TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at Bennington

Giving a voice to the smaller area schools of McPherson County and the Athletes they have….Our goal is to give them all some media love!!

Giving you the story and stats behind the Inman Teuton boys and Lady Teutons as they close out the 2022-23 regular season schedule on the road at Bennington. Plus – Class 2A sub-state info pertaining to the Teuton teams.

NEXT UP – State Sub-State Results for Class 2A



By Staff

            BENNINGTON – What a way to end the 2022-23 regular season on Tuesday as the Inman boys trailed throughout the first half, tied the game in the third and then valiantly rallied and scored a one-point, 37-36 win over Bennington at the end.

            “Tough game tonight that we were able to come out on top in the end,” noted Teuton head coach Brett Froese. “Bennington really challenges you inside with their two big guys while they have some guards that can also make you pay from the perimeter.”

            With the win, the Teutons closed out the regular season schedule with a 17-3 record and a Class 2A ranking of seventh.

            Inman will begin play in the Class 2A Sterling Sub-State on Monday, February 27 as the third seed. They will host sixth-seed Berean Academy (7-13) after which if they win they would then play the winner of the matchup between second seed Moundridge (17-3) and seventh seeded Hutchinson Trinity (6-14).

            Ellinwood (19-1) is the top seed in the sub-state and will open against eighth seed Sedgwick (5-15) while fourth seeded Sterling (15-5) and fifth seeded Whitewater/Remington (13-7) in the other substate game.

            The Teutons trailed by three, 10-7, at the end of the first quarter and by three at 21-18 at the halftime break. After tying the game up at 28-28 by the end of the third quarter, Inman played just enough better to score the final one-point victory.

            Speaking of the game, coach Froese said, “We played a lot of zone tonight which we normally do not do and I thought the kids were really active with it. The other thing is we really did not give them too many second chance points which was a key for us tonight.”

            Tanner Heckel broke the 1,000 career point mark during the game on his way to leading the Teutons with 17 points of which 13 came in the first half. Eli Brunk joined Heckel in double digits with 10 points, all of which came in the second half of the game.

            During some of his final thoughts about the season finale, coach Froese praised Tanner Heckel for going over the 1,000-point mark in his Teuton career, saying that Heckel just battles and is so competitive and just does not want to lose.

            Concluding his post-game reflections, coach Froese said, “Josiah (Buller) just had a fantastic game for us all around, both on the offensive and defensive end of the court while (Zach) Martisko was great battling all night and both the Brunks (Eli and Harrison) were great in the second half. Everybody is now 0-0 and the intensity will be high. Should be a fun week ahead.”

INMAN TEUTONS at Bennington

SCORING: TEUTONS > 7-11-10-9 = 37;  Bennington > 10-11-7-8 = 36

INMAN TEUTONS SCORING > Tanner Heckel – 17; Eli Brunk – 10; Harrison Brunk – 5; Brody Froese – 2; Josiah Buller – 2; Zach Martisko – 1.  3-Pointers Made > Heckel, E. Brunk, H. Brunk – 1.

(The Staff covering events for the MAC AREA SPORTS NEW can be reached by email at crossdovewriter@gmail.com)




By Staff

            BENNINGTON – The Inman girls went on the road to close out their regular season schedule on Tuesday and held their own until the fourth quarter when Bennington made a huge offensive rally to pull ahead and defeat the Lady Teutons by seven, 50-43.

            The loss drops the Lady Teutons to just 9-11 on the 2022-23 season as they prep to be the sixth seed of the Class 2A Sterling Sub-State beginning on Tuesday, February 28 when they play third seed Ellinwood (11-9). If the Lady Teutons were to win they would then play on Friday, March 3 against the winner of the second seed Whitewater/Remington (15-5) and seventh seed Sterling (4-16). Berean Academy at 19-1 is the top seed of the sub-state and they play eighth seeded Hutchinson Trinity (2-18) while fourth seeded Moundridge (10=10) will play fifth seed Sedgwick (10-10).

            “It was a hard fought, close game throughout the entire contest,” noted Lady Teuton head coach Megan Heckel. “The girls handled pressure well while dribbling the ball. I was proud of them.”

            Bennington held a slim two-point, 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter before Inman was able to pull into a 21-21 tie heading into the halftime break. Coming out of the break, the Lady Teutons took a one-point, 32-31 lead at the end of the third quarter when Bennington’s offense exploded for 19 fourth quarter points to give them the final seven point victory over the Lady Teutons.

            Suttyn Harris continued to have a fabulous freshman season as she led the Lady Teutons in scoring with 21 points while grabbing five rebounds. Morgan Froese led the team with work in the paint by pulling down six rebounds and chipping in with eight points. Kenna Woods had a solid all-around game with seven points, five rebounds, and three steals.


SCORING: LADY TEUTONS > 8-13-11-11 = 43;  Bennington > 10-11-10-19 = 50.

INMAN LADY TEUTON STAT LEADERS: Suttyn Harris > 21 points, 5 rebounds; Morgan Froese > 8 points, 6 rebounds; Kenna Woods > 7 points, 1 three-pointer, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Maci Neufeld > 5 points, 1 three-pointer; Madelyn Brunk > 2 points; Kami Woods > 1 point.

(The Staff covering events for the MAC AREA SPORTS NEW can be reached by email at crossdovewriter@gmail.com)