Dell Rapids found themselves in another tight battle for the second time in the week. Lennox had the early advantage in the game and led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter. The Quarriers took the lead in the second quarter with 4:13 to play on a three-pointer by Brayden Pankonen and didn’t trail the rest of the game. Dell Rapids led 29-24 at halftime.
The Quarriers held a three-to-six point lead throughout most of the third quarter, but ended the quarter on a 4-0 run to push the lead to nine points at 43-34. Lennox chipped away at the lead throughout the fourth quarter and got within a point at 49-48 with 2:20 to play in the game. Carter Nelson, for the second game in a row, hit a three-pointer to give Dell Rapids a four-point, 52-48 lead with 1:30 left in the game. Colin Rentz followed with a steal and layup with 1:00 left to push the lead to 54-48, which was enough of a cushion to get the win.
Connor Rentz finished with 14 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Colin Rentz had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Pankonen added 10 points, three steals, and two rebounds. Avery Boechler and Nelson both had seven points in the game. Boechler also had three steals.
Dell Rapids (13-6) will conclude their regular season on Monday, February 22nd at Garretson. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.