The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team picked up a season-opening win against the West Central Trojans on Friday, December 13th, in Hartford by a score of 67-45. The Quarriers led at every break in the game. Dell Rapids led 18-9 at the end of the first quarter, 30-19 at halftime, and 49-35 after the third quarter.
Ty Hoglund and Zane Schumaker both scored 18 points in the game. Schumaker also hit four 3-point field goals. Cody Nielsen added 10 points, and Ben Hammer finished with eight. Schumaker had a team-high six assists in the game, and Hoglund dished out five assists. Zachary Schroeder finished with nine rebounds followed by Hammer who had eight. Hoglund also finished the game with four steals.
Dell Rapids out-rebounded West Central as a team 35-22. The Quarriers also had 17 total team assists, 11 team steals, and only turned the ball over 12 times.
Head coach Jason Fersdahl said, “Offensively, we were able to move the ball pretty well to find some good scoring opportunities and we were able to free up some of our perimeter shooters for open looks at the basket. Our guards did a good job of pushing the ball in transition and our post players ran the floor well. I was very pleased that we outrebounded West Central as team rebounding has been one of our main early season points of emphasis; Zachary Schroeder and Ben Hammer in particular hit the boards very hard. Defensively, we were able to put good pressure on the ball at times and Hammer was able to patrol the lane well, finishing the night with 3 blocked shots while altering numerous others. We need to continue to improve our half court defense and I know our players will keep working hard on that end of the floor all season.”
The JV team also picked up a win against the Trojans by a score of 36-28.
The Quarriers will host Tea in their next game on Friday, December 20th, as part of a girls-boys double header. Both games will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.