Hale named conference player of the year for Central Methodist

March 1, 2016

NeNe Hale basketball

NeNe Hale

If being MVP means being there for your basketball team all year, then yeah, NeNe Hale of Anchorage was definitely that player for Central Methodist University in Missouri.

The 5-foot-8 guard led the Heart of America Athletic Conference in scoring at 19.6 points per game and led the Lady Eagles to the best league record at 20-2.

For that the sophomore was voted the NAIA conference’s player of the year.

Central Methodist is ranked No. 13 nationally after the most successful regular season [25-3] in school history.

Hale, of Houston High fame, was the main reason why the team did so well.

She twice pumped in a career-high 30 points. She also had 29 twice, including the regular-season finale.

Hale won the scoring title by staggering a 5-point margin.