The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls nearly overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half against the Lennox Orioles on Monday, January 10th. The Quarriers trailed by 13 points early in the second half, but the Orioles held for a 46-42 win.
Lennox led by two points at the end of the first quarter, 10-8. The Orioles pushed that lead to 10 points by halftime at 29-19. Lennox scored the first three points of the third quarter for a 32-19, but the Quarriers did not allow another point to the Orioles the rest of the quarter. That allowed Dell Rapids to go on a 10-0 the rest of the quarter to pull within three, 32-29.
The Quarriers scored the first basked of the fourth quarter, making the score 32-31. Lennox, however, went on a 13-4 run to push their lead to 45-35 with 2:30 to play in the game. Dell Rapids had one more run in them. The Quarriers scored seven in a row cutting the lead to 45-42 with a minute to play. The Lennox defense stopped a game-tying play with a steal, and made a free-throw to hold on for the win.
Dell Rapids shot 25% (14-57) from the field, 1-16 on three pointers, and 81% (13-16) from the free-throw line. Lennox was 32% (12-37) from the field, 35% (6-17) from three-point area, and 80% (16-20) from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids’ defense forced 27 Lennox turnovers in the game, 18 of those on steals.
Haileigh Barnhart had 14 points, eight rebounds, and four steals. Zoey Hilmoe had nine points, three rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. Jayme Schmidt finished with eight points. Liz Price added seven points and four rebounds.
The Quarrier JV team lost a heartbreaker on Monday night to the Lennox Oriole JV team 24-26. Shelby Welbig had nine points and four rebounds. Jenna Miller had eight points, three steals, and two rebounds. Elly Olson finished with five points, four rebounds, and two assists. Clara Justice had two points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Tori Malsam had three rebounds, and Kerrigan Kindopp had two steals.