ELBING — Inman’s boys continue to be the area’s hard-luck basketball team.
The Teutons took longtime power Berean Academy down to the wire on Tuesday before losing a 43-42 decision.
It was tight all the way as Inman trailed just 24-23 at the half and 33-31 after three quarters. Mason Thiessen led the Teutons with 12 points, while Walker Strange and Keaton Case added nine apiece.
“We played really, really hard last night against a really good Berean Academy team that is loaded with seniors,” said Inman coach Brett Froese, who starts one of the state’s youngest lineups. “I was so proud of our effort. We had chances at the end to pull it off, they just made a couple more plays than we did down the stretch. Really proud of this team and how we are continuing to improve. Could have folded early last night and instead went on a 12-0 run to get back in it. My guards really did a good job last night handling the pressure that they apply. We rebounded really well to which was a real weakness for us early in the season. I'm not a big moral-victory guy, but I do believe in confidence games and this should have been one of them for us. Let's our kids know that we can play up to a team like Berean's level.”
Berean prevailed in the girls’ game 35-29, not game information was provided.