Phoenix topped by Northeastern – Elon University Athletics
in the Hofstr
01/23/2022 | 1:00 PM
January 23 (Sun) / 1:00 p.m
at the Hofstrasse
BOSTON, MA– Elon Women’s Basketball conceded a 68-52 decision against Northeastern on Jan. 21.
-Northeastern started early as the Huskies opened the game with a 9-0 run. However, the Phoenix reacted with a 14:2 run of their own and led 4:10 from the first quarter (14:11) by three points. Northeastern outplayed the Maroon and Gold 9-2 in remaining time to go into the second period 20-16.
– After a quick break from Brie Perpignan and Elon, who led 25:24 (4:16, 2Q), Northeastern closed the half with a 9-0 run to take an eight-point lead at the break (33:25).
– Teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter, with the Phoenix coming within striking distance twice during the 10 minutes of play. Ajia James hit a jumper from a turnover in the Northeast with 1:24 on the clock to cut the lead to two (40-42), but the Huskies scored five unanswered points to bring their lead back to seven (40- 47).
-Northeastern took their biggest lead of the night (18) with a fastbreak layup in the last 85 seconds of the competition (49-67). A Vanessa Taylor free throw and a Peyton Carter field goal took the Elon score to 52, but a Huskies free throw in the final seconds secured Northeastern the 16-point win.
-Perpignan continues to lead the Phoenix offensive. The guard posted a team-high 19 points, 16 of them in the first half, on a 7-of-15 shot from the field.
-Defensively, Perpignan also posted a pair of blocks to set a career high and delivered three team-best steals over the course of the game.
-James was the other double-digit scorer for the Phoenix, scoring 10 points that night. She was also second on the list in rebounds (7) behind Maya Johnson (9).
-Elon’s bench beat Northeastern’s bench 21-10.
-With the loss, the Maroon and Gold now hold a 9-5 (1-3 CAA) record.
The Phoenix travel to Hempstead, NY to take on Hofstra on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m