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Reserve Leaving Ewu Women’s Team

Lisa Bocook, a reserve point guard on the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team, will not return to the program next season.

Bocook, a 5-foot-4 freshman from Reardan, met with Eagles coach Heidi VanDerveer on Tuesday. Bocook, who will forgo her athletic scholarship, said she probably will play at a junior college next season. She averaged 1.8 points in 8.5 minutes per game.

“I don’t think she believed in me as far as leadership qualities,” Bocook said. “Throughout the season it got to a point where the confidence in myself was down and my confidence in her was down.”

Said VanDerveer: “We’re in a situation with Lisa where we have potentially four point guards, and I think in her case she feels it’s not a good fit for her.”

The Eagles were 5-21 last season.

Another scholarship athlete, junior Elicia Sloan, said she’s undecided about her future at EWU.

“We had a long season and it wasn’t as good as we expected,” said Sloan. “Right now, I’m reviewing my options.”

The 5-11 starting forward from Kent averaged 2.8 points in 21.1 minutes per game.

“At this point in time Elicia is on scholarship. We’re trying to determine what’s best for our team as a whole and go from there,” VanDerveer said.

, DataTimes

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