By William /

INMAN = While the ranked Inman boys struggled and fell short in a late game rally in losing to Bennington, the Inman girls earned their second win in a row as the Teutons split a pair of games at home on Tuesday.

The Teuton boys ended up losing by two, 58-56 while the Lady Teutons scored a 16-point, 46-30 win.

With the loss, the 7th ranked in Class 2A, Teutons, now fall to 11-3 for the season while the Lady Teutons upped their record to 5-10.

The two teams will travel cross-county on Friday for a big battle with Moundridge where the Wildcat boys are ranked just two spots below Inman with an identical 11-3 record.

Here is a game summary of both teams:


After having a miserable second quarter offensively, the Teutons did their best to rally back in the final eight minutes of play but came up short at the end by just a pair of points.

Inman opened the game up struggling and played to a 9-9 tie at the end of the first quarter before Bennington poured 25 points into the scorebook in the second quarter while holding Inman to just 11, giving the visitors a 14-point, 34-20, halftime lead.

The Teutons chiseled the deficit down to 11 at 50-39 by the end of the third quarter before outscoring Bennington 17-8 in the final eight minutes and falling just two points short of a win.

“We were not focused at all for tonight’s game,” explained Teuton head coach Brett Froese. “I repeated it multiple times to them that Bennington was young but talented and very capable of winning. We found ourselves down early and then had to scrap and claw to get back in the game only to fall short.”

Tanner Heckel led the Teutons with 17 points while both Eli Brunk and Harrison Brunk also reached double digits with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Coach Froese concluded his post-game reflections by pointing at himself when he said, “After watching the game film, I noticed we did not scout them well and the coaching job was on me. That kid, Lawson, for Bennington was a stud and I missed the game plan against him as he scored 24 points. We have a huge game on Friday against an incredibly good Moundridge team.”

SCORING =   1          2          3          4          FINAL

Bennington  9          25       16       8          58

TEUTONS      9          11       19       17       56

No Team Stats Available.


Scoring (56 total points) = Tanner Heckel – 17; Eli Brunk – 14; Harrison Brunk – 10; Jace Doerksen – 7; Kendyn Blank – 4; Dawson Mannebach – 2; Zach Martisko – 2.

3-Pointers Made (5) = Doerksen, H. Brunk – 2; Heckel – 1.


For the Lady Teutons, they took the lead early, up by four at 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and held into the halftime break when they were up by six.

In the final sixteen minutes of play, the Inman girls outscored Bennington 28-18 to earn the final 16-point margin of victory.

Three Lady Teutons reached double digits in the scorebook led by Hannah Martisko with 13 while Kadence Welch chipped in with 12 and Maci Neufeld hit for 11.

SCORING =               1          2          3          4          FINAL

Bennington              8          4          6          12       36

LADY TEUTONS       12       6          9          19       46

No Team Stats Available.


Scoring (46 total points) = Hannah Martisko – 13; Kadence Welch = 12; Maci Neufeld – 11; Madelyn Brunk – 4; Taelyn Friesen – 4; Taylor Thiessen – 2.

3-Pointers Made (1) = Neufeld – 1.