HAVILAND – Avah Smith scored 18 points to lead a trio of Woodlan players in double figures as the Lady Warriors cruised to a 56-38 victory over Wayne Trace in non-league girls basketball action Wednesday evening at the ‘Palace.’

The Warriors led at every stop in the contest, scoring the first seven points of the game and 13 of the first 15 for an early 13-2 advantage. Taylor Kneubuhler hit a three-pointer and a bucket to spark the Woodlan offense while Ashton Widenhoefer added two baskets as well. The Indiana squad also got baskets by Smith and Dakota Krohn along with another Kneubuhler two-pointer to seize a 15-6 lead at the end of one period.

Buckets by Christina Graham and Rachel Stoller helped Wayne Trace trim the deficit to 19-12 late in the second quarter but Woodlan responded.

Krohn and Kneubuhler hit consecutive three-pointers as the Lady Warriors quickly pushed the margin to 25-12 at the intermission.

Wayne Trace cut into the deficit early in the third quarter, getting a Christina Graham three-pointer and a Rylee Troth basket to pull within 28-17 but the visitors had an answer.

Two Widenhoefer foul shots and a Briana Roney three-pointer extended the Woodlan lead to 33-17 and the Lady Warriors went on to post a 40-23 advantage at the end of three periods.

The Lady Raiders made one final run as Graham scored a bucket and hit a three-pointer before consecutive baskets by Stoller and Abby Moore pulled Wayne Trace within 44-32.

After a Woodlan timeout, the Lady Warriors quickly pushed the lead to 48-32 following a Smith basket and two Addie Goheen free throws and Woodlan coasted the rest of the way to post the 56-38 win.

Smith completed the double-double with 11 rebounds while dishing out three assists and posting four steals. Kneubuhler added a dozen markers to go along with six boards, three assists and four steals and Widenhoefer chipped in ten points and five rebounds.

Krohn recorded eight points, six assists and two steals for Woodlan, which improves to 11-3 on the season with the victory.

Briana Roney (three), Olivia Baumert (three) and Addie Goheen (two) completed the Lady Warrior scoring. Baumert also aided the Woodlan cause with three rebounds and two assists while Goheen posted two boards and three assists.

Rachel Stoller topped Wayne Trace with 19 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and two assists while Graham posted ten markers, two assists and three steals. Abby Moore chipped in six points, two rebounds and three steals and Rylee Troth finished with three points, three rebounds and three assists.

Woodlan’s junior varsity squad was also victorious, posting a 30-13 win over the Lady Raiders.

Reagan Widenhoefer topped the Lady Warriors with seven points and Chloe Gaff had six markers. Other scorers for Woodlan were Alyssa Harvey (five), Brooke Kneubuhler (four), Gabi Koos (two), Mya Jones (two), Lillian Riley (two) and Makenna Smith (two).

Kneubuhler also had four rebounds, two assists and eight steals for Woodlan with Koos and Gaff recording three steals apiece. Leah Elwood picked up three boards for the Lady Warriors.

Ava Zartman led Wayne Trace with six points while Tianna Sinn bucketed three markers. Tori Young and Katrina Stoller each chipped in a basket as well for the red, white and blue.

Sinn also finished the contest with five rebounds, three assists and four steals while Young hauled down three rebounds as well. Zartman picked up two boards and three steals and Stoller took down a pair of rebounds.

Wayne Trace returns to action on Thursday, January 6, as the Lady Raiders host Tinora in Green Meadows Conference action.