By William

INMAN – A struggle with offense in the first and third quarters cost the Inman boys basketball team on Friday as they took a tumble in their Class 2A sub-state semi-final with Ellinwood and lost 56-38.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE INMAN TEUTONS? With the loss, the Teutons are done with their 2019-20 season and it will go in the record books with an overall mark of 13-8. The win for Ellinwood means they will move on to battle Sterling in the sub-state final for the honor of going to the Class 2A state tournament. Sterling beat Hutchinson Trinity Catholic 41-30 in their semi-final game on Friday.

THE GAME – Ellinwood go the upper hand early and held an eight-point, 15-7 lead over Inman by the end of the first quarter though the Teutons were able to shave a point off of the deficit and only trailed by seven, 25-18 heading to the halftime break.

Like the first quarter, the Teutons struggled getting points in the scorebook in the third quarter which gave Ellinwood the opportunity to push their advantage out to 19, 43-24 going into the final eight minutes of play. And like a repeat of the first half, the Teutons were able to shave just a single point off the deficit as Ellinwood cruised in for the final 18-point victory.

THE INMAN TEUTON TEAM – Jace Doerksen topped the Teutons in the scorebook with 15 points while Kyler Konrade just missed double digits with nine. Derick Johnson chipped in with seven.

Ellinwood vs. INMAN TEUTONS

SCORING:                    1          2          3          4          FINAL

Ellinwood                    15        10        18        13        = 56

TEUTONS                     7          11        6          14        = 38

INMAN TEUTONS INDIVIDUAL SCORING (38 total points): Jace Doerksen – 15; Kyler Konrade – 9; Derick Johnson – 7; Kolby Blank – 5; Eli Brunk – 2.

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

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