Multiple Teams · Oracle’s Minier and Gasser help Delphi oust Bombers

Oracle’s Minier and Gasser help Delphi oust Bombers
By Clay Maxfield
After coming off of a rough road loss to Harrison where they blew a lead late in the fourth the Lady Oracle’s looked to get things back on track when traveling to Rensselear on Thursday night where in the previous season they had split the season series against them. The Oracles looked to have no part in sharing the winning wealth as they proved to be victorious in a Hoosier Conference matchup, leaving the Bombers home with a 39-27 rout and pushing their season record to 7-3.
The Oracles started off the game with its very own Tatum Minier enforcing her presence in the paint, tipping a Myka Roth miss in for 2 and hitting another easy lay in only to come back down the floor and hit 2 free throws for her third consecutive score and push Delphi out to a 6-0 lead. The Bombers were able to muster a free throw and a jumper late in the quarter but that was quickly followed by a Minier jump shot from the elbow along with Myka Roth’s easy basket in the paint.
Rensselaer clawed their way back into the game after going on a 7-0 run only to Gasser and Roth edge Delphi back out in front on the ensuing possessions, putting them ahead with an 18-16 advantage.
The third quarter was a sloppy one as both teams traded feeble possessions on offense with turnovers after turnovers but with an aid from Kayla Fogarsi and Erika Carroll from just outside the paint they pushed their lead to 3 heading into the final intermission of the game.
However, Delphi kept their foot on the gas going into the fourth as they put together 14 points while the Bombers mustered a measly 4, ousting any chance of another late loss for Delphi.
Although it would seem Delphi was hot on the offensive end, head coach Dan Dawson felt that is was their “solid defensive intensity” that led to the big win on the road.
Delphi was led by Tatum Minier’s 14 along with Bailey Gasser’s 10. Myka Roth and Tatum Minier both had 7 rebounds as well.