The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team had no issues with the Freeman Academy/Marion Bearcats on Thursday, February 4th. The Cardinals won their tenth game of the season after beating the Bearcats 50-19.
St Mary jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the first quarter and led 14-7 at the break. The Cardinals then went on a 17-0 run to start the second quarter and never looked back. St Mary led 35-12 at halftime and 46-15 at the end of the third quarter.
Three players finished in double figures in a balanced scoring attack for the Cardinals. Ella Heinitz had 12 points, three assists, and two rebounds. Ella Griffin finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Madala Hanson also had 10 points along with two assists and two steals. Addyson Gilbert and Karlie Klein both had four points each. Sydney Klein finished with a team-high nine rebounds.
The Cardinals shot 36% (20-56) from the field, 26% (6-23) from three-point area, and 57% (4-7) from the free-throw line. The Bearcats finished 25% (8-32) from the field, 0-4 from three-point area, and 3-6 from the free-throw line. St Mary also held the turnover advantage at 8 to 21 and the rebounding advantage at 32 to 17.
St Mary (10-4) will travel to Arlington on Monday, February 8th.