By William

LITTLE RIVER – After leading for three quarters, the Inman boys’ basketball team was buried in the final eight minutes of play by an offensive explosion from Little River which gave the Redskins a final, eight-point, 57-49 victory on Friday.

After both teams played to a 13-13 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Teutons dropped in 19 second quarter points to surge out to an eight-point, 32-24 advantage over the Redskins heading into the break at halftime.

Coming out of the break, Little River nipped away at the Inman lead, leaving the Teutons with just a four-point lead at 42-38 heading into the final eight minutes of play. In that final quarter, the Redskins put up 19 points on the scoreboard while holding the Teutons to just seven, giving the Redskins their final eight-point win.

“We gave another one away tonight,” noted Inman Head Coach Brett Froese in his post-game reflections. “We played scared again in the second half when in the first half we were able to get whatever we wanted. In that second half we just didn’t finish anything. I thought we went to rim soft. This team has a ton of potential but right now we aren’t willing to take it another level. This loss is super frustrating.”

Frustrating it would be for the Teutons as they out shot the Redskins 47% to 40% from the field while also pulling down 11 more rebounds with 33 to just 22 for Little River.

Kyler Konrade led the Teutons on offense with 14 points which included three three-pointers while Mason Carter also reached double digits with 10 and Jace Doerksen chipped in with nine.

Little River had three Redskins score in double digits as Braxton Lafferty scored 15, and both Jayden Garrison and Trey Rolfs each put 14 in the scorebook. Keaton Richardson almost made it four as he hit three three-pointers to end the game with nine points. Rolfs also hit three three-pointers while also grabbing seven rebounds. Garrison had six rebounds and led the Redskins in dishing out three assists.


WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE INMAN TEUTONS? The loss drops the Teutons to 11-6 for the season as they get ready to close out the 2019-20 regular season on Tuesday with a home game against Herington.


WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS? With the victory the Redskins are now a solid 16-3 for the season and will be the number one seed at their Class 1A regional in Goessel. This means they will have a bye early in the week before battling on Thursday with the winner of the Rural Vista and Centre game to be played on Monday.


SCORING:                    1          2          3          4          FINAL

TEUTONS                     13        19        10        7          = 49

REDSKINS                    13        11        14        19        = 57

TEAM STATS:              TEUTONS         REDSKINS

Shooting                      20-43 (47%)     20-50 (40%)

3-Pointers                    4-9 (44%)         10-27 (37%)

Free Throws                5-8 (63%)         7-11 (64%)

Rebounds (Off/Def)    33 (7/26)         22 (5/17)

Assists                          0                      6

Turnovers                    10                    6

Steals                           0                      4

Blocked Shots              0                      0

Personal Fouls             12                    9

INMAN TEUTONS INDIVIDUAL SCORING (49 total points): Kyler Konrade – 14; Mason Carter – 10; Jace Doerksen – 9; Kolby Blank – 6; Brenton Thiessen – 4; Derick Johnson – 4; Kendon Blank – 4; Eli Brunk – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (4): Kyler Konrade – 3; Jace Doerksen – 1.

LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (57 total points): Braxton Lafferty – 15; Jayden Garrison – 14; Trey Rolfs – 14; Keaton Richardson – 9; Rylan Konen – 5.

Three-Pointers Made (10): Keaton Richardson, Trey Rolfs – 3; Jayden Garrison – 2; Braxton Lafferty, Rylan Konen – 1.

Rebound Leaders (Off/Def): Trey Rolf – 7 (2/5); Jayden Garrison – 6 (0/6); Keaton Richardson – 4 (1/3).

Assists Leader: Jayden Garrison – 3; Keaton Richardson, Trey Rolfs, Braxton Lafferty – 1.

Leader in Steals: Braxton Lafferty – 2; Jayden Garrison, Rylan Konen – 1.

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