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April 27, 2014

King of the court: Keisling earns top honor

Senior guard led Lewis Cass to regional title

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“We will miss his leadership and athletic ability, not only in basketball but in all athletics at Caston. He was a great player for us not only this year but in his career. I’m glad he was with us this year.”

Parker Fox, Winamac

The Warriors had a balanced attack this year but it was Fox who led the team in scoring (13.0), assists (3.3) and steals (2.3) per game.

After a solid regular season, the 5-11 junior guard went off in tournament play. He scored 18 points in the sectional championship win over North Judson and then had a career-high 34 in a regional win over Woodlan.

Woodlan couldn’t stop the athletic slasher as Fox was 9 of 15 from the field, 3 of 3 from 3-point range and 13 of 16 from the foul line.

In the regional final against Westview, he fouled out early in the fourth quarter with 14 points which hurt Winamac’s chances at a big comeback.

The Warriors went 15-9 which included going 10-2 in their last 12. They went unbeaten in Midwest Conference play and won their first sectional title in 12 years and 20th overall.

“One thing he does so well is defend,” Winamac coach Kyle Johnson said of Fox. “He plays great defense and always plays with great energy on both ends of the court. He always defends the other team’s best player and he led us in so many categories as far as deflections and steals.

“He can shoot the 3 and take the ball to the basket. He led us in assists this year. He’s got a great future in college basketball. I truly believe he’ll find a spot due to his energy and athleticism. He put a lot of time in this year. He had a 34-point game in the regional and he’ll just continue to grow.”

Fox was also the starting quarterback on Winamac’s regional championship football team last fall.

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