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Bullard's Shooting Star

BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - Minta Spears is lighting up the scoreboard in 2012.

"When you are in the game, I don't know, I just get going," said Spears, "It is fun when you get in the zone, those are the good games."

For Spears, the good games, like the buckets, have come in bunches.

The Bullard senior is one of the best players in the state...averaging 33 points a game.

That's nearly a point per minute.

"That is what I have to do to win," said Spears, "Ultimately the goal of the team is to win."

What she does in the game makes here great.

But it's what she does in the gym, when everyone else has gone home, that makes her elite.

"When we have our practice, she is going to put in another hour, or two hours, depending on what she needs to work on during that day, you know, her's is just a determination," said Greg Gay, head coach of the Bullard girls basketball team.

"We do a 150 warmups and then a 150 from 15 feet, then 250 threes and then 100 free throws," said Spears," and you just knock that out pretty easy."

And all the shots have added up to number 12.

The Big 12...that is.

"To have a kid go to Texas Tech from Bullard," said Gay, "It is an honor for the whole program."

"One of my favorite verses is from Galatians, and it says, 'You will reap what you sow', and so I feel like my hard work is paying off," said Spears, "And these are just some of the rewards of it."

And one day, she'll step foot in Lubbock, doing the same thing there, she does 100's of times a day here.

"If you never step out of your comfort zone you get complacent," said Spears, "I want to be the best I can be here and when I go to college."

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