The Wayne Trace Raiders made the trek to the Cove for a Tuesday night non league affair. The Raiders opened up the game by taking a 10 point lead after one 22-12. A close second quarter had Wayne Trace outscoring the Pirates by 2, 15-13 for a halftime Raider lead 37-25. Wayne Trace expanded their lead to 18 by taking the third quarter 13-7. Raider 50 Pirates 32 after 3. The Raiders finished out the game by doubling up the Pirates in the fourth quarter 18-9 for the 68-41 Raider final.
Derek Troyer led the Pirates with 12 points (2 three pointers) while Gabe Williams added 11. Wade Stauffer had 6, Joey Swager 5, Page Thomas 3, Trevor Williamson 2, and Caleb Olds 2.
Wayne Trace is ranked 4th in the AP Division IV boys basketball poll and improver their record to 14-1 while the Pirates fall to 3-11. Wayne Trace took the Junior Varsity game 54-24.
The Pirates are back in action at the Cove on Saturday for the Homecoming matchup against Columbus Grove.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter