Middle School "B" Girls Basketball
Middle School Girls B Basketball Head CoachGraduated from Millbrook HS in Raleigh. Played four years of baseball and two of football for the Wildcats. Graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Interpersonal Communications and a minor in business administration. I have coached several sports over the last 17 years including track and field, girls softball, football, baseball and boys and girls basketball. I started coaching at St. David's in 2013. I'm married to Rebecca and have four children, Caleb, Hannah, Ruth Anne and Daniel. When I'm not coaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing/watching sports.
Middle School Girls B Basketball Assistant Coach
The middle school girls basketball B team completed an undefeated conference season with a 28-9 home victory over North Raleigh Christian Academy Tuesday. The Warriors (12-1, 11-0) led wire-to-wire after jumping out to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter. The Warriors strong defense held the Knights to just one basket in the second half. “Our defense has been great all year,” said coach Jason Redmond, whose team held opponents to 9.3 points per game, including 31 in their only loss. We moved the ball well on offense and made our shots. It was the first time our girls B team has gone undefeated in conference play and I’m very proud of them.” Madison George led the scoring with 10 points, while Kenley Wood added eight. St. David's senior James Motter took the photo that accompanies this post.
The middle school girls basketball B team won the Capital Area Middle School Conference championship for the second straight year with an 18-6 victory at St. Timothy’s Wednesday. The Warriors (11-1, 10-0) used stellar defensive pressure to take an 18-2 lead starting the fourth quarter. “Our starters have allowed three points in six quarters yesterday and today,” said coach Jason Redmond. “That’s amazingly strong defense and that’s what has made us conference champs again. I’m very proud of our team.” Madison George and Kenley Wood led the scoring with five points each, while Emma Aldridge and Grace Viera each had four. The Warriors wrap up the season Tuesday at home against NRCA.
The middle school girls B team didn’t allow Magellan to score a basket until midway through the fourth quarter on the way to a 26-5 home victory Tuesday. The Warriors (10-1, 9-0) jumped out to a 16-0 halftime lead behind a relentless pressure defense that converted multiple turnovers into points. “Our defense was unbelievable for three quarters,” said coach Jason Redmond. “I don’t think they had more than two shots until the final couple of minutes. We improved our passing on offense, which lead to a lot of open shots.” Emma Aldridge and Madison George led the scoring with eight points each. Greyson Vaughn and Kenley Wood had four, while Ellie Stoltz had two.
The middle school girls basketball B team picked up a road win, 36-4, at Cary Academy Thursday. The Chargers won the opening tip-off and scored what turned out to be their only basket. The other two points came on free throws in the fourth quarter. “Our defense was outstanding again today,” said coach Jason Redmond, whose team is 9-1. “We moved the ball very well on offense also and made our shots after the pass. We played very well in all phases.” Emma Aldridge led St. David’s with 12 points. Kenley Wood scored 10 and Madison George added six.
The middle school girls B team jumped out to an 18-7 halftime lead, then held Cary Christian scoreless in the third quarter on the way to a 38-15 victory Tuesday at home. Madison George (14) and Kenley Wood (12) led the scoring as seven Warriors contributed points. “We played a well-rounded offensive game and reached our season high in points,” said coach Jason Redmond, whose team is 8-1. “We played good defense as usual and our younger players got a lot of playing time. St. David’s plays at Cary Academy Thursday.
The Warriors middle school girls B team defeated St.Timothy’s, 21-8 at home Thursday. The girls (7-1, 6-0) remained undefeated in conference action. The Warriors led 6-4 at halftime, then erupted for 15 points in the second half. “We had a phenomenal second half on both ends after a slow start on offense,” said coach Jason Redmond. “Our defense was consistent throughout the game and that’s what made the difference.” Madison George scored a game-high eight points, while Emma Aldridge added five. Grace Viera and Kenley Wood had four each.
The middle school girls basketball B team faced its toughest test to close the 2018 portion of the schedule, but still won, 27-18 Thursday at North Raleigh Christian Academy. The Warriors (6-1) trailed 10-4 with less than a minute left in the first half, but reeled off six straight points for a 10-10 tie at the break. The teams stayed even (18-18) after three quarters before Madison George scored seven of her game-high 11 points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. The Warriors defense did not allow the Knights to score in the final six minutes. “I’m very proud of way our team handled adversity today,” said coach Jason Redmond. “We were in foul trouble, the crowd was loud and our opponent came ready to play. Our defense was outstanding in the fourth quarter and we found a way to win.“ Kenley Wood was the second high scorer with seven points. St. David’s does not play again until January 10th.
The middle school girls B team defeated Cary Academy, 30-8, at home Tuesday. The Warriors shot the ball well on the way to a 16-2 halftime lead. “Our offense was a lot better today,” said coach Jason Redmond, whose team is 5-1. “We worked on it for almost the whole practice yesterday and it paid off. Our defense was solid as usual.” Kenley Wood led the scoring with 10 points, while Madison George and Grace Viera chipped in eight points each. St. David’s travels to Wake Christian Monday.
The girls B team rebounded from their only loss this season with a 19-6 home victory over Wake Christian Thursday. The Warriors played shutout defense in the first and third quarters to limit the Bulldogs opportunities. “Our defense was outstanding again,” said coach Jason Redmond, whose team is 4-1. “We rebounded well and made enough shots to win.” Kenley Wood led the scoring with eight points. Madison George had seven and Greyson Vaughn added four. St. David’s hosts Cary Academy Tuesday.
The middle school basketball B teams split a doubleheader at Ravenscroft Friday. The girls stayed undefeated with a 24-5 hard-fought, physical victory over the Ravens. St. David’s led 16-3 at halftime despite foul trouble and managed to handle the Ravenscroft press well enough to win. “This was a good lesson in perseverance for our team,” said coach Jason Redmond, whose team earned their third road victory this week. “We were in control because of our press, but they made us work very hard to get the ball into the front court. Our defense was tremendous again and I’m proud of the way we competed against a bigger, physical opponent. Seven of the nine Warriors scored. Kenley Wood and Madison George led the way with six each. The boys lost, 33-18 to drop to 2-1.
The middle school girls B team is 2-0 after a 32-0 shutout at Cary Christian Thursday. The Warriors jumped out to a 16-0 lead after the first quarter behind Madison George, who scored eight of her game high 14 points in the opening period. Greyson Vaughn and Kenley Wood added six points each. “Our defense was phenomenal again,” said coach Jason Redmond. “It was good to see the ball go through the basket as well. All nine girls played hard and contributed to the win.”
The middle school girls basketball B team earned a victory with solid defense Tuesday at Magellan in the season opener. The girls scored 17 baskets in a 34-6 win. Kenley Wood led SDS with 12 points and Madison George added eight. “It was a true team effort in all phases,” said coach Jason Redmond. “We played great defense, made a ton of shots and everyone did something to help us win.”