2018-12-05 / Sports

Lady Oracles pummel Faith Christian

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter


Delphi’s #12 Karissa Tomson gets a pass in the post from #11 Kiara Morris at home against Twin Lakes. Bill Stauffer photo Delphi’s #12 Karissa Tomson gets a pass in the post from #11 Kiara Morris at home against Twin Lakes. Bill Stauffer photo The Lady Oracles split last week in contests against Twin Lakes and Faith Christian.

Delphi started the week out by hosting the Indians in a contest that had them held down defensively. After being limited to single digit scoring quarters in both the first and second periods, Delphi trailed 26-14 at the halftime break.

Shooting just 29 percent from the field, Delphi’s ladies had trouble scoring the ball against the Twin Lakes defense and found themselves pressured into 16 turnovers. The game was far out of reach after a 19-point Indian third quarter, putting the margin for a comeback far greater than what Delphi was able to handle. Final score was 62-47.

The Oracles were led in scoring by Harley Myers and Jordyn Gasser with 14 and 8 points, respectively. Karissa Tomson pulled down 10 rebounds in the loss.

At home, Delphi faced the Faith Christian Eagles and would protect home court in a 67-14 rout. It was an easy contest from the start when Delphi opened the game 18-2 and held steady. Putting the clamps on an Eagles team that turned the ball over 51 times, Delphi shot 42 percent from the field while only shooting four threes for the entire game.

Delphi held Faith Christian to just 22 percent shooting from the field.

A three point second quarter followed by a 1-point third quarter from Faith Christian was credited to Delphi’s defensive prowess but it was the 40 steals for the Lady Oracles that proved to be the major difference in the big win. Gasser led the team with 13 steals while also chipping in with 11 points.

Delphi handed out 19 assists as a team and was led in scoring by Lillie Smith with 14 points.

The Lady Oracles will play at Rensselaer on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. followed by a game on next Tuesday at Cass with a 6 p.m. tipoff.

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