By William /

INMAN – The end of the regular season came for the Inman boys and girls on Monday and Tuesday with the boys getting wins over Solomon on Monday (60-44), and Herington on Tuesday (68-9) while the Inman girls lost a heartbreaker to Herington on Tuesday, 50-48.

The two wins gives the Teuton boys a final regular season mark of 16-4 as they now prep to battle Berean Academy at home on Tuesday in the first round of sub-state action.

For the Lady Teutons, the loss drops them to 6-14 as they prep to open to host Remington on Monday in their sub-state play.

Summary of the games played:


Inman jumped out to a six-point, 15-9 lead by the end of the first quarter before Solomon played them even in the second, leaving the Teutons still holding a six point, 27-21 advantage at the halftime break.

The Teutons came out hot in the second half and put 19 points on the board in the third quarter to take a more commanding 18-point, 46-28 lead before Solomon chipped a few points off the lead, giving Inman their final 16-point, 60-44 victory.

“Game was kind of what I thought it would be,” noted Teuton head coach Brett Froese. “:They have a couple of guards that really put pressure on you as they both can handle the ball and shoot it. Thought we did a pretty good job for the most part with them.”

Tanner Heckel had an all-star kind of game as he led all scorers with 31 points while Kendyn Blank and Zach Martisko came close to double digits with nine and eight points each.

Coach Froese closed out his reflections on the game by adding, “We really got going in the second half offensively as Tanner (Heckel) carried us early and then the guys kind of all chipped in to help. Our guys rally cut and moved well in the second half.”

 SCORING:    1          2          3          4          FINAL

Solomon        9          12       7          16       44

TEUTONS      15       12       19       14       60

No Team Stats Available.

INMAN TEUTONS SCORING LEADERS (60 total points): Tanner Heckel – 31; Kendyn Blank – 9; Zach Martisko – 8; Eli Brunk – 6; Jace Doerksen – 2; Josiah Buller – 2; Dawson Mannebach – 2.


On Tuesday the Teutons closed out the regular season by scoring a 61-point, 68-9 blowout of Herington.

Inman opened up the game by holding Herington to zero points in the first quarter while putting 23 on the board themselves before pulling away to a 40-point, 43-3 advantage at the halftime break. In the final two quarters the Teutons slowed things down but still managed to put 25 points on the board to Herington’s 6 for the final 61-point win.

“We got out early and just kind of cruised from there,” said coach Froese. “I am happy for the seniors on senior night. Now the real stuff starts and we will have our hands full again facing Berean Academy in the first round of sub-state. We will be ready as the kids are really playing well right now.”

Eleven Teutons put points by their name in the scorebook, with Zach Martisko leading the way with 14 points and Josiah Buller chipping in with nine.

Inman connected on seven three-pointers in the game by seven different Teutons.

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Herington     0          3          2          4          9

TEUTONS      23       20       9          16       68

No Team Stats Available.

INMAN TEUTON SCORING LEADERS (68 total points): Zach Martisko – 14; Josiah Buller – 9; Tanner Heckel – 7; Eli Brunk – 7; TJ Froese – 6; Brody Froese – 6; Jace Doerksen – 4; Harrison Brunk – 4; Dawson Mannebach – 4; Schrag – 4; Kyler Konrade – 3. 3-POINTERS MADE (7): E. Brunk, Buller, Mannebach, Heckel, B. Froese, Martisko, Konrade – 1.


It was not the way they wanted to end the season, but the Lady Teutons held a first half lead, lost it in the third quarter before nearly rallying back to score a win only to lose late by a single bucket, losing to Herington by two, 50-48.

Inman had a one-point, 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and still held a one-point, 24-23 advantage at the halftime break. After Herington came out in the third and took a five-point, 42-37 lead going into the fourth quarter, the Lady Teutons bounced back and chiseled away at the lead only to come up two points short at 50-48 in the end.

Kadence Welch and Maci Neufeld led the Lady Teutons in scoring with 16 and 12 points, respectively, while Hannah Martisko just missed double figures with nine.

SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

Herington                 10       13       19       8          50

LADY TEUTONS       11       13       13       11       48

No Team Stats Available.

INMAN LADY TEUTONS SCORING (48 total points): Kadence Welch – 16; Maci Neufeld – 12; Hannah Martisko – 9; Taelyn Friesen – 4; Madelyn Brunk – 3; Fiona McLain – 3; Taylor Thiessen – 1. 3-POINTERS MADE (3): Neufeld – 2; McLain – 1.