The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team defeated the Sioux Valley Cossacks 30-26 on Friday, January 18th, in Volga. Dell Rapids held a seven point halftime lead at 13-6, and hung on to beat the Cossacks for their fourth win of the season.
Dell Rapids shot 36% from the field, went 3-9 from the free throw line, and out rebounded Sioux Valley 24-16 in the game. Julia Rice led the Quarriers with 11 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Karen Eddy added six points and three steals.
Head coach Jeff Dvorak said, “What a nice win. Our defense execution was perfect tonight. Sioux Valley has a bunch of good perimeter shooters, and we did a great job of getting and contesting those looks. We did not close out the game quite as strongly as we’d have liked as our 13 point lead shrunk to three, but we are getting better at handling those pressure-filled moments when teams have nothing to lose and are coming at us 100 miles an hour. It was a great lesson to learn how to win a tight game and hold onto a lead.”
Dell Rapids improves to 4-8 on the year. The Quarriers will travel to Beresford to take on the Watchdogs on Tuesday, January 22nd.