CONTINENTAL - Wayne Trace blitzed Continental 21-1 in the second quarter and the Lady Raiders never looked back in cruising to a 54-37 victory over the Pirates in non-league girls basketball action at Continental on Tuesday night.

Continental controlled the first quarter, outscoring Wayne Trace 21-10 as the Pirates took advantage of 10 Raider turnovers in the period. The Pirates finished the quarter 10 of 17 from the field, with nearly all of the shots being layups.

“We cannot have that kind of a start and expect to come back like that every night,” said Raider head coach Bethany DeJarnett. “We were fortunate to do it tonight, but that isn’t going to happen normally.”

As bad as the Raiders looked in the first quarter, Wayne Trace flipped the meter and looked that good in the second period. The Raiders scored 21 straight points in turning the 21-10 deficit into a 31-21 lead.

Claire Sinn led the way for Wayne Trace with 10 points in the period while Sadie Sinn added 6.

“I thought we were much better defensively in the second quarter,” said DeJarnett. “We were smarter defensively and did a nice job offensively of being aggressive and going to the basket. The girls passed the ball well and found the open person.”

The Pirates opened the second half with a basket by Brooke Bradford, but the Raiders responded with a Claire Sinn 3-pointer and a 3-point play by Sadie Sinn, pushing the margin to 37-24. Wayne Trace then picked up back-to-back 3-pointers by Brooke Sinn and Sadie Sinn late in the quarter to expand the margin to 45-31 entering the final period.

Claire Sinn topped all scorers with 20 points for Wayne Trace with Shepherd adding a dozen and Sadie Sinn recording 11.

“We have to be better,” DeJarnett said of her Raiders (17-2), who will visit Hicksville (15-3) in a showdown of Green Meadows Conference co-leaders Thursday. Both teams enter the contest at 5-0 in league play with the winner clinching at least a share of the conference championship.

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity scored 19 first quarter points and then held on for a 37-36 win over the Pirates.