Playing on back-to-back nights, the Dell Rapids Quarriers ran into a tough defensive Flandreau Fliers on Tuesday, February 2nd. Flandreau took advantage of 25 Dell Rapids turnovers, winning the game 67-46 in Flandreau.
The Quarriers held a four-point lead very early in the game. Mady Vanoverbeke made back-to-back three-point shots, and Dell Rapids led 6-2 with 6:40 to go in the first quarter. The two teams were tied 11-11 with 2:00, but Flandreau held a 15-13 lead at the quarter break. The Quarriers opened the second quarter on a 5-2 run and led again, 18-17, with 6:30 left in the half. Flandreau then got hot from three-point area, going 4-4 in the quarter, and held a 36-26 halftime lead.
The Flier defense then shut the Quarrier offense down in third quarter. Dell Rapids was held to just seven points, and Flandreau built a 53-33 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Fliers maintained that big of a lead throughout the final quarter.
Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 33% (17-52) from the field, 23% (6-26) from three-point area, and just 40% (6-15) from the free-throw line. Flandreau shot 44% (27-61) from the field, 38% (6-16) from three-point area, and 50% (7-14) from the free-throw line.
Jayme Schmidt had 15 points to lead the Quarriers in scoring. Vanoverbeke added 13 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Haileigh Barnhart finished with seven points and 10 rebounds. Three players finished in double figures for Flandreau. Claire Sheppard had 21 points and five rebounds. Maria Parsley added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Bella Pavlis had 10 points and five rebounds.
Dell Rapids (3-12) will travel to Tri-Valley High School on Thursday, February 4th.