Boys basketball gearing up for sectional run


Elliott Kelly, staff writer

The boys basketball team has had a rough season this year, with a 3-14 record thus far. Led by seniors Kalvin Jones and Peyton Roth, the team has worked hard and earned a pair of quality wins in late January.


Despite a rough start to the season, the Oracles found a way to overcome the odds and beat, in overtime, the then 6-5 Winamac Warriors. After going down five points in the first quarter, the Delphi squad kept the score even through the second and third quarters, giving a small glimmer of hope to the home crowd. In the closing seconds of regulation, down three points, the Oracles rushed down the court, tying the game with a deep three scored in the closing seconds by junior Cade Nelson.


In overtime the Oracle crowd felt an upset brewing, and as time ran down with the boys team up two points, the suspense could be felt. In the final seconds of the game, Winimac attempted a halfcourt three to win, but missed, giving the Oracles their first, and only, overtime win of the season. The team had three players scoring double digits: Kalvin Jones, Cade Nelson, and sophomore Chase Almager.


In a game that was kept close throughout its entirety, the Oracles got another big win two games later against the Tri-Central Trojans. Down at the half, the Delphi squad kept fighting and outscored the Trojans in both quarters of the second half to win 60-56. Led in scoring by junior Brock Burton with 18 points and Chase Almager with 19 points, the Oracles shot 43% from beyond the arc, making ten three-pointers.


With two games left before sectionals, the boys basketball team is looking to prepare themselves for a potential tough matchup. With fewer wins this season than they would wish, but proving several times that they can hang with the big dogs, don’t count out the Delphi boys basketball team.