Mariah Maternik: WTOC Player of the Week

By DaShawn Brown - email

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - There's an old saying that goes, "big time players deliver in big time games."

If the saying holds true, Bradwell's Mariah Maternik is a big-time player.

"She has us spoiled because we know in a big game, in a tight game, 95 percent of the time, she's going to do something that's positive for us," said Lady Tiger head coach Faye Baker.

Against Lowndes in the first round of the GHSA state playoffs, the senior guard delivered 19-points for the Lady Tigers.  Frankly, the stats mimic the numbers she's delivered all season long.

"Mariah is basically the nucleus of our team."

"I've grown a lot since my freshman year,"  Maternik said.  "Just learning the game.  My coach teaching me the game, learning to create my own shots and do different things as I've gotten older."

This season, that included taking on the role of mentor.  Said coach Baker, Maternik played a key role in mentoring freshman guard Coco Crockett.

"We've been able to put the ball more in Coco's hand so we could free Mariah up more for her shooting ability."

"As a whole, we work really good together,and I'm just glad that I could be a huge asset to this team."

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