Brayden Pankonen set the Dell Rapids High School record for most three-point shots made in a game in a 77-33 win over the Canton C-Hawks in Dell Rapids on Thursday, January 7th.
Pankonen was 5-5 on three-point shots in the first quarter and 4-6 in the second quarter for 9-11 in the first half. The nine made three-pointers in the first half tied the school record that was held by Carson Rentz. Pankonen made two more three-point shots in the second half to set the new school record at 11 and finished the game 11-17 on three-point shots.
Dell Rapids was in complete control the entire game. They opened the game on a 20-0 run and led 32-2 at the end of the first quarter. The lead grew to 52-12 by halftime. The Quarriers then outscored Canton 25-21 in the final two quarters as the running clock was in play the entire second half of the game.
The Quarriers finished the game shooting 56% (27-48) from the field, 55% (12-22) from three-point area, and 61% (11-18) from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids had 28 team rebounds, 19 team assists, and 11 steals.
Pankonen led all scorers with 35 points on the night. Colin Rentz had 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Landon Ruesink also finished in double figures with 10 points and five assists. Every varsity player for Dell Rapids scored at least two points in the game.
Dell Rapids (5-1) will have a big road test on Tuesday, January 12th. The Quarriers will head to Sioux Falls to play the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers.