A fourth-quarter rally by the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls was cut short by Arlington on Monday, February 7th. Arlington held off the rally for a 60-51 win.
Arlington got the advantage late in the first quarter. St Mary led 10-8 with 2:00 minutes to go, but Arlington went on an 8-0 run and led 16-10 at the break. After Arlington led by 10 points 23-13 with 2:19 to play in the second quarter, St Mary fought back to cut the lead down to six, 27-21, by halftime.
St Mary was within five points, 31-26, after a three-pointer by Madala Hanson with 6:30 to go in the third quarter. Arlington went on a 14-7 run the rest of the quarter and led 45-33 going into the fourth quarter. Maya Heinitz made a three-pointer with 3:39 left in the game to cut the Arlington lead down to 51-46. Arlington responded with a 5-0 run for a 56-46 lead with :45 to play to hang on for the win.
St Mary shot 46% (20-44) from the field, 38% (8-21) on three pointers, and 3-4 from the free-throw line. Arlington was 45% (18-40) shooting, 22% (4-18) from three-point area, and 83% (20-24) from the free-throw line.
Madala Hanson had 13 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Ella Griffin added 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Addyson Gilbert had six points and three rebounds. Courtney Brown also had six points along with two rebounds and three steals.