ECU Basketball Player Alana Beroth Leaves Team

Sources close to the ECU women's basketball program tell WITN Beroth has quit the team because of differences with new head coach Heather Macy. Beroth was seen in street clothes in the stands at Monday's home game against Virginia Union.

According to her biography on the teams website, Beroth was the top-ranked player and recruit in the Charlotte area, according to the Charlotte Observer ... Played AAU basketball for the Lady Phoenix Elite and the Carolina Scouting Report named her North Carolina Top 100 Class of 2010, one of the country's top 100 AAU prospects and All-Regional Top 25 ... Averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks per game her junior season.

Of the 13 players on the ECU roster, Beroth was the only player not to record playing time over a span of four regular season games and one exhibition game this season.

Officlal Statement From ECU:

East Carolina freshman center Alana Beroth has been granted a full release from her scholarship, according to an announcement by head coach Heather Macy Tuesday.

"We are disappointed that Alana has decided to leave our team," Macy said. "We wish her well and support her in her future endeavors."

The Pirates will host Maryland Friday at 6:30pm.

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