The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys outscored the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans 27-13 in the third quarter to help them to a 82-55 win at home on Tuesday, February 9th.
Dell Rapids had a scoring advantage in every quarter, but the difference in third quarter was the big difference in the game. The Quarriers led 17-12 at the end of the quarter and only led by six points, 33-27, at halftime.
The Quarriers pushed the lead to 10 points at 44-34 with 3:30 to play in the third quarter, and then went on a 9-0 run. Dell Rapids eventually ended the third quarter ahead by 20 points, 60-40. The Quarriers outscored the Titans 22-15 in the final quarter for the win.
Dell Rapids shot 55% (35-64) from the field, 38% (8-21) from three-point area, and 40% (4-10) from the free-throw line.
Five players finished in double figures in scoring. Connor Rentz had 18 points, three rebounds, three steals, and three assists. Brayden Pankonen also had 18 points, three rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Colin Rentz finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Carter Nelson had 14 points and five rebounds. Landon Ruesink added 10 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Coby Maeschen had five points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
The Quarriers (11-4) will host the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 12th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.