Bella Hines’ Saturday morning was almost definitely better than your Saturday morning.
The soon-to-be Eldorado High sophomore scored 67 points at a club tournament game in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hines competed for ABC Spotlight.
“(Someone) on the bench (late in the game) says, ‘Bella, you have 65.’ I was, like, what? Points?” Hines said by phone Saturday night. “I was so shocked. In my head, I thought I had maybe 40.”
The 5-foot-9 guard scored 31 in the first half, 36 in the second half. The format was two 18-minute halves. She had 20 2-pointers, canned five 3s and made 12 free throws.
“I’ve never had a game like what I had today,” she said.
The 15-year-old has Division I offers from UNM, NMSU, Utah and San Francisco.