Women's Basketball

Elon's 9-game winning streak ends vs. JMU

1/21/17 11:16am

The Elon University women's basketball team found itself in another close battle with James Madison University, but unlike in its nine previous games, the Phoenix couldn't pull it out, falling 76-70 Friday night in front of a record crowd in Alumni Gym.

Women's basketball scorching through start of CAA play

1/18/17 3:50pm

It would be forgivable if junior guard Shay Burnett and the Elon University women’s basketball team showed off a little bit of their confidence right about now. The Phoenix has won nine straight games — a program record for the Division I era and the longest winning streak since 1981-1982 — and ...

Weather delays lead to crazy travel day for Elon women's basketball

1/8/17 8:26pm

While most Elon University students were outside enjoying the eight inches of snow Saturday afternoon, the women's basketball team was stuck on a plane. What should've been a simple, hour-long flight from Philadelphia to Raleigh-Durham International Airport turned into a 12-hour process from the time the team left its hotel to when it arrived back on campus, making the day between Colonial Athletic Association games just a tad more stressful than usual.

Defense carries Elon women's basketball to win over Rutgers

11/14/16 11:39pm

The gravity of Monday night's victory wasn't lost on junior guard Shay Burnett. The Elon University women's basketball team recorded one of the biggest victories of its Division I era, toppling visiting Rutgers University 66-54 at Alumni Gym. Burnett had 20 points, and senior guard Lauren Brown added 13. "We definitely made history beating Rutgers," Burnett said.

How Elon hosted a USA-USSR women's basketball game during the middle of the Cold War

11/9/16 4:15pm

For Dr. Janie P. Brown, the trips back and forth to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (NCSHoF) meetings from her log cabin home in Northern Alamance County can take a good amount of time. But the retired Elon University professor of physical education doesn’t mind the drive, especially when she can be a part of the induction process as a Board of Director. This past summer, the NCSHoF inducted Susan Yow, leading Brown to reminisce on the memories of Yow’s playing days under her sister, Kay, when at the then-Elon College. And while some memories have faded over the years, there’s one event Brown couldn’t possibly forget. The June 3, 1974 women’s basketball game at Elon’s Alumni Memorial Gym between the U.S.

Women's basketball hoping that 12 is the right number

11/8/16 3:00pm

Elon University women’s basketball head coach Charlotte Smith knows that she is working with one of the smallest rosters in the country. And she doesn’t seem to care, really only bringing one concern into the season about it. “I love the number that we have,” Smith said.

Women's basketball cruises to exhibition win

10/30/16 3:00pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team started its season off on the right foot, winning its lone exhibition game 74-72 over Division II Wingate University Saturday afternoon. Elon was able to storm out of the gates at the beginning of each half, holding a 23-7 advantage in both the first and third quarters.

5 student-athletes reprimanded after shooting paintballs at President Lambert's house

10/28/16 4:15pm

Five Elon University freshmen student-athletes were reprimanded by their respective athletic teams for shooting paintballs at the house of President Leo Lambert late last week, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Three of the athletes were football players — wide receiver Jeremiah Bridges, defensive back Khalil Moore and defensive lineman Marcus Willoughby — and two were women’s basketball players — guards Jada Graves and Madison Wilder.

LGBTQIA athletes find match at Elon

5/3/16 7:00pm

The first time senior Jess Farmer and Aly Quintana ’15 met was a typical weekend evening for college students. In March 2013 — Quintana’s sophomore year, Farmer’s freshman year — some members of the Elon University women’s basketball team and softball team got together before heading out to parties for the evening. After spending time watching each other on the court and field, the two were finally able to connect, exchanging phone numbers before the night ended. The friendship then quickly developed into something more — but not without its fair share of thought.

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.