Grainger’s Allison Hodge named Miss Basketball Finalist
RUTLEDGE – Grainger High School senior Allison Hodge has garnered plenty of awards and honors in her prep career playing volleyball, basketball and softball for the Lady Grizzlies, but nothing could match the one she received Friday afternoon.
Hodge, a Carson-Newman signee, was named a finalist for the Tennessee Class AA Miss Basketball Award by the TSSAA, making her one of the top three recognized players in the state at the AA level.
Hodge was joined as a finalist by Cannon County’s Abbey Sissom, a Middle Tennessee signee, and Rachel Bell from Creek Wood.
Allison has put together an impressive résumé on the hardwood at Grainger. She has averaged double figures in points and rebounds each season, including 20 points and 100.2 rebounds per game this year as a senior.
For her career, she has scored 1,939 points, pulled down more than 1,300 rebounds, dished out more than 240 assists, recorded more than 250 steals, hit 60 percent of her shots inside the 3-point arc, 32 percent from behind the line and 74 percent from the free throw stripe.
She also has been an All-District 2-AA player in each of her four years, been a two-time District 2-AA tournament MVP, named All-Region 1-AA twice and was a member of the TSWA Class AA All-State team last year as a junior.
In four years, she has helped the Lady Grizzlies amass a 110-19 record, which includes stints as the No. 1 ranked team in the state in Class AA in each of the past two seasons.
Hodge was also named the Citizen Tribune’s All-Lakeway Area Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season and the Citizen Tribune’s All-Lakeway Area Rising Star as a sophomore in 2011-12.
The Class AA Miss Basketball Award will be presented at the conclusion of the Class AA State Championship Game in Murfreesboro on Saturday, March 8 at the Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee campus.