The Daily Eastern News

Slow 4th quarter sinks women’s basketball team

Slow 4th quarter sinks women’s basketball team

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Piecing together four quarters of consistent basketball has been a struggle for the Eastern women’s basketball team all season long and once again Thursday night at Lantz Arena, the team lost largely because of one quarter where the scales tipped against them. The Panthers dropped a 12th straight...

Racers’ big first half pushes past Panthers

Racers’ big first half pushes past Panthers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Thursday’s game against Murray State started way faster than the Eastern men’s basketball team thought it would and wanted it to. The start did not phase the Racers as much and they were able to pull away with a 76-66 win and take sole possession of the OVC as Belmont lost to Jacksonville State...

Track and field set to host OVC championship Friday

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The indoor track and field season reaches an end, as the Ohio Valley Conference Championship meet is Friday in Lantz Fieldhouse. On Feb. 16 at the Eastern Friday Night Special, the team built some good momentum heading into the final meet of the indoor season as the men finished in first place and t...

Panthers eyeing rematch with Evansville

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Two weeks ago the Eastern softball team ran into Evansville pitcher Morgan Florey, and she shut down Eastern and pitched a five-inning 11-0 shutout. The Panthers will likely see her again this weekend at the Chattanooga Frost Classic. Florey was nearly untouchable the last time she went up again...

Eastern ready for tournament-seeking Murray State

Eastern ready for tournament-seeking Murray State

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

A playoff spot will be on the line for the Murray State women’s basketball team Thursday night when they play Eastern at Lantz Arena. The Racers have a 6-10 record in the OVC and currently hold the No. 8 seed in the tournament standings and with a win over the Panthers, they can clinch a spot in...

Panthers not stressing over top-seed Racers

Panthers not stressing over top-seed Racers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Senior Muusa Dama is not letting himself or the rest of the men's basketball team get psyched out about having to play conference-leader Murray State Thursday while fighting for the No. 7 spot in the OVC Tournament. Eastern’s next two games will determine its spot in the tournament, and Murray State...

Men’s tennis team on road again for doubleheader

Vince Lovergine, Men's tennis reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

After winning its second match of the season against Saint Francis, the Panthers will look to build on that, now that the long road trip is finally coming to a close this weekend for the Eastern men’s tennis team. Eastern starts the weekend at North Central College on Friday and Southern Utah in...

Baseball team ready for Memphis series

Adam Shay, Baseball reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Eastern baseball team has back-to-back road series to begin their season as the Panthers travel to Memphis this weekend for a three-game series. So far on the year, the Panthers are 1-2 on the season and for Memphis, they have a 2-2 record. Despite losing the first two games of the series 4-3...

Changes ahead for women’s basketball

Tom O'Connor, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On Jan. 13, Eastern’s women’s basketball team lost to Belmont 58-86 in a 28-point rout at Lantz Arena. Following three quarters in which the Panthers allowed Belmont to shoot 47.37 percent from the field, the Bruins opened up the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run, a portentous omen for what would become...

Belmont clinches top conference spot

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

There are only two spots in the OVC women’s basketball standings that are secure with two games left to play this season, the first-place spot and the last-place spot, the rest of the OVC standings rest on thin ice and could very well crack before the season’s end. Belmont clinched the No. 1 seed...

OVC standings shaping up for playoff time

OVC standings shaping up for playoff time

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team secured its trip to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a win over Tennessee-Martin Saturday, but there is still plenty of action left ahead of the postseason. The Panthers have their bid in hand, yet their opponent for the first round is still to be determined...

Freshman finds confidence on track

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Freshman Kate Bushue is still trying to gain her footing on the Eastern track and field team. However, Bushue said her performance last Friday gave her the boost she needed to feel like a solid part of the team. “Going into track, I believe I’ve become much stronger. Every weekend I can feel and...

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