The Daily Eastern News

Eastern wanting win in pivotal OVC week, visit Murray State Thursday

Eastern wanting win in pivotal OVC week, visit Murray State Thursday

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team is 0-9 on the road this season. Let that number sink in for a second before being told Eastern is 3-7 in conference play, in desperate need of wins to stay in the tournament picture and has two road games coming up this week. Eastern travels to play Murray Sta...

Women’s basketball team falls short in loss to Morehead State

Women’s basketball team falls short in loss to Morehead State

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team mounted a serious comeback in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Morehead State. But Morehead State had a serious lead, and the Panthers’ comeback bid proved to be too little, too late as the Eagles picked up a 67-57 win. Morehead State held an 18-po...

Former U of I coach, Matt Bollant, introduced as Eastern women’s basketball coach

Former U of I coach, Matt Bollant, introduced as Eastern women’s basketball coach

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, News, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball program needed a desperate answer to get the team back to a competitive level and Eastern’s answer to fix that problem was hiring former University of Illinois women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant. Bollant was formally introduced as the new head coach of the women’s...

Panthers travel to in-state rival Western

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team wants to get past its 72-63 loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday and will turn its head as it heads to Western Illinois on Friday for the Panthers’ second game in three days. Eastern had 28 turnovers in its Wednesday loss, which is a season high for the...

Panthers head to Milwaukee for matinee

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team looks to continue its hot streak against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at noon on Wednesday in Milwaukee. The Panthers have won their last 3-of-4 games, including a 77-66 win at home against Nebraska-Omaha, where they scored their most points of the season. Head...

Panthers look for third win out of four tries

Panthers look  for third win  out of four tries

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team will be looking for its second straight home victory on Friday as the Panthers host Nebraska-Omaha at Lantz Arena at 6 p.m. Omaha is 3-3 on the season and has played five home games out of the six to start the season and Eastern coach Debbie Black said she expe...

Panthers face ‘Mean’ competition in tournament

Panthers face ‘Mean’ competition in tournament

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team will go up against Florida State University and North Texas University in the Hospitality Hill Challenge at North Texas University in Denton, Texas. The Panthers head into this tournament on a two-game losing streak in which they lost to Missouri-Kansas City and...

Missed layups hurt Panthers in loss

Missed layups hurt Panthers in loss

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball missed about 15 layups and shot 16-of-66 from the field in its 66-44 loss to Indiana-Purdue University in Indianapolis Tuesday night. Assistant coach Kim Foley said the Panthers revisited what they did in the game against Kansas City, which was miss layups and free thro...

Panthers set for rematch against Kansas City

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team will open up its season at home in Lantz Arena for the first time since 2011. The Panthers will be going up against a different looking Missouri-Kansas City team, on Saturday, than they faced a year ago. Along with Kansas City, the Panthers will be starting...

Kangaroos ready for season opener

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Missouri-Kansas City women’s basketball team will be heading into hostile territory as it faces Eastern at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lantz Arena. The Kangaroos defeated the Panthers last season 69-62 in Kansas City, Mo., and went on to win their next three out of four games and finished with an 11-19...

Thomas ready for bigger role in senior year

Thomas ready for bigger role in senior year

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Eastern women’s basketball player Arnisha Thomas is ready to take on a bigger role for this season. Thomas, a senior, came off the bench last season in 27-of-28 games and averaged around 12.9 minutes a game. She averaged 3.9 points per game and shot 40 percent from the floor. Last season, Thomas...

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