2019-02-06 / Sports

Lady Oracles exit tournament play early with loss to CC

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter


Delphi vs. Central Catholic Sectional photos, top to bottom: Haley Nelson looks for an angle to shoot against her Central Catholic opponent. Karissa Tomson pushes up a shot for the Oracles. Delphi’s Harley Myer is under pressure on the wing. Bill Stauffer photos Delphi vs. Central Catholic Sectional photos, top to bottom: Haley Nelson looks for an angle to shoot against her Central Catholic opponent. Karissa Tomson pushes up a shot for the Oracles. Delphi’s Harley Myer is under pressure on the wing. Bill Stauffer photos Delphi’s Lady Oracles waited through snow and freezing temperatures to face a white hot Central Catholic squad that touted a 17-6 record going into their first round sectional opponent, Rossville. Handling the Lady Hornets with ease, CC faced Delphi on their home floor in a Saturday night contest that ended in an Oracle defeat, 61- 39.

It was all Central Catholic from the start. The Lady Knights took a 17-10 lead after the first quarter but it was Delphi’s inability to score in the second quarter that was its downfall. The Oracles scored just 4 points in the second quarter and were on their way to shooting one of their lowest percentages of the season at 28 percent from the field.

CC kept its foot on the gas in the second half, scoring 18 points in the third quarter. The Oracles could not find their footing, scoring 10 in the third and 15 in the fourth. Turnovers played a pivotal role in the loss for Delphi as they tallied 19.

Junior guard, Lillie Smith led all Delphi scorers with 12 points in the loss while Harley Myers pitched in with 7. Karissa Tomson and Haley Nelson both added 6 apiece.

Delphi finished its season with a record of 12 wins to 10 losses. The team averaged 44 points per game while allowing 45 points a game defensively.

Delphi graduates two seniors, Jordan Keen and Katey Roth. The Oracles will return a young, seasoned roster next season with three incoming seniors, Smith, Addi Yerkes and Jordyn Gasser. Kiara Morris, Tomson, Nelson and Myers will round out the incoming junior class.


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