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SPORTS 2/7/15 4:07pm

Elon falls behind early, can't climb back against No. 8 Duke

The Elon Women's Lacrosse team looked to play spoiler against the eight ranked Duke Blue Devils Saturday afternoon, but came up short in a 17-8 defeat in Rhodes Stadium Elon (1-1) got two goals a piece from Sloane Kessler, Molly Garrigan and Stephanie Asher in the contest.


SPORTS 2/5/15 10:42pm

Three-Pointers Propel Elon Past Towson

TOWSON, Md. -- The Elon Women's Basketball team scored a program record 15 three-point shots on its way to an 84-70 victory over Towson Thursday evening, sweeping the season series. Senior Zora Stephenson led the way with six three-pointers made.


SPORTS 2/5/15 10:14pm

Elon comeback falls short against Drexel

A last-minute comeback attempt fell just short for the Elon University men's basketball team as the Phoenix pulled within three with seconds remaining but couldn't finish off in a 67-63 loss to Drexel at Alumni Gym on Thursday night. With 13.7 seconds remaining Austin Hamilton sank two free throws to pull Elon within three, 66-63.


SPORTS 2/1/15 11:09am

Sweet-shooting Northeastern drops Elon under .500

BOSTON-- A strong offensive performance by the duo of Zach Stahl and Scott Eatherton and a hot shooting hand by the rest the Northeastern University men's basketball team led the Huskies to a big 80-61 win over Elon University on Saturday night in Boston. Stahl and Eatherton combined to score 35 points on 16-of-18 shooting and Northeastern made 60 percent of its shots on the night to give Elon its sixth loss in the last seven games. With the win, the Huskies improve to 15-8 (7-3 CAA) and while the Phoenix drops to 11-12 (3-7 CAA). A 16-3 run heading into halftime propelled Northeastern to a 15 point halftime advantage, a deficit Elon was unable to overcome.


SPORTS 1/30/15 10:28pm

Elon struggles early, eventually falls at JMU

HARRISONBURG, VA. -- With 13:27 left in the first half and the Elon Women's Basketball team down two, Precious Hall, the preseason CAA Player of the Year, hit a three-pointer that looked to take the life out of the Phoenix.


SPORTS 1/26/15 1:36am

Elon pulls out win over Northeastern in overtime thriller

It was a roller coaster of a game for the Elon Women's Basketball team, as it needed overtime to overcome a strong second half from Northeastern to escape Alumni Gym with a 80-77 win on Sunday afternoon. The two teams were tied at 68 points after regulation, but four points from Shay Burnett and two Zora Stephenson three-pointers put the Phoenix in the lead.


SPORTS 1/22/15 11:13pm

A slow first halfs sets Elon back against UNCW

Wilmington, N.C. - A slow first half set the Elon University Women's Basketball team back, as the Phoenix trailed the entire game in a 76-68 loss at UNC Wilmington on Thursday. Coming into Thursday's game, Elon was ranked fourth in the CAA, with a 4-2 record in conference play.


SPORTS 1/22/15 10:53pm

Elon shooting struggles continue in loss to Towson

With 1.7 seconds left on the clock and the Elon University Men's Basketball Team trailing 53-51, Elijah Bryant hoisted a three-pointer from 27 feet away, but like the Phoenix's other attempts-- it didn't fall-- and Towson left Alumni Gym with the win. The shooting struggles continued for the Phoenix, as the team shot just 28 percent from the field, including just 20 percent in the first half. But despite the poor game offensively, Elon was in it the whole time, and even had a chance to take the lead with 31 seconds to go.


SPORTS 1/18/15 4:51pm

Strong second half propels Elon over Towson

A strong second half propelled the Elon University Women's Basketball team to a 58-43 win over the visiting Towson Tigers on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Elon is now 4-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play, and 11-6 overall.


SPORTS 1/18/15 12:08am

Second-half rally falls short as Elon loses third straight

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Down by 10 with five minutes to go, the Elon University Men's Basketball Team went on a run, pulling the game as close one point, and creating an opportunity to send the game into overtime as the clock expired. But it was not meant to be as Phoenix guard Austin Hamilton's shot caught only air as the buzzer sounded and James Madison hung on to score a 75-72 win at JMU Convocation Center on Saturday night. In the seconds before the final shot, Elon was helped by a heady play by freshman Dmitri Thompson, who saw an opportunity to steal the ball instead of foul, snatching it away, quickly calling a timeout and giving the Phoenix one final possession with 8.2 seconds to go. The original play coming out of the timeout was called for sharpshooting guard Tanner Samson with freshman Elijah Bryant as the second option, but both were covered leaving the final chance to Hamilton. It was as much of the night had gone for the Phoenix, as James Madison played a zone defense that stymied Elon throughout the contest.


SPORTS 1/15/15 11:32pm

Second half effort not enough as Elon falls to James Madison

Poor shooting haunted the Elon Women's Basketball Team once again, as the league-leading James Madison Dukes overcame a second half run from the Phoenix to leave Alumni Gym with a 68-51 win on Thursday night. The Dukes currently sit atop the Colonial Athletic Association at 5-0 in conference play, while the Phoenix drop to 3-2 in CAA games. Elon's leading scorer, and only player to reach double digits was Shay Burnett with 10.


SPORTS 1/14/15 10:49pm

Shooting struggles continue as Elon falls to Charleston

Elon, N.C. - For the second time in as many games, poor shooting and lackluster defense plagued the Elon University Men's Basketball team as the Phoenix struggled to convert offensive opportunities in a 66-50 home loss against College of Charleston on Wednesday night. Elon seemed to lack energy throughout, as Charleston put its foot on the gas early and never let up, getting its first win since Dec.


SPORTS 1/10/15 11:32pm

Shooting struggles bury Elon as the Phoenix hosts Hofstra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiK0RmmYSXI&feature=youtu.be Shooting woes and porous perimeter defense haunted the Elon University Men's basketball team all night as Colonial Athletic Association foe Hofstra shot lights out from downtown to leave Alumni Gym with a 79-61 win on Saturday night. Elon's guard combo of four-time CAA Rookie of the Week Elijah Bryant and junior Tanner Samson combined to shoot just 4-of-26 from the field, including a 3-of-16 clip from beyond the three-point line as the Phoenix fell to 10-7 (2-2 CAA) on the season. "We didn't get enough open shots," Elon head coach Matt Matheny said.


SPORTS 1/10/15 5:24pm

Hundreds attend Stuart Scott's funeral in Raleigh

The funeral for longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott was held Saturday morning at the Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. Scott, who grew up in Winston-Salem and attended UNC Chapel Hill, lost his battle to cancer Sunday Jan.


SPORTS 1/9/15 12:36am

Bryant fuels comeback as Elon beats William and Mary in CAA home opener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aWCOqkIZMg&feature=youtu.be Down by seven with with 7:13 to go, Elon freshman Elijah Bryant went on a tear, scoring 16 points over the remaining time to spark a comeback and ignite the Alumni Gym crowd in an 85-79 win over William and Mary in the inaugural Colonial Athletic Association home game for the Phoenix. Elon outscored William and Mary by 13 over the final 5:36 of the game, coming away with point on 13 of its last 14 possessions of the game. "Our guys made some big shots and just enough plays defensively to battle back and get the victory," Elon Head Basketball Coach Matt Matheny said.