The Daily Eastern News

Panthers face Saint Louis for second straight road game

Junior Ray Crossland attempts to shield the passing lanes with his hand while defending a St. Francis (Ill) player Friday at Lantz Arena.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

Three games into the season, the Panthers (1-1) have had more ups than downs, and the fight the Panthers showed in the second half of Tuesday’s game proved that. After watching Eastern’s exhibition game against Eureka and regular season home opener, the first half of the Panthers’ game against...

Women’s basketball set to host Wright State

Junior gaurd Grace Lennox looks for an open teammate Friday at Lantz Arena in the Panthers season opening 97-54 win over Millikin.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

The Eastern women’s basketball team returns home to take on the Wright State Raiders Thursday night for a battle of 2-0 teams. The Panthers come into the game leading the nation in shooting percentage at 58.4 percent. The women trailed at the half against Evansville  Monday night, but they shot...

Column: It’s a marathon for Panther basketball team

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

November 15, 2016

College basketball always brings a special atmosphere to the sports world at this time of year. It is nowhere near the hype that is seen in March Madness, but it is still filled with early season upsets and unknown rising stars making a name for themselves. Well the Eastern men’s basketb...

Column: Women’s basketball team can be a real threat

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2016

Through two games, the women’s basketball team is 2-0 and one win away from matching its win total from last season. The first win was against Division III Millikin, but the Panthers looked in control with a young team, and they looked like they were having fun in the process. Eastern was ...

Women get first road victory in over a year

Freshman Jennifer Nehls goes up for a layup Friday against Millikin at Lantz Arena. Nehls scored 12 points in the season opening 97-54 win.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

The Eastern women’s basketball team won its first road game since the 2014-15 season against Evansville on Monday night. Eastern coach Debbie Black stuck to the same starting lineup as she did on opening night last Friday with sophomore Carmen Tellez, junior Grace Lennox, freshman Allison Van Dyke,...

Troy beats Panthers in final seconds

Senior Demetrius McReynolds defends a pass from St. Francis' Hayden Witt Friday at Lantz Aena. The Panthers won the season opener 83-41.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

A 40-point second half was not enough to erase the slow start the Eastern men’s basketball team’s 27-point first half as Troy hung on for a 70-67 win Monday night in Troy, Ala. In the first two games of the season, the Panthers were able to score at will. The last game Eastern finished with 83...

Column: Newcomers will provide important role for basketball team

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 13, 2016

  There is plenty of experience on the Eastern basketball team this season, but there is another aspect that can help the Panthers take a bigger step forward. That special asset is the addition of Eastern’s newcomers, especially junior college transfers Montell Goodwin, Ray Crossland and...

Panthers win big in 1st game of season

Junior guard Grace Lennox attempts to dribble around a Millikin defender during the Panthers’ 97-54 win over Millikin Friday in Lantz Arena.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2016

  The Eastern women’s basketball team started off the season strong with a 97-54 win over Millikin Friday night. The Panthers had five players score in double-digits in the win, and everyone on the roster scored at least one basket. The double-digit scorers were senior Erica Brown (14),...

Men’s basketball team dominates St. Francis in season opener

Sophomore guard Casey Teson passes the ball to a teammate during the Panthers’ 83-41 win over St. Francis Friday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers will travel to take on Troy Monday.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 13, 2016

  One year ago, the Panthers barely were able to sneak by NAIA Division II opponent St. Francis (IL), but Friday night’s game proved which is the better team. Eastern turned last year’s three-point victory into a 42-point 83-41 win this time around, and from the first play of the game,...

Men’s basketball season gets underway at home

Casey Teson, a sophomore gaurd defends the dribble from a Eureka gaurd Sunday at Lantz Arena. Teson scored nine points going 3-10 from the field and 1-5 from three point range.

Sean Hastings, Sport's Editor

November 10, 2016

The men’s basketball team will be in the final event in an evening of Eastern athletics competing at Lantz with its home opener against the St. Francis Fighting Saints in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won their exhibition contest against Eureka College on Sunday in blowout fashion, 94-58, but based...

Women’s basketball hopes to take advantage of fresh start

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

The Eastern women’s basketball game will open up the basketball doubleheader at Lantz arena with its first game of the season against Millikin University. The women are looking to avenge a season where they finished 3-25 and suffered a 22-game losing streak. Eastern went 2-14 against in Ohio Valley...

‘Goodwin’ for men’s basketball team

Junior Montell Goodwin, a transfer from Mineral Area College will look to be a large contributor for the Men's basketball team.

Maria Baldwin, Sports Features Writer

November 9, 2016

Not many children were as focused as Montell Goodwin was when he was young. Goodwin, a transfer junior guard for the Eastern men’s basketball team, was playing in recreaction leagues at a young age because he loved the game of basketball, and he loved to run around. “My dad used to play basketball,...

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