The Dell Rapids Quarriers extended their win streak to seven with a win over the Harrisburg Tigers 53-47 Tuesday, February 12th, in Harrisburg. The Quarriers jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first quarter and led 11-7 after the first quarter. Harrisburg responded in the second quarter with strong defense, holding Dell Rapids to only eight points in the quarter. The Tigers took a 23-19 lead into halftime. Dell Rapids found their offense after halftime, taking the lead back at 41-35 at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was exciting as Harrisburg cut the lead to 43-32 with 4:20 in the game. After Dell Rapids extended the lead, Harrisburg again cut the lead down to one, this time at 46-45 with 3:10 to go. The Tigers would tie the game at 47-47 with just 1:30 left, but Dell Rapids hit six free throws down the stretch for the win.
Dell Rapids was led by Cole Langer with 18 points. Bryce Koch had 14 points, and Zach White tossed in 10 points. Harrisburg was led by Gunar Rang with 17 points. Justin Jacobson had 14 points, and Andrew McCuen finished with 12 points for the Tigers.
Dell Rapids improves to 13-5 on the year. The Quarriers will host Lennox on Friday, February 15th.
The Dell Rapids boys JV team defeated Harrisburg 51-40 on Tuesday night. The Quarriers scored 16 in the first quarter, 0 in the second quarter and 35 in the second half in the win. Leading scorers were Zane Schumaker with 11 points, and Cody Nielsen with 10 points. Ben Hammer added nine points. Dell Rapids got 3-pointers from Riley Schmidt, Zach Schroeder, and Schumacher. The Quarriers were 5-7 from the line.