Dunlap is improved, but Friday the Eagles still were no match for the Washington boys basketball team.
Behind a game-high 22 points from Alec Peters, Washington cruised to a 57-29 Mid-Illini Conference victory, its second this season against Dunlap.
Troy Adams added 11 points for the visiting Panthers, who were ahead 29-11 at halftime.
Tucker Harlan and Cade Jackson had six points apiece for the No. 3-ranked team in the Jan. 30 Associated Press Class 3A state poll.
Brett Renner's eight points topped the Eagles.
WCHS 51, Pekin 34
The race for the league title is down to two teams.
Washington (22-1, 10-0) squashed any faint hopes Pekin had to crawl back into the Mid-Illini chase with another stout defensive effort Saturday.
The Panthers' conference lead remained at two games over Metamora as Peters totaled a game-leading 28 points.
Washington reached a winning streak of 11 games for the second time this winter as Harlan chipped in 12 points inside Torry Gymnasium.
The Panthers again contained Nathan Taphorn. His seven points gave him an average of 3.5 per game in the two 2012-13 meetings.
Zac Hansen had 11 points with three 3-pointers for the Dragons.
Already ahead by eight points entering the third quarter, Washington doubled its advantage with a 16-8 margin.
Postseason picture: The Illinois High School Association 3A postseason pairings will be released Friday.
The East Peoria Regional is led by Washington.
Against the five-team field, the Panthers are 4-0. Washington is a virtual lock to be the No. 1 seed.