Chester Snaps Cardinal Girls Win Streak

DRSMvsChester_GBB_12-17-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team had their three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Chester Area Flyers on Monday, December 17th.  The Flyers defeated the Cardinals 61-53 at Chester Area High School.

The Flyers started quickly by building a nine-point lead of 18-9 at the end of the first quarter.  They again held the Cardinals to just nine points in the second quarter, and the Chester Area lead grew to 16 points by halftime at 34-18.  The Flyers pushed the lead to 20 points by the end of the third quarter to 49-29.  St Mary tried to make a furious come back in the fourth quarter by scoring 24 points, but Chester was able answer every time St Mary got close.

The Cardinals shot 27% (16-60) from the field in the game, and 23% (5-22) from the free-throw line.  The Flyers were 38% (24-64) from the field and 69% (9-13) from the free-throw line.

Ella Heinitz finished with a team-high 17 points, and Maddie Schwebach added 14 points.  Schwebach led the team with 10 rebounds.  Jadon Wages had 20 points to lead the Flyers.

St Mary (3-2) will host Estelline/Hendricks on Thursday, December 20th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Girls Make it Three in a Row

DRSMvsELB_GBB_12-15-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team won their third straight game on Saturday, December 15th.  The Cardinals defeated the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks 58-40 at the 21st Annual Girls Michael J. Entringer Scholarship Classic held at Colman-Egan High School.

St Mary took the lead early in the game and got out to a 16-11 lead after the first quarter of play.  The Cardinal defense shut down the Elks in the second quarter as St Mary outscored Elkton-Lake Benton 14-5 in the quarter.  The Cardinals led 30-16 at halftime.  St Mary again kept the Elks under 10 points in the third quarter.  The Cardinals outscored the Elks 16-9 in the third quarter to extend their lead to 46-25.  Elkton-Lake Benton scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, but never really challenged the Cardinals as they took the win.

St Mary finished the game shooting 40.4% (23-57) from the field, 33.3% (3-9) from three-point area, and 39.1% (9-25) from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had a total of 36 team rebounds, 14 steals, and seven assists.

Maddie Schwebach, who was named the game’s MVP, finished with 14 points, four rebounds, four steals, and an assist.  Ella Heinitz added 12 points and two steals.  Clare Klein and Tana Harrington both had seven points each.  Courtney Brown finished with five points.  Cassie Mullaney, Addison Gilbert, and Ella Griffin all had four points each.

The Cardinals (3-1) will travel to Chester and will play in a girls and boys double-header on Monday, December 17th.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Girls Cruise to Win over O-R-R

DRSM LogoIn their third straight home game to start the season, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team cruised to a 58-24 win over the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Thursday, December 13th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Cardinals led from start to finish in the game.

St Mary scored the first five points of the game and proceeded to build an 11-2 lead in the first four minutes of the game.  The Cardinals continued to grow the lead throughout the quarter and led 25-10 after the first quarter of play.  St Mary’s defense held the Raiders to just six second-quarter points, and the Cardinals grew their lead to 40-16 by halftime.  The defense continued to shine for St Mary in the second half.  Oldham-Ramona/Rutland could only score a total of eight points in the final two quarters of the game as the Cardinals earned their second win of the season.

Ella Griffin led the team in scoring with 12 points.  Griffin also had three rebounds and two assists.  Maddie Schwebach finished with 10 points and five rebounds.  Elle Heinitz added eight points, four steals, three assists, and two rebounds.  Clare Klein and Tana Harrington both finished with seven points each.  Klein also tallied seven rebounds.  Ten St Mary players scored in the game.  Emily Nold had seven points and seven rebounds to lead Oldham-Ramona/Rutland.

The Cardinals (2-1) will play Elkton-Lake Benton at the Entringer Classic in Colman at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

 

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Cardinal Girls Rally for First Win of Season

DRSM LogoDell Rapids St Mary and Mitchell Christian were tied 40-40 with 3:00 to play in the game.  It was at that point the Cardinals went on a late rally to earn their first victory of the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday, December 11th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Cardinals outscored the Golden Eagles 12-2 in the final minutes for a 52-42 victory.

The two teams played a close first quarter to start the game.  St Mary held a slim 10-9 lead before closing the quarter on a 7-2 run to lead 17-11 after the first break.  The Cardinals continued the rally in the second quarter pushing their lead to 15 points at 30-15 by halftime.  St Mary scored the first three points of the third quarter for their largest lead of the night at 33-15.  The Golden Eagles would mount a rally of their own as they cut the lead down to 39-30 by the end of the third quarter.  Mitchell Christian then outscored the Cardinals 10-1 in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 40-40.  From that point onward, St Mary took control of the game for the win.

Ella Heinitz finished with a team-high 18 points and also added six rebounds, and three steals.  Maddie Schwebach tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals.  Ella Griffin finished with seven points, five rebounds and five assists.

The Cardinals (1-1) will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Thursday, December 13th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

 

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Cardinal Girls Fall in 2018-2019 Season Opener

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team hosted the Colman-Egan Hawks to open the 2018-2019 season on Friday, December 7th.  After getting out to an early 8-0 lead, the Cardinals fell to the Hawks by a score of 44-55.

St Mary scored the first eight points of the game in the first half of the opening quarter.  The Hawks tied the game at 8-8, but St Mary finished the quarter on a 3-0 run to take an 11-8 lead after the first quarter.  The two teams closed out the first half in a 25-25 tie.

The Cardinals held a slim 30-29 lead two minutes into the third quarter, but Colman-Egan rallied for eight straight points in the next minute and a half to take a 37-30 lead.  St Mary cut the lead to 36-40 by the end of the third quarter.  However, Colman-Egan outscored the Cardinals 15-8 in the final quarter for the win.

