Women’s basketball split weekend with loss against William & Mary and win against Elon

Niyati Parikh, news staff

The Northeastern women’s basketball team went 1-1 this weekend after losing to William & Mary, 64-80, and beating Elon 69-45. With this, they split the season series with the Tribe and swept away the Phoenixes. 

Northeastern vs William & Mary

With seven lead changes in the first half alone, the game proved to be one that could have gone either way. 

Northeastern sophomore forward Alexis Hill led the way in points (14) and locked down five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal. However, she did pick up five personal fouls which came at a cost for the Huskies during the rest of the game against William & Mary (18-6, 9-4 CAA). 

Although NU (11-13, 7-6 CAA) battled back a double-digit deficit to a down-by-a-bucket game, the Tribe eventually went on a run to end the game up. 

Other top leaders of the game for the Huskies include senior forward Ayanna Dublin with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals and junior guard Stella Clark with six points, eight rebounds, four assists, and five steals. 

Senior guard Shannon Todd knocked down three triples, leaving her just 19 points away from joining the 1,000-point club and moving her into fifth place all-time among Husky players for three-pointers made. 

Northeastern vs Elon

NU seemed to be a different team playing Elon (12-12, 7-6 CAA), as opposed to the last matchup that went into overtime. 

Todd carried her three-point game into Sunday’s contest against Elon as she sank three more triples, adding to her 16 point team-leading total, leaving her just three points shy of the 1000-point club. 

NU came out on top over Elon as they had two strong half-opening quarters going 17-8 in the first quarter and 15-9 in the third quarter. The 8-0 run in the third quarter padded the lead for the Huskies as they were pulling away from Elon. 

Leaders of the game for the Huskies along with Todd included Hill with 11 points, six rebounds, two steals and a block and the rookie sensation freshman forward Mide Oriyomi with 14 points, three rebounds, and an assist to her name. 

The Huskies return home on Friday to play James Madison University (19-4, 10-2 CAA) in Cabot Center at 7 p.m.