Women's Basketball

From Elon basketball jersey to lab coat:

5/17/17 7:00am

Senior Women’s basketball forward Lauren Brown has an impressive statistics sheet on the court, but her academic skills are just as awe-inspiring. Brown walked into an empty Alumni Gym in a dress and heels she is wearing due to a prior speaking engagement at a women’s philanthropy event. She entered ...

Pride remains for women's basketball despite 1st round loss

3/30/17 5:41pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — When senior guard Essence Baucom fouled out of the Elon University women’s basketball team’s first game in the NCAA Tournament in school history, head coach Charlotte Smith stopped her as she went to the bench. With Baucom tearing up, Smith opened her arms and pulled her point ...

Elon falls to West Virginia in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

3/17/17 7:30pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Elon University women’s basketball team saw its best season come to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Phoenix lost to West Virginia University 75-62 Friday afternoon in College Park, Maryland. The 11th-seeded Phoenix battled the sixth-seeded Mountaineers tough throughout, holding a three-point lead late in the third quarter and tying the game at 53 with 7:25 to go.

Phoenix prepares for 1st NCAA Tournament game

3/17/17 12:19am

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There’s only one chance for a school to make its first trip to the NCAA Tournament like the Elon University women’s basketball team is currently doing. It’s part of why head coach Charlotte Smith has been preaching to her team to soak the moment in as much as possible even as the 11-seeded Phoenix prepares to face sixth-seeded West Virginia University at 2:30 p.m.

Unique Elon connection for West Virginia head coach

3/16/17 10:30pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — When Elon University’s named popped under West Virginia University during ESPN’s Selection Show Monday night, it set up quite the family dilemma for Chelby Carey. The second-year law student is also the daughter of Mountaineer head coach Mike Carey.

Defense, rebounding propelling Elon to Big Dance

3/14/17 7:30pm

Head coach Charlotte Smith has been telling the Elon University women’s basketball team the keys to success so often, she knew the team would get sick of it. But in Smith’s eyes, defending well and cleaning up as many rebounds as possible are too important to ever let the team forget. “You have to set goals, and it has to be something that’s on the forefront of their minds,” Smith said.

Elon to face West Virginia in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

3/13/17 7:17pm

The Elon University women's basketball team will open its first-ever NCAA Tournament run in College Park, Maryland, when the Phoenix faces West Virginia University on Friday, March 17. The time of Elon's game has not yet been announced. The Phoenix found out it was an 11-seed at 7:06 p.m. on ESPN's Selection Show Special Monday night.

Daunting task ahead for Elon in CAA final

3/11/17 2:30pm

HARRISONBURG, Va. — After earning its spot in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game, the Elon University women’s basketball team watched the first half of the other semifinal high up in the rafters at the JMU Convocation Center. The Phoenix left at halftime, going back to its hotel to prepare for tonight’s 7 p.m.

Elon takes next step, advances to CAA Championship

3/10/17 8:03pm

Elon rolled past College of William & Mary 88-60 in a CAA women’s basketball semifinal Friday afternoon at JMU Convocation Center behind senior guard Lauren Brown’s standout showing and another lights-out shooting performance.

Seeking more: Women's basketball readies for CAA Tournament

3/8/17 8:30am

The tears had started to come down senior forward Jenifer Rhodes’ face. In what could be her final game in Alumni Gym, Rhodes had tied her career-high with 21 points, leading Elon to a 82-48 win over the University of North Carolina at Wilmington March 1 and, with it, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title. That title, and all the work that was put in to get it, had Rhodes on the cusp of crying.

Women's basketball routs UNCW to win CAA title

3/2/17 1:00am

The Elon University women’s basketball team clinched its first conference championship in its Division I era by routing the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) 82-48 Wednesday night in Alumni Gym. With the win, Elon earned the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title, finishing conference play with a 16-2 record. It's the first conference crown in the 18 years Elon's been in Division I and the first of any kind in 35 years, leading Elon to cut down a net after the game. The championship feeling still hadn't sunk in for head coach Charlotte Smith after going up the ladder last and wearing the net around her neck.

Triple threat: Elon's 3 1,000-point scorers

2/14/17 5:16pm

With a turnaround layup in the second quarter Sunday, Feb. 12, Elon University women's basketball senior forward Jenifer Rhodes became the 23rd player in program history to score 1,000 points in her career. And, with that, she joined senior guard Lauren Brown and junior guard Shay Burnett as Elon players who reached quadruple digits this season, the first time in school history that three players did so in the same season.

Women's basketball falters in 4th in loss at JMU

2/13/17 10:32am

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Just when it seemed like the Elon University women’s basketball team would finally avenge its demons and defeat conference kingpin James Madison University for the first time in school history, it all fell apart, as Elon crumbled down the stretch and lost to the Dukes 61-54 Sunday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Elon took a 44-41 lead into the fourth quarter and made the first basket of the frame to push its lead up to five, but James Madison’s stagnant offense finally clicked again, rolling through the Phoenix on a 16-2 run to jump from down by five to up by nine. Elon’s offense turned anemic as the Dukes heated up, turning the ball over six times in the fourth while only making three shots.

Women's basketball keeps roll going with 6th-straight win

2/11/17 3:36pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team took down another Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent Friday night in Alumni Gym, defeating Northeastern University 70-58 for its 15 win in its last 16 games and extending its win streak to six.