The Daily Eastern News

Panthers’ 2nd half run sinks Western Illinois

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Saturday was Western Illinois’ chance to avenge a close 68-66 overtime loss to Eastern in Lantz Arena on Nov. 17. Eastern (5-5) won in a not-so-convincingly way, having to fight its way to a tie score during regulation time and narrowly escaping with the victory over the Leathernecks (4-6). Ben...

Eastern splits weekend games

Eastern splits weekend games

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern senior point guard Grace Lennox made a go-ahead free throw with nine seconds remaining in what would be a 64-62 win for the women’s basketball team over Western Illinois on Friday that gave the team its first road win since Feb. 18, 2017.  Eastern and Western exchanged leads and ties throu...

Notebook: OVC teams nearing conference play

Notebook: OVC teams nearing conference play

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It is finals week at Eastern and at campuses around the country, and the all-important conference season is around the corner for OVC women’s basketball teams. Eight of the 12 teams in the OVC are .500 or better, but only two teams are worse than 4-5. Leading the way is still Morehead State at...

Eastern to play Western, Southern in Compass Tourney

Eastern to play Western, Southern in Compass Tourney

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Last season when the Eastern women’s basketball program scheduled Western Illinois and Southern Illinois in the Compass tournament, a tournament that pits Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Illinois against each other, head coach Matt Bollant felt that the other programs were ahead of his.  ...

Brown honored to play 2 sports at Eastern

Brown honored to play 2 sports at Eastern

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Fort Wayne dominated Eastern’s men’s basketball team on Nov. 28 and held Eastern to just 60 points in a 104-60 blowout victory for the Mastodons. Edwyn Brown only logged one minute in the game, which was the first minute he played this season. And he only scored one point. In the grand scheme...

Column: Fontbonne exposed to exhilaration of D-I hoops

Column: Fontbonne exposed to exhilaration of D-I hoops

Tom O'Connor, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

If there was one game that Fontbonne circled, underlined and highlighted on its schedule, it had to have been the one they played at Lantz Arena this past Tuesday. The matchup was more or less a litmus test for the 3-3 Griffins, one of 10 teams in the Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic C...

Win over Fontbonne was exactly what Eastern needed

Win over Fontbonne was exactly what Eastern needed

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern has begun the season with big wins, big losses and a sub-.500 record, but Tuesday night’s 90-37 win over Fontbonne University may just be the confidence booster and team connector the Panthers need. Fontbonne is no college basketball powerhouse; in fact, the school is looking up at Eastern...

Men’s basketball team blows out Fontbonne

Men’s basketball team blows out Fontbonne

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Nearly a week after a blowout loss to Fort Wayne, Eastern’s men’s basketball team decided it was its turn to get a blowout win.  It was apparent after the first three minutes of play that the men’s basketball team was going to dominate Fontbonne University, in what turned out to be a 90-37 victory f...

Notebook: Eastern men’s basketball team in 8th place in conference

Notebook: Eastern men’s basketball team in 8th place in conference

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The top two men’s basketball squads of the Ohio Valley Conference suffered their first losses of the year this week, but Eastern did not manage to gain any ground after falling as well. The Panthers (3-5) suffered their third straight loss on Saturday to Chicago State by a 80-72  tally. Sophomore ...

Column: Close road losses good sign for Panthers’ future

Column: Close road losses good sign for Panthers’ future

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

As the Eastern women’s basketball team’s comeback bid against Valparaiso fell short on Sunday night, the team’s road losing streak became longer. After dropping back-to-back road games to Valparaiso (62-60) and Bradley (67-64), the Panthers are now the owners of 17 straight road losses. But head co...

Men’s basketball team focused on improvement on both sides of ball

Men’s basketball team focused on improvement on both sides of ball

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For two straight games, defense, or the lack thereof, has been a key talking point for Jay Spoonhour and his team. The Eastern men’s basketball team’s head coach said after a 104-60 loss to Fort Wayne Wednesday that the Panthers were constantly in help on defense. This led him to say that his playe...

Chicago State defeats poor-shooting Panthers

Chicago State defeats poor-shooting Panthers

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One of the things Eastern men’s basketball head coach Jay Spoonhour said his team did too much of in a 104-60 loss to Fort Wayne Wednesday was rely on three-point shots. So, going into Saturday’s game against Chicago State (2-8), Eastern (3-5) wanted to try to get better shots and move the ball...

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