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The Daily Eastern News

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

The EIU womens basketball teams, from left, guard Kira Arthofer, head coach Matt Bollant, guard Jordyn Hughes and Abby Wahl, answer questions at the press conference after the Panthers 72-61 loss to Tennessee State in OVC Tournament in Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on Wednesday. It was the last game for the three players, who are all seniors.

Panther seniors reflect on time at Eastern following season-ending loss

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2022

EVANSVILLE, IND. -- The Eastern women’s basketball team’s 72-61 loss in the first round of the OVC Tournament to Tennessee State was the last time that its three seniors stepped on the court sporting...

Austin Peay guard Karle Pace waits to check in to the womens basketball game between Austin Peay and Eastern at Lantz Arena Saturday. Pace returned to Lantz Arena for the first time since last year when she was a senior for the Panthers. She ranks 11th in Eastern history with 1,387 points.

Former Panther Pace returns to Lantz Arena with Governors

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 27, 2022

Saturday was the regular season finale for the Eastern women's basketball team. It was also a homecoming for former Eastern star Karle Pace, who came back to Lantz Arena as a member of Austin Peay's...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl waves to her family in the crowd after the womens basketball teams 68-56 win over Austin Peay on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Wahl scored a season-high 20 points in the game. It was also Senior Day for the Panthers, as Wahl and her teammates Jordyn Hughes and Kira Arthofer were honored before the game.

Panthers beat Austin Peay 68-56 on Senior Day

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 26, 2022

Evansville and the OVC Tournament looming for the Eastern women’s basketball, which closed out the regular season at home Saturday afternoon with a 68-56 win over Austin Peay. The Panthers clinched...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl attempts a shot in the paint in Easterns game against Tennessee Tech on Thursday in Lantz Arena. Wahl had 17 points in the game, which Eastern lost 65-56.

Women’s basketball team has win streak snapped against Tennessee Tech

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 10, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team lost Thursday for the first time since Jan. 24, falling to Tennessee Tech 65-56. The loss snapped a five-game win streak for the Panthers, whose last loss was also against...

Miah Monahan, a freshman guard, drives the ball towards the basket in the women’s basketball game Monday against the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena. Monahan led the team with 15 points and had 3 rebounds. The Panthers won 89-65.

Panthers beat Cougars 89-65 for 5th win in last 6 games

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

It took just two quarters for the Eastern women's basketball team to take control of its game against SIUE on Monday. Eastern outscored the Cougars 32-14 in the second quarter and led by 26 at half...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington defends Murray State forward Hannah McKay in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Washington had seven points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71.

Panthers grab road win in rematch against Murray State, prepare to host SEMO

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

Just three days after losing to Murray State at home, the Eastern women's basketball team responded Thursday against the Racers on the road to snap a three-game conference losing streak with a 71-64 overtime...

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