While dorms may have emptied Tuesday as students traveled home for Thanksgiving break, Alumni Gym filled with excitement as the Elon University womenâs 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 ...
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.
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.
The Elon University women’s basketball team wrapped up a successful opening weekend with a 69-56 victory over The Naval Academy. Head coach Charlotte Smith said the two victories were the result of team-wide improvement.
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.
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.
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.
Maddie McCallie grew up surrounded by basketballs and hoops. She developed a passion for the game at an early age, thanks to her mother, Joanne P.
The Elon University women’s basketball team cruised to a 92-49 exhibition victory over Catawba College on Sunday, Nov.
At last year’s “Late Night with the Phoenix,” Elon University men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny made a bold declaration.
Highlights for the Elon University women's basketball team in 2014/2015 include opening Colonial Athletic Association play Jan.
Elon University will play its first women's basketball game in the Colonial Athletic Association Jan.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Five months ago, questions surrounded the Elon University women’s basketball team. The Phoenix had to replace 1,000-point scorer Kelsey Evans and 2,000-point scorer Ali Ford. Kelsey Harris was the team’s lone senior and was being thrown into a leadership role. High expectations surrounded all four freshmen.
A day after using a strong game down low to push past Appalachian State, the Elon University Women's Basketball couldn't repeat the performance, struggling in the paint on its way to a 77-44 semi-final loss against the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. With the victory, UTC moves on to play the winner of Davidson and Western Carolina The defeat ends the season for the Phoenix, in addition to an era, as Elon moves to the Colonial Athletic Association after a decade of Southern Conference play. It was a day where nothing went right for Elon, and nothing went wrong for UTC.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — With just under three minutes to play, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga guard Whitney Hartlage threw a pass downcourt in transition that was tipped by an Elon University defender. But, after the deflection, it ended up in the hands of Chattanooga’s Meghan Downes, who easily laid it in for two points. That moment was just a microcosm of a frustrating day for Elon University, as the fifth-seeded -Phoenix fell to No.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdpQYZ9SJ6c ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A technical foul late in the second half by Elon's Jessica Farmer allowed Appalachian State to climb back in the game, but the Phoenix held off the Mountaineers for a 59-56 victory in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament. This was the third meeting between the two schools this season; they split the regular season series as both held their home court. With the win, Elon (15-15) advances to the semi-finals where they will face #1 seed Chattanooga (27-3) on Sunday at 12 p.m.
After a grueling 28-game regular season that had its ups and downs, the most important games of the Elon University women’s basketball team’s season have yet to be played. The Phoenix will play Appalachian State University at 2:15 p.m.
Elon University freshman Jenifer Rhodes was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year as voted on by the coaches, the league announced March 5. Rhodes averaged 9.7 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game while being named CRONS Freshman of the Week three times throughout the course of the year.
The Elon University women’s basketball team survived a late surge from Samford University to win, 44-43, in its final game of the regular season March 2 at the Pete Hanna Center in Birmingham, Ala. The Phoenix led 24-14 at the half, holding Samford to just 19.2 percent shooting in the first half. Elon shot 40.7 percent from the field in the first half, led by junior Sam Coffer’s five points. Samford went on a 13-2 run to start the second half, but Elon’s bench scoring was key down the stretch as the Phoenix was able to hold on. Elon led 44-43 with 1:56 to play when its defense came up big. After a Phoenix turnover with 27 seconds left gave the ball back to the Bulldogs, Samford’s Hannah Nichols went to the line, where she missed a free throw that would have tied the game. But the Bulldogs were able to come down with the offensive rebound and had a chance to win the game. As time expired, Samford’s Kate Fletcher shot a 3-pointer that was blocked by Coffer, sealing the win for the Phoenix. Elon shot 34 percent on the afternoon, with Coffer scoring eight points, the most of any Elon starter. The Phoenix scored 23 points off of the bench, as sophomore Jessica Farmer scored eight points and junior Shannen Cochraham netted seven. The game marked the first time this season that an Elon player failed to reach double-digits in scoring. In addition, the performance was Elon’s second lowest-scoring game of the season, only scoring fewer points Dec.
It’s not often you hear Elon women’s basketball head coach Charlotte Smith be so critical of her team’s defense.