Women's Basketball

Former women's basketball star signs professional contract

1/8/16 1:05pm

Ali Ford ’13, the second-leading scorer in Elon University women’s basketball history, will continue her professional basketball career in Iceland. Ford signed with Hamar, a women’s basketball team in Hveragerdi, Iceland and plays in the Iceland-Dominos League.

Women's basketball holds off UNCW in CAA opener

1/4/16 6:04pm

The Elon University women's basketball team fended off a late run from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington en route to a 67-60 win Sunday afternoon. Despite early foul trouble and offensive struggles, the Phoenix secured the victory in the Colonial Athletic Association season opener. "I felt ...

Women's basketball's comeback attempt falls short

12/29/15 4:00pm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — From the opening tip-off, the Elon University women's basketball team did not look confident at West Virginia University Monday night. The Phoenix lost on the boards, committed too many turnovers and fell behind by double digits after one period of play. Despite a late run in the fourth period, Elon fell short of a comeback and lost 67-57.

Women's basketball knocks off NC State

12/15/15 5:43am

The Elon University women’s basketball team pulled off an upset Sunday, Dec. 13, defeating North Carolina State University 69-66 in a close game. It's the first win over NC State in program history after the Phoenix lost the previous eight games to the Wolfpack. The first game after a break for finals, which was played at Broughton High School in Raleigh due to renovations at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum, was tightly contested all afternoon, with neither team leading by more than three points at the end of each quarter.

Lone freshman enters spotlight for Elon

11/13/15 4:00pm

There’s only one freshman on the Elon University women’s basketball team this year, and according to senior guard Josepha Mbouma, the Phoenix may have found a gem. “If we’re only to have one freshman, we got the perfect one,” Mbouma said. The “perfect one” is guard/forward Nikki McDonald, who comes to Elon from Atlanta. And she’s been making heads turn throughout the preseason practices.

Column: Sophomores ready to fill big roles

11/13/15 3:00pm

Elon University women’s basketball coach Charlotte Smith threw Shay Burnett and Malaya Johnson, the team’s two freshmen, right into the fire last year. And they produced. Burnett, a guard, led the team in scoring at 10.5 points per game, and Johnson, a forward averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Women’s basketball carries tough defeat into new year

11/13/15 12:00pm

Even as the new season is set to begin for the Elon University women’s basketball team, there has been a focus on the way last season ended. In the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament semifinals, the Phoenix faced off against James Madison University, and had multiple chances to win the game late. But Elon was unable to make three potentially tying baskets in the final minute, including two 3-point tries from senior forward Same Coffer ’15 in the last 20 seconds, and lost 63-60. The Dukes would go on to win the CAA championship the next day, leaving an image that head coach Charlotte Smith decided to use. “Last year, after the season, Coach Smith actually put posters on our lockers of JMU holding up the trophy,” said senior guard Josepha Mbouma.

James Madison commands CAA Tournament pack

3/12/15 1:21pm

As the Colonial Athletic Association  Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to a close, it is time to look forward to the CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland March 12-15. A number of teams ranked in the middle of a crowded CAA pack that all yielded similar conference records.

Elon knocks off Delaware in overtime thriller

3/4/15 11:41pm

For the second time this season, the Elon women's basketball team went into overtime -- and for the second time in as many tries, freshman Shay Burnett took over as the Phoenix defeated Delaware 77-76 Wednesday, Mar.

Women’s basketball wins overtime thriller on senior night

3/4/15 11:22pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team defeated Delaware on Wednesday, 77-76. The win marked back-to-back victories for the Phoenix, and honored the seniors, who combined for 26 points in the game. “I’m just proud of all the memories we’ve created here,” said head coach Charlotte Smith.

Elon bests Hofsra in final road game of the season

3/1/15 6:55pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team defeated Hofstra University 64-58 on Sunday. Despite having a 24-point lead at the half, the Phoenix narrowly hung on to defeat the surging Pride. The Phoenix started the game on a 9-2 run, and led by as many as 26 points in the first half.