Belmont’s Brooklyn Hodum voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Congratulations to Belmont freshman Brooklyn Hodum for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 1-7!

Hodum scored the game-winning layup with 13 seconds left in overtime to lift Belmont to a 66-65 win over Kossuth in the 3A girls state championship.

Hodum received 29.72% of the vote, beating out Laurel’s Mackenzie Thomas, who finished with 26.32%. Kossuth’s Zoe Essary finished third with 11.03% and Ingomar’s Macie Phifer was fourth with 8.44%

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for March 1-7:

Rhema Pegues, Olive Branch: Pegues stepped up when Olive Branch needed her. The 5-foot-8 junior finished with 28 points and nine rebounds, despite picking up her fourth foul with 4:30 to go in the third quarter, to lead Olive Branch to a 66-62 win over Germanton in the 6A state championship.

Macie Walker, Belmont: Walker topped off a remarkable season with a game-high 29 points to lead Belmont to a 66-65 win over Kossuth in the 3A girls state championship.

Hannah Campbell, New Site: Campbell scored 19 points and earned MVP honors as the Lady Royals outlasted Calhoun City 55-50 to capture the program’s second state championship and first since 2012.

Katie Beth Hall, Ingomar: Hall scored 16 points – including four 3-pointers – help Ingomar to a 55-51 win over West Lowndes in the 1A state title game.

Mackenzie Thomas, Laurel: Thomas scored nine points and was named the game’s MVP as she led Laurel to a 39-36 win over Holmes County Central in the 5A state title game – their first state title in girls basketball in school history.

Madison Booker, Germantown: The Lady Mavericks’ superstar sophomore poured in 25 points to go with 16 rebounds and dished out eight assists to help Germantown beat Harrison Central 65-32 in the 6A semifinals.

Tydajasha Hood, West Lowndes: Hood scored 22 points in West Lowndes’ loss to Ingomar in the 1A state title game.

Zoe Essary, Kossuth: Essary led Kossuth with 20 points and 11 rebounds in their 66-65 loss to Belmont in the 3A girls state championship.

Quay Bailey, Calhoun City: Bailey had 14 points and 13 rebounds in Calhoun City’s 55-50 loss to New Site in the 2A state championship.

Ivy Loden, New Site: With the Lady Royals hanging on to a 53-50 lead late in the 2A state championship game, the 5-foot-4 Loden got a huge offensive rebound off a missed free throw, got fouled and buried her two free throws to put the game out of reach. Loden finished with 15 points.

Macie Phifer, Ingomar: The sensational 14-year-old scored 29 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help Ingomar capture its fourth MHSAA 1A State Championship in six years with a 55-51 win over West Lowndes.

Addison Howell, Olive Branch: Howell poured in 22 points in Olive Branch’s 73-53 win over Meridian in the 6A state semifinals.

Meloney Thames, Choctaw Central: The senior scored 30 points for Choctaw Central in their game against Pass Christian on Monday.

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