The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls had a hard time finding open looks at the hoop against the Tri-Valley Mustang defense all night long, and when they were able to get a look, shots just didn’t fall for the Quarriers. The Mustangs defeated the Quarriers 54-17 on Thursday, February 4th at Tri-Valley High School.
Tri-Valley only had a four-point lead at 9-5 with a minute to play in the first quarter. The Mustangs finished the quarter with a 6-3 advantage and led 15-8 heading into the second quarter. Tri-Valley then outscored Dell Rapids 20-3 in the second quarter for a 35-11 halftime lead. The Mustangs outscored the Quarriers 19-6 in the final two quarters of the game.
The Quarriers shot just 15% (5-33) from the field in the game, 18% (2-11) from three-point area, and 50% (5-10) from the free-throw line. Tri-Valley was 39% (20-51) from the field, 33% (9-27) from three-point area, and 50% (5-10) from the free-throw line.
Haileigh Barnhart had six points and six rebounds. Jayme Schmidt finished with four points. Zoey Hilmoe added three points. Kylee Fiddelke and Claire Wynja both had four rebounds each.
Dell Rapids (3-13) will play Deuel at the Dak-12/NEC Clash in Madison on Saturday, February 6th. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., and the game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.