STERLING – It was an efficient offense that won out on Thursday for the Inman boys basketball team as they scored a big 69-42 victory over Bennington at Sterling to earn a spot in Saturday in the Class 2A Sub-State Championship game.
The Teutons will take their 19-2 season record into battle with Salina-Sacred Heart, who is 16-5, with the victor earning a spot in next weeks Class 2A State Championship tournament in Hays. Sacred Heart earned their spot with a 56-37 win over Ellsworth.
Mason Thiessen led the Teutons offense with 18 points while Payton Froese hit for 14 while dishing out five assists. Jace Doerksen came off the bench and put double digits in the scorebook with 10.
“We played really well, especially in the first half,” Teuton Head Coach Brett Froese said. “We came out with a ton of energy and really were efficient offensively. Bennington played some triangle and two, but we really took care of it. Defensively we were really good again. Had a big night from Jace (Doerksen) with 10 points off the bench, while Payton (Froese) had 14 plus five assists and Mason (Thiessen) finished with 18.”
Coach Froese concluded his game reflections by looking at Saturday’s chance to make state by saying, “We are going to have our hands full Saturday with a really solid Sacred Heart team. They play super-fast and can really shoot it. It should be a great game.”
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