Renewing their rival on Thursday night, the Quarriers of Dell Rapids overcame a 10 point first half deficit to defeat Madison 64-54. The Bulldogs held a 6 point halftime advantage, thanks to holding Dells to a 26 percent shooting clip. A sluggish third quarter gave way to an up and down fourth quarter. The Quarriers outscored the Bulldogs 35-19 in the final frame, thwarting a few late Madison runs to preserve the victory.
It ended up being a tale of two halves, with Dell Rapids shooting 61 percent in the second half and also hitting key free throws. Aspen Dahl finished with 19 points and Carter Bergheim 16 to lead Madison, who fell to 5-3 on the season. They will be back in action tonight, traveling to take on Sioux Falls Christian. It will be a doubleheader with coverage tonight, joining the girls game in progress and the boys to follow. You can hear the action on AM1390.