Quarriers extend winning streak to 3 after home win
Hoglund scores 26 in Pipestone
January 14. 2014 11:17AM
The Watchdogs proved to be a tough out for the Quarriers, but Ty Hoglund’s 18 points and six assists lifted Dell Rapids past Beresford 72-62 Thursday on the Quarriers’ home floor.
“This was really a game of runs,” said Jason Fersdahl, Quarriers head coach. “It seemed that every time we were able to extend the lead, Beresford would respond by hitting some big shots.”
The Quarriers held a 17-15 edge after one quarter, but opened up a 41-32 lead at half. But the Watchdogs didn’t lay down and went on a 17-8 scoring run of their own in the third.
Tied at 29 to start the fourth, the Quarriers continued their press defense and held out for high percentage shots as they reclaimed the lead in the game’s final minutes.
“Fortunately, we were able to make a strong fourth quarter run, and I think our constant defensive pressure throughout the game wore them out a bit down the stretch,” Fersdahl said.
The Quarriers shot 54 percent from the field and 88 percent, 15 of 17, from the free-throw line.
Hoglund led the Quarriers with his 18 points. Cody Nielsen added 14 points and seven rebound for Dell Rapids, and Zach White had 12 points and five rebounds. Ben Hammer also had five rebounds for the Dell Rapids.
“We continued to get good shots on the offensive end, and we were able to finish strong at the basket throughout the night,” Fersdahl said. “We were a little too impatient at times on offense, and we will need to improve in this area to increase our chances of winning close games.”
The Quarriers committed 12 turnovers.
Beresford was led by Oliver Doeden and Logan Busch - each had 18 points - and Kory Diefendorf with 15.
Dell Rapids 84, Pipestone 68
The Quarriers and Arrows faced off in Pipestone Tuesday Jan. 7 where Hoglund again put on a show, this time scoring 26 points.
“Offensively, I thought this was the best we have played so far this season as we had pretty good ball movement, and we shot the ball well from the field,” Fersdahl said. The Quarriers shot 54 percent from the field. “We played this game at a fast pace, and we are at our best when we are able to do that.”
That ball movement led to big scoring nights for not only Hoglund, but Nielsen and Zane Schumaker as well. Schumaker scored 21, and Nielsen 13. Nielsen also led Dell Rapids with nine rebounds.
“I was pleased that we ended the night with only 10 team turnovers, and we out-rebounded a tough Pipestone team,” Fersdahl said of the teams 34 rebounds.
Dell Rapids entered this week with a 5-1 record.