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Rubio surges after strong South Carolina showing

2/21/16 6:01pm

Elon Local News COLUMBIA, S.C. — In a close second-place race that at this moment is too close to call, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) battled all night to finish ahead of one another in the South Carolina Republican primary. According to CNN, Rubio currently holds an approximated 1,000 vote lead over Cruz with an estimated 99 percent of the votes accounted for. While Rubio may not have been able to overcome Donald Trump’s victory in the Palmetto State, the Florida Senator says that there are important takeaways from tonight’s performance.


Defense leads the way in women’s basketball win

1/23/16 3:46pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team used a stout defensive effort to overcome offensive struggles and claim a 52-41 victory over the College of Charleston Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. In a game that was riddled with offensive miscues from both teams, Elon won the rebounding battle 45-36 including several offensive rebounds late in the game that took time off the clock and sealed the Colonial Athletic Association victory for the Phoenix (10-7 overall, 3-3 CAA). “You have to control the controllables and we feel like the two things you can control are defense and rebounding,” said Elon coach Charlotte Smith.


Women's basketball falls to JMU in OT

1/11/16 10:43am

The Elon University women’s basketball team nearly beat James Madison University on Sunday afternoon despite a lack of rebounding, but ultimately the Phoenix fell 81-76 in overtime at Alumni Gym in the Colonial Athletic Association affair. “We have to control the things that we can control defensively and, of course, boxing out.