MANHATTAN, Kan. —The Inman High School boys basketball team went down swinging against the No. 1 team in Class 2A.
The Teutons were defeated 58-42 to undefeated Central Plains in the first round of the Class 2A State Tournament Thursday in Manhattan. Despite shooting 48.4 percent from the field, the Teutons were doubled up in the first and fourth quarters in a game that was closer than the score would indicate.
Inman trailed 14-7 after the first quarter but cut the deficit to four by halftime after winning the second quarter 14-11. What was a six point game entering the fourth quarter turned into a 16 point win for Central Plains, who outscored Inman 20-10 in the final eight minutes.
Inman could not stop Devin Ryan, who scored a game-high 25 points in 31 minutes. Ryan had eight shots from the field, all 3-pointers, and made four of them. He was also 13-of-14 from the free throw line.
Payton Froese was 5-of-7 from the field and led Inman with 15 points. Mason Thiessen finished with 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds. The Teutons return both Froese and Thiessen for next year’s team.
Inman ends its season with a 13-9 record. Central Plains improves to 23-0 and will face Sacred Heart on Friday in the semifinals.