The Mustangs found themselves down 24-11 at the end of the first quarter. That deficit grew to twenty points by halftime for Tri-Valley at 40-20. Dell Rapids then outscored Tri-Valley 29-18 in the final two quarters.
The offense just couldn’t find their rhythm in the game. The Mustangs finished the game shooting 30% (16-54) from the field, 20% (4-20) from three-point area, and 2-4 from the free-throw line. Tri-Valley also committed 19 turnovers in the game.
Riley Haynes had 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Tyler Johnson added 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Nick Hass finished with five points and three rebounds, Owen Besmer had four points and six rebounds.
Tri-Valley (6-8) will host Lennox on Monday, February 8th.