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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

Senior Grace Lennox brings the ball up the court against Bradley Dec. 5 in Lantz Arena in one of her eight games played this year. Lennox tore her meniscus and decided to redshirt 2017-2018 and return next year.

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...

Freshman Grace McRae drives to the basket through two Indiana State defenders in the Panthers’ 77-70 win over Indiana State Nov.3 in Lantz Arena. McRae finished with 5 points.

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,...

Eastern women’s basketball team head coach Matt Bollant talks to the team after Eastern defeated Indiana State Nov. 3. The Panthers are 1-5.

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...

Grace Lennox drives toward the hoop against a Northern Illinois defender. The Panthers lost 93-64 Friday night at Lantz Arena.

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...

Senior Grace Lennox brings the ball up the court in the Panthers’ 97-54 win over Millikin Nov. 2016 in Lantz Arena. Eastern hosts Indiana State Friday.

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...

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...

Sophomore Carmen Tellez dribbles the ball out on the top of the key Wednesday against Cleveland State. Tellez scored 12 points on a 4-for-9 effort from beyond the arc in the Panthers 66-56 loss.

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...

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...

Freshman Allison Van Dyke dribbles the ball Monday against Indiana State at Lantz Arena. Van Dyke scored seven points shooting 3-9 from the field and 1-2 at the free throw line, she also hauled in four rebounds in Easterns 88-61 loss.

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...

Junior Grace Lennox dribbles the ball while she scans the floor for a open teammate Monday against Indiana State at Lantz Arena. Lennox finished with 16 points in the 88-61 loss.

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...

Junior gaurd Grace Lennox looks for an open teammate Friday at Lantz Arena in the Panthers season opening 97-54 win over Millikin.

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...

Freshman Jennifer Nehls goes up for a layup Friday against Millikin at Lantz Arena. Nehls scored 12 points in the season opening 97-54 win.

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...

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