The Daily Eastern News

Eastern seeking redemption after loss

Eastern foward Jennifer Nehls drives the basket in a game against Northern Illinois at Lantz Arena Nov. 10. Nehls scored eight points and snagged four rbounds in the Panthers season-opening loss.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2017

Murphy’s law and the Eastern women’s basketball team met in a head-on collision that resulted in the team suffering an 81-46 lopsided loss at the hands of Wright State in the team’s last game Nov. 14. Anything that could go wrong for a basketball team in a game went wrong for the Panthers. Th...

Women’s basketball team loses 93-64

Grace Lennox drives toward the hoop against a Northern Illinois defender. The Panthers lost 93-64 Friday night at Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 12, 2017

There were no surprises from Northern Illinois Friday night at Lantz Arena. The Huskies, who ranked fifth in the country in points per game last season, had four players score in double figures and shot 53 percent from the field as a team in a 93-64 offensive route over the Eastern women’s basketba...

Loss does not set tone for Eastern’s season

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 12, 2017

The Eastern women’s basketball team suffered a loss to Northern Illinois Friday in its season opener, but that loss should not set the tone for the rest of the season. Eastern had less turnovers than Northern Illinois and pulled down more offensive rebounds than the Huskies as well. However, as coa...

Eastern to host NIU in season opener

Senior guard Grace Lennox cuts through the lane before dishing off a pass to sophomore Jennifer Nehls, who laid it in Nov. 3 against Indiana State in Lantz Arena. Eastern has it regular season opener Friday against Northern Illinois in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2017

A goal the Eastern women’s basketball team and head coach Matt Bollant set for themselves at the onset of the season was to be a better defensive team than they were last season. The team will have no better opportunity to check their progress toward this goal than Friday when they host one of the to...

Bollant moving women’s team in right direction

Matt Bollant, the women’s basketball coach directs the team in their exhibition win over Indiana State Friday in Lantz Arena. Eastern won its two exhibition games and open its season this Friday.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2017

Throw away the sports clichés of “it’s just the preseason” and “its too early to tell,” because they do not apply to the 2017 Eastern women’s basketball team. Just two exhibition games into the new season it is plain to see ­— the women’s basketball program at Eastern is better than ...

Women’s basketball team wins 73-58

Junior Carmen Tellez dribbles the ball upcourt against Rose-Hulman Monday night at Lantz Arena. Tellez had five points and seven rebounds for the Panthers in their 73-58 win.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 6, 2017

Eastern head coach Matt Bollant told his team at halftime to make the third quarter their best quarter of the game and they listened; using a big 24-point third quarter to lift them to a win Monday night over Rose-Hulman. Grace Lennox had a game-high 18 points and Jennifer Nehls added 16 of her own ...

Women’s basketball hosts Indiana State

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 2, 2017

When new Eastern women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant heard the Panthers’ men’s team was hosting a game for charity against the University of Illinois on Friday, he knew he had to get in on the chance to raise money. He just needed to find an opponent. Bollant gave a call to his former program at...

Panthers ready for improved season

Senior Grace Lennox brings the ball up the court in the Panthers’ 97-54 win over Millikin Nov. 2016 in Lantz Arena. Eastern hosts Indiana State Friday.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

Things are different this season around the Eastern women’s basketball team. Expectations are higher thanks to the addition of head coach Matt Bollant, the team finally having a league recognized game-changer in senior point guard Grace Lennox. And for the first time in a while, opposing teams vie...

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