Bo Hodges was limited to 5 points in the 1st half due to foul trouble, but he showed everyone in attendance at the TSSAA tournament why he is a two-time Mr. Basketball winner with 17 2nd half points to lead the Maplewood Panthers to a convincing 71-55 win over Sullivan East. Hodges had more fouls (2) than points (0) after the 1st qtr, and he saw limited action the rest of the half after picking up his third foul finishing the 1st half with only 5 points. But, Hodges took over in the 2nd half with a couple of rim-rocking jams and ankle-breaking drives to ensure the Panthers would get to the next round. Bo Hodges finished with 22 points, his brother Bo Bo Hodges added 10, Jaylen Alexander chipped in 13 points, and Robert Wilcox III netted 16 for the Panthers.
Maplewood continued Metro Nashville’s good showing joining Whites Creek in the AA state semi-finals. Whites Creek plays Knoxville Catholic Friday at 1:15, while Maplewood will face Haywood following at approx. 2:45.