The Dell Rapids Quarriers girls basketball team used a big second half run on their 43-33 win over the Beresford Watchdogs on Thursday, January 9th. Both teams went on runs in the first quarter. The Quarriers jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but the Watchdogs tied the game at 5-5. After Dell Rapids regained the lead at 8-5, Beresford closed out the quarter with a 5-0 run to lead 10-8 after the first quarter. The Watchdogs continued their run into the second quarter, holding Dell Rapids to only four points, and increased their lead to 21-12 by halftime.
Beresford increased their lead to 29-19 with 4:04 to go in the third quarter, but Dell Rapids scored the final six points of the quarter to pull within four points at 29-25 after the third quarter. The Quarriers then scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to complete an 11-0 run and take the lead at 30-29 with 7:10 left in the game. Beresford regained the lead for the last time with 6:24 left at 31-30. The Quarriers finished the game on a 13-2 run for the win.
Mikaela Stofferahn led the way with a double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Brittany Kludt had four points and seven rebounds. Brittney Seimonsma and Hannah Welbig each provided a real spark in the 2nd half.
Dell Rapids improves to 4-3 on the year and 3-1 in the Dak XII Conference. The Quarriers will host Lennox on Monday, January 13th.