By William

WICHITA – It was the long ball that doomed the efforts of the Inman boys basketball team on the road Friday in Wichita against Wichita Trinity as Trinity poured in 15 three-pointers in scoring a 15-point, 65-40 victory over the Teutons.

Inman fell behind by eight at 18-10 by the end of the first quarter and were behind by nine, 29-20, heading into the halftime break.

Trinity blew up the scoreboard in the third quarter as they put 24 points up while holding the Teutons to just nine and took a commanding 53-29 advantage into the final eight minutes of play.

“Well tonight was rough for us,” explained Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese. “I knew going to Wichita Trinity was legit as they should have beaten Cheney on Tuesday night and lost in overtime. They were fast, physical, long, and could really shoot it. You kind of had to pick your poison with them.”

When the Teutons did get some offense going, it was Tanner Heckel who led the way with 14 points while Eli Brunk chipped in with eight and Derick Johnson scored seven.

Coach Froese continued his post-game reflections by adding, “We tried to keep them out of the pain and really pack our man in and so what they did was go out an make 15 three-pointers. They were loaded and have eight just really good players.”

Finishing up his comments, Froese said, “With that all being said, our kids battled like crazy. They played so hard tonight. We were down by nine at halftime and just did not really have much gas left. They made us work so hard on both ends of the floor. We got better tonight even in a lopsided loss. I love the upside that this team has.”

Now 2-4 on the season, Inman will be off for the holiday break and will return to action on Friday, January 8 when they will play host to Burrton.

INMAN at Wichita Trinity

SCORING:        1          2          3          4          FINAL

TEUTONS        10        10        9          11        40

W. Trinity        18        11        24        12        65


Tanner Heckel – 14; Eli Brunk – 8; Derick Johnson – 7; Jace Doerksen – 5; Kyler Konrade – 4; Harrison Brunk – 2.

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