In what was supposed to be the second game on back-to-back days, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team found themselves on the court for the first time in eight days at the Pentagon Classic on Wednesday, December 30th. The Quarriers played the Hill City Rangers, with Hill City taking the win 61-37.
Hill City’s tough defense made things difficult for the Quarriers all day long. Dell Rapids did score the first field goal of the game and led 2-1, but the Rangers outscored the Quarriers 12-4 the remained of the quarter for a 13-6 lead. They were able to grow the lead to 26-14 by halftime.
The Rangers came out of halftime strong and pushed the lead to nearly 20 points midway through the third quarter. Dell Rapids cut the lead down to 14 by the end of the quarter at 41-27. Hill City, however, outscored Dell Rapids 20-10 in the final quarter in the victory.
Maggie Schmidt had eight points for Dell Rapids on the day. Mady Vanoverbeke and All De Stigter both finished with six points. Haileigh Barnhart finished with five points.
Dell Rapids (0-4) will travel to Tea to play the Titans in a make-up game on Saturday, January 2nd. The game is varsity only as the varsity game was the only one impacted by the power outage postponement. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.