KAUFMAN LEADS MOUNDRIDGE, HECKEL LEADS INMAN

By William

INMAN – After trailing much of the game, the Moundridge boys finally caught up and took a late game lead, to score a gut wrenching two-point, 40-38 win over Inman on the Teutons home court.

Inman jumped out to a 10-point, 17-7 lead by the end of the first quarter before Moundridge was able to pull back to within two points at 21-19 going into the halftime break. Heading into the final eight minutes of play, the Teutons still held a slim one-point lead but just could not hold off the Wildcats who then earned the final two-point victory thanks to a pair of clutch free throws by Landon Kaufman with five seconds left in the game. Kaufman ended the game making all seven of his free throw attempts.

“As well as we shot it on Tuesday, that is how bad we shot the ball tonight,” pointed out Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese. “First quarter, our ball movement was great, in the second quarter it was terrible. We just quit doing everything that got us the lead. We were bad from the three-point line and we were bad from the free throw line, both of which are not a recipe to win close games. This one is going to sting for little while.”

Tanner Heckel led the Teutons with 12 points while both Eli Brunk and Jace Doerksen chipped in with eight. Heckel had the lone Teuton three-pointer while also leading the team in rebounds with six.

For the Wildcats, Head Coach Vance Unrau was a bit more pleased with the game when he reflected on it by saying, “We got down early and finally got some stops and manufactured some offense, then it was tight the rest of the way. Landon (Kaufman) made those two free throws with five seconds left to give us the final lead. Both teams battled hard tonight. Now everyone is posturing for substate seeding and every game is critical. Always a great atmosphere to play at Inman.”

The Wildcats were lead by Landon Kaufman who covered more than half the team scoring with 22 points which included three three-pointers. Logan Churchill and Jon Schlosser led Moundridge in the paint with six rebounds each while Joseph Schrag grabbed five. Churchill also recorded four blocked shots in the game.

The victory for the Wildcats gives them an 11-4 mark for the season as they prep to go on the road Tuesday to battle with Marion.

Inman falls to 6-9 for the season and will be in action again next Friday when they travel to Marion.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS at INMAN TEUTONS

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

WILDCATS     7          12       12       9          40

TEUTONS      17       4          11       6          38

TEAM STATS:

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS: FG 13-41; 3PT 5-14; FT 9-12; AST 10; RBS 21; TO 13; STL 6; BLK 5; FLS 14.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring: Landon Kaufman – 22; Logan Churchill – 7; Jon Schlosser – 6; Korbin Wedel – 3; Corbin Unruh – 2.

3-Pointers Made (5 total): Landon Kaufman – 3; Logan Churchill, Korbin Wedel – 1.

Assists: Corbin Unruh – 4; Landon Kaufman, Joseph Schrag – 2; Logan Churchill, Jon Schlosser – 1.

Rebounds; Logan Churchill, Jon Schlosser – 6; Joseph Schrag – 5; Landon Kaufman – 2; Korbin Wedel, Corbin Unruh – 1.

Steals: Jon Schlosser – 2; Landon Kaufman, Korbin Wedel, Corbin Unruh, Joseph Schrag – 1.

Blocked Shots: Logan Churchill – 4; Jon Schlosser – 1.

INMAN TEUTONS: FG 15-44; 3PT 1-13; FT 7-13; AST 6; RBS 26; TO 11; STL 8; BLK 0; FLS 14.

INMAN TEUTONS INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring: Tanner Heckel – 12; Eli Brunk – 8; Jace Doerksen – 8; Dawson Mannebach – 4; Kyler Konrade – 2; Derick Johnson – 2; Kendyn Blank – 2.

3-Pointers Made (1 total): Tanner Heckel – 1.

Assists: Kyler Konrade – 2; Tanner Heckel, Eli Brunk, Jace Doerksen, Kendyn Blank – 1.

Rebounds: Tanner Heckel – 6; Dawson Mannebach – 5; Eli Brunk, Jace Doerksen, Kyler Konrade – 4; Derick Johnson – 2; Mason Carter – 1.

Steals: Tanner Heckel, Derick Johnson – 2; Eli Brunk, Dawson Mannebach, Kyler Konrade, Brenton Thiessen – 1.

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