WOODBURN – Wayne Trace hit the road across the Indiana state line Monday night as interstate rival Woodlan awaited in the annual matchup between schools from the Buckeye and Hoosier states.

When the final buzzer rang, it was the visiting Raiders that cruised to a 72-54 win over the Warriors thanks to a quick start that put the red, white and blue in front for good.

Leading 9-8 in the first quarter, Wayne Trace’s Trevor Sinn hit a three-pointer and Kyle Stoller added a basket to expand the Raider margin to 14-8.

After the Warriors trimmed the deficit to 16-13 following a pair of Joe Reidy free throws, Wayne Trace answered with back-to-back three-pointers from Brooks Laukhuf and a Cameron Graham bucket to take a 24-17 lead at the end of one period.

It would never get any closer.

The Raiders started the second quarter scoring with two straight Trevor Sinn treys that quickly extended the Wayne Trace lead to 30-17.

Woodlan did close to within 32-23 following an Alex Miller three-pointer before the red, white and blue responded.

Buckets by Cameron Sinn and Stoller, two Stoller foul shots and one of two free throws by Graham widened the Raider lead to 39-26 following two quarters of play.

Wayne Trace then opened the second half scoring with baskets by Trevor Sinn and Stoller while Graham hit two foul shots to push the lead to 45-26.

The Warriors got as close as 48-35 following a pair of Reidy foul shots but the red, white and blue got eight straight points by Laukhuf to close the period with a 56-36 lead.

Stoller paced the way for the Raiders with 24 points and six rebounds while Laukhuf added 18 markers for Wayne Trace, which improves to 8-1 on the season. Trevor Sinn added 14 points, two assists and three steals for the red, white and blue.

Cameron Graham (seven), Cameron Sinn (five), Hudson Myers (two) and Tyler Davis (two) completed the scoring for Wayne Trace. Tyler Davis grabbed six rebounds with Myers hauling in five while Cameron Sinn dished out four assists and Graham had two. Stoller picked up a pair of steals as well for the Raiders.

Braden Smith led Woodlan with 16 points while Joe Reidy chipped in 13 and DeJay Gerig had ten points. Lincoln Sparks (six), Alex Miller (six), Trey Yoder (two) and Dawson Lichty (one) completed the scorers for the Warriors, who fall to 4-6 on the season.

Reidy completed the double-double with ten rebounds and added five assists as well for the Warriors with Lichty hauling in six boards.

Ethan Klepper scored 15 points and Luke Meyer added a dozen as the Warrior junior varsity squad posted a 53-33 win over the Raiders.

Woodlan jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the opening stanza before settling on a 17-7 advantage after one quarter. The Warriors still were on top 27-20 at the intermission before expanding the margin to 42-29 at the end of three periods.

Jayse Kuntz added seven markers for Woodlan and Connor Abplanalp added six. Ty Louden and Noah Acquaviva both had five points followed by Ryan Hubbart (two) and Drew Fleek (one).

Fleek grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Warriors and dished out seven assists with Meyer hauling in seven boards. Acquaviva also had six rebounds and two assists for Woodlan.

Tyson Gerber bucketed 17 points to top Wayne Trace with Brady Miller and Cale Winans both chipping in five markers. Kyle Forrer, Caden Tumblin and Hudson Myers all had two points. Adrian Laukhuf picked up five rebounds to lead the Raiders with Miller having four boards and three assists. Forrer also had four rebounds for the red, white and blue.

Wayne Trace returns to action on January 7 as the Raiders resume Green Meadows Conference action in a road trip to Tinora.