By Clay Maxfield
It had been 19 days since the Lady Oracles had played last and you could not only tell of the rust that had gathered in this long break but also the wanting to beat up on a different foe other than their own teammates for a chance. Beat up was exactly what they did as Delphi Alum and former Lady Oracle’s basketball coach, Rainey Alting and the Frontier Falcons traveled to Carroll County and ultimately got crushed, leaving with a 70-39 loss.
Delphi got the ball rolling Minier and Roth trading baskets with the Falcons until Bailey Gasser got the hot hand, hitting consecutive threes in the first quarter and leading 18-10 at the end of the period despite sloppy play from both parties, turning the ball over and providing each team with chances to score.
The second quarter started off with Frontier looking to claw its way back into things until Gasser poured in 6 points in a row, 4 due to her defensive prowess and steals on one end resulting in trips to the free throw line while she also hit an open jumper as well. Myka Roth then got to work laying an easy bucket in and going 1 for 2 from the free throw line. Time went by in the quarter and Gasser found the bottom of the basket once again going to the stripe and then rattling home an open three as well. Dani Swayze, Gasser and Minier continued the offensive onslaught to the end of the half, capping off an impressive 17-2 run and holding Frontier to 8 points in the quarter compared to their 22.
The game was too far gone for Frontier as Delphi rode Gasser’s hot hand all the way through as they scored 15 in both the third and fourth quarter and held the Lady Falcons to 21 points in the second half alone, coasting their way to an easy 70-39 win and advancing them to a 11-4 overall record as well as protecting their home court going 7-0 for the season.
The Lady Oracles were led by Bailey Gasser with 29, shooting 63% from outside the arc and 80% in the paint while Tatum Minier pitched in 12. Gasser and Myka Roth also pitched in with 10 rebounds each. Dani Swayze led the team with 5 assists and Erika Carroll also shared the offensive wealth with 4 assists.
The Lady Oracles play 6 games in the next 9 days including traveling to Clinton Prairie on the 20th and at Sheridan on Thursday the 21st.