The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls finished their regular season at home on Thursday, February 18th against the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies. The Cardinals won their fourteenth game of the year with a 46-38 victory.
St Mary got out to an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter at 16-5. The Huskies cut the lead down to six points by halftime. St Mary led 25-19. Elk Point-Jefferson again cut into the lead by the end of the third quarter. The Cardinals held a five-point lead, 35-30, heading into the final quarter. St Mary outscored the Huskies 11-8 in the final quarter for the win.
The Cardinals shot 41% (15-37) from the field, 24% (5-21) from three-point area, and 85% (11-13) from the free-throw line. The Huskies were 35% from the field, 24% from three-point area, and 63% from the free-throw line. St Mary had 24 team rebounds, 13 points off turnovers, and 16 points in the paint.
Ella Heinitz had 14 points, four rebounds, three steals, and an assists. Karlie Klein had nine points. Courtney Brown finished with six points, seven rebounds, and three steals, and Ella Griffin had six points, four assists, and three rebounds.
St Mary’s regular season ends with a 14-6 record. The Region 4B tournament runs the week of February 22nd.