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Mens basketball senior guard Tiger Booker attempts to shot a basket during the basketball game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tuesday evening, Feb 27, 2024 at Groniger Arena 
The Panthers won 84-79.

There’s a Tiger on the loose

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Setting a season high of 33 points, senior guard Tiger Booker and the Panthers ended the home season with an 84-79 win over the Cougars Tuesday night at Groniger Arena. “They beat us earlier in the...

Senior guard Tiger Booker dribbles past defender on Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Lindenwood Lions 72-57 Saturday afternoon.

Panthers dominate Lions on senior night

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 17, 2024

Honoring their four seniors tonight, guards Dan Luers, Tiger Booker, and Caleb Donaldson and forward Jermaine Hamlin, the Panthers secured an exhilarating 72-57 win on senior night, against the Lindenwood...

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis hangs onto the rim in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 72-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Panthers blow out Redhawks in conference win

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 15, 2024

With an 18-point margin and 13 more rebounds than Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), Eastern beat SEMO 75-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis led the team...

Eastern’s senior guard Tiger Booker shoots a contested layup over University of Tennessee-Martin’s junior guard Jordan Sears. The Panthers lost to the Skyhawks 76-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Panthers struggle with rebounds in loss against Skyhawks

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 1, 2024

Eastern’s men's basketball fell to the University of Tennessee-Martin 76-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. This tough loss was mainly credited to rebounds. UT Martin clinched 52 rebounds while...

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis (10) and senior guard Tiger Booker (11) share a court together four years later after their time at Bogan High School.

Goodie boys reunite at EIU

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 29, 2024

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis and senior guard Tiger Booker have known each other for six years, going to Bogan High School together.  Although Booker is a year older than Davis, the two weren’t...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker during the mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59.

EIU obtains first home conference win

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter January 25, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball clinched the victory against Tennessee Tech University in a fast paced game as the Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. Starting with the...

Sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi scores a point against Morehead State Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Men’s basketball loses two straight conference games

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 14, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball lost two straight games this week. On Thursday evening in Groniger Arena, the Panthers lost to the Morehead State Eagles 78-52. Three Panthers scored double figures against...

Senior Guard Jordan Booker jumpshot against Morehead State Thursday 11, 2024 evening in Groniger Arena

Men’s basketball loses thriller OVC game

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 13, 2024

With a little under three minutes left in the game, junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis grabbed a defensive rebound and went down the court for the dunk, putting the Panthers only four points behind the...

Junior guard Kyndall Davis makes the first dunk of the night against Morehead State Thursday in Groniger Arena

Men’s basketball faces second conference loss

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 11, 2024

Eastern was three of 13 for three-pointers as the Panthers lost to the Morehead State Eagles 52-78 on Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. One of the main factors of this competitive game was the lack...

Junior pitcher Olivia Price (6), starts her pitch to St. Louis University junior infielder Jocelyn Abbott (20) on Wednesday evening.

Athletes to watch in the winter

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 10, 2024

Men’s Basketball: Jordan “Tiger” Booker The senior guard from Chicago transferred to Eastern after playing one year at Tarleton State. Booker currently averages 13.4 points per game, 3.1 assists...

Panthers of the Week: Jordan “Tiger” Booker and Macy McGlone

Panther of the Break: Jordan Booker, Macy McGlone

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 9, 2024

The male Panther of the Break is going to Jordan “Tiger” Booker from the men’s basketball team.  The senior guard from Chicago helped lead the team to three wins over the holiday break.  The...

Kooper Jacobi (40) led the Panthers with 14 points and went 6-9 in field goals helping to secure the Panthers triple-digit win over University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Saturday afternoon at Groniger Arena.

Winter break sports recap

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 8, 2024

For the past three weeks, many students and faculty retreated to their humble abodes for winter break.  During this time of relaxation, or maybe exasperation, the sporting events of Eastern tend...

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