Inman cagers split with Remington

By Steve Sell
January 13, 2016
Kevin Case

INMAN — The youthful Inman boys are growing up in a hurry.

Inman, with one of the state’s youngest starting lineups, followed up a great game from last Friday with a 54-47 victory over Remington on Tuesday.

Lucas Barlow fired in 19 points to lead the Teutons, while Payton Froese added 14. Inman led 29-21 at the half and was up 39-27 after three quarters.

“We played really, really hard once again tonight,” said Inman coach Brett Froese, whose team has recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this year. “Remington has a nice team with some balance. They have a lot of upperlassmen and coach Browning does a nice job with them.”

The Inman defense was tough most of the night.

“We played a lot of zone tonight because of the physicality of their guards,” Froese said. “Payton Froese had a really nice first half for us both hitting some 3s and getting into the middle of the lane and finding some open guys underneath. Lucas Barlow had a great second half for us. He was huge. He is capable of that. I thought we really had some nice bench play from Ethan DeWitt, Jaxon Eddy and Chandler Stubbs. Keaton Case, Walker Strange and Lucas Barlow were all in foul trouble in the first half and these guys really stepped up for us. Really proud of our effort once again tonight. A young team that is really growing up and even quicker than maybe I thought they would.”

• REMINGTON GIRLS 35, INMAN 21 — A 10-2 third quarter allowed Remington to improve on a seven-point halftime lead and essentially put the game away.

MaKayla Michael was much of the Inman offense with 12 points.