Winamac also battled foul trouble throughout. Sophomore starter Colin McGee fouled out with 2:31 left in the third quarter. Junior standout Parker Fox, who scored 34 points in the win over Woodlan, fouled out with 6:41 left in the fourth with Winamac trailing by 16. He finished with a team-high 14 points.
Winamac has shown the ability to strike fast late and the Warriors got as close as 57-48 after two Levi Schultz free throws with 2:31 left to play. Adam Gruenig hit back-to-back 3-pointers during the run and J.T. Garnett scored on an inbounds play right before Schultz’s steal led to his free throws.
But Westview closed the game out at the foul line, hitting 10 straight in the final 2:11. Westview went 21 of 26 from the line for the game.
Chandler Aspy, another 6-3 senior, led four Westview players in double figures with 16 points. Jordyn Bontrager scored 15, Jamar Weaver had 14 on three 3-pointers and Zickafoose added 10.
Derek Dotlich (12 points), Gruenig (11) and Dalton Button (10) joined Fox in double figures for Winamac.
But the Warriors didn’t have the execution on the offensive end they had in the first game of the day and they missed on some good looks when they did.
“We just didn’t have enough movement,” Johnson said. “I don’t think it was dead legs or anything like that. It was a big moment and we just didn’t have enough back-side action offensively and we did a little bit more standing.
“We got caught up in some of the areas we’ve struggled with in the past and that was fouls and getting them to the free-throw line and they did a pretty good job at the free-throw line. We obviously had to foul at the end trying to see if we can make a run.”
Going into the game Winamac had won 10 of 11 games.