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Southeastern Basketball: Suns rising under the radar

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The presence of Todd Fox on the sidelines has the Southeastern Suns playing with more confidence, and it has shown on the court. The presence of Todd Fox on the sidelines has the Southeastern Suns playing with more confidence, and it has shown on the court.

(WGEM) -- When Todd Fox made the decision to step back into the Southeastern basketball program he knew that his work was cut out for him.

Through a process of growing pains, trust has been built with his players, and while the results may not yet show on paper, the steady improvement is something that cannot be ignored.

"We're trying to do something very difficult," Fox told WGEM Sports.

"We're trying to be competitive and win basketball games all in one year, and a lot of times that's a two or three year process and we're trying to pull it off in one year, and we're very proud of where we're at."

His players understood that message from the start, and have bought in.

"We're just trying to do a lot in a single season," said senior forward Matthew Ramsey.

"We just want to peak at the right time, at the end of the season we'll be playing well by then."

Improvement is not always defined by wins and losses.

The countless hours behind the scenes can replace trophies, for the reward of turning heads when the lights come one.

"It's better because in the last couple of years we've been getting blown out, but now we're in the games," Ramsey added.

"That gives us confidence, and if we can just get over the hump, I think we'll be good."

"They're in a situation where over the last couple of years they haven't won very many basketball games," Todd Fox expressed.

"Not only that, very few of our games were close. They're very upbeat about things. If you saw our practices, and how spirited they were, and how hard they work, we're only going to get better and better."

Learning how to win is one thing, but in some cases the ability to learn from losses can be more valuable.

"I tell the guys this," said Fox.

"At the end of the season we'll look back at games like this and know it made us better."

"In high school basketball that's the name of the game, you just want to get better."

 

 

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