Hale ties two school records in one game for Central Methodist

February 18, 2018

Dajonee Hale basketball

Dajonee Hale

Breaking one school record just wasn’t enough for Central Methodist senior Nene Hale of Anchorage.

The NAIA All-American guard tied two school records when the 16th-ranked Eagles beat No. 6 MidAmerica Nazarene 76-68 during Heart of America Athletic Conference action in Olathe, Kansas.

Hale, of Houston High fame, matched the career scoring record of 1,892 points set by April Smith in 2000 and equaled the single-game free throw record of 17 set by Nakia Robinson in 2010.

The 5-foot-8 playmaker already owns the school record for career scoring average at 18.4 points per game.

She finished the upset win with a game-high 32 points on the strength of 17-of-21 free-throw shooting, leading Central Methodist to its ninth straight victory. The Eagles are now 21-7 overall, 15-2 in league.

This was the eighth time in 20 games this season that Hale reached the 30-point mark. She is averaging a career-high 28 points per game in her player-of-the-year type campaign.

Central Methodist has two games left in the regular season before the postseason begins.