Dunbar Wolverines: Girls basketball preview

Team: Dunbar Wolverines

Division: II

League/conference and division: Dayton City League

Head coach: Jim Cole; third season at Dunbar; 24-21 combined record and 98-73 overall career record.

Assistant coaches: Anthony Jackson and Antoine Sain.

2016-17 record: 16-6, 7-3

2016-17 highlights: First winning season in almost 10 years since former Wolverines boys coach Pete Pullen was the girls coach. Had a 12-game win streak and placed second in the City League.

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Key returners

• Aria Cole, 5-9, jr., G; two-year varsity starter, All-City last two seasons; 11 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3 assists; 52 percent from field, 40 percent from 3’s and 81 percent from foul line.

• Monet Allen, 5-11, jr., C; two-year varsity starter, All-City in 2016-17; 8 ppg, 9.0 rpg.

• Jazmon Perkins, 5-4, jr., G; two-year varsity starter, All-City; 8 ppg, 3.0 steals.

• Heaven Parker, jr.

• Rickera McCluskey, so.

• Samaria Brown, so.

About the Wolverines: Lost two starters to graduation but return most of offensive production and eight varsity lettermen. Should compete for city championship after coming in second last year. Tough schedule with Alter, Northmont, Carroll and East Central Indiana on the slate.

Dunbar girls basketball schedule

7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Nov. 27 at Cincinnati Trailblazers, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 at West Carrollton

Dec. 7 at Meadowdale

Dec. 11 Belmont

Dec. 14 at Ponitz

Dec. 19 Twin Valley South, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 Col. Briggs, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 vs. TBA at Wapakoneta

Dec. 30 vs. TBA at Wapakoneta

Jan. 2 Col. Linden McKinley

Jan. 4 Thurgood Marshall

Jan. 9 East Central (Ind.)

Jan. 11 at Stivers

Jan. 13 Northmont, noon

Jan. 18 Meadowdale

Jan. 24 Alter

Jan. 25 at Belmont

Jan. 27 Dayton Christian, 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 at Trotwood-Madison

Feb. 1 Ponitz

Feb. 5 at Thurgood Marshall

Feb. 7 Stivers

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