Women's Basketball


SPORTS 11/13/15 4:00pm

Lone freshman enters spotlight for Elon

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.


SPORTS 11/13/15 3:00pm

Column: Sophomores ready to fill big roles

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.


SPORTS 11/13/15 12:00pm

Women’s basketball carries tough defeat into new year

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.


NEWS 3/12/15 1:21pm

James Madison commands CAA Tournament pack

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.


SPORTS 3/4/15 11:41pm

Elon knocks off Delaware in overtime thriller

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.


NEWS 3/4/15 11:22pm

Women’s basketball wins overtime thriller on senior night

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.


NEWS 3/1/15 6:55pm

Elon bests Hofsra in final road game of the season

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.