The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team notched another road victory after a 54-20 win in Elkton against the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Monday, January 11th. This was the fourth road win on the season thus far for the Cardinals.
St Mary used a full-court pressure defense that led to easy fast break points to start the game on a 12-0 run as they never trailed in the game. The Cardinals finished the quarter leading 15-4. The defensive pressure continued in the second quarter allowing St Mary to outscore the Elks 12-4 in the quarter for a 27-8 halftime lead. The Cardinals again scored 27 total points in the second half while holding Elkton-Lake Benton to 12 for the big 54-20 win.
Ella Heinitz had a game-high 17 points along with five steals, three rebounds, and two assists. Brianna Griffin was 3-4 on three-point attempts for nine points. Ella Griffin ended with seven points, six rebounds, and four assists. Karlie Klein had six points. Ten of the thirteen players scored in the game for the Cardinals.
St Mary (6-2) will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Thursday, January 14th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.