Everything went accordingly for Inman High School boys basketball team at Tuesday's game until Sterling High School's Max Dutton hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half. It went south after that as the Teutons fell to the Black Bears 63-57.
“I thought in the first half we did a good job keeping them out of transition, in which they are very good at, trying to get the ball up the floor and try to attack you through transition,” Inman head coach Brett Froese said. “For the most part we tried a bunch of different stuff defensively and they just got so many things that they can do.”
The Teutons lead the entire first half of the game. The Black Bears managed to keep it a single-digit game while figuring out how to stop Inman in both phases of the ball.
“They were switching things up on us a lot, and it had us confused in the first half," Sterling head coach Derek Schneider said. “We were trying to figure out what they were doing a little bit too much and not attacking it.”
The Black Bears started shooting the ball more and things went in their favor in the second half. As Sterling got hot from the three-point line, Inman remained cold and couldn’t respond when the tables were turned.
“They are a really good shooting team. Our mindset going in was not giving them two. Let’s make them shoot from the outside, Froese said. “When you come back down as fast as they are trying to play, if you don’t score, you create an opportunity maybe for an opportunity here for them, all of sudden, it’s tied game or up one, then it turns to 4-point deficit.”
Falling to 6-6, Inman will be looking to bounce back as the team will be on the road to face
Berean Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.
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