The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team took a three-game winning streak into Garretson on Tuesday, January 5th. The Blue Dragons were able to snap that streak with a 71-60 win over the Cardinals.
The Cardinals took it to the undefeated Blue Dragons in the first quarter and held a 15-12 lead at the quarter break. Garretson, however, responded in the second quarter with a 22-12 advantage for a 34-27 halftime lead.
Garretson was able to put a little more space between them and the Cardinals in the third quarter. The Blue Dragons added five more points to the lead for a 51-39 score heading into the fourth quarter. The two teams combined for 41 points in the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals just couldn’t close the gap enough.
Ella Heinitz had a game-high 25 points along with seven rebounds. Karlie Klein finished with 13 points and five rebounds. Ella Griffin and Courtney Brown both finished with eight points each. Sydney Klein had six points and three assists.
St Mary (4-2) will host Estelline/Hendricks on Thursday, January 7th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.