The Daily Eastern News

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 media.  Covering sports for The Daily Eastern News provides me with one of the best seats in t...

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 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

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...

Eastern to face struggling Redhawks team

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.

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 for opponents trying to make the OVC tournament has presented itself, and is more prevalent in the Pa...

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

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.

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 the Panthers a ninth straight loss Saturday at Lantz Arena. Austin Peay beat the Panthers 75-66 after ta...

Women’s basketball eyes redemption over Austin Peay

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.

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 earlier in the season. Coach Matt Bollant said Austin Peay will see a more refined defense and ...

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 and Saturday games. At 1-11 in conference games and last place in the OVC, a trip to the tournament is tou...

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

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.

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 and can change the course of an entire season and career. The definition of an Ironhorse and gym rat, ...

Rebounds lacking for women’s basketball

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.

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 for the Panthers. Jacksonville State outrebounded Eastern 15-7 on the offensive end. At times, no Pant...

Pace picks up OVC Freshman of Week

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.

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 game unfold from the bench. However, since her first start on Jan. 4, Pace has started in seven of the Panthe...

Pace scores career-high in loss to Tennessee State

Freshman Karlee Pace goes up for a layup in the Panthers’ 72-44 loss to Tennessee-Martin Jan. 18 in Lantz Arena. Pace scored 31 points for Eastern in its 86-68 loss Saturday to Tennessee State.

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 28, 2018

Freshman guard Karle Pace earned a career-high 31 points in the women’s basketball team’s fifth-straight loss Saturday. Eastern has yet to win an away game with the 68-86 loss to Tennessee State putting it at 0-11 on the road. The Panthers dropped to 1-9 in the conference and 2-19 on the season. P...

Women’s basketball team falls to 1-8

Sophomore Danielle Berry guards Tennessee-Martin’s Emanye Robertson in the Panthers’ 72-44 loss to the Skyhawks Jan. 18 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost to Belmont on the road Thursday.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2018

For three quarters it looked like the Eastern women’s basketball team had a real bid to end Belmont’s 33-game conference winning streak. But when the fourth quarter came, the Bruins became the Bruins once again. Belmont outscored Eastern 20-6 in the fourth quarter on its way to beating the Panthers 59...

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