Area roundup: Teuton boys lose late

By Steve Sell
January 20, 2017

Here are Thursday's area high school basketball summaries:

• Berean boys 44, Inman 42 — At Burrton, the Teutons put a mighty scare into the No. 1 seed Warriors.

Inman led 31-30 going into the fourth quarter. There were numerous lead changes before Ben Herman hit the game-winner late for the Warriors, whose only loss this year is to Moundridge.

Lucas Barlow scored 15 points and Payton Froese added 12 for the Teutons. Inman plays at 6:00 Saturday for third against host Burrton.

• Little River boys 55, Pretty Prairie 28 — In the consolation bracket at Burrton, the Redskins jumped on the Bulldogs for a 15-4 lead and put the game away by outscoring Pretty Prairie 14-3 in the third quarter.

Clay Zeller knocked down 10 of 17 shots on his way to a 23-point game, while Jace Garrison chipped in with 12.

The Redskins play for fifth place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Sedgwick boys 59, Canton-Galva 34 — In the round-robin Canton-Galva Invitational, the host Eagles fell to 0-2 as the Cardinals jumped out to a 36-15 halftime lead.

C-G will play for fifth place today at 4:30 against St. John's Military.

Hunter Pearson had a nice game for the Eagles with team highs of 15 points and 7 rebounds.

"Sedgwick controlled the tempo from the tip with their full court pressure," C-G coach Shane Duncan said. "We missed a plethora of easy shots in the first half. If we finish half of our shots from 3 feet and in, it's a close game at half. The boys played hard, we just couldn't keep up with their nine-man rotation. We dug ourselves too big of a hole in the first half to recover from in the second."  

Ell-Saline defeated St. John's Military 68-51 in Thursday's other game.

• Smoky Valley girls 44, Southeast of Saline 29 — In consolation action at Sterling, the Vikings strafed the Trojans with a solid defensive effort.

The Vikings allowed just 5 points in the second quarter and 4 in the fourth.

The Special K’s — Kate Deterding and Katie Bellah — funneled in 14 points apiece for Smoky Valley. The Vikings play at 4:45 today for fifth place.

• Rose Hill boys 72, Moundridge 48 — At Halstead, Class 2A Moundridge hung tough for a half with 4A Rose Hill, down just 34-28, but the Rockets went to their booster in the second half, including a 20-9 advantage in the final quarter.

"We battled hard short-handed against a physical Rose Hill squad," MHS coach Vance Unrau said. "Too much dribble penetration that gave them easy scoring opportunities and gave up too many second-chance points."

Jerod Kaufman led MHS with 15 points, while Anthony Otte scored 13 and Brady Helms added 11.

The Wildcats will play for seventh place at 2 p.m. Saturday.