A 31-point outburst in the third quarter turned a close game into a comfortable win for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals over the Corsica-Stickney Jaguars on Saturday, February 9th at the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic in Mitchell. St Mary beat the Jaguars 74-51.
Corsica-Stickney had the lead in the first quarter and led by as many as eight points with under a minute to play in the quarter. The Jaguars held a 17-12 led at the quarter break. St Mary was able to take the lead in the second quarter as they outscored the Jaguars 17-9. The Cardinals led 29-26 at halftime.
The third quarter put the game out of reach. St Mary scored 31 points in the quarter while holding Corsica-Stickney to 15 points for a 60-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Cardinals also outscored the Jaguars in the fourth quarter, 14-10, for the win.
St Mary finished the game shooting 50% (28-56) from the field, 48% (14-29) from three-point area, and 80% (4-5) from the free-throw line. The Jaguars finished the game shooting 43% (20-47) from the field.
Three players finished in double figures for the Cardinals. Connor Libis had 27 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Max Herber had 14 points and nine rebounds. Sam Palmer finished with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
The Cardinals (13-3) will travel to Elkton to play the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Tuesday, February 12th. This is a change to the schedule. The boys game will be first at 6:00 p.m. in a girls and boys double-header at Elkton.