Inconsistent Lady Qs can’t find rhythm
February 18. 2014 6:30PM
The Lady Quarriers couldn’t overcome early-game struggles against the Lady Panthers, and Dakota Valley held on for the 47-40 victory Friday night in North Sioux City.
After letting the Lady Panthers open up a 16-point lead by the end of three quarters, Dell Rapids hunkered down in the fourth and battled back. But the deficit proved to be insurmountable, and Dell Rapids fell by seven.
“Dakota Valley really brings the pressure, and we just seemed flustered all night,” said Jeff Dvorak, Dell Rapids head coach.
The Lady Quarriers shot just 18 percent from the field.
Dell Rapids’ Mikaela Stofferahn scored 10 points to lead all scorers. She also had 10 rebounds. Arial Hoffman added nine points and two rebounds for Dell Rapids.
The Lady Quarriers cruised to a 50-37 win over McCook Central-Montrose Thursday in Dell Rapids.
The Lady Cougars kept it close early but the Quarriers pulled away in the second quarter as they stretched their lead to 8 points to end the first half.
“Our offense finally found a little flow and … we played great,” Dvorak said. “It was so much fun to have so many different girls contribute.”
The Lady Quarriers shot 35 percent from the field and outrebounded MCM 30-25.
Stofferahn led Dell Rapids with 15 points. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Hoffman added 11 points and three assists for the Lady Quarriers, while Brittany Siemonsma had eight boards and eight points.
The Lady Titans beat Dell Rapids 46-24 Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Mt. Vernon.
Dvorak said his team’s defense was good enough to win, but the 24-percent shooting night wasn’t.
“Anytime you hold a good team like MVP to 46 points, you should have a shot to win,” he said. “Unfortunately, our offense is not keeping pace with our defense.”
Stofferahn had eight points and six boards for Dell rapids. Jessica Tisher had six points.
The Lady Quarriers fell 59-44 to Clark-Willow Lake after Cyclone shooters got hot early on Monday, Feb. 10 in Dell Rapids.
CWL hit six of its first seven shot, five from behind the three-point line. And with Dell Rapids’ girls shooting only 23 percent from the field on the night, the home team couldn’t keep pace.
“I was proud that the girls fought until the end and kept that first period margin the same pretty much until the end of the game,” Dvorak said.
Stofferahn led with 14 points. Brittany Kludt added 10 points and seven rebounds, and Siemonsma grabbed nine boards for Dell Rapids.
The Lady Quarriers head into the final week of regular season play with a 5-13 record.
|Joe Sneve / Dell Rapids Tribune
Lady Quarrier Sarah Haak gets into the paint against McCook Central-Montrose Thursday in Dell Rapids.