Women's Basketball

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 ...

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."

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 like the early foul trouble that we had took us out of our rhythm offensively," said Elon coach Charlotte Smith. 

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.