Archers come up just short to Raiders

Antwerp senior Hope Smith drove in to score a layup. More pictures at westbendnews.net

ANTWERP – Two Paulding County rivals squared off Friday night in Green Meadows Conference girls basketball action with visiting Wayne Trace holding on for a 42-38 victory over host Antwerp.

Wayne Trace sealed the game at the free throw line, getting a pair of free throws each from Sadie Sinn and Gracie Gudakunst with less than 24 seconds remaining to wrap up the victory.

Antwerp battled with the Raiders all night long, taking a couple of early leads but never being able to get over the hump late in the contest. The Archers tied the game at 27-27 and pulled within one at 33-32 but the Raiders would hold on for the victory.

Wayne Trace improved to 7-2 overall while Antwerp dropped to 5-5 in all games. It was the league opener for both schools.

The Raiders were led by Claire Sinn with 12 points while sister Brooke Sinn added ten.

Gracie Gudakunst and Sadie Sinn chipped in eight and six

Wayne Trace’s Kaylee Shepherd attempts a basket but blocked by Antwerp’s Heather Oberlin. More pictures at westbendnews.net

points, respectively, followed by Chelsea Sinn (three), Lily Sinn (two) and Kaylee Shepherd (one).

Heather Oberlin was the lone Archer to reach double figures with 16 points and Rachel Williamson posted nine.

Hope Smith recorded six while Karsyn Brumett added five and Chelsea Johanns chipped in two points for Antwerp.

In the junior varsity game, Kenadie Daeger scored nine points to lead Wayne Trace to a 26-point win over the Archers.

Katrina Stoller and Sara Edwards both chipped in six points for the Raiders, who are now 5-4 on the year.

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