The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team earned a trip back to the Region 3A Championship game with a 73-51 win over the Flandreau Flyers on Friday, March 7th. The Quarriers jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, but the Flyers fought back to pull within one at the end of the quarter at 12-11. Flandreau scored the first four points of the second quarter, and held a 15-12 lead. However, the Quarriers closed out the half on a 16-6 run to take a 28-21 lead at halftime. The Quarrier offense exploded in the third quarter, erupting for 28 points. Dell Rapids extended their lead to 56-40 at the end of the third quarter. Dell Rapids outscored Flandreau again in the final quarter the big win.
The Quarriers shot 45% (25-56) from the field in the game, 77% (17-22) from the free-throw line, and pulled down 39 rebounds as a team.
Ty Hoglund finished the game with 22 points. Cody Nielsen added 16 points and 12 rebounds. Ben Hammer ended the night with nine points and five rebounds, while Zane Schumaker tossed in eight points and dished out seven assists.
Dell Rapids improves to 14-7 on the year, and will move on to play the Madison Bulldogs in the Region 3A Championship on Tuesday, March 11th. This is a rematch of last year’s Region 3A Championship game in which Madison won. The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.