The Flandreau Flier offense simply couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday, February 2nd. Flandreau shot 65% (33-51) from the field, 63% (10-16) from three-point area, and a perfect 3-3 from the free-throw line in a 79-67 win over the Dell Rapids Quarriers.
The Fliers got hot to start the game and kept it going from start to finish. Flandreau led by as many as eight points in the first quarter and ended the quarter leading 21-14. The lead was back to eight points at 28-20 with 5:00 to play in the first half, but the Quarriers went on a 7-0 run to pull within a point at 28-27 over the next minute. That was as close as Dell Rapids would get.
Flandreau went on a 13-0 run in three and a half minutes and end the first half leading 41-30. The Fliers pushed the lead to 17 points in the third quarter, but Dell Rapids got it down to 14 at 62-48 heading into the fourth quarter. The Quarriers got the lead down to single digits at 71-63 with 3:35 to go in the game, but Flandreau went on an 8-0 over the next two minutes to secure the victory.
Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 48% (24-50) from the field, 44% (8-18) from three-point area and 92% (11-12) from the free-throw line.
Brayden Pankonen had 21 points in the game. Connor Rentz finished with 16 points and three rebounds. Colin Rentz had 13 points, four rebounds, and three steals. Chase LeBrun led Flandreau, and all scorers, with 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Liam Streitz had 20 points and six rebounds. Tash Lunday finished with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Dell Rapids (9-4) will travel to Tri-Valley on Thursday, February 4th.