Women's Basketball

NEWS 3/5/14 2:04pm

Elon's Rhodes named SoCon Freshman of the Year

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.

NEWS 3/2/14 7:36pm

Elon gets by Samford in low-scoring affair

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.

NEWS 1/27/14 3:42pm

Elon falls short at Wofford

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.

NEWS 1/25/14 9:13pm

Phoenix loses another lead, falls to Paladins

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.

NEWS 1/22/14 12:09am

Elon looks to avoid injury excuses entering "crunch time"

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.

NEWS 1/13/14 10:49pm

Phoenix routs Georgia Southern on road

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.

NEWS 1/4/14 8:34pm

Elon fails to finish in loss at UNCG

The Elon University women’s basketball team kept it close and led at points in the game but could not survive a late run and ultimately dropped a 73-62 contest to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro inside Fleming Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon, Jan.

NEWS 12/29/13 6:41pm

Phoenix pounded by Mountaineers

The Elon University women’s basketball team had its modest two game winning streak snapped in an 89-56 loss to West Virginia University in Morgantown on Dec.