The Quarriers got off to a slow start in the first half. Madison led by four points at 13-9 after the first quarter. They built the lead to double digits in the second quarter before Dell Rapids was able to cut the lead down to 31-25 at halftime.
Dell Rapids got the offense going in the second half. They outscored the Bulldogs 21-13 in the third quarter to hold a 46-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Quarriers then outscored Madison 18-10 in the final quarter to take the win.
The Quarriers finished the game shooting 42% (20-48) from the field, but just 27% (3-11) from three-point area. They took advantage of the trips to the free-throw line converting on 75% (21-28).
Colin Rentz finished with a double-double scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. He also had seven assists and three steals. Brayden Pankonen had 11 points, two rebounds and two steals. Carter Nelson finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Landon Ruesink added nine points, four rebounds, and three assists. Connor Rentz had eight points, four rebounds, and three steals.
Dell Rapids (7-2) will host Elk Point-Jefferson in a double-header with the girls on Saturday, January 23rd. The girls varsity game will start around 1:30 p.m. with the boys scheduled to start about 3:00 p.m. Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.