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Mountainburg’s Webb inks letter to join Bacone

Destiny Webb was surprised.

She really didn’t plan on playing at the college level, but on Monday afternoon she signed a NAIA national letter of intent at Mountainburg to attend Bacone College and play basketball for the Lady Warriors.

“I really didn’t know if I would be playing at college,” Webb said. “In just the last few years, I started to gain interest in it and now… I’m excited. It’s certainly less stress.”

Webb said she was nervous upon her visit to Bacone College in Muskogee. Once she got to meet the other players, she was sold on attending Bacone.

“They seem like they’ll be good teammates,” said Webb. “But yeah, it’s not going to be the same without the girls I’ve been playing with here at Mountainburg.

“I hope the coach (Robbie Shay) is someone who will continue to push me like Coach G.”

Mountianburg coach Dan Garringer arrived at the school when Webb, Madison Backus and Kelsey Nelson were all in the eighth grade.

The trio finished their careers with a 114-29 record and was 58-7 over the past two seasons.

“The biggest thing about those seniors is they’re full of integrity and they work so hard,” said Garringer. “This group understands effort, playing like a team and the little intangibles that comes with being a great team.

“Destiny is just a hard-working kid. She has overcome a lot to get where she’s at. She’s just the kind of kid that you want at a coach.”

The Lady Dragons dominated play during the season and had five players that average between eight and 14 points per game. Webb average 8.5 points, four steals, 4.8 rebounds and three assists per game.

“I think her numbers are a little skewed,” Garringer said. “Because we got the lead early in so many games, she and other girls only got to play about 50 percent of the game.”

Numbers didn’t exclude Webb from being named to the Class 2A All-State tournament team. She was named all conference for five seasons.

The Lady Warriors (10-18) compete in the Red River Athletic Conference and finished the 2012-13 season with a loss in the first round of the conference tournament.