Sports Writer

HAVILAND - Claire Sinn scored 25 points to lead the Wayne Trace Lady Raiders to a 51-41 win over visiting Bryan Tuesday night in non-league girls basketball action.

Wayne Trace led at every stop, posting a 16-14 advantage after one quarter before widening the margin to 28-23 at the intermission. The Lady Raiders then took control in the third period, extending the lead to 42-29 going into the final stanza.

The two teams played virtually even in the opening period as the teams were tied at 5-5, 8-8 and 11-11.

After a bucket by the Golden Bears’ Kennedy Lamberson, Delilah Taylor connected on one of two foul shots for a 14-11 advantage.

Wayne Trace then closed the quarter with a basket from Rachel Stoller before a Miriam Sinn at the buzzer put the Raiders on top 16-14.

“We had some girls hit some big shots tonight,” noted Raider head coach Bethany DeJarnett. “We were able to get contributions from everybody.”

The red-white-and-blue put together an early run in the second quarter to go in front 26-16.

Following buckets from Wayne Trace’s Katrina Stoller and Bryan’s McKenna Grube, a pair of Katrina Stoller free throws ignited eight straight Raider points.

Two Claire Sinn baskets and another from Sadie Sinn pushed the Raider lead to 26-16 but Bryan would answer.

The Golden Bears closed the half by scoring seven of the final nine points, led by a basket and two free throws from Grube, to trim the deficit to 28-23 at the break.

“Bryan is a good basketball team and we knew they had some athletes coming in,” DeJarnett continued. “They made a little run there before halftime but I thought we did a good job of coming out in the third quarter and answering.”

Wayne Trace did just that.

Two Claire Sinn buckets opened the third quarter, widening the lead to 32-23 with 6:54 left in the third quarter.

With the Raiders on top 36-29 midway through the period, Wayne Trace closed the stanza with a basket from Kaylee Shepherd while Claire Sinn added two foul shots and a bucket for a 42-29 lead.

“It was big,” DeJarnett stated of the Raider run to close the third quarter. “I thought the girls did a nice job of being aggressive.”

The Golden Bears never got any closer than eight in the final period as Wayne Trace went on to post the 51-41 victory.

Katrina Stoller chipped in eight points with Miriam Sinn bucketing six for the Lady Raiders. Sadie Sinn and Kaylee Shepherd both recorded four markers while Tiffany Sinn and Rachel Stoller had two each.

Sadie Sinn added nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the Raiders with Claire Sinn posting seven steals and six boards.

“Sadie saw the floor well,” commented the Raider head coach. “She does a good job of getting the ball to the right spot and she did that again tonight.”

Katrina Stoller also had six rebounds and Miriam Sinn dished out a pair of assists while recording three steals.

Grube posted a double-double for Bryan with 18 points and a dozen rebounds. Lamberson added 17 points for the Golden Bears but was limited to seven over the final three quarters after scoring ten in the opening period.

“She hurt us early in the game especially,” DeJarnett commented on Lamberson’s efforts. “Rachel (Stoller) came in and played good defense and I think we got her out of sync a little bit after that. We did a better job of defending her as the game went.”

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity improved to 2-0 on the season with a 35-30 victory over the Golden Bears.

The Lady Raiders got six points each from Rachel Stoller, Katie Stoller and Christina Graham while Tiffany Sinn and Katrina Stoller bucketed five apiece. Kenadie Daeger chipped in three with Rylee Troth and Carlee Mead both posted two points.

Katie Stoller topped Wayne Trace with seven rebounds and Graham grabbed six. Katie Stoller also dished out six assists and Troth totaled three steals.

Kloee Antigo and Amaiah Valderas each scored five points for Bryan with Maci Tinkel and Bre Long both bucketed four markers. Valderas, Antigo and Long all had four rebounds for the Golden Bears, who fall to 2-1 on the season.

Jadynn Cupp had four steals while Tinkel and Antigo both picked up three.