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Female Athlete of the Week
Destini McClary--REDAN
by Maurice Dixon
March 18, 2014 11:50 AM | 2024 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Redan senior Destini McClary nailed all four of her 3-point attempts as the Lady Raiders capped a perfect season with a 63-53 victory over Columbus in the Class AAAA championship Mar. 6.

“I feel we worked hard to get where we fell short three years straight and this year we were humble and didn’t let anything get to us,” said McClary, who finished with 16 points.

““Destini is a shooter,” Redan coach Jerry Jackson said. “We knew coming into the game if she gets it going, then it’s going to be going in. Once she hit the first one, we knew it was on from there.”

McClary made her first shot from deep late in the first quarter but her impact was felt in the final minutes of the second quarter, when she buried three straight shots from deep which ushered Redan into the locker room with a 40-28 lead at the break.

“That was just a result of staying after practice everyday shooting until your arms are sore,” McClary said. “Coach had us dedicated to that.”

McClary also had five rebounds and four of the Lady Raiders’ 21 steals.

“I love defense,” she said. “I tried to give my all. I also love shooting.”

Equipped with the ability to be effective on both ends of the court, McClary definitely plans to continue playing basketball on the next level. She plans to major in early childhood development.

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