By Matt Hill
Mariah Pietrowski was a great player for the Elizabethton High School girls basketball team during her time at the school. She’s been just as good playing Division I collegiate hoops.
Pietrowski is second on Presbyterian College’s team with a 10.5 points per game average. She leads team in rebounds per game with a 5.5 average.
Pietrowski is one of three Lady Cyclones currently playing Division I Basketball.
Pietrowski played for Larry Weems and Len Dugger at Elizabethton.
Here is a list on how some of the other collegiate athletes from our area are doing in college.
Cara Bowling, ETSU: Averaging 3.7 points per game and has 10 assists for the Lady Bucs.
Bowling was ETSU’s high scorer against Middle Tennessee State with 12 points.
Chelsea Bowling, ETSU: Scored four points against Chattanooga in 12 minutes during her season debut following some injury troubles.
Jasmine Jefferson, Milligan: Averaging 1.3 points per game for the Lady Buffs.
Mikki Oliver, King: Oliver is averaging 9.4 points per game and shooting 37 percent from the field.
Chelsey Weddle, Milligan: The former two-sport standout at Hampton is averaging six points per game and is playing 19.2 minutes per game.
Brooke Johnson, King: Oliver’s Lady Tornado teammate comes in with a 9.6 points per-game clip. Johnson is also shooting 79 percent from the foul line.
Hannah Witt, King: The former Lady Longhorn track and cross country standout was recently named to the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team.
Jason Steele, Milligan: Last year’s District I-AA Most Valuable Player currently has 11 rebounds for the Buffaloes.