DOERKSEN, KONRADE, THIESSEN LEAD TEUTONS!
By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
INMAN – It looks like the Inman boy’s basketball team is still on a roll as they scored a huge 67-24 home court victory over league rival Marion on Friday to raise their season record to 5-1.
After jumping out to a 15-3 lead after just one quarter of play, the Teutons pushed their lead to 24-points entering the halftime break at 34-10 after putting 19 more points on the scoreboard in the second quarter.
In the second half it was much the same as the Teutons outscored Marion 19-11 to take a commanding 53-21 advantage into the final quarter of play. In the final eight minutes the Teutons continued to bury the visitors as they put another 14 points on the scoreboard while holding Marion to just three to gain the 43-point victory.
“We played really good tonight after the long break,” noted Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese during his post-game reflections. “I am super proud of the kids for coming out and just really getting after it. We went on a pretty good run late in the first and early in the second quarters and then kind of never looked back.”
Jace Doerksen led the Teutons offense with 15 points, while Kyler Konrade and Brenton Thiessen also put double digits by their name in the scorebook with 12 and 10 points. Ten Teutons put points in the scorebook during the dismantling of Marion.
Coach Froese concluded his reflections by saying, “I thought our defensive pressure was really good for the whole game. We got some clean rebounds and were very good in transition. These guys practice so hard and are super coachable. They have really come on faster than I anticipated.”
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE TEUTONS?
For a team that was expected to be in a rebuilding mode, the Teutons are now 5-1 for the season as they prep to hit the road on Tuesday, January 7, for a game at Berean Academy.
Marion at INMAN:
Marion 3 7 11 3 = 24
TEUTONS 15 19 19 14 = 67
TEUTON INDIVIDUAL SCORING (67 total points): Jace Doerksen – 15; Kyler Konrade – 12; Brenton Thiessen – 10; Eli Brunk – 8; Derick Johnson – 6; Kolby Blank – 6; Mason Carter – 5; Sam Kleinherenbrunk – 3; Nick Martisko – 1; Kendyn Blank – 1. Three-Pointers Made (4 total): Kyler Konrade – 2; Jace Doerksen – 1; Sam Kleinherenbrunk – 1.