Basketball: Dunbar girls seek to join select company

Basketball: Dunbar girls seek to join select company

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Basketball: Dunbar girls seek to join select company

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The Dunbar High School girls basketball team is shooting for a special place in Lee County sports history tonight.

The Tigers (24-4) will face Orlando Lake Highland Prep (28-2) at 8:05 p.m. in the Class 4A state championship game at the Lakeland Center.

With a victory, Dunbar won’t just capture its second girls basketball title in four seasons but it will also become the seventh Lee County high school to win multiple state championships in a single sport.

Fort Myers, which leads all county high schools with 13 team state titles, is also the only one with multiple titles in three different sports — wrestling (4), boys golf (3) and boys cross country (2).

Dunbar one win away from a ring after blowout of Cardinal Newman

The Estero girls cross country program has the longest streak of consecutive state championships in Lee County history, winning four in a row from 2010-13.

Below are the six Lee County high schools that have won multiple team Florida High School Athletic Association state championships in a varsity sport.

Bishop Verot

  • Baseball: 1994, 2011
  • Boys Soccer: 2001, 2010

Canterbury

  • Volleyball: 2000, 2001, 2002

Evangelical Christian School

  • Volleyball: 1996, 2005, 2007

Estero

  • Boys Cross Country: 1992, 1997, 1998, 2010
  • Girls Cross Country: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Fort Myers

  • Boys Cross Country: 1984, 1985
  • Boys Golf: 1938, 1962, 1982
  • Wrestling: 1978, 1979, 1987, 1998

Riverdale

  • Wrestling: 2008, 2009

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