Sports Writer

HAVILAND - League favorites Wayne Trace and Fairview set up the Green Meadows Conference showdown game next Thursday as both the Raiders and Apaches picked up easy wins Friday night in league play.

Fairview moved to 10-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference with a 51-21 win over Holgate to do its part in setting up the big league tilt.

On the other side of the ledger, Wayne Trace pulled away from visiting Edgerton for a 59-27 victory as the Raiders improve to 11-3 in all contests and 3-0 in the league.

Miriam Sinn scored a game high 16 points for the Lady Raiders, who jumped out to a 19-10 advantage after one quarter. Claire Sinn scored seven of her 15 overall points in the opening stanza for the Raiders.

After a basket by Edgerton’s Ally Cape opened the second quarter scoring, the Raiders put the game away with a 16-0 run that expanded the margin to 35-12.

The red, white and blue was led by Miriam Sinn with seven points in the period while Gracie Shepherd added five and Claire Sinn posted four.

Wayne Trace also took advantage of 20 turnovers in the first half by the Bulldogs. The Raiders garnered 14 offensive rebounds as well as the red, white and blue seized a 37-13 halftime margin.

“I thought we played well for the most part,” noted DeJarnett. “We are going to need to improve on taking advantage of our scoring opportunities.”

With the lead at 39-17 early in the third quarter, Wayne Trace closed the period on a 13-2 run that put the Raiders on top 52-19 entering the final period.

Miriam Sinn also had four rebounds, three assists and six steals for the Raiders with Claire Sinn recording four rebounds, four assists and six steals.

Gracie Shepherd chipped in nine markers and five boards for Wayne Trace.

“We know that we have two tough games coming up next week, added the Raider mentor. “But, we need to come out ready to play and come focused to play both of those nights.”

Rachel Stoller (seven), Christina Graham (three), Katie Stoller (three), Kenadie Daeger (two), Katrina Stoller (two) and Abby Moore (two) picked up the remaining red, white and blue points.

Graham and Rachel Stoller pulled down five rebounds each with Katie Stoller hauling in four. Katie Stoller dished out four assists and Graham picked up five steals while Rachel Stoller recorded four steals.

Ally Cape topped Edgerton with nine points and a pair of steals while Coral Picillo added five points for the Bulldogs. Emma Siebenaler (four), Audrey Schroeder (three), Abbigail Herman (three), Zara McNalley (two) and Grace Schroeder (one) also scored for the Williams County squad.

Siebenaler led the way for Edgerton on the boards with five while Taylor Smith, McNalley and Faith Herman all picked up three rebounds. Cape and McNalley both had two steals for the Lady Bulldogs.

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity picked up a 25-15 win over the Bulldogs to improve to 6-8 overall and 2-1 in the Green Meadows Conference.

MILITARY NIGHT - Several individuals from both school districts were recognized prior to the game for their service in the United States Military. Recognized from Edgerton were Greg Jennings (Air Force) and Bob Siebenaler (Air Force) while Jim Hartwig (Air Force), John Maenle (Army), Lewis Price (National Guard) and Earl McClure (Army) were recognized from Wayne Trace.

All veterans or current military personnel were also recognized as they stood prior to the National Anthem. Also prior to the game, a quartet of Raider freshmen joined to sing the National Anthem. Basketball players Abby Moore, Hannah Maenle and Sydnee Sinn were joined by fellow freshman Rylee Miller to sign the National Anthem.