Multiple Teams · Delphi holds off Twin Lakes


Delphi holds off Twin Lakes late rally, edge Indians 48-42
By Clay Maxfield
It’s been twelve long years since Delphi has won again the Twin Lakes Indians and on Wednesday night the Oracles came into Monticello either facing another lose and an even longer wait to change that daunting streak or leave with brighter horizons and a win. Delphi chose the latter and finally snapped a haunting history of losses by overcoming a valiant effort in the fourth by Twin Lakes, winning with a final score of 48-42.
The Lady Oracles were firing on all cylinders to being the game, tallying 17 points in the first quarter alone. All thanks to a concerted effort from 3 of the 5 starters, Myka Roth, Bailey Gasser and Tatum Minier.
Myka Roth was the first to get Delphi on the board, laying an easy bucket in for 2 while Twin Lakes quickly matched on the other end. Shortly after though the Oracles went on a 13-3 run from a 3 by Gasser, offensive rebounding from Minier and a handful of plays from Myka Roth to put them up 17-7 going into the 2nd quarter.
The second quarter started off with a 12-4 run, brought together by inside work from Minier and Roth on consecutive possessions pushing the Oracle’s ahead 23-17 at the half. The second half started off with an and 1 from Danielle Swayze followed by more buckets from Minier and Gasser.
Twin Lakes furious rally began in the fourth when Delphi’s offense began to look stagnant as they recorded 15 points for the quarter while the Indians put up 21. Delphi’s Myka Roth and Tatum Minier helped hold off Twin Lakes as they combined for a 8 of 15 points in the quarter while Lane and Gasser were responsible for the other 7 and aided in the Lady Oracle’s big win with a final score of 48-42.
Afterwards, Delphi’s head coach, Dan Dawson felt it was “great to get a Hoosier Conference win on the road all the while breaking a 12 year losing streak to Twin Lakes.” While forward Tatum Minier and guard Danielle Swayze felt that “the team played as a whole tonight, we came ready to play and showed Twin Lakes we were ready for the challenge. Our defense played a major role in eliminating their leading scorers. As a whole we believe that the team is shaping up for more tough conference games like tonight.”
The Oracles were led in scoring by a team high from Minier with 17, while Roth finished with 14 and Gasser with 13.