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Notebook: 3 teams tied at top of OVC standings

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2020

It is the middle of February which means we are finally getting a clear picture of the OVC basketball standings, as teams are settling into their respective positions in the conference standing and preparing for the conference tournament.  Right? Wrong.  The OVC women’s basketball standings are anythi...

Column: Panthers beating up on lower-ranked teams

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

February 18, 2020

With just four games remaining in what has been a resurgent season, the fifth-place Eastern women’s basketball team may still be a step behind the four top teams in the OVC. Against those four teams, the Panthers are just 1-4 on the season, allowing 75.8 points per game and only scoring 62 points ...

Panthers lose by 24 on road against Skyhawks

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 16, 2020

The Eastern women’s basketball team tied its largest loss of the season Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers lost 88-64 to the Skyhawks on the road, snapping a four-game winning streak. Eastern is now 9-5 in conference play and in fifth place. Tennessee-Martin, which lost to the Panthers o...

Pace surpasses 1,000-point milestone Thursday

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 15, 2020

A third-quarter layup is usually not a big deal, but one by Eastern’s Karle Pace Thursday evening against Southern Illinois Edwardsville certainly was.  It gave Pace 1,000 points in her collegiate career, making her just the 25th player in the program’s history to reach that mark.  Pace s...

Women’s basketball hosts SIUE Thursday looking for fourth straight victory

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Lariah Washington rises above a defender in the lane to attempt a  mid-range jump shot. Eastern defeated Morehead State 67-62 Feb. 6 in Lantz Arena.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Eastern women’s basketball team will play a home and a road game this weekend against two opponents in very different positions. The Panthers (14-9, 8-4 OVC) will be home for the third-straight game Thursday when they will play last-place Southern Illinois Edwardsville at 5:15 p.m. The Cougars ...

Panthers start three-game homestand Thursday, host Eastern Kentucky

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Abby Wahl races up-court with the ball during Eastern’s 77-65 loss to Southeast Missouri Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena. Eastern hosts Eastern Kentucky Thursday in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2020

It would be really easy for the Eastern women’s basketball team (6-4 OVC) to look past its Thursday matchup against Eastern Kentucky (2-8 OVC) and look ahead to the more pivotal Saturday game in Lantz Arena against Morehead State (4-6 OVC). But Eastern knows what can happen if it overlooks an opponent...

Women’s basketball prepared for Murray State, Austin Peay in road conference games

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Grace McRae tries to get a layup attempt off as two defenders sandwich her in the post. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 77-65 Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

On paper the Eastern women’s basketball team (5-3 OVC) looks like it should be headed into a weekend where it can pick up wins against two opponents in Murray State and Austin Peay, who both have 2-6 conference records. That’s on paper at least. The reality behind the paper tells a different stor...

Eastern faces back-to-back tests this weekend

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Jordyn Hughes tries to drive past a defender as Jennifer Nehls sets a screen for her. Eastern lost 75-62 to Tennessee Tech Jan. 18 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2020

As luck would have it, the Eastern women’s basketball team’s schedule this week will show it no leniency following the Panthers’ (4-2 OVC) second conference loss of the season to first-place Tennessee Tech (6-0 OVC) Jan. 18. The Panthers, having just played arguably the best team in the conference...

Notebook: Big matchups loom for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 21, 2020

It is now one-third of the way through conference season for the women’s basketball teams of the OVC. The final two-thirds of the conference schedule begin this weekend with several important games featuring some of the top teams in the standings. Two of those games will feature Eastern. After se...

Women’s basketball’s home games will test how good the Panthers are

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Karle Pace defends a ball handler on the wing of the three-point arc. Eastern defeated Omaha 65-52 Dec. 7 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

There is little question as to what the Eastern women’s basketball team’s upcoming games against Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech will be: A measuring stick to tell this program exactly who it is in the OVC. The Panthers, who have spent the last five seasons as a bottom-dweller in the OVC, are...

Notebook: Eastern’s Washington wins another conference honor

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

Eastern women’s basketball freshman Lariah Washington received her second Ohio Valley Conference freshman of the week award after posting 29 points and 13 rebounds in two Panther victories last week. In four conference matchups this season, Washington ranks second on the team in sco ring at 10.5 poi...

Panthers off to hot start in OVC play

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 12, 2020

The Eastern women’s basketball team won its third conference game of the season Jan. 11 against Morehead State 57-51, in what was the Panthers’ fourth game against an OVC opponent. The 3-1 start to the conference season is the best the Panthers have had since the 2014-15 season. Eastern did no...

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