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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

Kyle Carlesimo, a freshman guard, struggles to gain possession of a loose ball but a St. Mary of the Woods College player holds his firm grip on the ball during the mens basketball game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. Carlesimo led the Panthers with 19 points and seven rebounds. The team had an average of 4 rebounds per player, with a total of 50. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

Carlesimo leads men’s basketball to first home win of the season

Nick Bays, Men's Basketball Reporter November 22, 2022

After a second half that saw the Eastern men's basketball team score 59 points alone, the Panthers beat Saint Mary of the Woods College 102-40 Monday afternoon at home at First Mid Court. Eastern had...

Maya Chandler (10), a junior guard, is defended by Miah Monohan (3), a sophomore guard as she approaches the Panthers hoop during the womens basketball game against the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in Lantz Arena Sunday afternoon. Monahan scored five points with six assists and four rebounds. The Panthers won 83-73 against the Ramblers.

Women’s basketball rallies in second half to beat Loyola Chicago

Nick Bays, Women's Basketball Reporter November 21, 2022

After trailing by 10 points at halftime, Eastern women’s basketball would go on to win at home at First Mid Court in Lantz Arena on Sunday against Loyola Chicago 83-73. The Panthers were led by...

Guard Yaakema Rose Jr. (4), yells in excitement after center player Nick Ellington (11), dunks the ball during their game vs. Illinois State University. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 54-49 in Lantz Arena.

Ellington provides electricity in second half of home opener loss

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 11, 2022

Junior center Nick Ellington was the spark off the bench that the Eastern men’s basketball team needed in the second half of its 54-49 home opener loss to Illinois State Thursday evening.  The Panthers...

Morgan Litwiller (24), a senior forward, looks for someone to throw the ball in bounds the womens basketball game against Millikin at Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon. Litwiller scored eight points and had three rebounds. The Panthers won 82-78 against the Big Blue.

Women’s basketball team encouraged after exhibition match win over Millikin

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 4, 2022

 The Eastern women’s basketball team defeated No. 14 Division III Millikin University 82-78 in an exhibition match on Thursday evening in Lantz Arena. Senior guard Lariah Washington and sophomore forward...

Guard Lariah Washington, a junior management major, shoots from the free-throw line in the third quarter of the first game in the OVC Tournament in Ford Center in Evansville, In. on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022. Washingotn scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. The Panthers lost against the Tennessee State Tigers 72-61.

Women’s basketball adds five new faces ahead of season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team was slated to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference standings this season as senior guard Lariah Washington was named the preseason OVC Player of the Year and...

From left, Paul Bizimana, a freshman forward, and Rodolfo Bolis, a freshman forward,  celebrate winning the men’s basketball game on Saturday against Tennessee State Tigers at Lantz Arena. Bizimana had 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Panthers won 78-70 against the Tigers.

Panthers slotted in ninth place in preseason OVC poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

The 2022-23 preseason poll for OVC men’s basketball was released Tuesday, putting Morehead State in first place.  The poll is selected by OVC head basketball coaches and communication directors...

Eastern guards Lariah Washington (left) and Miah Monahan celebrate the Panthers overtime win over Tennessee State Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington scored a team-high 20 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Washington picked to win OVC Player of the Year in preseason poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

The 2022-23 preseason poll for OVC women's basketball was released on Tuesday, announcing the predicted order of finish and preseason and All-OVC candidates. The poll is selected by OVC head...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements handles the ball in transition in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4, 2021 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers go 0-4 over break, have 3 games canceled

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 11, 2022

The most recent victory for the 2-12 Eastern men’s basketball team was Dec. 4, 2021, a close win over Division III North Park University. Since then, they have gone 0-5 with each game ending...

Photo from the 1941 Warbler. Coach Lantz controls his emotions.

The history of Lantz Arena

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 3, 2021

2021 is the 54th year in the Lantz Arena Complex’s history, and will begin its winter sports season with a women’s basketball exhibition Wednesday evening. The arena holds the basketball and volleyball...

Easterns Josiah Wallace plays defense on Tennessee-Martins Kevin Little in the first half of Easterns 78-71 loss to the Skyhawks Wednesday night in Evansville. Wallace was named first-team all-conference and is making his first appearance in the conference tournament.

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor March 6, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this...

Trae Andreson, a junior guard/forward for the Eastern men’s basketball team, is a transfer from Southwestern Illinois College. Anderson said he’s looking to take on a scoring role for the Panthers this season. The Eastern men’s basketball team’s first exhibition game against University of Saint Francis will be Monday, Nov. 10.

Trae in Transition: Transfer tries to find new role at Eastern

Jehad Abbed, Staff Reporter November 4, 2014

The second practice with the Eastern men’s basketball team is when junior forward Trae Anderson first noticed a difference after making the jump from junior college to a Division I program. “My body...

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