The Elon University women’s basketball made three last-second shots to defeat the University of Delaware 66-64 Sunday afternoon in a double-overtime Colonial Athletic Association battle.
With 1.6 seconds left, sophomore guard Shay Burnett threw the ball off of an unaware Delaware player during the inbound play. Burnett collected the ball and shot a high-arcing layup, which went in as the buzzer rang.
Elon only got to the second overtime because of two last-second shots to tie the game in regulation and the first overtime. Junior guard Lauren Brown made her third attempt from deep in the final possession for Elon to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Burnett then came down after a missed free throw and made a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the first overtime to send the game to a second extra period.
Elon (14-8 overall, 7-4 CAA) saw Burnett finish with a team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds, good for her sixth double-double of the season. Junior forward Jenifer Rhodes also had a double-double, with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Brown added 13 points and sophomore forward Malaya Johnson contributed 11 points.
For the Blue Hens (11-11, 6-5), senior guard Courtni Green ended up with a game-high 24 points in 47 minutes played.
Elon returns home and starts a two-game homestand at 7 p.m. Friday against Towson University.