The unbeaten girls basketball team at Bradwell Institute is moving up, according to at least one sports website.
The Lady Tigers (10-0) are ranked No. 35 among all classifications in Georgia, according to maxpreps.com, 20 points higher than they were in the previous poll.
BI is No. 14 in Class AAAAA, according to maxpreps.com.
In addition, several Lady Tigers are ranked in the top 50 in Class AAAAA in a number of categories.
BI coach Faye Baker said she doesn’t put much weight on where her team is ranked, but is pleased her players are getting recognition.
"That is pretty impressive," she said. "I’m happy for the kids because they really work hard and they really deserve it. I am blessed to be able to have kids of this caliber under me and they really buy into the program and what we are trying to do."
Senior Mariah Maternik is second in scoring with 198 points. She is ninth in the class for 3-pointers with 11 and is No. 40 in the class in rebounds with 42. Maternik is also ranked 29th in steals with 18 and is eighth in assists with 32. The senior point guard is second in Class AAAAA in free throws, having made 76 of 95.
Shaquoia Crockett is ranked 10th in the classification in scoring with 139 points. Crockett is 22nd in 3-pointers with 5 and 10th in steals with 29. She is ranked seventh in assists with 33 and 12th in free throws, having made 22 of 33 attempts.
Senior forward KeAndra Frasier is 29th in scoring with 83 points and is ranked seventh in 3-pointers with 13. She is also 45th on the list with 40 rebounds and 29th in assists with 13.
Senior forward Quintunya Chapman is No. 41 on the scoring list with 67 points. She is 13th in rebounds with 84 and 21st in steals with 21. The senior also made the assists list at No. 23 with 17.
Latisha Frasier had 17 assists, placing her at No. 22 in that category. She placed 38th in rebounds with 14.
Symone May is ranked 22nd for rebounds with 55, and Lady Tiger Leitia Leitaua is ranked 31st in assists with 11.
Baker said she hopes her players understand there’s still plenty of work to do.
"The main thing I don’t want them to do is to become complacent," she said. "I want them to build on what we have accomplished so far because right now we are sitting ducks and everybody is waiting to knock off Bradwell."
The girls were set to play in Brunswick on Tuesday and will host Windsor Forest on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
The coach said her plan is to have the girls improve in each game and work better and harder as they approach the heart of the region schedule.