DOERKSEN SCORES 16!

By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

MOUNDRIDGE – On their final night of the Moundridge Pre-Season Tournament, the Inman boys basketball team bounced back from a Thursday evening loss to Hillsboro by making a huge fourth quarter comeback and sneaking past Lyons, 49-48.

The Lady Teutons played as well on Friday and lost to Lyons by five, 41-36. No game report/information has been made available, when it does we will update this posting.

The Teutons fell behind early, 12-7, at the end of the first quarter and when they were only able to score five points in the second quarter they found themselves at a 26-12 disadvantage heading into the halftime break.

Despite nearly playing Lyons even in the third, Inman still found themselves trailing by 16 points, 39-23 heading into the final eight minutes of play. At that point the Teutons turned up the man and trap defense while finding some extra energy offense and more than doubled their score by putting 26 fourth quarter points on the scoreboard while holding Lyons to just nine to give Inman the incredible, come from behind one-point, 49-48, victory.

“We spent a lot of energy Thursday night when we got beat by a really good and young Hillsboro team,” noted Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese. “I was worried about that coming into tonight’s game with Lyons. Lyons has a really good team that has a lot of seniors and is filled with some really good guards that are very physical. Early on they did whatever they wanted to us on both ends of the floor.”

Coach Froese concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “We were down 26-12 at the half and it looked pretty bleak, but we played much better in the second half though still were down by 16 to start the fourth. We applied a little more man pressure and trapped the ball screen and we got some things going, made a huge run and ended up coming all the way back and winning it. Just a lot of credit to this team and their will and fight. They will always battle. What a great effort this week, I’m super, super proud of them as so many guys made some great plays late in the game.”

As for individual play, the Teutons were led by Jace Doerksen who put 16 points in the scorebook while Derick Johnson hit three three-pointers and just missed double digits with nine. Overall, six of the seven Teutons that put points by their name in the scorebook had at least four points.

WHAT’S NEXT?          

For the Teuton boys, now 3-1 on the season, they have one more appearance on the competitive hardwood before the upcoming holiday break and that will next Friday, December 20, when they host Kingman in a Heart of America/Central Kansas League Challenge game.

INMAN vs. LYONS SCORING:

Lyons               12        14        13        9          = 48

INMAN            7          5          11        26        = 49

TEUTON BOYS SCORING (49 total points): Jace Doerksen – 16; Derick Johnson – 3; Mason Carter – 6; Sam Kleinherenbrunk – 6; Kendyn Blank – 5; Eli Brunk – 4; Kolby Blank – 1. Three-pointers Made: Derick Johnson – 3.

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