The Dakota Valley Panthers came from behind with a big second half to defeat the Dell Rapids Quarriers in girls basketball on Friday, February 8th, in Dell Rapids. Dell Rapids had the hot hand in the first quarter, jumping out to a 19-12 lead. The Quarriers used an 8-2 run through the first half of the second quarter to extend the lead to 27-15 with 3:20 to go. The Panthers closed out the half on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 27-21. The Panthers continued the run in the third quarter and took the lead at the end of the third quarter 38-36. Dakota Valley led 48-40 with 5:30 to go in the game, but Dell Rapids was able to close the gap to 47-49 with 3:02 left. However, Dakota Valley ended the game on an 8-3 run for the win.
Dell Rapids was led by Mikaela Stofferahn with 15 points. Julia Rice added 12 points, Corynn Hoff had eight points, and Karen Eddy finished with seven points. The Quarriers were 15-26 from the free throw line in the game. Dakota Valley was led by McKenzie Mennenga with 15 points. Jayde Bergmann had 13 points. The Panthers were 9-15 from the free throw line in the game.
Dell Rapids falls to 6-12 on the year. They will travel to Harrisburg to take on the Tigers on Tuesday, February 12th.