Basketball surpasses last year’s success early in season


Elliott Kelly, staff writer

The Oracles boys basketball team started off its season with a 3-0 record, tying the number of wins the team earned in last year’s disappointing 3-20 season. The team, led by seniors Cade Nelson, Brock Burton, Ty Ellison, and Cole Long, is coached by Mr. Cowley in his third year at Delphi. The team has found its early successes against teams from North White, Faith Christian, and South Newton, three teams that beat the Oracles last year to begin the season.


The team’s biggest win last year was by four points, but this year the team already has several double-digit victories under their belt. The improvement that the team has seen is immense and bodes well for the rest of the season. The current point differential for the season is 54, which averages to +6.8 points per game. Last year’s average differential was -11.4 points per game.


The Oracles, now 4-4, and are looking ahead toward their upcoming games, four of the next six being against conference opponents. The team is currently in the middle of the conference, but that could change drastically over the course of January. After this conference stretch, they will only have two conference games left. The next conference game for the Oracles will be against county rivals, the Carroll Cougars. Last year’s matchup was a lopsided game that ended with the Cougars winning 65-37. The Oracles team looks much improved from last year, but Carroll’s team looks just as tough this year as last.