Freshman guard/forward Nikki McDonald made a layup with three seconds left to give the Elon University women's basketball team its third straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, 56-54 over Northeastern University Friday afternoon.

McDonald's layup was assisted by sophomore guard Shay Burnett, who picked up her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. She also added five assists, and was the only player in double-digits for the Phoenix.

One low-light for the Phoenix was the 3-point shooting, as the team shot 1-18 from behind the arc to continues its woes from deep. Junior guard Maddie McCallie made the only shot from behind the 3-point line, making 1-4.

The Huskies had three players score double-digits, led by a game-high 18 points from senior guard Tiffany Montagne. Senior forward Samantha DeFreese scored 13, and freshman forward Gabby Giacone tallied 10.

In the two games Elon has played at Northeastern in the CAA, the Phoenix has won at the buzzer both times. On Feb. 19, 2015, Sam Coffer '15 made a jumper to give Elon a 74-73 victory.

The Phoenix finishes its two-game road trip at 2 p.m. Sunday against Hofstra University.


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