Colin Rentz finished with a rare triple-double, but the Dell Rapids Quarriers fell to the Dakota Valley Panthers at home on Friday, February 12th. Dell Rapids held Dakota Valley to 32 first-half points, but the Panthers missed just three shots in the third quarter and scored 55 points in the second half as they defeated Dell Rapids 87-72.
The Quarriers started the game on a 6-0 run, but the Panthers ended the first quarter with a 17-15 lead. Dell Rapids got on a roll in the second quarter and went on a 16-7 run for a 31-24 lead with 3:30 to play in the first half. The Panthers pulled within four at 36-32 at halftime.
Dakota Valley was 6-for-6 from three-point area and 12-for-15 from the field in the third quarter in a 30-point effort to take a 62-54 lead into the fourth quarter. They extended the lead to 66-54 with 6:35 to play. The Quarriers cut the lead in half in the next minute to 66-60, but that was as close Dell Rapids would get.
Dell Rapids shot 45% (26-58) from the field, 25% (6-24) from three-point area, and 78% (14-18) from the free-throw line.
Colin Rentz had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead the Quarriers. Carter Nelson had 16 points and six rebounds. Connor Rentz finished with 15 points. Coby Maeschen had nine points, two rebounds, and two blocks, while Brayden Pankonen had eight points.