HAVILAND – Host Wayne Trace grabbed control of Saturday night’s non-league game with Delphos Jefferson early on and never let up in cruising to a 73-40 victory over the Wildcats at the ‘Palace.’

The Raiders scored 10 of the game’s first 11 points, six of which came on a pair of three-pointers from Brooks Laukhuf, and the red, white and blue pulled away from there.

After buckets by the Wildcats’ Trent Teman and Andrew Miller pulled Delphos Jefferson within 13-5, Wayne Trace scored ten consecutive points to finish the quarter with a 23-5 advantage.

Laukhuf finished the opening stanza with a trio of three-pointers and Cameron Sinn added seven first quarter points to give Wayne Trace early control.

The red, white and blue then opened the second stanza with a 10-2 run that expanded the margin to 33-7 and the Raiders would not look back.

Cameron Sinn and Laukhuf each added three-point field goals before the half as Wayne Trace took a 39-20 halftime advantage.

“We came out and got off to a great start tonight,” noted Raider mentor Jim Linder. “We played with more energy tonight and we played well on both ends of the floor.”

Wayne Trace extended the margin in the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 15-12 in the third quarter to push the lead to 54-32 entering the final period.

Cameron Sinn led the way for Wayne Trace with 24 points while posting six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Laukhuf added 19 markers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Raiders while Tyler Davis recorded ten markers.

Kyle Stoller added nine points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals for the red, white and blue with Trevor Sinn totaling five points, seven assists and six steals. Hudson Myers also recorded four points and two assists for Wayne Trace, which improves to 10-1 overall on the season.

Trent Teman topped Delphos Jefferson with 16 points and Andrew Miller chipped in eight markers. Colin Bailey (seven), Isaac Gallmeier (three), Lucas Grothaus (two), Karder Agner (two) and Levi Rode (two) completed the Wildcat scoring list.

Colin Bailey hauled down five rebounds for the Wildcats and posted two steals. Miller dished out two assists and had two steals while Caden Carder added two assists. Cole Hoersten recorded a pair of steals as well for Delphos Jefferson, which falls to 2-9 on the season.

Kyle Forrer scored ten points to lead the Wayne Trace junior varsity to a 30-25 victory over the Wildcats as the Raiders improve to 4-7 on the season.

The Raiders held the Wildcats scoreless in taking a 10-0 lead at the end of one period before Delphos Jefferson trimmed the deficit to 13-7 at the intermission. Quarter number three saw the Wildcats cut into the Wayne Trace lead by scoring 11 points compared to the Raiders’ seven, pulling the visitors within 20-18 entering the final stanza.

A bucket by Isaac Gallmeier put Delphos Jefferson on top 23-22 with 4:26 remaining in the contest but the Wildcats would not make another basket.

Forrer answered with a three-point play before adding another basket to put Wayne Trace on top and the Raiders went on to record the 30-25 win.

Forrer also had seven rebounds for Wayne Trace with Hudson Myers adding eight points, five rebounds and two steals. Brady Miller recorded seven markers and six rebounds while Cale Winans finished with three points, three rebounds, two assists and four steals. Adrian Laukhuf aided the red, white and blue cause with two points, five rebounds and two steals.

Gallmeier posted 11 points to lead the Wildcats and added three rebounds and two steals. Casey Knippen finished with four markers while Karder Agner and Xach Houk both chipped in three points. Alijah Petty and Vincent Murray each recorded two points as well for Delphos Jefferson.

Agner also had eight rebounds with Petty grabbing four boards. M.J. Finkhousen aided the Delphos Jefferson cause with three steals.

Both schools will host teams from Paulding County next weekend. The Wildcats welcome in Ada for a Northwest County battle on Friday before Paulding makes the trip to Jefferson Middle School on Saturday in a non-league battle.

Wayne Trace will play host to Paulding County and Green Meadows Conference rival Antwerp in a battle of two schools tied atop the league standings.