The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team had the ball with :08 left in the game trailing by one, but the final last second shot would not fall, and the Lennox Orioles hung on to beat the Quarriers 41-40 Monday, January 7th, in Lennox. Lennox had an 11-7 lead after the first quarter, but Dell Rapids came back to take a 19-18 lead into halftime. The Orioles started the third quarter on a little run, jumping out to a 26-20 lead with 4:45 to go in the third and ended up leading 30-27 after the third quarter. The game was close throughout the fourth quarter with Lennox hanging on for the win.
Dell Rapids shot 21-34 from the free throw line compared to just 4-9 for Lennox. Mikaela Stofferahn led the Quarriers with 11 points. Julia Rice had 10 points, while Rachel Devlin had nine points and Karen Eddy added seven.
The Quarriers fall to 2-5 on the year. Dell Rapids will play Tri-Valley in the first round of the Big Sioux Conference tournament in Beresford on Thursday, January 10th.