Delta Girls Hang on for Big Road win at Archbold
Brooklyn Wymer (pictured) sank four crucial free throws in waning moments of the game, including two with 4.4 seconds remaining, to lift the Delta Lady Panthers to a 50-45 NWOAL win over the Lady Blue Streaks on Archbold’s home floor. The senior guard scored 9 of her 10 points in the fourth quarter to hold off the Streaks in a game both teams needed to stay in contention for the league title.
Archbold streaked out to a 12-5 lead halfway through the first quarter before Delta struck back with a 9-0 run to end first on top 14-12. The Panthers opened the second quarter with a 9-2 spurt and held a 23-16 advantage as both teams headed to the locker room.
The Streaks went on a run of their own to open the second half and took 27-26 lead with two minutes left in the third quarter. Brooklyn Green gave the lead back to Delta with consecutive three-pointers as they rebuilt their seven-point margin to end the third up 34-27.
The Delta lead grew to eight early on in the fourth before Addison Ziegler hit one from beyond the arc to cut the Archbold deficit to five. Late in the quarter the Lady Streaks were able to pull within three points at 43-40 but Wymer made five foul shots in five attempts to seal the victory for the Lady Panthers.
Brooklyn Green led Delta with 16 points and Reagan Rouleau scored 12. In addition to Brooklyn Wymer’s ten points, Braelyn Wymer had eight. Addison Ziegler tied Green for game-high scoring honors with 16 points for Archbold. Karsyn Hostetler had 12 while Kylie Sauder finished with eight.
With the win Delta improves to 3-1 in the league and 10-5 overall. Archbold drops to 1-2 in the league and 9-7 overall.