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Panthers of the Week: Joe Stoddard, Taris Thornton

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Rob Le Cates
Taris Thornton, a junior forward, attempts to rebound the ball during the during second quarter of the women’s basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Thornton scored 13 points, had two rebounds and shot 4-6 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

The male Panther of the Week is going to Joe Stoddard from the track and field team.

The freshman distance runner from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, finished in first place in his heat for the Meyo Mile in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Stoddard finished the Meyo Mile with a time of 4:13.87, as he was within the top thirty in the event.

Stoddard is ranked fifth in the OVC from his time at the 2024 Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame.

The female Panther of the Week is going to Taris Thornton from the women’s basketball team.

The junior forward from Chicago recorded her first double-double on Thursday evening against the University of Tennessee-Martin in Groniger Arena.

Thornton recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds against the Skyhawks.

This was Thornton’s first career double-double.

Thornton recorded seven points, five rebounds and one assist against the Little Rock Trojans on Saturday afternoon in Groniger Arena.

 

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.
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief
Rob Le Cates is a junior journalism major. He previously served as summer editor-in-chief, photo editor and assistant photo editor at The News.

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