The Daily Eastern News

Changes ahead for women’s basketball

Tom O'Connor, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Eastern to face struggling Redhawks team

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

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

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

Women’s basketball eyes redemption over Austin Peay

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

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

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

Rebounds lacking for women’s basketball

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

Pace picks up OVC Freshman of Week

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

Pace scores career-high in loss to Tennessee State

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

Women’s basketball team falls to 1-8

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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...

Bright future ahead for freshman guard Steele

Tom O'Connor, Basketball Columnist

January 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant has planted the seeds for freshmen Taylor Steele to reach her potential as a guard for the Panthers After a game in which the Panthers lost to Tennessee-Martin 44-72, Bollant praised Steele for her sense of clairvoyance on the basketball court, recognizin...

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