BY KEVIN WANNEMACHER
Times Bulletin Business Manager
EDON - Sylvia Young scored a dozen points and grabbed four rebounds to lead the Wayne Trace Lady Raiders to a 49-37 win over Edon in girls non-league basketball action Tuesday night in Williams County.
The red-white-and-blue moved to 4-7 on the season with the victory while Edon falls to 4-8.
Wayne Trace opened the game's scoring with baskets by Taylor Baumle and Brenda Feasby and the Raiders would never looked back.
Buckets by Shayna Temple, Rylee Zartman and Tanya Sinn along with a pair of baskets from Young closed the first quarter with Wayne Trace on top 16-10.
After a trey by Edon's Andrea Headley pulled the Bombers within 20-15 in the second stanza, the local squad answered with two Erin Mohr free throws and a Feasby basket for a 24-15 advantage.
The hosts trimmed the deficit to 26-18 on a Kaitlin Chrisman foul shot but Wayne Trace responded with two Young baskets on consecutive possessions en route to a 30-18 advantage at the intermission.
"I thought we were able to take advantage of our size and get some easy baskets," noted Raider head coach Greg Davis. "We also did a better job of taking care of the basketball tonight I thought."
Edon opened the third quarter with a Sydney Stoll basket before a Chrisman bucket pulled the Bombers within 30-22.
After a Raider turnover, a Stoll free throw trimmed the deficit to 30-23.
Wayne Trace, though, responded with a Karena Egnor bucket and two Krystal Wannemacher buckets in pushing the margin to 36-23.
"I thought we did a pretty decent job of limiting the quality shots for Stoll," noted Davis of the Bombers' leading scorer. "We contained her pretty well and we were aware of where she was on the floor for the most part."
Two Stoll free throws and a bucket by the Bomber senior were answered by a Sinn bucket to close the third quarter scoring with Wayne Trace on top 39-29.
Edon got as close as 41-33 in the final period on a Hannah Brehm-Gutting bucket but would get no closer.
Wayne Trace answered with eight consecutive points, highlighted by an Egnor trey and baskets from Temple and Grant, to put the game away before settling on the 49-37 victory.
"It's always nice to get a win," concluded Davis. "We have to get ready for a quality league opponent in Holgate on Friday."
Grant and Sinn each added six markers for the Raiders while Wannemacher, Egnor and Temple chipped in five each. Temple also recorded eight rebounds for the red-white-and-blue, with Feasby dishing out five assists.
Stoll paced the Bombers with 11 points while Chrisman added nine markers. Brehm-Gutting picked up six boards for Edon.
Courtney Mead scored a dozen points and Danielle Kortokrax added eight to help lead the Wayne Trace junior varsity squad to a 51-13 victory over the Bombers. Wayne Trace is now 9-3 on the season.
The Lady Raiders will return to action at the 'Palace' on Friday as Wayne Trace hosts Holgate in Green Meadows Conference action.