After the loss of senior talent that the Dallas Center-Grimes girls basketball team suffered from the 2017-18 season, there were serious questions regarding how well the 2018-19 edition would fare. Thanks to a very talented set of players, the Fillies basketball team proved to be one of the better teams in the conference and a force to be reckoned with.
DC-G wrapped up their 2018-19 campaign with a record of 16-7 overall record and a large part of that came from players like junior Jordan Cunningham. The efforts put forth by Cunningham were not just recognized around the team, but recognized all across the state. After earning a unanimous first team All-Conference selection, Cunningham then earned herself an All-Region Two honor which then turned into her most recent honor which was a third team All-State selection by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Cunningham was on a tear in her junior season, leading both the team and all Class 4A Region Two players with 156 total field goals made. That mark alone but the junior in rare company as one of the top four in all of Class 4A. Cunningham also led DC-G in three pointers made with 35 which also landed her inside the top 25 across all Class 4A shooters. Her 408 total points by Cunningham not only accounted for 33 percent of the total scoring by DC-G, but also ranked her seventh in Class 4A with individual scoring.
Cunningham was certainly an individual to be known and according to head coach Adam Jones, it was her all around play that set her apart from most.
“You don’t tend to find players like Jordan very often,” began Jones. “She can attack the rim from the post and is skilled enough with her shot to draw contact and get the basket. Then she can attack you from the perimeter and keep the defense guessing so much, that they can’t get comfortable. Her ability to be so dangerous from anywhere on the court was a huge asset to us as a team and a huge quality that defined just how good Jordan is at this game.”