Posted On: 02/10/20 5:06 PM

The Grand Junction Central girls basketball team is in the midst of an encouraging 11-8 campaign after finishing last season with a 8-16 record.

Much of the credit for the Warriors’ turnaround goes to junior Leah Redding, who was the most productive player as a sophomore on last year’s team but has taken her game to another level this winter. Focusing entirely on driving the success of this year’s team, Redding has long-term hopes that continuing to push herself onward and upward will earn her a chance to play basketball in college somewhere.

Leah Redding

“Leah definitely wants to keep playing basketball,” Warriors head coach Mary Doane said. “She’s only a junior so she’s still got some growth in her too. She hits a good number of her outside shots, she’s aggressive and she’s tough. Leah has good skills already and she’s a hard-worker so we’re expecting her to continue to do big things.”

A varsity player since she was a freshman, Redding averaged 12.6 points per game in 2018-19 but is up to 14.3 a night through the first 18 games of her junior season. The 5-foot-5 shooting guard is shooting 31 percent

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