The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys extended their winning streak to eight after a 65-32 road win over the Baltic Bulldogs on Friday, February 18th.
At an early point in the first quarter, the Cardinals led by just one point at 5-4. That margin was quickly extended to 10 points after a 9-0 run for a 14-4 lead with 2:15 to play in the first quarter. St Mary ended the first quarter with a 20-6 lead and continued to roll from there. They grew the lead to 37-14 by halftime and also led 58-23 at the end of the third quarter.
The Cardinals finished the game shooting an even 50% (26-52) from the field, 6-12 from three-point area, and 7-12 from the free-throw line. Baltic was held to just 30% (13-44) shooting, 0-7 on three pointers, and 6-12 from the free-throw line. St Mary also out rebounded the Bulldogs 41-19 in the game.
Four players finished in double figures, and two of them almost had a double-double. John Pica had 15 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Dylan Mathis had 11 points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Nic Gaspar also had 15 points along with four rebounds and two assists. Ty Brown added 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists. CJ Smith finished with four points, four assists, and two rebounds. Brandon Cook had six points in the fourth quarter.
St Mary (15-4) will finish the regular season at home against Bridgewater-Emery on Friday, February 25th.