The offense for the Dell Rapids Quarriers rebounded on Saturday, February 6th after a tough night at Tri-Valley High School. The Quarriers defeated the Deuel Cardinals 54-46 at the Dak-12/NEC Clash in Madison.
Deuel had the lead the entire first quarter and led 12-11 heading into the second quarter. Dell Rapids went on an 11-0 run for a 22-12 lead and never trailed the rest of the game. The Cardinals went on a 10-1 run of their own to cut the Quarrier lead to 23-22, but that was as close as they would get. Dell Rapids led 27-22 at halftime.
The Quarriers continued to build on their lead throughout the second half. Dell Rapids led 43-30 after the third quarter. They had a game-high 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals got within single digits a couple of times in the fourth quarter. Dell Rapids, however, was able to stop any rally by the Cardinals for the win.
Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids. Claire Wynja had 12 points on four made three-point shots and also had three rebounds. Zoey Hilmoe finished with 11 points, four rebounds, and two steals. Mady Vanoverbeke had 10 points, six assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Maggie Schmidt had a team-high seven steals.
Dell Rapids shot 34% (21-62) from the field, 30% (7-23) from three-point area, and 71% (5-7) from the free-throw line They force 31 Deuel turnovers, 24 of those coming from steals.
The Quarriers (4-13) will host the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans on Tuesday, February 9th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.