Connor Libis is the new Dell Rapids St Mary High School scoring leader in school history. Going into the home game against Estelline/Hendricks on Friday, January 8th, Libis trailed current head coach Colby Fitzgerald by just 23 points on the list.
Libis broke the record on a three-point shot in the third quarter that gave him 24 points in the game. Libis finished the game with 27 points lead the Cardinals in their 77-52 win over the Redhawks. Libis now has 2,298 total points in his career with 13 more regular season games left on the schedule.
St Mary had no problems with Estelline/Hendricks in the ball game. The Cardinals hot shooting in the first half propelled them to a big lead. St Mary led 27-12 at the end of the first half and led 52-23. The lead grew to 73-42 by the end of the third quarter.
The Cardinals finished the game shooting right at 50% (29-58) from the field, 52% (12-23) on three-point shots, and 50% (7-14) from the free-throw line. St Mary also had 40 team rebounds and 15 team assists.
St Mary had another 20-point scorer in the game after Libis’ 27 points. Sam Palmer also notched 20 points and had four rebounds and four assists. Max Herber finished with 12 points and eight rebounds. Ashaun Roach-Valandra and Ty Brown both had six points each.
The Cardinals (5-2) will travel to Elkton to play the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks in a big Region 4B match-up on Tuesday, January 12th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.