increase their lead throughout the second half.  They extended the lead to 17 points by the end of the third quarter at 60-43, and then ended the game with the 20-point victory.

Two players finished in double figures for St Mary.  Heinitz had 18 points in the game.  Ella Griffin finished with 11 points.  Harrington led the team in rebounds with six.  Hanson was led by Megan Guericke with 28 points.

St Mary’s season ends with an overall record of 11-10.  Four seniors had their careers come to an end for St Mary.  They were Carly Maxwell, Cassie Mullaney, Maddie Schwebach, and Clare Klein.

 

 

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Cardinal Girls Regular Season Ends with Weekend Split

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team had their regular season come to an end after a couple of make-up games over the weekend.  The Cardinals traveled to Elkton-Lake Benton on Friday, February 15th, and then made the trip north to Arlington on Saturday, February 16th.

St Mary earned their 10th win of the season on Friday over the Elks with a 61-35 victory.  The Cardinals led at the end of every quarter break and outscored Elkton-Lake Benton in each quarter for the win.  St Mary had a seven point lead after the first quarter at 17-10, and then pushed that lead to 13 points by halftime at 33-20.  The third quarter put the game out of reach for the Cardinals as they outscored the Elks 17-9 for a 50-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  St Mary then outscored the Elks 11-6 in the final quarter.

Ella Heinitz finished the game with 23 points.  Ella Griffin had nine points.  Clare Klein and Addison Gilbert both had eight points.  Maddie Schwebach and Carly Maxwell both finished with four points each.  Jesse Busselman led Elkton-Lake Benton with 13 points.

St Mary then had to travel to Arlington on Saturday for a game against the Cardinals.  Arlington took the game 62-46.  The win by Arlington snapped a six-game winning streak for St Mary.  No stats were provided for the game.

The Cardinals finished the regular season with a winning record at 10-9 and a seventh seed in the Region 4B playoffs.  St Mary will host the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Monday, February 18th in the opening round of the Region 4B playoffs.  The seniors will also be recognized prior to the game.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Girls Win Fourth Straight, Evens Record

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team won their fourth straight game against the Centerville Tornadoes by a score of 62-35 on Friday, February 1st at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The win gave the Cardinals their longest win streak of the season and was also their fifth win in their last six games.

St Mary led from start to finish in the game.  The Cardinals started the game on a 10-0 run before Centerville got their first field goal.  St Mary closed out the quarter on a 9-0 run and led 19-2 after the first quarter.  The second quarter scoring gap was much closer between the two teams.  St Mary did outscore the Tornadoes, but it was by just two points at 14-12.  The Cardinals led 33-14 at halftime.

The Cardinals continued to extend their lead in the third quarter.  St Mary pushed the lead to 49-21 heading into the fourth quarter.  Centerville did outscore St Mary 14-13 in the final quarter.

Maddie Schwebach led St Mary with 15 points and seven rebounds.  Tana Harrington had 13 points and seven rebounds.  Elle Heinitz added 11 points, three rebounds, and four steals.

St Mary (8-8) will travel to Gayville to play the Gayville-Volin Raiders on Monday, February 4th in a girls and boys double-header.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to the Gayville-Volin web stream of the games.

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Cardinal Girls Win Third Straight

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Photo courtesy of Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls won their third straight game after a 49-44 victory over the Lake Preston Divers on Friday, January 25th.  This is the second time the Cardinals have been on a three-game winning streak.

The Divers and Cardinals were locked in a tight battle throughout the game.  The two teams finished the first quarter tied at 12-12.  St Mary got the second quarter started on a 6-0 run in the first minute of the quarter to take an 18-12 lead.  The Divers then went on a 9-2 run over the next four plus minutes to take a 21-20 lead with 2:49 to play.  The Cardinals closed out the quarter on a 5-2 spurt to regain the lead and go into halftime with a 26-23 lead.

St Mary maintained a one-to-three point lead through most of the third quarter.  The Cardinals led 32-31 with 2:24 to play in the quarter before going on an 8-3 run to push their lead to six points at 40-34 heading into the fourth quarter.  The Cardinals never let the Divers get any closer than four points in the fourth quarter on their way to the victory.

Maddie Schwebach finished the game with 18 points, six rebounds, and four steals.  Ella Heinitz added 12 points, three rebounds, and four steals.  Ella Griffin added eight points.  Tana Harrington had six points and eight rebounds.  Lake Preston was led by Ashlyn Deknikker with 14 points and 11 rebounds.  Lindsay Hillestad also had 14 points along with eight rebounds.

St Mary (7-8) will host Centerville on Friday, February 1st.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Schwebach’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Cardinals to Win

DRSM LogoMaddie Schwebach hit a game-winning shot with just four seconds remaining in the game to give the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals a 46-44 win over the Alcester-Hudson Cubs on Thursday, January 24th in Alcester.  The win was the second in a row for the Cardinals.

St Mary started quickly once again scoring 16 points in the first quarter.  The Cardinals led 16-10 after the quarter.  Both teams scored 10 points in the second quarter, and the Cardinals maintained their six point lead at halftime by a score of 26-20.  Alcester-Hudson pulled within a point by the end of the third quarter after outscoring St Mary 13-8.  The Cardinals led 34-33 heading into the final quarter.  St Mary outscored the Cubs but just one point, with Schwebach’s buzzer-beater being the difference in the game for the win.

