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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

Senior guard Lariah Washington (22), passes the ball to a teammate, avoiding the hands of Brave freshman guard Lucia Llaveria (2), during the womens basketball game at Lantz Arena Tuesday night. Washington led the Panthers with 19 points and 4 assists. The Panthers lost 72-61 to the Bradley Braves.

Women’s basketball loses second game in a row

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor December 7, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team struggled to put up shots against Bradley Tuesday evening in Lantz Arena, leading it to its second loss in a row. The Braves beat the Panthers 72-61. Coach Matt...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl pushes through a defender in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16.

Some top returners for Eastern’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have had their 2021-22 schedules revealed, with both teams set to begin in less than two months. As the teams continue preparations for the upcoming season,...

Column: Reflecting on my year covering Eastern sports

Adam Tumino, Sports Desk March 25, 2020

The 2019-2020 academic year may have ended abruptly, before many spring sports even got off the ground, but in the first seven months of that time I had some of the best experiences of my time in student...

Changes ahead for women’s basketball

Tom O'Connor, Women's Basketball Reporter February 20, 2018

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...

Belmont clinches top conference spot

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2018

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...

Sophomore guard Danielle Berry surveys the court over an Austin Peay defender in the Panthers 75-66 loss to the Governors on Feb. 10 at Lantz Arena. Berry scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in the loss.

Eastern to face struggling Redhawks team

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor February 13, 2018

With a conference record of 1-14, the Eastern women’s basketball team’s season is all but lost with just four games left to play this season. But, the opportunity for the Panthers to play spoiler...

Sophomore Jennifer Nehls looks to make a move in the lane in the Panthers’ 75-66 loss to Austin Peay Saturday in Lantz Arena. Nehls had 15 points in the game to lead Eastern’s scorers.

Slow first half sinks women’s basketball team in home loss

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2018

For the first time in a long time, the Eastern women’s basketball team played a strong second half of basketball, but it still was not enough to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit, as Austin Peay handed...

Sophomore Danielle Berry looks to throw a cross-court pass in Eastern’s 60-57 loss to Tennessee Tech Saturday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers play Austin Peay Saturday at home.

Women’s basketball eyes redemption over Austin Peay

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter February 8, 2018

The Eastern women’s basketball team will seek redemption over No. 5 Austin Peay Saturday after losing to the Governors 59-69 back in December. A lot has changed since the Panthers traveled to Tennessee...

Smith finds niche on women’s basketball team

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter February 6, 2018

The Eastern women’s basketball team has a rare Wednesday night game this week. The Panthers take on Southern Illinois – Edwardsville on the road. For a majority of the season, Eastern has had Thursday...

Senior Grace Lennox brings the ball up the court against Bradley Dec. 5 in Lantz Arena in one of her eight games played this year. Lennox tore her meniscus and decided to redshirt 2017-2018 and return next year.

A season without Lennox: Panthers push through season after losing its leader to injury

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor February 6, 2018

Senior point guard Grace Lennox was not supposed to get injured. Players like her do not get injured. But unfortunately for the Panthers, things that are not supposed to happen, find a way of happening...

Eastern foward Grace McRae guards Jacksonville State forward Rayven Pearson in the Panthers 59-50 loss to the Gamecocks Thursday at Lantz Arena. The two forwards squared off in a pivotal rebounding matchup, with McRae grabbing five and Pearson finishing with eight.

Rebounds lacking for women’s basketball

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter February 1, 2018

Rebounds did not abound for the women’s basketball team in its 50-59 loss to Jacksonville State on Thursday. While the defensive rebounds looked good on paper, it was the offensive rebounds that lacked...

Eastern freshmen Karle Pace guards a Tennessee-Martin player in the Panthers 72-44 loss to the Skyhawks Jan. 18. at Lantz Arena. Pace was named OVC Freshmen of the Week after she scored 31-points in Eastern’s loss to Tennessee State Saturday.

Pace picks up OVC Freshman of Week

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2018

Prior to getting her first start with the Panthers on Jan. 4 against Morehead State, Eastern freshman guard Karle Pace was spending most of her time, about 29 minutes per game to be exact, watching the...

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