Wayne Trace freshman Tanner Laukhuf passes around an Edgerton defender during the Raiders' victory on Friday, January 27, 2023. (Photo/Seth Yenser)

HAVILAND – Wayne Trace scored the first 24 points of the contest and the Raiders coasted to a 56-41 victory over Edgerton in Green Meadows Conference boys basketball play Friday night.

The red, white and blue recorded a 21-0 lead at the end of one quarter and cruised the rest of the way.

After a three-pointer by Brooks Laukhuf opened the second stanza scoring to make it 24-0, Edgerton’s Kaydn Picillo hit one of two free throws at the 6:18 mark of the period to get the Bulldogs on the scoreboard.

Each team finished with 14 points in the second stanza as the Raiders went on to post a 35-14 halftime advantage.

Wayne Trace added 13 markers in the third quarter while limiting the Bulldogs to eight, extending the margin to 48-22 entering the final period.

Kyle Stoller led the way for the red, white and blue with a double-double on the night, totaling 17 points, ten rebounds and three assists.

Brooks Laukhuf chipped in nine points for the Raiders while Tyler Davis posted eight points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Carter Clemens also had six points and four rebounds for Wayne Trace.

Cale Winans ad Brady Miller both finished the night with five points followed by Hudson Myers with three and Lance Maenle posted a basket. Caden Sinn also hit one free throw for Wayne Trace, which improves to 12-4 overall and 3-2 in the GMC.

Joel Walkup topped Edgerton with 11 points and Nathan Swank finished with ten markers.

Corey Everetts (nine), Scottie Krontz (seven), Cory Herman (three) and Kaydn Picillo (one) also scored for the Bulldogs who fall to 4-11 in all games and 1-4 in the conference.

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity squad improved to 12-4 in all games and 5-0 in the Green Meadows Conference with a 33-12 win over the Bulldogs.

Tyson Gerber topped the red, white and blue with 11 points while Caden Sinn chipped in nine markers. Lance Maenle (four), Brady Miller (four), Carter Clemens (three) with Maddox Baker posting three points.

Wayne Trace returns to the court Saturday evening as the Raiders make the trip to Kalida to battle the Wildcats in a matchup of teams with identical 12-4 records. Kalida is coming off a 47-45 overtime victory over rival Ottoville Friday night.

Edgerton also plays against Saturday night as the Bulldogs welcome in Williams County rival Hilltop.