The Daily Eastern News

A season without Lennox: Panthers push through season after losing its leader to injury

A season without Lennox: Panthers push through season after losing its leader to injury

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2018

Senior point guard Grace Lennox was not supposed to get injured. Players like her do not get injured. But unfortunately for the Panthers, things that are not supposed to happen, find a way of happening and can change the course of an entire season and career. The definition of an Ironhorse and gym rat, ...

Underclassmen need to step up for women’s basketball

Underclassmen need to step up for women’s basketball

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 9, 2018

The Eastern women’s basketball team is without senior guard Grace Lennox and junior guard Carmen Tellez because of injury. Without the team’s leading scorer and one of the squad’s biggest rebounders, the underclassmen need to step up to salvage what’s left of the season. The Panthers were ha...

Women’s basketball a force at home

Women’s basketball a force at home

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 29, 2017

With two exhibition wins followed by five losses and just one win, it would be easy to assume the Eastern women’s basketball team will make a repeat of past seasons. However, this may not be the case. The Panthers’ first regular season win came over Evansville 79-52. Senior guard Grace Lennox once ag...

Women’s basketball team loses 93-64

Women’s basketball team loses 93-64

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 12, 2017

There were no surprises from Northern Illinois Friday night at Lantz Arena. The Huskies, who ranked fifth in the country in points per game last season, had four players score in double figures and shot 53 percent from the field as a team in a 93-64 offensive route over the Eastern women’s basketba...

Panthers ready for improved season

Panthers ready for improved season

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

Things are different this season around the Eastern women’s basketball team. Expectations are higher thanks to the addition of head coach Matt Bollant, the team finally having a league recognized game-changer in senior point guard Grace Lennox. And for the first time in a while, opposing teams vie...

Rebounding key in overtime win

JJ Bullock, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 18, 2017

The Eastern Illinois women’s basketball team knew that execution in the paint and on the glass would be a crucial factor in deciding their matchup with one of the conference’s poorest rebounding teams, UT-Martin, Wednesday night at Lantz arena. The theory proved to be true, as Eastern scored 26 ...

Poor shooting sinks women’s basketball

Poor shooting sinks women’s basketball

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

Cleveland State may have came into Lantz Arena Wednesday afternoon able to get almost whatever they wanted in the paint against the Eastern women’s basketball team, but poor shooting is what really downed the Panthers. This was the worst shooting percentage for the Panthers this season. The Vikings ...

Column: Losing streak must end now for women’s basketball team

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

With four more games until conference play, three of those being on the road, the Eastern women’s basketball team must end the three game skid they are on Wednesday at home against Cleveland State. The Panthers lost two tough road games against Illinois State and Valparaiso. Those two games went...

Women’s basketball begins road trip at Illinois State

Women’s basketball begins road trip at Illinois State

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2016

The Eastern women’s basketball team is back on the road for two games starting with the Illinois State Redbirds tonight. The Redbirds (2-3) have reached above .500 for the first time since the 2012-13 season following a home opening victory over Valparaiso. Since the victory over Valparaiso, Illi...

Panthers fall to 4-3 on season following 88-61 loss to Indiana State on Monday

Panthers fall to 4-3 on season following 88-61 loss to Indiana State on Monday

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 28, 2016

The Indiana State Sycamores came out shooting 6 for 8 from 3-point range in the first quarter and never looked back with an 88-61 over the Eastern women’s basketball team. The Sycamores finished the game shooting 57.9 percent from 3-point range and shot 60.3 percent from the field. Indiana State...

Women’s basketball set to host Wright State

Women’s basketball set to host Wright State

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

The Eastern women’s basketball team returns home to take on the Wright State Raiders Thursday night for a battle of 2-0 teams. The Panthers come into the game leading the nation in shooting percentage at 58.4 percent. The women trailed at the half against Evansville  Monday night, but they shot...

Women get first road victory in over a year

Women get first road victory in over a year

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

The Eastern women’s basketball team won its first road game since the 2014-15 season against Evansville on Monday night. Eastern coach Debbie Black stuck to the same starting lineup as she did on opening night last Friday with sophomore Carmen Tellez, junior Grace Lennox, freshman Allison Van Dyke,...

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