So, exactly when did Katy McClellan become such a proficient three-point shooter?
Actually, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that McClellan has expanded her game. She’s so good at everything else she does on the basketball floor, why should three-point shooting be any different?
This week, McCellan continued to shoot the trey very efficiently. And she and the Palmyra girls’ basketball team continued their run deep run into the PIAA playoffs in their first venture in Class AAAA.
On Friday at Garden Spot High School, McClellan drained a pair of treys as part of her 12 points, and the Cougars pulled away from Cardinal O’Hara 54-42, in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAA state postseason. Three nights earlier at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, in the second round of the PIAA tournament, the senior forward counted a ‘three’ among her team-high 18 points, as Palmyra routed Mount Saint Joseph 57-38.
With deft rebounding skills, a tenacious defensive approach and the ability to take her defender off the dribble, McClellan’s versatility has been a key part of the Cougars’ success this season. And now McClellan counts three-point shooting among her arsenal.
Upon her graduation from Palmyra, McClellan plans to continue her academic and athletic careers at Division Three Smith College in Massachusetts.
– Jeff Falk