Women's Basketball


SPORTS 3/8/16 2:00pm

Women's basketball runs its way to better rebounding

Throughout the Elon University women’s basketball season, head coach Charlotte Smith tried to emphasize the importance of rebounding to her team. Her methodology to encourage the team to rebound was simple: If you don’t win the rebounding battle, be ready to run.


SPORTS 3/1/16 4:19pm

Two women's basketball seniors to participate in coaching clinic

Two Elon University women's basketball seniors are a part of the 75-person group that will attend the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want To be A Coach" program. Senior guards Jospeha Mbouma and Nicole Razor will travel to Indianapolis to participate in a three-day workshop April 1-3. “‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ is a premier program for student athletes who want to transition into the field of coaching,” said Elon head coach Charlotte Smith.


SPORTS 2/27/16 2:51pm

Burnett leads women's basketball to 62-45 win on Senior Night

The Elon University women’s basketball team came into Alumni Gym Friday night with an opportunity to affirm itself in fourth place in the CAA. With a star-effort performance from sophomore guard Shay Burnett, the Phoenix beat the University of Delaware 62-45 to confirm its new standing in the CAA with an opportunity looming ahead Sunday against top-ranked James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.


SPORTS 2/13/16 7:49pm

Burnett, Baucom lead women's basketball to rout of Towson

The Elon University women’s basketball team rode a strong first quarter to its third straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, a 80-58 victory over Towson University Friday night. Coming off her game winning shot against Delaware, sophomore guard Shay Burnett had a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and six assists.


SPORTS 2/10/16 5:01pm

Junior women's basketball player shoots way out of struggles

After missing 37 shots in a row, junior guard Maddie McCallie could have allowed her struggles to control her thought process when she had a shot. But her teammates on the Elon University women’s basketball team wouldn’t let that happen. “She’s a shooter,” said junior guard Essence Baucom. “We always tell her we have confidence in her and to keep shooting. That’s what she did.”


SPORTS 1/30/16 9:52am

Last-second layup gives women's basketball win at Northeastern

Freshman guard/forward Nikki McDonald made a layup with three seconds left to give the Elon University women's basketball team its third straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, 56-54 over Northeastern University Friday afternoon. McDonald's layup was assisted by sophomore guard Shay Burnett, who picked up her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.


SPORTS 1/23/16 3:46pm

Defense leads the way in women’s basketball win

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.


SPORTS 1/17/16 5:03pm

Women's basketball pummeled by Drexel, 74-31

The Elon University women's basketball team was playing from behind all day in Philadelphia, falling to Drexel University, 74-31.  The Phoenix were trounced out of the gates, falling into a 20-8 hole after the first quarter and a 38-19 deficit by halftime. Elon had no answer for junior forward Sarah Curran, who went for 22 points and seven rebounds on 9-of-14 shooting, to go with a pair of threes, including 18 points in just the first half alone.  Essence Baucom and Shay Burnett led the way for the lagging Phoenix, with seven points apiece.


SPORTS 1/16/16 10:09pm

Women's basketball can't stop Towson late in loss

The Elon University women’s basketball team could not stop Towson University in the fourth quarter, giving up 37 points en route to a 85-78 Colonial Athletic Association loss Friday night. With the game tied at 48 after three periods, Elon gave up eight straight points in a two-minute, 50-second stretch to fall behind by double-digits with the Tigers.


SPORTS 1/11/16 10:43am

Women's basketball falls to JMU in OT

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.


SPORTS 1/9/16 10:24pm

Women's basketball edges Hofstra in final seconds, 61-60

The Elon University women's basketball edged Hofstra at Alumni Gym Friday night, 61-60, after sophomore guard Shay Burnett sank two free throws with seven seconds left on the clock. "It runs up my dry-cleaning bill because I stress myself out," joked head coach Charlotte Smith. "It helps to know that we can win games in the clutch."


SPORTS 1/4/16 6:04pm

Women's basketball holds off UNCW in CAA opener

The Elon University women's basketball team fended off a late run from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington en route to a 67-60 win Sunday afternoon. Despite early foul trouble and offensive struggles, the Phoenix secured the victory in the Colonial Athletic Association season opener. "I felt like the early foul trouble that we had took us out of our rhythm offensively," said Elon coach Charlotte Smith. 


SPORTS 12/29/15 4:00pm

Women's basketball's comeback attempt falls short

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — From the opening tip-off, the Elon University women's basketball team did not look confident at West Virginia University Monday night. The Phoenix lost on the boards, committed too many turnovers and fell behind by double digits after one period of play. Despite a late run in the fourth period, Elon fell short of a comeback and lost 67-57.


SPORTS 12/15/15 5:43am

Women's basketball knocks off NC State

The Elon University women’s basketball team pulled off an upset Sunday, Dec. 13, defeating North Carolina State University 69-66 in a close game. It's the first win over NC State in program history after the Phoenix lost the previous eight games to the Wolfpack. The first game after a break for finals, which was played at Broughton High School in Raleigh due to renovations at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum, was tightly contested all afternoon, with neither team leading by more than three points at the end of each quarter.