Former Marshall basketball standout Dianella Rainey was shot and killed in her driveway.

Dyanla Rainey and her twin sister, Miyanda, had big plans for the future. The 22-year-old recently moved to Maywood and was ready to expand his successful daycare.

“DeDe and MeMe” has always been a partnership. He led Marshall to the Class 2A girls basketball state championship in 2018. DeDe scored and MeMe was a lockdown defender.

Those plans were cut short Sunday afternoon when Deannala Renee returned to her home in Maywood, where a gunman opened fire on her car as it parked in the driveway. Rainey was hit three times in the back. She got out of the car and collapsed on the parkway. He died at Loyola University Medical Center.

Her mother, Margo Rainey, retreated behind Diannela as the shooter opened fire.

“I saw her trying to climb out the window. She was trying to get to me and I was trying to get to her,” Margo Rainey said Monday, and dozens of friends and family members. Crowded the lawn of Dayanla’s house to supervise the prayer.

Maywood police said officers were dispatched to a shooting call around 2 p.m. Officers found a woman “lying face down on the grass and immediately began life-saving measures.” Detectives are investigating the incident. Margo Rainey said Monday that no suspects are in custody.

“Whoever did this, man up and confess,” Margo Rainey said. “I will tell you to your face, I will forgive you. God will take care of it.”

Dyanla Rainey recently played basketball at Robert Morris and plans to return to school. She roomed with her twin sister, who was planning to get a degree in business to complement her sister, who was going to get a degree in child development.

Myanda Rainey said at the vigil that the sisters had recently moved to the Maywood home, looking for a bigger space to expand their daycare business.

“I don’t know what to do or what to think,” she said. “I just want to know who would do it. (Dianla) didn’t do anything to anybody.

Dorothy Gaiters, Marshall’s legendary girls basketball coach, says Rainey was one of the most memorable players she’s coached in her 45 years, coming off an ankle injury — and worse — while in 2018. Had a 20-point performance in the K state title game.

“He sprained his ankle a few days before the game and was having trouble breathing,” the Gators said. “I had to take her out but she came to me and wanted to come back, she said her team needed her. The next day when we got back to Chicago she went to the hospital with fluid in her lungs.

Tyrann Patterson, her boyfriend of three years, said it was Dianella Rainey’s highlight. Rainey was a fierce competitor, diving for loose balls and driving hard at huge defenders, said Patterson, who drove hours to be in the stands for nearly every game Rainey played in college.

“She played harder than anybody. On the court, in life, she would never give up,” Patterson said. The couple had started talking about the future: a trip to Houston for their anniversary in October. touring roller coasters across the country; A home and a family.

“We were mapping things out. I never thought I’d be doing any of this, having a family,” Patterson said after the vigil Monday evening. “She always wanted you to be the best version of yourself. She’ll never see the man I wanted her to be.”

Myanda and Deannala Rainey hold the Marshall’s State Championship trophy in 2018.

The Gators saw the Rainey twins last weekend at Marshall’s alumni barbecue.

“DD set a great example for other kids,” Gaiters said. “His character really stood out. He was an extraordinary child. You don’t get kids like that very often.”

Chicago Public Schools athletic director David Rosengard released a statement on Rainey on Monday afternoon:

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dianla Rainey. Dianla was an integral part of the Marshall community and her incredible legacy as a state champion in girls basketball and as a member of the Marshall and CPS family. “His impact will always be remembered and honored. Our thoughts are with the Rainey family and the greater Marshall and CPS community at this time.”

Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Another Chance Cathedral in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Miracle Revival Cathedral in Maywood.

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