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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

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...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
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...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
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...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
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...

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...

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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.

Eastern faces tough SEMO team Thursday on road

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...

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...

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...

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