Carter Nelson made a three-point shot in the right corner with second remaining in the game to turn a one-point lead into a four-point for the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Tuesday, February 16th. Dell Rapids used a big fourth quarter rally to get a 55-51 win over the Sisseton Redmen.
The Quarriers had a couple of quarters where shots didn’t fall for them. The first quarter was one of those as Dell Rapids scored just eight points and trailed 10-8 at the first break. They seemed to get the offense going in the second quarter and outscored Sisseton 16-11 for a 24-21 halftime lead.
Sisseton came out of the break on fire and scored the first eight points of the third quarter in a matter of minutes for a 29-24 lead. Dell Rapids got within two points at 35-33, but the Redmen ended the quarter leading 42-35. Dell Rapids kept chipping away at the lead in the fourth quarter and finally tied the game, 45-45, on a made three-pointer by Avery Boechler with 3:25 to play. The two teams traded baskets over the next couple of minutes. Colin Rentz made the go-ahead layup with 1:20 to play to give the Quarriers a 52-51 lead. After a missed three-point shot by Sisseton, the Quarriers got the ball back with :41 to go. Colin Rentz drove into the lane with seconds remaining on the shot clock, and Nelson drained the three-pointer with :06 on the clock to secure the win.
Brayden Pankonen led the team in scoring with 18 points and had three rebounds. Colin Rentz had 16 points, five rebounds, three steals, and three assists. Connor Rentz finished with eight points and four rebounds, and Nelson had five points and four rebounds.
Dell Rapids (12-6) will travel to Lennox on Friday, February 19th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.