A big run to start the third quarter was enough for the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team to earn a 79-57 victory over Sisseton on Tuesday, February 18th.
Dell Rapids started the game on a little 6-0 to gain the advantage early, and they were able to stay in front the entire game. The Quarriers kept the lead throughout the quarter and led 19-14 at quarter’s end. Dell Rapids used a 7-0 to start the second quarter to extend their lead to 12 points at 26-14 with about 5:00 to go in the half. Sisseton made a comback, however, and pulled within three points at 35-32 by halftime.
The start of the third quarter was what put the game away for Dell Rapids. The Quarriers scored the first 16 points of the quarter and led 51-32 with 4:00 to go in the third quarter. Sisseton held Dell Rapids to just three points the rest of the quarter and pulled within eight at 54-46 heading into the fourth quarter, but that was as close as they would get. The Quarrier defense held Sisseton to just 11 fourth quarter points as they went on to win 79-57.
Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 49% (26-53) from the field, 39% (7-18) from three-point area, and 74% (20-27) from the free-throw line. Three players finished in double figures. Drew Van Regenmorter had 25 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Logan Ellingson added 24 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Ramsey Heinecke tossed in 10 points and four rebounds.
The Quarriers (13-4) will host Lennox on Friday, February 21st. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.