The Baltic Bulldogs defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in boys basketball action on Friday, February 21st, in Baltic. The Bulldogs earned a 58-36 win over the Cardinals. Dell Rapids St Mary held a four-point lead after the first quarter at 11-7. Neither team scored in the first couple of minutes in the second quarter, but by the half-way mark, the Cardinals were hanging on to a 13-11 lead. Baltic finished the second quarter on a 13-5 run and held a 24-18 halftime lead. The Bulldogs pushed their halftime lead to 10 by the 4:00 mark of the 3rd quarter, but St Mary ended the quarter on a 7-2 run to pull within five at 30-35. The fourth quarter proved to be difficult for the Cardinals as they didn’t score their first field goal until 2:00 left in the game. By that time the Bulldogs reeled off 18 points to give them the win.
St Mary was led by Mitch Brown with nine points. Jared Scholten finished with eight points. Ryan Welbig added six points, and Nathan Klein had five points. The Bulldogs were led by David Boer with a game-high 22 points. Joe Muston had 15 points. Baltic finished the game 17-22 from the free-throw line.
The Cardinals fall to 5-14 on the year. St Mary will host the Chester Flyers in their final regular season game on Monday, February 24th.
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