INMAN – It was a good night for basketball in Inman on Tuesday as they hosted Kingman and made a clean sweep of the visitors with the Teuton boys scoring a 22-point win, 63-41, while the Lady Teutons won by nine, 62=53.
Currently ranked number three in Class 2A the Teuton boys are now 4-1 on the season with the win as they prep for a trip to Chapparal on Friday as part of the Heart of America-Central Plains League challenge.
The win was the second in a row for the Lady Teutons as they up their season mark to 2-3, they will host Conway Springs on Thursday as part of the Heart of America-Central Plains League challenge.
Here is a summary of the two Inman games:
TEUTON BOYS WIN BY 22
After holding a two-point, 9-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Teuton boys put 17 points on the scoreboard in the second quarter and pulled out to an 11-point, 26-15 advantage at the halftime break.
Coming out of the break hot, Inman put another 22 points in the scorebook in the third quarter to put a distance of 24 points, 48-24, between them and Kingman heading into the final quarter. Despite Kingman outscoring the Teutons in the final quarter, Inman cruised in for the final 22-point victory.
“I thought we really played well tonight for the most part,” pointed out Teuton head coach Brett Froese. “We had just a few stretches in the first half where we didn’t rebound the ball well. Kingman is a super athletic team, and they play fast and downhill. They are always looking to attack; I thought our zones tonight kind of slowed them down at times.”
Tanner Heckel had a huge game for the Teutons, leading the team in scoring with 25 while Eli Brunk also hit double digits in the scorebook with 13. Both Brody Froese and Josiah Buller just missed double figures with eight points each.
Coach Froese finished his post-game thoughts by saying, “We moved the ball really well against Kingman. They like to run and jump and trap you at different places on the court, but I thought we handled that pretty well for the most part. Another big game on Friday when we go to Chapparal. They are also really athletic and long.”
INMAN TEUTONS hosting Kingman
SCORING: Kingman 7-8-9-17=41; TEUTONS 9-17-22-15=63.
TEUTON INDIVIDUAL SCORING: Tanner Heckel – 25; Eli Brunk – 13; Brody Froese – 8; Josiah Buller – 8; TJ Froese – 5; Harrison Brunk – 2; Zachary Martisko – 2. 3-Pointers Made: E. Brunk – 2; B. Froese, Buller – 1.
LADY TEUTONS WIN SECOND IN A ROW
For the second game in a row, the Lady Teutons put a notch in the win column.
Up by six at 18-12 at the end of the first quarter, the Inman girls went into the halftime break holding a seven-point, 33-26 advantage on the scoreboard.
Keeping the game close, Kingman would not go away although the Lady Teutons pushed out to a 10-point lead at 47-37 when they finished the third quarter. All Kingman could do in the final quarter was chisel one point of the lead as Inman earned the final nine-point victory.
“The girls played really well,” noted Lady Teuton head coach Megan Heckel in her brief post-game reflections. “They took care of the ball and played tough in a physical game. I was very proud of their efforts. Everyone know their role and does it well as they are all improving each game. They are all good friends and get along, so it helps with the team chemistry on the floor.”
Freshman Suttyn Harris recorded a double-double as she led the offense with 23 points while pulling down 10 rebounds with hard work under the basket in the paint. Maci Neufeld, a senior, finished the game with 18 points thanks much to connecting on three three-pointers while Kenna Woods, another freshman, also reached double figures in the score column with 11.
INMAN LADY TEUTONS hosting Kingman
SCORING: Kingman 12-14-11-16=53; LADY TEUTONS 18-15-14-15=62.
LADY TEUTONS INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Suttyn Harris > 23 points, 1 three-pointer, 10 rebounds, 5 steals; Maci Neufeld > 18 points, 3 three-pointers; Kenna Woods > 11 points, 5 steals, 3 assists; Madelyn Brunk > 6 points, 5 rebounds; Kambrey Woods > 4 points, 5 rebounds.
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