ASHEVILLE, N.C. â Five months ago, questions surrounded the Elon University womenâs basketball team. The Phoenix had to replace 1,000-point scorer Kelsey Evans and 2,000-point scorer Ali Ford. Kelsey Harris was the teamâs lone senior and was being thrown into a leadership role. High expectations ...
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 ...
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.
The Elon University women’s basketball team survived a late push from Western Carolina University Feb.
[youtube=http://youtu.be/bJne3ckQ_NI&w=560&h=315] ELON, N.C. - Days after Elon men's basketball saw an exciting finish in Alumni Gym, the women's team had some late game heroics of their own.
Elon Women’s basketball Head Coach Charlotte Smith could barely hold back a grin as she applauded her team’s effort and determination against Davidson College Feb.
Freshman forward Jenifer Rhodes scored a career-high 20 points as the Elon University women’s basketball team rolled past the Georgia Southern University Eagles 85-60 Saturday, Feb.
Luck has not been on the side of the Elon University women’s basketball team in recent weeks. Injuries, as well as other personal issues, have kept Phoenix players and coaches out of games.
A familiar face was missing along the home sidelines as Elon University defeated University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 80-57, in Alumni Gym Feb.
The Elon University women’s basketball team scratched and clawed its way back from a nine-point deficit with under 13 minutes to play, but ultimately fell three points short, as the Wofford College Terriers eked out a 68-65 win Monday afternoon, Jan.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Elon University women’s basketball team needed one stop on the defensive end to escape Timmons Arena with a victory over Furman University. But Furman’s Sarah Durdaller had other plans.
One thing Elon University women’s basketball coach Charlotte Smith does not want to hear is excuses. Not from her players, not from her staff and especially not from the thousands of other “coaches,” also known as fans, that attribute the Phoenix’s struggles to either the rash of injuries the team has faced or the youth that has been pressed into action as a result. “We’ve never focused on the fact that we have all these injuries,” Smith said.
The Elon University women’s basketball team pulled away late to defeat Western Carolina University on Sunday afternoon, Jan.
The Elon University women’s basketball team knew what the keys were to beat Appalachian State: be physical on the boards, and stop junior forward Maryah Sydnor, the Southern Conference’s leading scorer. On Friday night, Jan.
The Elon University women’s basketball team picked up a rare road blowout on Monday night with a 68-49 win over the Georgia Southern University Eagles. Senior guard Kelsey Harris led the Phoenix in scoring with 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting, while sophomore guard Jessica Farmer tallied a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, as the team used a steady balance of defense and team scoring to rack up its second conference victory of the season. The two sides exchanged baskets in the early going and after a few minutes neither side had any advantage as the score remained even at five apiece.