Hale surpasses 500-point mark, helps CMU clinch league title

February 24, 2016

NeNe Hale basketball

NeNe Hale

NeNe Hale of Anchorage matched her season average with 19 points as Central Methodist beat William Penn 86-74 in NAIA action in Missouri.

The 5-foot-8 sophomore starter collected 13 points in the second half and assisted on the go-ahead basket at 52-50 in the third quarter that put CMU in front for good.

Hale, of Houston High fame, also grabbed seven rebounds and went 4-for-4 from the foul line in playing 39 minutes.

She now has scored a whopping 501 points in 26 games.

CMU is 25-2 on the season, including 20-1 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

The Eagles have clinched at least a tie for the league title, the program’s first since 1997, when Hale was 3 years old.