BROWNSVILLE – Mia Paz is tearing it up on the court for the Golden Eagles. Paz averages 25 points per game and last week, the junior scored a Hanna girls record, 50 points in the team’s 75-27 win over Economedes.
“During pre-game I felt like I was going to be off because we had a break,” said Paz. “Once I hit 25 in the first quarter, I started feeling confident in myself and I just kept shooting. Everything went in. I’m still in shock thinking about it.”
“People know the three pointers,” said Hanna coach Luis Gonzalez. “They don’t know the hard work she puts in the summer. In the fall, before practice, and after practice. It’s a great accomplishment for her.”
The 50 point game is also a record for the city of Brownsville in girls basketball. Paz is also already the career scoring leader at Hanna. In spite of her individual success, she has team goals that she wants to accomplish. The Eagles haven’t made the playoffs since 2009 and that’s where she wants to this team in the future.
“I want this team to go to the playoffs,” said Paz. “That’s my dream. I want to be able to go to the playoffs and make this season special for the seniors because they work hard every time.”
The Eagles’ next district game is Friday against San Benito.