The Dell Rapids Quarriers girls basketball team used a strong second half to come from behind and defeat the Canton C-Hawks 25-28 on Tuesday, January 29th, in Dell Rapids. Canton held a 10-8 at the end of the first quarter after a last second three-point shot. The C-Hawks maintained the lead in the second quarter for a 16-12 halftime lead. Canton jumped out to a 20-12 lead with 5:36 left in the third quarter before the Quarriers made their move. Dell Rapids went on an 11-0 run to end the third quarter to take a 23-20 lead. The game was back and forth for most of the fourth quarter. The game was tied at 23-23 and again 25-25 with 4:00 left in the game. Canton held a slight 26-25 lead with 3:00 to go, but the Quarriers out-scored Canton 10-2 in the remaining minutes for the win.
Dell Rapids was led by Mikaela Stofferahn with nine points in the game. Brittany Kludt had eight points, and Brittney Siemonsma, Rachel Devlin, Corynn Hoff, and Julia Rice all had four points apiece in the game. The Quarriers finished 11-17 from the free throw line. Canton was led by Kristin Twedt with 12 points. Atlanta Lundstrom added nine points. The C-Hawks were 5-8 from the free throw line in the game.
Head coach Jeff Dvorak said, “In the first half we just found a variety of ways to shoot ourselves in the foot offensively. Thankfully, our defense once more kept us close until we woke up a bit and started going inside against a smaller Canton team. Mikaela and Kludt really carried us in that second half, and the guards did a good job of feeding them the ball. In the second half we were much closer to the team we need to be going down the stretch and that is encouraging.”
Dell Rapids improves to 5-10 on the year. The Quarriers will travel to Tri-Valley to take on the Mustangs on Friday, February 1st.