Women's Basketball

Elon closes out 2014 with a 62-46 win over Lenoir-Rhyne

1/1/15 12:16pm

Coming off a strong win on Monday, the Elon women’s basketball team extended its win streak to two games after defeating Lenoir-Rhyne University 62-46 on New Year’s Eve. The winning effort was led by freshman center Malaya Johnson, built off her excellent performance in her last game.

Johnson scores 22 as Elon women defeat Campbell

12/17/14 11:35pm

Freshman center Malaya Johnson scored 22 points as the Elon University women’s basketball team rolled past the Campbell University Camels, 77-51. Johnson was hot from all over the court, shooting 83 percent from the field and 66 percent from the free throw line.

Elon women come up empty-handed against Vanderbilt

12/14/14 6:03pm

The Elon women’s basketball team fell short against Vanderbilt University on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Alumni Gym 66-50. Elon never seemed to get solid footing against their Southeastern Conference opponent, even falling behind 31 points midway through the second half. Senior guard Zora Stephenson had a productive day for the Phoenix, leading the team in total points with 14 to pair with three steals, after an impressive first half showing.

Elon starts 4-0 for the first time in 17 years

11/26/14 11:16am

While dorms may have emptied Tuesday as students traveled home for Thanksgiving break, Alumni Gym filled with excitement as the Elon University women’s basketball team fended off the Liberty University Flames by a 73-62 score and captured its first 4-0 start in 17 years. Senior guard Zora Stephenson made a layup five seconds into the game.

Phoenix shoots its way past 49ers

11/21/14 6:13pm

Behind an 18-point performance by senior guard Zora Stephenson and a 43 percent shooting night, the Elon University women's basketball team flew past the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 67-54 on Friday night, Nov.

Elon freshman center shines in debut

11/20/14 12:14am

Most freshmen take a redshirt year, some play minimal minutes and very few play valuable roles. The latter is what Elon University head women’s basketball coach Charlotte Smith has done with her talented freshman center Malaya Johnson.

Phoenix squeaks past Trojans

11/15/14 12:03am

Chalk it up to first game jitters or early season rustiness. Whatever the reason, the Elon University women’s basketball team was unable to pull away and was pushed to the brink by Division II Anderson University before creating separation late and escaping with a 77-72 win in its season opener Nov.

New talent adds depth to Elon women's basketball

11/12/14 10:52pm

From the opponent’s standpoint, planning to play the Elon University women’s basketball team has become easier over the last few years. It was expected that Elon’s offense would feature a steady diet of Ali Ford, Kelsey Harris or Zora Stephenson, and not much else. Enter true freshmen Shay Burnett and Malaya Johnson and sophomore transfer Essence Baucom, and gone are the days of an Elon team with limited options. “One of the things as coaches we’re most excited about is the depth,” said Charlotte Smith, who’s entering her fourth year as head coach of the Phoenix.

Elon looks to build tempo with experienced roster

11/12/14 4:51pm

The Elon University women’s basketball roster enters the 2014-2015 season largely intact from last year. The team includes the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and sophomore forward Jennifer Rhodes, as well as a member of the Southern Conference All-Freshman team, sophomore guard Lauren Brown. This may spell trouble for the rest of the Colonial Athletic Association, as the Phoenix enters its first year of play in the new conference.