Elon Women’s Basketball Returns to Action Monday in Alumni Gym

Posted by Press Release on February 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – The Elon women’s basketball team looks to build off large margins of victory in its last two games and win a third straight game on Monday, Feb. 10, against Davidson. Tip is set for 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for all youth 12 and under.

Elon (10-12, 6-5 SoCon) vs. Davidson (12-11, 9-3 SoCon)
Date: Monday, Feb. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Site: Elon, N.C. (Alumni Gym)
Series: Davidson leads, 19-7
Last Meeting: Jan. 11, 2014 – Davidson won, 67-62
Radio: WSOE – 89.3 FM – Ryan Balick and Matt Krause will have the call

Last Time Out
Elon recorded its highest scoring output of the season thus far with an 85-60 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday. The Phoenix used a 32-6 run that spanned 10 minutes and both halves to take as much as a 31-point lead over the Eagles. Elon shot 48 percent from the field, including 64 percent from three (7-of-11), and scored 42 points in the paint. Rookie Jenifer Rhodes scored a career-high 20 points off another career-high nine field goals. Zora Stephenson went 6-of-9 on the day with a 4-of-5 mark from three to post 16 points. Kelsey Harris scored 15 points and handed out seven assists, while Sam Coffer gave the Phoenix four players in double figures with 12 points.

Scouting the Wildcats
Davidson is coming off a 75-66 win in overtime over UNCG in Greensboro on Saturday. The Wildcats are currently have a 9-3 record in conference play so far this season despite only playing eight players. Laura Murray leads the team in scoring, averaging 19 points per game, and ranks second in the conference in scoring. Davidson has Hannah Early and Dakota Dukes also scoring in double figures with 14.4 and 13.1 points a game, respectively. Early is the conference leader in three-point field goal percentage, owning a 46 percent mark.

The Series
The Wildcats are the leader in the all-time series, 19-7, and won the last meeting earlier this year in Davidson, 67-62. In that game, the Phoenix cut a once 18-point deficit to just three with under a minute to play but Elon was not able to pull ahead before falling by a final five-point deficit. The Phoenix won the last game the two teams played against one another in Alumni Gym last season, 72-56.

The 1,000-Point Club
Kelsey Harris is on her way to becoming the 20th member of Elon women’s basketball’s 1,000-point club. The senior currently has 956 career points, leaving her just 44 shy of the elite mark. The Gastonia, N.C., native is averaging 12.3 points per game.

NCAA Rankings
The NCAA released its latest set of rankings on Feb. 7 and Elon finds itself ranked 31st nationally in three-point field goal percentage with a 36.7 percent mark from beyond the arc (first in the league) and 17th in blocked shots per game (5.3/game).

Looking Ahead
Elon will play the first of two road games on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Western Carolina. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Cullowhee, N.C.


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