The Dell Rapids Quarriers won their fourth game in a row, beating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 48-34 on Friday, February 1st, at Tri-Valley High School. The Quarriers led at every quarter break, leading 10-8 after the first quarter, 29-22 at halftime, and 42-30 after the third quarter.
Dell Rapids shot 57% (19-33) from the field, 45% (5-11) from three-point area, and 55% (5-9) from the free throw line. Tri-Valley shot 33% (12-36) from the field, 22% (4-18) from three-point area, and 100% (6-6) from the free throw line. Jacob Morris led Dell Rapids with 15 points in the game. Cole Langer had 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in the game. Matt Kolbeck added eight points. Tri-Valley was led by Brett Page with 16 points.
Head coach Jason Fersdahl said, “Defensively, I thought we really controlled the game, especially in the second half. Our goal going into the game was to try to keep Brett Page from penetrating into the lane, and for the most part we were able to do that. We really controlled the boards and limited Tri-Valley to one shot attempt on nearly every possession. Offensively, we were able to hit some perimeter shots which loosened Tri-Valley’s zone defense with Jacob Morris and Cole Langer leading the way. We had more turnovers versus Tri-Valley than we had in our previous two games, and we need to shore up our ball handling and interior passing to limit these turnovers.”
Dell Rapids improves to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the Big Sioux Conference. The Quarriers will host Dakota Valley on Friday, February 8th. The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.
The Dell Rapids JV team defeated Tri-Valley 39-29 after leading 20-11 at halftime. Cody Nielsen led the Quarriers with 14 points. He was 8-9 from the free throw line. Riley Schmidt had eight points, while Kahler Berven had seven. Zach Schumaker had several assists to go along with four points.