The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team picked up a 53-49 win over the Sisseton Redmen in the second game of the double-header on Tuesday, February 18th. Sisseton took an early lead and ended the first quarter ahead 13-7. After trailing 15-7 early in the second quarter, Dell Rapids went on a 15-4 run to take a 22-19 lead in the closing seconds of the second quarter. With time winding down, Jordan Cornelius hit a desperation shot at the buzzer to tie the game 22-22 at halftime.
The Quarriers were able to grab a slight lead at the end of the third quarter at 42-39. Dell Rapids led by as many as five points in the fourth quarter, but Sisseton made a run to cut the lead down to just one point late in the fourth quarter. Riley Schmidt and Ty Hoglund knocked down six straight free throws at the end of the game to seal the win for Dell Rapids.
The Quarriers shot 19-41 (46%) from the field in the game, just 3-11 (27%) from three-point range, and 12-15 (80%) from the free throw line. Dell Rapids also had 21 team rebounds, seven steals, eight assists, and only eight turnovers in the game.
Hoglund finished with 21 points and four rebounds. Cody Nielsen added 12 points along with four rebounds. Schmidt ended the game with nine points and three assists. Ben Hammer had three blocked shots and six rebounds for Dell Rapids.
Dell Rapids improves to 12-7 on the year. The Quarriers will close out their regular season at home on Friday, February 21st, as they host Lennox.
The Dell Rapids Quarrier JV team defeated the Sisseton Redmen on Tuesday, February 18th, in another come-from-behind victory. The Quarriers trailed 14-18 at halftime, but battled in the second half for a 40-31 win. Mason Peter and Sheldon Siemonsma led all scorers in the game with 14 and 13 points respectively. Tanner Heim and Sam White each had four points. Heim also had seven rebounds in the game, while Peter had five. Dell Rapids was able to hold Sisseton to zero points in the third quarter.