The Sioux Valley Cossacks defeated the Dell Rapids Quarriers in girls basketball action on Friday, January 24th, by a score of 47-31. The entire first quarter was back and forth as the Quarriers took an 11-9 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was about runs for both teams. Sioux Valley took an 18-13 lead after a 9-2 run in the first three minutes of the quarter. Dell Rapids regained the lead at 21-18 after a 8-0 run with 3:38 to play until halftime. The Cossacks, however, ended the quarter on a 7-2 run to take a 25-23 halftime lead. Dell Rapids tied the game at 25-25 with the first basket of the third quarter. Sioux Valley would outscore Dell Rapids 8-4 the remained of the quarter for a 33-29 lead. The game remained at that score for the first minute of fourth quarter until Sioux Valley scored on a three-point shot by Kaylee Granum to go ahead 36-29. Dell Rapids scored their final basked of the game with 6:08 to play to pull within 31-36. The Cossacks scored the final 11 points of the game for the win.
Eight different players scored for Dell Rapids in the game. They were led by Mikaela Stofferahn with eight points. Brittney Siemonsma finished with six points, and Arial Hoffman had five points. Sioux Valley was led by Granum with a game-high 17 points. Carley Peterson finished with 13 points.
Dell Rapids falls to 4-6 on the year. The Quarriers will travel to Vermillion on Thursrday, January 30th. The game will be webcast as part of a girls-boys double-header on Big Sioux Media.