The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team picked up their fifth win in a row defeating the Canistota Hawks 62-36 on Monday, February 4th, in Dell Rapids on Senior Night. The Hawks had a brief 2-0 lead after scoring a layup off the opening tip, but it was all Dell Rapids St Mary after that point. The Cardinals scored the next eight points to lead 8-2. Canistota would get as close as 12-10 before the Cardinals ended the first quarter on a 6-0 run to lead 18-10. The Cardinals extended the lead early in the second quarter, but Canistota again would climb back into the game, cutting the deficit to 28-22 with 2:04 left in the second quarter. Again Dell Rapids St Mary would end the quarter on a run, this time a 7-1 run to take a 35-23 lead into halftime. The Cardinal defense shut down the Hawks the rest of the game, giving up just five points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 51-28 and only allowing eight more points in the fourth quarter for the win.
Kelly Michel led the Cardinals with 24 points on the night. Mikayla Brown and Amber Hansen each had seven points. Ally Mullaney, Lexie LeBrun, and Anna Wolles all had six points apiece in the game. Dell Rapids St Mary shot 5-9 from the free throw line as a team. Canistota was led by Chloe Nielsen with 16 points.
The Cardinals improve to 10-8 on the year and will travel to Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, February 8th.
- Anna Maxwell
- Mikayla Brown
- Lexie Lebrun
- Amanda Hansen