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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Panthers of the Week: Ella Collins, Corey Sawyer Jr.

The female Panther of the Week is going to Ella Collins from the volleyball team.

The senior outside hitter from Lake Mills, WI recorded a career-high 28 kills against the Western Illinois Leathernecks Thursday afternoon.

Collins led the team in kills as the Panthers beat the Leathernecks 3-2 as Eastern celebrated Senior Night.

With this win, Eastern finishes the regular season with a 25-4 overall record and a 15-3 Ohio Valley Conference record.

Panthers of the Week: Ella Collins and Corey Sawyer Jr. (EIU Athletics)

The male Panther of the Week is going to Corey Sawyer Jr. from the basketball team.

The junior forward from Orlando, FL dribbled down the baseline to the rim for a contested layup to put the Panthers ahead of the Coppin State Eagles 48-46 Saturday evening.

With five seconds left and the clock winding down, Coppin State could not answer back as Sawyer Jr. Sealed the win for the Panthers in the Miami Redhawk MTE in Oxford, OH.

Sawyer Jr. recorded six points and one rebound against the Eagles in Saturday’s game as the Panthers recorded their second win of the season.

Zaria Flippin can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor
Zaria Flippin is a junior sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

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