Sports Writer
CONTINENTAL - Wayne Trace rallied from a five-point halftime deficit with a 24-point third quarter as the Lady Raiders came from behind to post a 60-53 win over Continental in girls basketball non-league action at Don Huber Gymnasium Tuesday night.
After taking a 22-15 lead at the end of one quarter, the Lady Pirates kept that advantage going into the locker room as Continental posted a 35-30 halftime lead over the Raiders.
A free throw by Continental’s Alex Hoeffel put the Pirates on top 41-35 with just over five minutes left in the third quarter. However, the Raiders dominated the next five minutes to take control of the contest.
Wayne Trace closed the third quarter on a 19-5 run, including a nine-point third quarter by freshman Gracie Shepherd and a six-point stanza from senior Miriam Sinn.
Katrina Stoller added four points in the pivotal third quarter with Rachel Stoller picking up three and Claire Sinn two.
“We came out and played with more intensity, more energy,” noted Raider head coach Bethany DeJarnett. “I thought the girls just played with desire in the second half. We were sluggish early on and Continental took advantage but I was proud of the way we responded in the third quarter.”
The Pirates did close within 56-53 in the final quarter on a pair of Hoeffel foul shots but Claire Sinn and Miriam Sinn each added two free throws apiece to seal the Raider win.
Claire Sinn led the way for the Lady Raiders with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals while fellow senior Miriam Sinn added 16 markers, three boards, seven assists and one steal.
Gracie Shepherd chipped in nine points and grabbed nine rebounds for Wayne Trace, which improves to 16-3 overall on the season. Katrina Stoller finished with eight markers, three rebounds, one assist and two steals and Rachel Stoller recorded seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Continental was led by Kerri Prowant with 19 points, four rebounds, two assist and one steal while Cate Etter posted a double-double with 13 markers and 13 boards.
Alex Hoeffel also had a dozen points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Lady Pirates, who fall to 10-10.
Addy Armey posted six points, two rebounds, three assists and four steals for the blue and gold.
Wayne Trace’s junior varsity improved to 8-11 on the season with a 37-8 win over the Pirates.
Abby Moore bucketed a dozen points and posted eight steals while Sydnee Sinn recorded seven markers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Other scorers for Wayne Trace were Abbie Stoller (five points), Kara Stoller (four), Rylee Troth (four), Carlee Mead (three) and Elise Miller (two).
Alli Scott (four), Ana Villaneuva (two) and Jensen Prowant (two) scored for the Pirates, who fall to 1-19.