DOERKSEN LEADS TEUTONS!

By William

BURRTON – The Inman boys basketball team gave every ounce of effort they had on Thursday in the semifinals of the Burrton Basketball Tournament against unbeaten Berean Academy before succumbing to an 11-point, 41-30 loss.

With the loss, the Teutons are now 7-3 for the season and will play for third place at the tournament on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. against Goessel.

The Teutons stayed within three points in the first quarter before Berean put a little distance between the two teams in the second quarter and took a 10-point, 25-15 advantage over the Teutons into the halftime break.

In the final two quarters of play Inman played unbeaten Berea nose-to-nose but yet unable to nip away at the deficit and ended up losing by 11.

“We got beat tonight but not because of our effort,” explained Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese. “The kids played so hard tonight and had a few chances throughout the second half to make a run at it. They just couldn’t get any closer than six even though we had the ball three times to try and make it interesting at the end. A couple of weeks ago we got smacked by Berean at their place by 29 points and were never really in it, tonight the kids stepped up and just played their hearts out. Berean is such a good team as they are fast, quick and really make it hard on both ends of the floor. Coach Wiebe of Berean has been doing it forever and his record speaks for itself. Now we have to come back on Saturday night and try to get third place.”

Only five Teutons put points in the scorebook, led by Jace Doerksen who was the lone one in double digits with 11 while Kyler Konrade hit for seven and Kendon Blank chipped in with six.

INMAN TEUTONS vs. Berean Academy

SCORING:

TEUTONS                     5          10        6          9          = 30

Berean Academy         8          17        7          9          = 41

INMAN TEUTON INDIVIDUAL SCORING (30 total points): Jace Doerksen – 11; Kyler Konrade – 7; Kendon Blank – 6; Kolby Blank – 2; Derick Johnson – 2; Eli Brunk – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (3): Jace Doerksen – 2; Kyler Konrade – 1.

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