Central Methodist improves to 4-0 since Hale returned to court

December 11, 2017

Nene Hale basketball

Nene Hale

The Central Methodist University women’s basketball team has been unbeatable since Anchorage’s Nene Hale returned to the court.

The Eagles improved to 4-0 with the NAIA All-American in the lineup after she missed the first eight games of the season.

All the 5-foot-8 senior guard has done in her return is average 28.3 points per game.

“It feels good to finally be back,” she told me. “Right now, my team needs me to deliver and that’s what I’ve been doing. It’s not about the points. I just care about winning.”

Hale, of Houston High fame, hasn’t been shy about shooting the ball since her return. She’s attempted 20 shots [45/80 FG, .471%] and 6 free throws [24-of-24 FT, 1.000%] per game.

She’s been named Heart of America Athletic Conference in each of the last two weeks as Central Methodist has started 3-0 in league.

“We started the season a bit rough but we are starting to get the train rolling,” she said. “I’m going to stay in attack mode and keeping the train rolling because it’s been working and we’ve been winning.”

Hale is closing in on 1,500 career points; she currently has 1,461 in 85 games.