CANFIELD OH- South Range came in to this season with just two seniors on their roster. For most teams that would mean they’d need other younger players to step up and help lead, but not with the Raiders.  The senior tandem of Emma Cunningham and Taylor McClish are plenty to carry the leadership.  We caught up with Emma earlier in the season, so now it’s time to turn your attention to Taylor.  While Emma’s story led you inside the paint to her size and post ability, Taylor’s story makes you look beyond the arc.  McClish has quickly grown into one of the Raiders most reliable deep threats on the floor.  It’s pretty impressive considering she wasn’t on the roster last season. Taking that long off from touching a basketball and picking it right back up isn’t common.  But Taylor is a different breed, and she has not taken any steps back but instead steps forward.

In you think McClish can’t handle the pressure senior year on the basketball floor can bring, you don’t know her. She is a professional athlete after all. She races four wheels at the highest level.  That is a sport where one tiny mistake can cause some pretty serious injury. So your full court press won’t phase the girl who whips around an off road track at high speeds.

McClish leads the Raidersvin three pointers this season with 22 made up to this point.  She shoots close to 30% behind the arc and averages over 6 points per game.  She gets in on rebounds as well. McClish goes up and gets 6.2 boards per contest.

McClish took the time to talk with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig this week to talk about her senior season. They talk about what drew her back to the court, stepping into a leadership role, and much more. Check out the latest South Range Girls Basketball Player Profile only on YSN.

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