Teuton boys advance to title game

By Steve Sell
January 22, 2016
File-Kevin Case

BURRTON — After his team outlasted Central Christian in the first round of the Burrton Invitational on Tuesday, Inman boys coach Brett Froese said it would have play much better in Thursday’s semifinals against Little River.

It did. By a long way.

The Teutons stormed out of the gates for a 16-4 lead and it ballooned to 37-7 by halftime on their way to a stunning 56-14 rout.

Inman, which has won five of its last seven games after an 0-5 start, plays Berean Academy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the championship. The teams met earlier this month, with Inman nearly pulling off the upset, losing by one.

Inman again had nice balance as Keaton Case and Payton Froese scored 14 points apiece and Walker Strange added 10. Clay Zeller scored 12 of the 14 Little River points.

“Our pressure from our guards really took them out of the game tonight,” Froese said. “We did some run-and-jump stuff and it really got them a little out of sorts. I thought we played pretty well. We’ve got a huge game Saturday night with Berean. They are experienced and are really well coached. We won't sneak up on them this time. We’re gonna have to get to another level to play with them. Looking forward to it.”

Little River plays Pretty Prairie in the third-place game at 6 p.m. Saturday.