Paulding Falls to Raiders

Nate Gerber couldn’t be stopped at Saturday night’s game. Here Nate puts 3 points in from the outside. More pictures at

The annual county game took place this year at Paulding High School between Wayne Trace and the Panthers for high school boys basketball. The varsity match took place after a very competitive JV game that came down to the final second where Paulding sophomore Evan Edwards tossed up a 3 point basket for the Panther win.

The varsity game started competitively, but after Paulding hit 7 points the Raiders ran away with the game. Paulding’s Fletcher Cook scored a 3-point basket and 2 free throws. Wayne Trace was extremely aggressive from the beginning against the Panthers. Josh Kuhn and Nate Gerber started in with 4 each along with Josiah Linder and Eli Sinn having two each. The quarter finished at 7-12.

The vigorous play by Wayne Trace continued into the second period when Nate Gerber had a scoring spree, hitting 2 2-point field goals and 2 3-pointers. The Panthers continued with 8 points, led by Blake McGarvey with a 3 point basket. The half ended 15-34.

Paulding’s Carson Shull stole the ball and ran up for the layup. More pictures at

The Raiders continued to keep holding in check as they scored 17 points to Paulding’s 8 in the third. Gerber continued to score and was listed as the top scorer for the night at 25. On the Paulding side of the board, we had Fletcher Cook who also continued to do well and checked out at 16.

The fourth quarter the Panthers finally got their way with scoring more but it was not near enough get out of the deficit created by the 2 and third periods. The game finished with a 42 – 62 difference and Wayne Trace took home the win.

Score by Quarter:

Wayne Trace: 12 22 17 11 = 62

Paulding: 7 8 8 19 = 42

Scorers of the Game:

Paulding – Carson Shull 4; Marcus Miller 3; Blake Dobbelaere 10; Ethan Rhonehouse 2; Jaret Miller 2; Fletcher Cook 16; Austin Howell 2; Blake McGarvey 3.

Wayne Trace – Eli Sinn 12; Reid Miller 4; Josh Kuhn 7; Nate Gerber 25; Trae Sinn 2; Josiah Linder 4; Adam Stoller 6; Jordan Saylor 2.