It was just a matter of time for the Inman boys.
After struggling to four straight losses, it all came together for the Teutons Friday night in a surprising 60-37 rout of Central Christian.
It was clearly the Teutons’ best performance of the year. Down 16-12 after a quarter, Inman totally dominated the middle two quarters 30-8, as its defense strafed the Cougars.
“We played really well tonight,” Inman coach Brett Froese said. “The offense had a lot more flow and we really got after them defensively.”
Balance was a key for the Teutons, as Treyton DeVore scored 15 points, Justin Friesen and Tyler Cottam added 13 while Barkley Williams scored 11.
• Inman girls 57, Central Christian 22 — The Teutons will take a lot of momentum into the Christmas break after a sensational effort against the Cougars.
Inman’s suffocating defense led to a 9-0 lead after a quarter, then it turned to the offense for 21 second-quarter points. The Teutons then outscored the Cougars 27-7 in the second half.
There was no containing Abby Ropp, who poured in 21 points. Nine Teutons in all scored.
• Moundridge boys 50, Sedgwick 33 — The Wildcats were in defensive lockdown mode.
They gave up only five first-quarter points to build a nine-point lead and later used a 16-6 advantage in the third quarter for the comfortable victory.
As usual, there was nice balance for the Wildcats as Colton Frazer and Hunter Enyart scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. Anthony Otte and Kyle Stucky chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.
• Moundridge girls 45, Sedgwick 22 — No information available.
• Hesston boys 63, Nickerson 36 — After a meandering first half, the unbeaten Swathers caught fire after intermission.
Leading Nickerson only 23-20 at the half, Hesston scored 20 points in each of the final two quarters to ease to the victory.
The triumvirate of Tyler McCartney (19), Wyatt McKinney (15) and Grant Raleigh (14) combined for 48 points. The Swathers excelled at the foul line by cashing in 14 of 16 attempts.
• Hesston girls 74, Nickerson 19 — The Swathers unloaded an avalanche of points, including 68 in the first three quarters.
Nine Swathers scored, led by Caylee Richardson with 21, 12 of those coming in a 24-point first quarter that enabled Hesston to open up a 20-point lead.
Kelsey Unruh added 18 points, 16 of those in the first half.
• Rural Vista boys 65, Elyria Christian School 22 — Rural Vista, expected to be a state power, showed why.
The Eagles received 11 points from Matthew Gemmer and nine from Ethan Price.
• Rural Vista girls 41, Elyria Christian School 32 — The Wildcats made 7 of 17 shots from 3-point, but only 3 of 28 from inside the arc.
ECS scored only nine points in the first half and spent the second half playing catch-up.
Rachel Adamyk's 11 points led the Eagles. Micah Redenbaugh yanked down seven rebounds.
• Little River boys 61, Ell-Saline 44 — The Redskins' winning streak is now at five.
Little River jumped all over the Cardinals in the first half for a 31-14 lead and it was 46-18 going into the fourth quarter. Ell-Saline tallied 26 points in the final period.
Chord Zeller was nearly perfect, making 7 of 8 floor shots to key a 16-point performance. Grant Harvey and Tevin Renken chipped in with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
• Ell-Saline girls 50, Little River 33 — Little River's four-game winning streak came to an end as Ell-Saline outscored the Redskins 27-12 in the second half.
Skylar Johnston shouldered much of the scoring load with 19 points as Little River is now 4-2.
• Sterling boys 45, Smoky Valley 43, OT — No game information available yet.
• Sterling girls 55, Smoky Valley 37 — The Vikings outscored the Black Bears by a point in the second half, but by then Sterling had compiled a 31-12 lead.
It was a coming-out party for Hannah Hattabaugh, who was brilliant in defeat with 19 points and six rebounds. Hannah McBride added seven points.