LITTLE RIVER — Inman boys coach Brett Froese said the team that played the hardest on Friday didn’t win.
His Teutons sprinted to a 21-8 first-quarter lead over Little River, but shockingly did not score a single point in the second quarter. They eventually outlasted the Redskins 36-34, but most of Froese’s praise went Little River’s way.
“We got outhustled tonight,” Froese said. “They played as hard as any team I have seen for a while. They fought like crazy. We won big earlier this year and I don't know what (Little River) coach (Chad) Lafferty told them, but it worked. They deserved to win, but I won't trade it. We got good looks, but just didn't make shots tonight. We made a play late and won the game, but all hats off to Little River tonight. They gave it everything they had.”
Mason Thiessen led the Teutons with 13 points and Keaton Case tallied 10. Clay Zeller was immense in defeat with 21 points.
The Little River girls continued their nice late-season run as they surprised the Teutons, 40-33.
The Redskins started fast, bursting to an 18-4 first-quarter lead. Inman trailed 34-14 after three quarters, but the Teutons stormed back with 19 fourth-quarter points to make things interesting.
Allie Peters topped Little River with 10 points. Emily Smyres scored eight of her nine during that explosive first quarter.
MaKayla Michael scored 11 to lead Inman.