By William

INMAN – Despite a flurry of fourth quarter points, the Inman boys’ basketball team came up short in trying to rally back from a large deficit on Friday at home against a tough Sedgwick team and ended up losing by 10, 52-42.

The Teutons fell behind by three, 9-6 by the end of the first quarter and were down by 12, 27-15 at the halftime break. Despite falling behind by 17 by the end of the third quarter, the Teutons did not give up and dropped in 18 points in the final eight minutes of play only to fall short in their rally and ending up losing by 10.

“Well we got out played tonight by a good Sedgwick team,” noted Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese. “I knew going in their record didn’t indicate how good they were. They have played a tough schedule against some really good teams. Overall, I though we played pretty good defensively tonight, but they made some key baskets in the first half. Offensively, I though we were way too passive in the first half and some of that was what they did to us defensively. In the second half we were able to get some drives and stuff to the rim we just couldn’t seem to convert.”

Jace Doerksen and Mason Carter led the Teuton offense with 11 and 10 points respectively while Kolby Blank chipped in with eight.

Coach Froese concluded his reflections on the game by adding, “It was a great game for us to play in for our guys. We will only learn and get better from this game. Proud of our effort, they played their tails off but just couldn’t shoot the ball well enough tonight. We also need to step to the free throw line and knock down our free throws.”

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE TEUTONS? The loss drops the Teutons to 9-4 for the season as they now prep to host Remington on Tuesday for the first of their final six games of the regular season.


SCORING:        1          2          3          4          FINAL

Sedgwick         9          18        14        11        = 52

TEUTONS         6          9          9          18        = 42

INMAN TEUTONS INDIVIDUAL SCORING (42 total points): Jace Doerksen – 11; Mason Carter – 10; Kolby Blank – 8; Eli Brunk – 4; Kyler Konrade – 4; Derick Johnson – 3; Kendyn Blank – 2. Three-Pointers Made (2): Jace Doerksen, Derick Johnson – 1.

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