The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals held off an Elkton-Lake Benton rally for a 64-57 win at home on Tuesday, January 11th.
The Cardinals built a quick 10-point lead after the first quarter at 19-9. The lead grew to 34-21 by halftime. The Elks started making a run in the third quarter. Elkton-Lake Benton outscored St Mary 21-16 to cut the lead to 50-42 heading into the fourth quarter. The Cardinals were able to hold off the Elks for the win.
St Mary shot 42% (24-57) from the field, 19% (4-21) on three pointers, and 71% (12-17) from the free-throw line. The Elks shot 47% (24-52) from the field, 1-3 from three-point area, and 50% (8-16) from the free-throw line.
Madala Hanson had 18 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Sydney Klein had 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Courtney Brown added 10 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Addyson Gilbert finished with eight points, two rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Ella Griffin had six points and five assists.
The Cardinals (5-3) will be at Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Thursday, January 13th.