The Dakota Valley Panthers ended the three-game winning streak of the Dell Rapids Quarriers with a 73-61 win on Friday, February 14th. The Panthers took an early first quarter lead at 21-15. The Panthers held Dell Rapids to just 12 second quarter points, and extended their lead to 42-27 at halftime. The Quarriers were able to cut the lead down to 53-43 at the end of the third quarter, but Dakota Valley scored 20 points in the fourth quarter for the win.
Dell Rapids finished the night going 23-57 (40%) from the field. They shot 7-23 (30%) from the three-point line, and 8-14 (57%) from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids pulled down a total of 36 rebounds, had 17 team assists, and turned the ball over 12 times.
Ty Hoglund led the team with 27 points, five rebounds, and five assists in the game. Cody Nielsen added 11 points and eight rebounds. Zach White had six points and six rebounds. Riley Schmidt finished with nine points, and Zane Schumaker had seven rebounds and four assists.
The Quarriers fall to 10-7 on the year. Dell Rapids will play Parkston at the DWU Classic at 3:30 p.m. in Mitchell.
The boys basketball JV team defeated the Dakota Valley Panthers in a great come-from-behind victory on Friday at McCook Lake. Dell Rapids trailed 17-21 at halftime, but scored 40 points in the second half to grab a victory. Sheldon Siemonsma, Tanner Heim, and Mason Peter led the scoring with 17, 14, and 11 points respectively. Heim and Peter each had eight rebounds, while Peter also led the Quarriers with four steals. The Quarriers were 16-29 from the free-throw line. It was clearly our most exciting JV victory of the year.