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“D” is for Dynasty: Dunbar Girls Basketball

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The Lady Tigers at practice.

FORT MYERS, Fla.- In 2011, the Dunbar girls basketball team won Lee County’s first ever state title in girls basketball.

This season, the Lady Tigers are off to a 9-2 start.

For them, the letter “D” doesn’t just stand for Dunbar, they’re hoping  it stands for “dynasty”.

“We won a state championship, and now we’re just building as we go,” said Senior Point Guard and Southern Mississippi commit Keri Jewett.

Over the past three years, Dunbar is  87 – 6 with a state title, a state runner-up and a final four appearance.
“I would be a fool to tell you we didn’t have really talented kids,” said Dunbar Head Coach Dwayne Donnell.

“We just hope we can culture that talent and turn it into a team.. and we have.”

“D” also stands for dedication.

“Our kids don’t go on vacation,” said Donnell.  “We spend time in the summer here in June and July and to go to tournaments. They’re dedicated. It’s an investment.”

This year, the Lady Tigers are also “determined.”

Four years ago, Seniors Kiara Desamour and  Keri Jewett were freshman when Dunbar won its first state title.

“I mean I came in as one, and to go out as one would be even better,” said Jewett.

“It would mean everything to us,” said Desamour.