A big second quarter gave the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team their fifth win in a row on Monday, February 4th. The Cardinals got a 58-41 road win against the Gayville-Volin Raiders.
The home team Raiders grabbed the early lead at 5-2 in the ball game. The first quarter went back and forth with St Mary getting the 14-12 lead at the break. St Mary then held Gayville-Volin scoreless for six minutes in the second quarter and only allowed three points as the Cardinals built a 34-15 halftime lead.
The Cardinals grew the lead to 20 points by the halfway point of the third quarter 38-18. The lead grew to as many as 22 points in the quarter, and St Mary led the Raiders 46-30 heading into the final quarter. The Raiders got the game within 13 points at 54-41 with 1:13 to play in the game, but that was as close as they would get as St Mary closed out the game on a 4-0 run.
Ella Heinitz finished the game with 15 points, six rebounds, and five steals. Ella Griffin had 14 points and six rebounds. Maddie Schwebach tallied nine points, eight rebounds, and three steals. Courtney Brown had eight points, and Clare Klein added seven points. Gayville-Volin was led by Molly Larson with 14 points and eight rebounds.
St Mary (9-8) will travel to Arlington to play the Cardinals on Friday, February 8th.