HECKEL LEADS INMAN

By William

It was a solid defensive effort on Thursday by the Inman boys basketball team as they put shackles on the shooters from Moundridge while using a consistent offense to score a solid 17-point, 45-28 win over the Wildcats in the Moundridge Preseason Tournament.

The Teutons scored consistently with eight, 10, 15 and 12 points in each of the four quarters while holding the Wildcats to just 21% shooting from the field for the game and keeping them under 10 points in three of the four quarters in gaining the victory.

“We were much better tonight,” explained Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese. “We held them to just 28 tonight after they had just put up 59 against a very good Hillsboro team. I was super proud of our defensive effort, plus we rebounded much better and really guarded the ball which is something we have not done in the last two games.”

Tanner Heckel had the hot hand offensively for Inman as he put 18 points on the scoreboard while Derick Johnson just missed double digits with nine. Heckel and Eli Brunk topped the team in rebounds with five each while Kyler Konrade had four assists and Johnson made three steals.

Coach Froese continued his reflections on the game by saying, “We still did not shoot it like I think we are going to be capable of doing, but we moved the ball side to side and I thought like we kind of had them on their heels a little bit. We also committed just eight turnovers and that is something we really stressed today at our walk through. I think this was a big win for us, I think the boys had a little hangover from football and rightfully so.”

Concluding his reflections, Coach Froese added, “I loved our energy tonight, it was different. We have an extremely tough game with Hillsboro tomorrow night, but we are looking forward to it and playing at home. Super proud of my guys tonight.”

The Teutons will conclude their games in the Moundridge Preseason Tournament on Friday with a battle against Hillsboro.

INMAN at Moundridge

SCORING:        1          2          3          4          FINAL

TEUTONS        8          10        15        12        45

Moundridge   6          5          7          10        28

TEAM STATS:              TEUTONS        Moundridge

FGM-FGA                    17-38               7-33

3PTM-3PTA                 4-13                 4-21

FTM-FTA                     7-10                 10-17

ASSISTS                       8                      4

REBOUNDS                  19                    25       

TURNOVERS                12                    17

STEALS                        9                      5

FOULS                          16                    16       

INMAN TEUTON INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Tanner Heckel = 18 points with 1 3-pointer, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Derick Johnson = 9 points with 1 3-pointer, 3 steals and 1 rebound.

Kyler Konrade = 7 points with 1 3-pointer, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.

Jace Doerksen = 7 points with 1 3-pointer, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.

Kendyn Blank = 2 points with 2 rebounds and 1 assist.

Mason Carter = 2 points with 1 assist.

Eli Brunk = 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.

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