2018-02-14 / Sports

Indians overtake Oracles

By John Dunn
Contributing sportswriter

Twin Lakes scored an opponent season-high for points in a quarter during the final period of its 53-41 come from behind victory Friday in Monticello.

The Indians outscored Delphi 30-10 in the 4th quarter behind 15 points in the period from Michaiah Galvin to earn the win, erasing what had been a 31-23 Oracle lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Twin Lakes used a 14-5 run to start the 4th period and take its first lead since just past the midway point of the 2nd quarter, at 37-36 with 4:37 left in the game.

Delphi responded with a Cade Murray basket to take its final lead at 38-37 with 4:20 remaining, and then later tied the score at 41 after a Garrett Tomson field goal with 3:15 left. The Indians finished with a 12-0 run to secure the victory.

“We played really well defensively for three plus quarters,”

Oracle head coach Brian McCammon said. “The 4th quarter, we just got beat. As a team we have to learn how to finish these games.”

Delphi started slowly, missing its first nine shots and committing five turnovers in the first 4 1/2 minutes, yet trailed only 8-5 at the end of the 1st period. The Oracles made just 2-of-17 field goals (11.8 percent), including 0-of- 8 from the 3-pt. line, in the opening period, finishing with six of their 15 turnovers for the game.

Delphi started the 2nd period with a 6-0 run to take an 11-8 lead with 4:42 left, before Twin Lakes used a 6-0 run of its own to take a 14-11 lead with 3:30 remaining in the half. The Oracles answered with an 8-0 run, capped off with a Tomson 3- pointer, to take a 19-14 lead at halftime

After the Indians trimmed the lead to 21-18 with 6:30 left in the 3rd period, Delphi went on a 9-0 run. The run included seven points from Zach Townsend to take a game-high 30-18 lead with 3:15 left in the quarter, before holding onto a 31-23 lead heading into the decisive final period.

Townsend led the Oracles with 15 points, Tomson added 10, and Murray and Seth Waters had eight apiece. Waters posted a career-high 10 rebounds.

“Townsend had a very nice game,” McCammon added. “I was proud of Zach.”

Delphi shot a season-low 15.0 percent (3-of-20) from 3-pt. range and just 29.8 percent (17-of-57) overall from the field, its second-lowest shooting effort of the season.

Twin Lakes (9-10) snapped a two-game skid, outrebounding the Oracles 40-29. Galvin finished with a game-high 22 points.

Delphi (8-11) hopes to end its six game losing streak this weekend, playing at Frontier on Friday and hosting Seeger on Saturday for Senior Night, both with 6 p.m. JV tip-offs. JV results

The Oracle JV (8-10) lost to Twin Lakes 57-48. Jordan Roth led with 22 points, followed by Kane Zimpfer with nine, Ethan Randle six, Joe Lammers five, and Kullen Lowry and Gavin Gleason with three each.

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