Dunbar loses State Championship game in overtime

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For the second straight year the Dunbar girls basketball team lost in the Class 4A State Championship Game. Destinee Walker scored half of her teams points as Lake Highland Prep beat the Tigers, 68-62 in overtime.

Dunbar led 31-30 at the half and 57-54 with 11 seconds left before Walker hit an uncontested three after two Tigers defenders got confused and left her. Walker, who is one of the top seniors in the country and committed to play at North Carolina next year almost single handily beat Dunbar.

In overtime the Tigers were down 61-60 with 51 seconds to play but the Highlanders pulled away from there.

The Dunbar players sat on the bench in shock after the game but head coach Dwayne Donnell said afterward that they should be proud, “you’re in the last game again, we didn’t happen to win, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure it just means we failed one short of it. I’m still happy with what they did, they accomplished a lot of things. We’re going to go back in the gym this summer and try to be back here next year.”

Senior Keri Jewett led Dunbar with 22 points. She was one of five seniors who finished her Dunbar career. The class of 2015 won a State Championship during their freshman season.

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