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Analysis: Despite tournament exit, Panthers played well

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 8, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team played the exact same way in their two OVC Tournament games. Despite the Panthers going 1-1 in their games and being knocked out in the semifinals, the Panthers found ways to be successful in their help defense and the ability of having multiple players making big pla...

Skyhawks end Panthers’ season in the semifinal of OVC Tournament

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Lariah Washington rises above her defender to get off a shot attempt. Eastern lost 63-52 to Tennessee-Martin in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday.

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team fought until the very end, but Tennessee-Martin’s scoring duo of Madie Waldrop and Chelsey Perry was too much for the Panthers, as Eastern lost 63-52 in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday. Waldrop led the game in scoring with 20 points while Perry added...

Analysis: Panthers made big plays at right time to clinch semifinals appearance

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Lariah Washington rises above her defender for a shot attempt. Eastern defeated Jacksonville State 49-46 to advance to the semifinals Friday in the OVC Tournament.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- Eastern’s women’s basketball team was predicted to finish tenth in the preseason poll and finished last season with an 11-18 record. This season the Panthers finished fourth in the conference making the OVC Tournament for the first time since 2015, and won their first game in...

Women’s basketball team defeats Gamecocks 49-46, first tournament win since 2010

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Eastern's fan section at the OVC Tournament cheers on the women's basketball team as the Panthers leave the court. Eastern defeated Jacksonville State 49-46, its first tournament win since 2010.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- The Eastern women’s basketball team came out on top in a tug-of-war between two defensive heavyweights, beating Jacksonville State 49-46 in the first round of the OVC Tournament Thursday. Scoring was expected to be low in the game, which featured the OVC’s second-and-third-bes...

Pace, Washington win OVC awards Tuesday afternoon

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Eastern women’s basketball freshman Lariah Washington took home the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year award to go along with an OVC All-Newcomer Team selection and an All-OVC First-Team pick along with junior Karle Pace. Washington got the nod after taking home four OVC Freshman of the Wee...

Analysis: There are good matchups in the women’s OVC Tournament

Abby Wahl looks for a pass with a couple defenders around her. Eastern defeated Austin Peay 73-72 Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2020

The Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament picture is finally set. Beginning Thursday, the top eight women’s teams from the OVC will battle for the conference championship title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.  The seeds are set, the matchups are scheduled, and it all looks exactly how ...

Panthers close resurgent season with win

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2020

It turns out a win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Saturday was not needed for the Eastern women’s basketball team to clinch the four seed in the upcoming OVC tournament, but the Panthers got the win anyway. They beat the Cougars 65-62, giving them a 12-6 conference record just two years after p...

Eastern faces tough SEMO team Thursday on road

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Jordyn Hughes (middle) tries to get around a defender to lead a fast break during Eastern’s 73-72 win over Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Southeast Missouri on the road Thursday.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2020

The ticket to the OVC tournament has been punched for the Eastern women’s basketball team. The question remaining now for the team, however, is where will they be sitting, or seeded rather, when the tournament rolls around.  The Panthers (11-5 OVC) are in control of their own seeding destiny with two...

Analysis: Assessing Panthers’ OVC tournament chances

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

February 25, 2020

Having clinched its first OVC tournament appearance since the 2014-2015 season, the Eastern women’s basketball team may be in a position to make a run in the tournament. There are two games left in the regular season, but it is never too soon to look ahead. Despite the lack of recent success, th...

Analysis: Eastern made important plays in win

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

It looked like a heavyweight boxing match between top contenders, with one team landing a blow as the other returned the favor just seconds after. Eastern head coach Matt Bollant certainly thought so, likening the women’s basketball team’s 73-72 victory over Austin Peay Feb. 22 to a bout in...

Litwiller makes free throws late to give women’s basketball team win over Austin Peay

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

With 1.6 seconds left on the clock, freshman Morgan Litwiller hit two free throws after being fouled on a second-chance opportunity to put Eastern (17-10, 11-5 OVC) ahead by one and collect a 73-72 win over Austin Peay (16-11, 7-9 OVC) at Lantz Arena Saturday on senior day. Litwiller went to the l...

Women’s basketball team hosts Murray State Thursday in revenge game

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Lariah Washington charges toward the basket during a fast break in Eastern’s 67-62 victory over Morehead State Feb. 8 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Murray State Thursday in Lantz Arena at 5:15 p.m.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

One win for the Eastern women’s basketball team (9-5 OVC) this week and the Panthers will guarantee themselves a conference tournament bid for the first time since the 2014-2014 season. Two wins for the Panthers this week and Eastern will secure its first 10-plus OVC win season since 2012-2013. ...

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