Ella Griffin finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, and five steals.  Ella Heinitz had 11 points, six steals, and four rebounds.  Maddie Schwebach finished with seven points and 12 rebounds.  Clare Klein added six points, five rebounds, and two assists.  Cassie Mullaney and Tana Harrington both had 10 rebounds each.  Madison Voelker and Mackenzie Hemmer both finished with 10 points each for Colman-Egan.

St Mary (0-1) will host Mitchell Christian as part of a double-header on Tuesday, December 11th.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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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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Season Ends for Cardinal Girls in Region 4B Quarterfinals

DRSM LogoThe 2017-2018 season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Tuesday, February 20th in Huron.  The Cardinals fell to the Ethan Rustlers 65-26 in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament at the Huron Arena.

St Mary trailed by only seven points, 16-9, after the first quarter, but had trouble on the offensive side of the ball the remainder of the game.  The Rustlers put some distance between themselves and the Cardinals in the second quarter by outscoring St Mary 21-6.  Ethan led 37-12 at halftime.  The Rustlers continued to grow the lead in the second half outscoring the Cardinals 28-12.

The Cardinals finished the game shooting 29% from the field, 22% from three-point area, and 75% from the free-throw line.  Ethan finished the game shooting 66% from the field.  St Mary had a total of 12 team rebounds and were forced into 21 turnovers.

Ella Heinitz had a team-high 14 points and two steals.  Clare Klein had four points and two steals.  Cassy Geraets, Maddie Schwebach, Sydney Cook, and Cassie Mullaney all finished with two points each.

St Mary finished the season with a record of 10-12.

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Cardinal Girls Advance to Region 4B Second Round

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls cruised to an opening round win in the Region 4B tournament on Monday, February 19th.  The Cardinals defeated the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders 63-30 in front of their home crowd at St Mary High School.  Every varsity player for the Cardinals got into the stat book in some way on the night.

St Mary scored on their first three shot attempts and never failed to lead in the game.  The Cardinals led 15-8 after the first quarter.  They were able to grow the lead to 14 points by halftime at 32-18.  St Mary kept rolling in the second half as they increased the lead to 23 points by the end of third quarter at 49-26.  The Raiders were held to just four points in the final quarter by the Cardinal defense as the St Mary offense scored 14 more points.

Three players finished in double figures in points for the Cardinals.  Ella Heinitz had 16 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and five assists.  Sydney Cook added 15 points, six rebounds and two assists.  Maddie Schwebach ended with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  Cassie Mullaney recorded nine points in the game.  Courtney Brown had four points, and Cassy Geraets, Carly Maxwell, and Clare Klein all had two points.  Karlie Klein had one point and three rebounds.  Adyn Heinricy had one rebound and one assist.  Tana Harrington had two rebounds, and Addy Gilbert had a rebound.

St Mary (10-11) will advance to play the Ethan Rustlers at 6:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament.  The game will be held at the Huron Arena.

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Cardinal Girls Rally in Fourth on Senior Night

DRSMvsHendricks_GBB_2-15-18A fourth quarter rally gave the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals a win on Senior Night on Thursday, February 15th.  Playing in their final regular season game of the year at home, the Cardinals used a 20-6 fourth quarter to defeat the Hendricks Grizzlies 47-41.

Neither team was able to get much of an advantage in the first half.  The two teams traded baskets over the first sixteen minutes.  The Cardinals had a slim 12-11 lead after the first quarter, and they were able to keep that one-point lead at 21-20 heading into halftime.

The Grizzlies has a big third quarter offensively and defensively.  They held St Mary to just six points and scored 15 points themselves to take a 35-27 lead into the fourth quarter.  The Grizzlies pushed the lead to 10 points at 39-29 with 6:40 to go in the game.  That’s when the Cardinals took over the game.  St Mary held Hendricks to just two points the remainder of the quarter while scoring 18 to get the win.

Ella Heinitz had 16 points in the win along with five rebounds.  Maddie Schwebach finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.

All three seniors had a solid game for the Cardinals.  Sydney Cook had nine points and eight rebounds.  Cassy Geraets added six points and seven rebounds.  Adyn Heinricy tallied three points and three rebounds.

The Cardinals finished the regular season with a record of 9-11.  The Region 4B Tournament will begin on Monday, February 19th.

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Hawks 2nd Half Leads to Win over Cardinals

DRSM LogoIn their final road game of the regular season, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team lost a Dakota Valley Conference game to the Colman-Egan Hawks 55-44 on Tuesday, February 13th, at Colman-Egan High School.  The score was tied seven times and there were 10 lead changes.

The first quarter went back and forth and was close throughout.  The Hawks ended the first quarter with a one-point lead at 14-13.  St Mary grabbed the lead in the second quarter.  The Cardinals outscored Colman-Egan 13-10 for a 26-24 halftime lead.  They took their largest lead of the game with 7:24 to go in the third quarter, however Colman-Egan regained the lead and led 38-36 heading into the final quarter.  The Hawks outscored St Mary 17-8 in the final quarter to pull away for the victory.

The Cardinals finished the game shooting 38% from the field, but only 33% in the second half.  They were 36% from three-point area and 60% from the free-throw line.  St Mary was out rebounded 36-29 and had 17 turnovers.

Ella Heinitz led the team with 16 points and six rebounds.  Maddie Schwebach had 10 points and eight rebounds.  Sydney Cook finished with eight points, eight rebounds, and four blocked shots.  Clare Klein and Adyn Heinricy both had four points each.  Colman-Egan was led by Mackenzie Hemmer with 15 points and Haleigh Nicol and Braiden Westley both with 12 points each.

St Mary (8-11) will end the regular season at home on Senior Night against Hendricks, MN on Thursday, February 15th.

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