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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

Eastern forward, Taris Thornton (25), holds up a W with her hands, as the game ends, resulting in Easterns 12th win of the season, breaking their Best Start in the OVC record in Lantz Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s basketball breaks EIU’s consecutive OVC win record

Cam'ron Hardy, Sports Reporter February 5, 2023

After the women’s basketball team won against Tennessee State University in a 75-58 victory, it broke the EIU record for the longest win streak in the Ohio Valley Conference at 12 consecutive wins. The...

After Makiya Miller (3), a freshman guard for the Wright State  Rowdy Raiders, stumbles over herself and loses the ball, Julia Bengtson (20), a sophomore guard, recovers the ball to push the offensive during the womens basketball game against the Rowdy Raiders at Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. Bengtson had four rebounds, two assists and scored nine points. The Panthers won 96-67 against the Rowdy Raiders. The Panthers have won seven games in row.

Women’s basketball teams’ perfect season continues against Wright State

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 29, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team continues its perfect season as it secured a 96-67 win over Wright State Monday night in Lantz Arena, moving it to 6-0 on the season.  It is the Panthers’ best...

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 team moves to 5-0 over Thanksgiving break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 29, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball teams' two wins over Thanksgiving break led it to a 5-0 start on the season, something they have not seen in the program for the last 40 years. As seniors Lariah Washington...

Lyric Johnson (4), a freshman guard brings the ball up the court during the womens basketball exhibition game against the Missouri-St. Louis Tritons at Lantz Arena Monday evening. Johnson had four rebounds, one steal and two assists. The Panthers won 65-54 against the Tritons.

Second half turnaround for Panthers leads to win in home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team struggled in the first half as they trailed University of Missouri Saint Louis going into halftime but came out in the second half a new team as they beat UMSL 65-54...

Freshman forward Taris Thornton prepares to throw the ball in bounds at the Nov. 19, 2021 women’s basketball game at Lantz Arena against Lindenwood University. Thorton played 15:12 and scored 10 points. The Panthers won 86-30.

Women’s basketball team starts OVC play 1-1

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 11, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team started conference play over Winter Break, starting off with an OVC record of 1-1. The Panthers would have had two more conference games under their belt...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

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...

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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.

Skyhawks end Panthers’ season in the semifinal of OVC Tournament

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...

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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.

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

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...

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

Women’s basketball team defeats Gamecocks 49-46, 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...

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...

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

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

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...

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