Inman cagers split with Herington

By Steve Sell
February 24, 2016

INMAN — Inman’s boys jumped on Herington for a 22-10 first-quarter lead on Tuesday and were never headed as they came away with a 58-30 victory in their regular-season finale.

The Teutons bombed away from 3-point, making eight. Keaton Case had a couple on his way to 20 points and Payton Froese buried three to spark his 13-point effort.

“We played with more energy and toughness tonight,” Inman coach Brett Froese said. “We got after them early with some fullcourt pressure and caused some turnovers. We also shot the ball really well tonight. They were really packed in on a 2-3 zone and we really shot the ball well. We had eight 3s tonight and most were early in the first half. I thought we moved the ball really well against the zone. We have seen a lot of zone here lately and that has helped us become more and more comfortable with it. I thought tonight we really had a purpose of how to attack it and find the open gaps.  Just a good night for us, now we have to focus on what's ahead and try and make a run next week at this thing.”

Froese praised his lone senior Chandler Stubbs.

“So happy for him, just a great kid and I'm very proud of him,” Froese said. “He's truly an example of what hard work and determination is all about.”

The Inman girls never recovered from a slow start in a 39-35 loss. The Railers were up 22-13 at the half and while the Teutons did outscore them in the second half, the early deficit was too much to make up.

MaKayla Michael had a nice game in defeat with 17 points.