The Dell Rapids Quarrier boy’s basketball team defeated the Beresford Watchdogs on Tuesday, December 11th, 87-36. The Quarriers held a 47-16 lead at halftime. Leading scorers on the night for the Quarriers were Zach White with 14 points, Jacob Morris with 12 points, Cole Langer and Ty Hoglund with 10 points apiece, Spencer Kerzman with nine points, Bryce Koch and Matt Kolbeck with eight points apiece, and Zane Schumaker with seven points. Morris was perfect from 3-point range, hitting on all four of his attempts. Dell Rapids was impressive from the field shooting 56% from 3-point range as a team and 55% from the field. The Quarriers also had 28 assists as a team, led by Kolbek, Schumaker, and Riley Schmidt with four assists each.
Koch led the team in rebounds with nine in the game. Langer had eight rebounds for Dell Rapids, as the Quarriers out-rebounded Beresford 40-36 in the game. Dell Rapids also forced 14 turnovers. Langer had five steals in the game, and Schumaker added four.
The win moves Dell Rapids to 2-0 on the season, and 1-0 in the Big Sioux Conference.
Head Coach Jason Fersdahl said, “Defeating Beresford was key to get off to a good start in conference play. I was pleased with the defensive intensity our players brought against Beresford. Beresford came out and hit some shots early to force a tie at 11, but our players responded by playing even harder on defense and we held Beresford scoreless for about a six minute stretch in the first and second quarter. We were much better at converting turnovers into points and we were able to knock down some shots from the outside. We shot the ball well from the perimeter and that really helped open some things up inside. Once again, we had major contributions from players off the bench and our scoring was very balanced with eight players scoring seven or more points. The team did a great job of sharing the basketball as we ended the night with 28 assists as a team!”
The Quarriers will travel to Tea to take on the Titans on Friday, December 14th. Both the girls and boys games will be webcasted on Big Sioux Media starting at 6:15 p.m.
The Freshman team had another great game as they defeated Beresford 35-18. For the second game in a row, the freshman team had eight of nine players in the scoring column. Sam White led the team with 10 points and Cordell Wright added eight points. The freshman improve to 2-0 on the year and will play Tea also on Friday, December 14th.