The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team defeated the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders 58-48 on Friday, February 14th, in Dell Rapids. The Raiders held a two point lead at the end of a back-and-forth first quarter at 14-12. The Cardinals came back in the second quarter and outscored the Raiders to take a 27-24 halftime lead. Dell Rapids St Mary extended their lead to 41-34 after the third quarter. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland pulled within one point late in the fourth quarter at 48-47 with 1:30 to go, but the Cardinals ended the game with a 10-1 run by knocking down their free-throws for the win.
Kelly Michel led the Cardinals with 21 points in the game. Ally Mullaney added 13 points, and Anna Wolles finished the game with eight points while going 6-7 from the free throw line. Joie Spier had 16 points for the Raiders, 11 of those in the second half. Marissa Hallen-Malisch tossed in eight points.
The Cardinals improve to 12-7 on the year. Dell Rapids St Mary will end their regular season on Tuesday, February 18th. The Cardinals will host Estelline in their final home game of the year.
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