Women's Basketball

Women's basketball heading to WNIT

3/15/16 5:55pm

Junior guard Shay Burnett said the Elon University women’s basketball team has embraced a new mindset since hearing they made the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). “We’re all looking at it as, ‘Forget Spring Break.

Women's basketball falls apart in fourth at CAA Tournament

3/10/16 11:40pm

UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND — The Elon University women’s basketball team fell apart in the fourth quarter, losing to the University of Delaware 57-50 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Thursday afternoon. “They say it’s hard to beat a team three times in a row, and I guess that proved to be true today,” said head coach Charlotte Smith.

Previewing the Women's CAA Tournament, team by team

3/9/16 11:00am

As all 10 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) women’s basketball teams make their way to Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the second year in the conference for Elon University feels all too familiar to the first. Just like the men’s basketball team, Elon is in the exact same position as last season, playing as the fourth seed and needing to go through conference powerhouse James Madison University in the semifinals to get to the championship.

Shay Burnett named All-CAA First Team for women's basketball

3/8/16 7:22pm

Elon University women's basketball sophomore guard Shay Burnett was named to the Colonial Athletic Association's (CAA) All-CAA First Team Tuesday night, the conference announced on its livestream award show. Burnett led the Phoenix in scoring and rebounding, finishing with 13 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game.

Women's basketball runs its way to better rebounding

3/8/16 2:00pm

Throughout the Elon University women’s basketball season, head coach Charlotte Smith tried to emphasize the importance of rebounding to her team. Her methodology to encourage the team to rebound was simple: If you don’t win the rebounding battle, be ready to run.

Two women's basketball seniors to participate in coaching clinic

3/1/16 4:19pm

Two Elon University women's basketball seniors are a part of the 75-person group that will attend the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want To be A Coach" program. Senior guards Jospeha Mbouma and Nicole Razor will travel to Indianapolis to participate in a three-day workshop April 1-3. “‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ is a premier program for student athletes who want to transition into the field of coaching,” said Elon head coach Charlotte Smith.

Burnett leads women's basketball to 62-45 win on Senior Night

2/27/16 2:51pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team came into Alumni Gym Friday night with an opportunity to affirm itself in fourth place in the CAA. With a star-effort performance from sophomore guard Shay Burnett, the Phoenix beat the University of Delaware 62-45 to confirm its new standing in the CAA with an opportunity looming ahead Sunday against top-ranked James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

The dunk that almost was

2/19/16 10:30am

The Elon University women’s basketball team had built an early lead in the first quarter of its game Friday, Feb.

Burnett, Baucom lead women's basketball to rout of Towson

2/13/16 7:49pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team rode a strong first quarter to its third straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, a 80-58 victory over Towson University Friday night. Coming off her game winning shot against Delaware, sophomore guard Shay Burnett had a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Junior women's basketball player shoots way out of struggles

2/10/16 5:01pm

After missing 37 shots in a row, junior guard Maddie McCallie could have allowed her struggles to control her thought process when she had a shot. But her teammates on the Elon University women’s basketball team wouldn’t let that happen. “She’s a shooter,” said junior guard Essence Baucom. “We always tell her we have confidence in her and to keep shooting. That’s what she did.”

Three last-second shots propel women's basketball over Delaware in 2OT

2/7/16 7:58pm

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.

Last-second layup gives women's basketball win at Northeastern

1/30/16 9:52am

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.

Defense leads the way in women’s basketball win

1/23/16 3:46pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team used a stout defensive effort to overcome offensive struggles and claim a 52-41 victory over the College of Charleston Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. In a game that was riddled with offensive miscues from both teams, Elon won the rebounding battle 45-36 including several offensive rebounds late in the game that took time off the clock and sealed the Colonial Athletic Association victory for the Phoenix (10-7 overall, 3-3 CAA). “You have to control the controllables and we feel like the two things you can control are defense and rebounding,” said Elon coach Charlotte Smith.

Women's basketball pummeled by Drexel, 74-31

1/17/16 5:03pm

The Elon University women's basketball team was playing from behind all day in Philadelphia, falling to Drexel University, 74-31.  The Phoenix were trounced out of the gates, falling into a 20-8 hole after the first quarter and a 38-19 deficit by halftime. 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.  Essence Baucom and Shay Burnett led the way for the lagging Phoenix, with seven points apiece.

Women's basketball can't stop Towson late in loss

1/16/16 10:09pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team could not stop Towson University in the fourth quarter, giving up 37 points en route to a 85-78 Colonial Athletic Association loss Friday night. With the game tied at 48 after three periods, Elon gave up eight straight points in a two-minute, 50-second stretch to fall behind by double-digits with the Tigers.

Women's basketball falls to JMU in OT

1/11/16 10:43am

The Elon University women’s basketball team nearly beat James Madison University on Sunday afternoon despite a lack of rebounding, but ultimately the Phoenix fell 81-76 in overtime at Alumni Gym in the Colonial Athletic Association affair. “We have to control the things that we can control defensively and, of course, boxing out.

Women's basketball edges Hofstra in final seconds, 61-60

1/9/16 10:24pm

The Elon University women's basketball edged Hofstra at Alumni Gym Friday night, 61-60, after sophomore guard Shay Burnett sank two free throws with seven seconds left on the clock. "It runs up my dry-cleaning bill because I stress myself out," joked head coach Charlotte Smith. "It helps to know that we can win games in the clutch."