Bolding leaves Duquesne, 2 others not returning

Melquan Bolding, Duquesne University’s third-leading scorer, has

been released from his scholarship and will transfer to another

school.

Coach Ron Everhart said the decision was a mutual agreement

reached during a postseason meeting with the 6-foot-3 guard, who

averaged 11.8 points.

Oliver Lewinson, a 6-9 sophomore who averaged less than one

point per game, also will leave the team. Morakinyo Williams, a 7-1

center who is a sophomore athletically, will pass up his remaining

eligibility and will graduate this summer.

Bolding scored 25 points in Duquesne’s season-opening game

against Nicholls State, but missed the next 13 games with a broken

right wrist.

Duquesne finished 16-16, the first time in Everhart’s four

seasons the Dukes’ record did not improve from the previous

season.