Tatum Minier scored 17 points to lead a balanced offense for Delphi girls basketball Saturday in its 65-53 victory at Lafayette Jeff in the opener for both teams.
Rylee Lane added 11 points, while Danielle Swayzee contributed 10 points and seven assists for the Oracles.
Destinee Cross led Lafayette Jeff (0-1) with 16 points. Brandi Norton added 15.
Freshman Alex Gary was 4 of 7 from 3-point range for a team-high 12 points, but the Raiders (0-2) couldn’t overcome a 11-point deficit after three quarters.
Benton Central 60
Kankakee Valley 38
Kaylan Coffman’s 16 points led three players in double figures for the Lady Bison (2-0).
Madison Tolen scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half to help thwart a comeback by the host Kougars. Katie Shields also had 12 points for BC. Coffman and Tolen nearly completed double-doubles with nine rebounds apiece.
Twin Lakes 39
Taylor Burns’ 18 points and 10 rebounds were a bright spot for the Indians, who were limited to 16 percent shooting from the field.
Brianna Hahn led Northwestern with 18 points.
North White 36
The Vikings needed every one of Maci Heimlich’s game-high 25 points to hold on in the second half and claim their season opener.
Heimlich sank all five of North White’s 3-pointers. Audrey Minix just missed a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.
Dakota Allison’s double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds powered the Cavaliers (1-1).
Grace Michal added 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals for Tri-County, which rallied from a 26-22 halftime deficit by holding Pioneer to four points in the third quarter.
North Judson 50
Morgan Fleming’s strong all-around game wasn’t enough for the Bombers to avoid falling to 1-1.
Fleming scored 10 points, grabbed three rebounds, handed out three assists and nabbed four steals. Kylie Nugent blocked seven shots to go with five points and five rebounds.
Clinton Central 22
Brittany Barrett’s game-high 11 points fueled the Mounties (1-1), who coasted after jumping out to a 17-6 lead.
Malowe McVay added 10 points for Southmont. Victoria Wyrick scored nine points for Clinton Central (0-2).