Schwebach finished with 13 points, three rebounds, and two steals in the game.  Ella Heinitz had 14 points, two rebounds, and four steals.  Tana Harrington added six points.  Ella Griffin finished with five points, and Courtney Brown and Clare Klein both had four points each.  Alcester-Hudson was led by Kendra Jensen with 26 points.

The Cardinals (6-8) will host the Lake Preston Divers on Friday, January 25th as part of a girls and boys double-header.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Girls Cruise to Fifth Win

DRSMvsBal_GBB_1-21-19A huge first quarter set the tone for a big win for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls on Monday, January 21st.  The Cardinals outscored the Baltic Bulldogs in every quarter of the game on their way to a 56-32 win at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

St Mary brought the hammer early in the game.  The Cardinals got out to a 19-point lead late in the first quarter, and that was all they needed the rest of the game.  St Mary led 20-3 after the first quarter of play.  Baltic did got a little run going in the second quarter and cut the lead to 10 points at 25-15 with 2:46 to play in the first half, but St Mary closed out the quarter on an 11-3 run to take a 36-18 lead into halftime.  The Cardinal defense continued to cause problems for the Bulldogs in the second half.  Baltic was held to just 14 second half points while St Mary scored 20 points.

Nine different players scored in the game for St Mary.  Ella Heinitz finished with 16 points, nine steals, five rebounds, and four assists.  Ella Griffin had 11 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.  Maddie Schwebach tallied nine points and four rebounds.  Clare Klein added six points.  Baltic was led by Berklee Erickson with nine points.

The Cardinals (5-8) will travel to Alcester to play the Alcester-Hudson Cubs on Thursday, January 24th.

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Cardinal Girls End Skid at DVC Tourney

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls ended a six-game skid with a 45-28 win in the consolation round of the Dakota Valley Conference tournament on Thursday, January 17th.  The Cardinals defeated the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks at Deubrook High School in White.

The Cardinals started the game on a 10-0 run and led the entire way.  St Mary led 12-3 after the first quarter.  That lead grew to 11 points by halftime at 27-16.  The Cardinal defense became more stingy in the second.  St Mary held the Elks to just nine third quarter points and three fourth quarter points.

The Cardinals (4-7) will play Lake Preston for fifth place on Saturday, January 19th at 2:30 p.m. at Deubrook High School in White.

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Cardinal Girls Suffer DVC Opening Round Loss

DRSM LogoIn the opening round of the 2019 Dakota Valley Conference tournament, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team fell to the Arlington Cardinals 50-42 on Monday, January 14th at Deubrook High School in White.

St Mary ended the first quarter with a slim two-point lead at 11-9.  Arlington, however, held St Mary to just four second-quarter points and took an 18-15 lead into the locker room at halftime.  That lead grew for Arlington to 11 points at 28-17 with 4:20 to go in the third quarter.  St Mary shaved a point off that lead by the end of the third quarter and trailed 36-26 heading into the final quarter.

Arlington was able to maintain a 10-point lead over the first minute and a half in the fourth quarter and led 40-30.  The lead grew to 11 points again by the midway point of the fourth quarter at 46-35.  St Mary then went on a 7-0 run in just under two minutes to cut the lead to 46-42 with 2:12 to play.  Neither team would score until the final minute.  Arlington knocked down four free throws in that final minute to seal the victory.

Ella Heinitz finished the game with 21 points for St Mary.  Maddie Schwebach added 10 points, and Ella Griffin had six points.

St Mary (3-7) will play in the consolation round of the DVC tournament on Thursday, January 17th against the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks.  Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. at Deubrook High School in White.

 

 

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Cardinal Girls Hang Tough Against Deubrook

DRSM LogoFacing the undefeated Deubrook Area Dolphins, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team held tough, but took the loss 57-45 on Thursday, January 10th at Deubrook High School in White.

The Cardinals held Deubrook to just 13 points in the first quarter, but the Dolphin defense held St Mary to just seven points.  Deubrook held a 13-7 lead after the first quarter of play.  That lead grew to 12 points by the end of the second quarter.  The Dolphins led 28-16.  The second half was a back-and-forth battle.  The Cardinals kept even with the Dolphins in the final two quarters.  Both teams each scored 29 points, and the Dolphins first half lead was enough for the win.

Two players finished in double figures for St Mary.  Maddie Schwebach led the team in scoring with 14 points. Ella Heinitz finished with 12 points, and Carly Maxwell added seven points.

St Mary (3-6) will play Arlington in the opening round of the Dakota Valley Conference tournament on Monday, January 14th.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. from Deubrook High School in White.  Big Sioux Media will tap into the Deubrook live stream for video of the game.

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St Mary Girls Drop Game in De Smet

DRSM LogoThe De Smet Bulldogs continued their dominance in Class B girls basketball with a 71-21 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Friday, January 4th.  The Bulldogs led 41-14 at halftime and held the Cardinals to just seven points in the second half.

Ella Heinitz led St Mary in scoring with eight points.  Ella Griffin finished with five points and seven rebounds.  Maddie Schwebach added four points, and Clare Klein and Tana Harrington both had two points each.  Karlie Klein had five rebounds.  De Smet was led by Kennadi Buchholz with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

The Cardinals (3-5) look to get back into the win column on Thursday, January 10th.  St Mary will travel to White to play the Deubrook Area Dolphins.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to the Deubrook Area webstream of the game.

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