Dunbar (18-5) defeated host Woodward 84-73 in the regular season.
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Dunbar needed a court order earlier this week to re-enter the tournament after the Ohio High School Athletic Association had ruled the Wolverines were disqualified for using an ineligible player. Dunbar responded by edging Fenwick 27-26 in a D-II sectional final at UD Arena late Wednesday night.
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The OHSAA's ruling was based on administrative mishandling following a JV fight between Dunbar and visiting Thurgood Marshall in early January. That has resulted in a paid leave of absence for both Dayton Public Schools director of athleticsMark Baker and Dunbar principal Crystal Phillips.
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The loss concluded an eventful debut season for Dunbar coach Chuck Taylor. He landed the position when veteran coach Pete Pullen was not retained in a decision that divided previous DPS school board members and Dunbar fans alike.
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