The girls trailed throughout most of the game, but made a surge in the fourth quarter for the win. Dell Rapids did hold an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Huskies went on a 7-2 run to lead 7-5 at the quarter break. Elk Point-Jefferson pushed their lead to three points by halftime at 15-12.
Elk Point-Jefferson was able to maintain their slim lead in the third quarter. Dell Rapids got it down within two points at 29-27 heading into the fourth quarter. The Quarrier defense held the Huskies without a field goal until the 2:50 mark in the fourth quarter, which allowed them to take the lead. The Quarriers led 39-36 in the final seconds, and the Huskies last-second shot was no good.
Dell Rapids finished shooting 26% (11-42) in the game, 22% (4-18) from three-point area, but remained solid from the free-throw line for the second game in a row shooting 81% (13-16).
Maggie Schmidt led the team in scoring with 16 points and also had four rebounds. Zoey Hilmoe had 12 points and five rebounds. Claire Wynja had five points, and Haileigh Barnhart and Mady Vanoverbeke both had three points. Becky Dorn had a team-high seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
Dell Rapids (2-10) will travel to Vermillion on Thursday, January 28th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.