The Daily Eastern News

Panthers stay hot, beat Omaha 65-52

Panthers stay hot, beat Omaha 65-52

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 8, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team jumped ahead early against Omaha on Dec. 7 in Lantz Arena, setting the tone in a 65-52 victory against the Mavericks. The Panthers (5-3) earned their fourth win in their last five games and ended a two-game winning streak for Omaha (4-6) in the process. The Pan...

Column: Eastern’s guard play leading the way for women’s basketball

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 4, 2019

Seven games into the 2019-2020 season, the Eastern women’s basketball team is playing as well as any team in the OVC. The Panthers possess the third-best offense in the conference and the stingiest defense, and are therefore outscoring their opponents by 12.4 points per game. This mark is 4.4 poi...

Column: Eastern finding early offense with key factors

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

  It’s been seven games up and seven games down for Eastern women’s basketball, and early offense has been the biggest consistency for the Panthers in the early portion of the season. Eastern has led ten minutes of all but one game this season, leading to a +48 point differential in ...

Panthers beat Lipscomb for 3rd win in 4 games

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 1, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team (4-3) picked up a 66-56 win against Lipscomb Dec. 1, raising their record above .500 for the third time this season.  The win was the Panthers’ third in their last four games, all coming on the road. They are averaging 72.75 points per game and surrend...

Women’s basketball trounces Illinois-Chicago on the road Saturday

Women’s basketball trounces Illinois-Chicago on the road Saturday

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

A 31-7 first-quarter lead over Illinois-Chicago (0-4) propelled Eastern women’s basketball (2-2) to an 80-45 victory Nov. 16. The hefty first quarter performance from the Panthers began with a 14-0 run, thanks in large part to sophomore Abby Wahl who provided 12 of those early points, including the...

Column: Shot selection hurts women’s basketball in loss Wednesday

Column: Shot selection hurts women’s basketball in loss Wednesday

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 13, 2019

After the Eastern women’s basketball team shot 61.5 percent from the field in the first quarter against Loyola-Chicago Wednesday afternoon, a quarter that head coach Matt Bollant said was the Panthers’ best so far this season, the offense went cold. The Panthers shot 25 percent in quarters two...

Loyola-Chicago shuts down Panther offense in 67-51 victory over Eastern

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team (1-2) got out to a hot start against Loyola-Chicago (3-0), but a 19-5 run by the Ramblers to open the second quarter left the Panthers trailing for the rest of the matchup, finally falling 67-51. Loyola-Chicago sophomore Janae Gonzales and junior Abby O’Conn...

Women’s basketball opens 2019-20 season at home

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

The Eastern’s women’s basketball team opens its regular season Tuesday in Lantz Arena against Lindenwood. Eastern is coming off of an 83-50 exhibition win over Illinois-Wesleyan and will try and carry momentum from that into what should be a win for the Panthers over a Division II team Tuesda...

Belmont ties its 3-point record in win over women’s basketball

Belmont ties its 3-point record in win over women’s basketball

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

What can you do when the best team in your conference gets off to its best start of the season? Not much, the Eastern women’s basketball team found out Thursday in a 98-57 loss to Belmont ... not much. What the Bruins, now 14-1 in conference play, could do on offense was no secret to the Panthers h...

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

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

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

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...

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