Sports Writer

CONTINENTAL - Wayne Trace outscored Continental 24-2 in the second quarter and the Raiders pulled away from the host Pirates for a 70-39 win victory in boys basketball non-league action Tuesday night.

The Raiders led 21-14 after eight minutes of action but then took complete control of the contest in the second quarter, widening the margin to 45-16 at the midway point of the contest.

“We did a good job of finding the open person tonight and then we hit shots when we had the chance,” noted Raider head coach Jim Linder. “I was very pleased with the effort. I thought we took what they gave us and we were able to take advantage of our opportunities.”

“I thought we guarded really well, especially in the first half,” added the Raider mentor. “Defensively, we got some turnovers and we turned them into points on the other end.”

Wayne Trace got a solid effort from all 10 players as everybody scored in the contest, led by 21 points from junior Nathan Gerber.

“It was just a good overall team effort,” continued Linder. “Everybody came in and contributed. We did a nice job on the boards and the bench came in and made plays for us as well.”

The Raiders took a 57-29 advantage into the final quarter.

Jace Vining added nine points for Wayne Trace with Reid Miller and Alex Reinhart chipping in eight markers each.

Josiah Linder had seven markers for the Raiders with Evan Mohr, Caleb Yenser and Mox Price hitting a pair of baskets each for Wayne Trace.

Trevor Speice finished with a 3-pointer and Trae Sinn recorded a basket to complete the Wayne Trace scoring.

Mitchell Coleman topped the Pirates with 21 points while Reed Warnement added five.

Gavin Huff and Taron Butler added four markers each for Continental.

The Pirates also got a bucket each from Jaden Warner and Gannon Prowant and Andrew Hoeffel hit a free throw.

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity improved to 14-3 on the season with a 38-28 win over the Pirates.