Multiple Teams · Lady Oracles Fall to Harrison


Lady Oracles lose lead late, fall to Harrison
By Clay Maxfield
Delphi came into last Tuesday night’s game with a 6-2 record along with a 2-1 record on the road, proving to be up to the task of taking on a Harrison Raiders team that was hungry for a win and to some, an upset. An upset is exactly what they got as Delphi failed to close the game in the fourth quarter, falling with a final score of 46-41.
The Lady Oracles got the ball rolling in the beginning quarters, going on a 7-2 run to start the game thanks to two quick buckets by Myka Roth and Tatum Minier while Bailey Gasser hit a three as well. Harrison kept in the game mightily for the beginning period but Delphi led at the end of the first with a 12-7 margin.
The second period began with more offensive firepower from Roth, Minier and Gasser but it was short lived as they managed to score only 6 points in the quarter but still keeping hold of a 18-15 lead at halftime.
The pace of the game began to speed up in the second half but more so when it came to the defensive end as both teams mustered 9 points each in the third.
Tatum Minier worked from the paint, trading buckets with Harrison on consecutive possessions while Roth and Gasser converted from the free throw line for the remaining 5 points, keeping a 3 point advantage over the Raiders heading into the final quarter.
Harrison blew the game open in the fourth quarter, scoring 22 merciless points and rallying to upend the Oracles as they were only able to muster 14 points for the quarter. Although this was the most they had scored in a quarter all game they were feeble at best when it came to stopping the numerous runs that Harrison went on, ultimately running out of gas and falling to the Raiders with a final score of 46-41.
Starting junior guard, Danielle Swayze felt that Tuesday’s loss was “a hard fought battle and although we didn’t leave Harrison with a win we feel the back and forth pace of the game will help us in the future to prepare for our opponents in the remainder of the season.”
The Lady Oracles were led in scoring by Tatum Minier with 16 and Myka Roth finishing with 13 also.