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Thursday, December 07, 2006 



Men’s basketball stumbles early in season

Jeff Rickel/ Reporter

The Elon men’s basketball team has struggled in its first seven games this season, and has a 1-6 record to show for it.

Kate Ferris/ Photo Editor
Brian Waters shoots against Virginia Commonwealth in a losing effort. The Phoenix has dropped six of its first seven games on the season, entering conference play in December.

Women’s basketball climbs up standings, ranked fourth

Michelle LongoReporter

The Phoenix now sits at 4-3 on the season, but has played no conference games thus far.

“Each game is a chance to step up and get better for our conference games,” Paul said.

Westphal balances parallels in life

Justin Hite/ Sports Editor

As a daughter and an athlete, junior Britany Westphal strives for improvement. Since her arrival on campus as a freshman three years ago, she has faced a special challenge to balance a need for improvement as if she lives in a parallel universe where her athletic ambitions are linked to her hopes for her mother’s recovery from cancer.

File Photo
Junior Britany Westphal is a force on the court, leading the team in kills per game with 3.43. But she has had to deal with her mom’s battle with cancer since her first day at Elon.

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