Big sweep for Inman over Bennington

By Steve Sell
February 03, 2016
Kevin Case

INMAN  — The Inman boys’ surge continued Tuesday night.

The Teutons outscored Bennington 22-5 in the third quarter to totally swing the game in their favor. 

Down 34-25 at the half, the Teutons came away with a 60-54 victory.

Freshman Mason Thiessen was smoking, raining four 3-pointers on his way to 23 points. Another freshman, Payton Froese, chipped in with 15 points and also made a couple of 3s. Keaton Case gave Inman three players in doubles with 10 points.

“Just a huge win for us tonight,” Inman coach Brett Froese said. “We played a really good Bennington team that is really athletic and has a lot of good guards. We did not play well in first half, were in foul trouble once again with (Lucas) Barlow and (Walker) Strange. Had some kids really step up and play well for us to keep it somewhat close at half.”

It was the third quarter that pleased Froese the most.

“We played a great third quarter, just attacked more and really tightened it up defensively,” he said. “Thiessen was huge for us tonight. Made shots and really rebounded well for us. Payton played his usual court game and really got us into what we needed to. I thought Case played really good as well. His overall game just really helped us tonight. Big for us going into a rivalry game with Moundridge. Really proud of my kids tonight and big shout-out to the student section. We need them.”

• INMAN GIRLS 39, BENNINGTON 35, OT — Most of the Teutons’ wins have been by close margins.

This one was no different.

The Teutons were taken into overtime by the Bulldogs, where they dominated by a 7-3 margin.

Naomi Williams exploded for one of her best games of the year with 20 points to pace the Teutons.