The Elon University women's basketball team played from behind all day in Philadelphia, falling to Colonial Athletic Association opponent Drexel University, 74-31.
The Phoenix were trounced out of the gates, falling into a 21-8 hole after the first quarter and a 38-19 deficit by halftime. The Dragons dominated the Phoenix in just about every perspective, holding Elon to 22 percent shooting, forcing 15 turnovers and dominating with their team-friendly system.
As a team, Elon only made 13 baskets, scoring six points in each quarter of the second half. The Phoenix also only shot four free throws, making two of them.
Elon had no answer for junior forward Sarah Curran, who went for 22 points and seven rebounds on 9-of-14 shooting, to go with a pair of threes, including 18 points in just the first half alone. Furthermore, the Dragons had an assist on 25 of their 28 baskets on the afternoon.
Junior guard Essence Baucom and sophomore guard Shay Burnett led the way for the lagging Phoenix, with seven points apiece. Junior forward Jenifer Rhodes added seven rebounds.
The loss makes three in a row for Elon. After falling to James Madison University and Towson University before them, the Phoenix looks ahead at Friday, Jan. 22, when Elon returns home to face the College of Charleston at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym.