SEDGWICK — The Inman girls broke a losing skid with a 51-46 win over Sedgwick in the opening round of the Sedgwick Invitational Tuesday evening.
The Teutons jumped out to an early 14-2 start after the first quarter. The Cardinals fought back in the second, though Inman held a 22-21 lead at the intermission.
Inman held the lead for most of the third quarter, but Sedgwick managed to fight back and take the lead at 31-30 with two minutes left to go in the third.
The Cardinals tied it up at 42 all in the fourth, but the Teutons hit 7-of-10 on their free throws down the stretch to take the win.
“It was nice to come out on top tonight,” Inman coach Jeff Friesen said. “We had lost several games where we had a chance to win, but didn’t get it done.”
Kaitlyn Goalden scored 25 points in the win for Inman, while Naomi Williams added 10 and Abby Ropp had seven.
Audrey Biebermeyer had 19 points for Sedgwick, while AnnaBelle Little added 12 in the victory.
The Teutons will play Fairfield in the 6 p.m. game on Thursday, who defeated Canton-Galva 53-40.
Fairfield is positioned as the top-seed of the tournament.
Little River 39
BROOKVILLE — The Little River girls faltered in the second quarter against Ell-Saline in the Ell-Saline Mid-Season Tournament, falling to the Cardinals 53-39.
The Redskins trailed only by six after the first quarter, but Ell-Saline held Little River to only seven points in the second.
Darriane Wikoff and Aubrey Wilson both came alive for Ell-Saline for six points each to help the Cardinals take a 34-19 lead into the half.
The third quarter was just as rough for Little River, as they were outscored 13-7, with Wikoff adding another four on her way to a game-high of 19 points.
The Redskins made a run in the fourth frame, outscoring Ell-Saline 13-6, but it was too little, too late.
Kasey Zeller led Little River with 13 points, while Skylar Johnston added 12 points in the loss.
Wilson finished with 12 for Ell-Saline.