Lady Eagles Basketball Team Prepare to Soar


Broc Jockisch

Dunlap girls varsity basketball team has begun the regular season with two wins and a pre-season title win in the Limestone Tournament Nov. 22.

The season opener was against Pekin on Friday, Dec. 1, with a game against Moline Senior High School the very next day. The first home game is scheduled for this Friday, against East Peoria.


The team, which finished second in the Mid-Illini Conference last season, wants to build on their athletic success with a conference championship and 20-win season this year, according to varsity assistant Phillip Munoz.


“We have five returning starters which brings a lot of varsity experience,” said Munoz. “ When the flow of the game speeds up, having that experience will help with the mental part of the game.”


Captain Christina Britter agrees. She says that the team’s strength is “our ability to score, and moving our feet because we can get back.”


She says that the team’s bond also is a factor in their strength as a team.


“We always have a big team dinner at our Assistant coach’s house before our first game, and he grills a lot of food for us. They started because ofCoach Munoz, varsity assistant, loves doing big things for the team, and it helps us bond more as a team,” said the senior guard.


Munoz credits the success of the fall sports team for helping boosts the team’s winning attitude because they want to continue the culture of excellence in Dunlap’s sports.


Britter echoes that sentiment saying that the team has big goals in mind as they embark on the season. “Win state!”


The 2017-18 Team Roster

Heather Cassidy, Head Coach

Phillip Munoz, Varsity Assistant


Christina Britter (captain) Center Sr.

Kai Koehler (captain) Guard Sr.

Aanise Sajna (captain) Forward Sr.

Taraji Davis Guard Jr.

Kenna Koehler Guard Jr.

Jalissa Parker Forward Jr.

Batya Butler Center Soph.

Tahra Davis Guard Soph.

Whitney Michanicou Guard Soph.

Ellie Sorenson Forward Soph.

Elle Sutter Guard Soph.

Saniya Tutt Guard Fresh.