Belleville West senior point guard Asia Cochran will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season after recently tearing the ACL and MCL in her left knee.
West coach Clayton Fisher confirmed on Monday that Cochran, who suffered the injury on Nov. 17 in the fourth quarter of the Maroons 47-44 loss to Mater Dei in the title game of the Alton Tournament, will miss the rest of the basketball season.
Also regarded as a potential NCAA Division I track and field athlete as a sprinter, Cochran's status for the spring thinclad season is unknown at this time.
"They (the doctors) are saying the rehabilitation time being four to six months, which would put her right at the end of March," Fisher said. "It's just a shame because Asia is such a great kid, good student and, without question, one of the quickest kids in the metro-east area.
"She will still be around our basketball program and a part of this team. We hope the rehab goes well and that she's back running in the spring."
Cochran was averaging 6 points through three games for West, which was 2-2 heading into a Southwestern Conference game Tuesday against Granite City.
Cochran transferred to Belleville West from Belleville East after her sophomore year. Last season, Cochran started 23 games at point guard, averaging 4.6 points per game for the Maroons.
"It's a big blow for us because we were setting ourselves up to have a really good season and we still mght," Fisher said. "But being a senior and also being our point guard, losing an athlete of that caliber is a big blow for this team."