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Womens basketball guard sophomore Ellie Buzzelle holds the ball before getting bumped out of bounds, against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, at Groniger Arena

EIU women’s basketball get dominant win on senior night

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

The Panthers returned to their home court after a crushing, two-point defeat to Tennessee Tech University three days prior. The loss gave Tennessee Tech a spot in the three-way tie for second place, a...

Junior guard Miah Monahan dribbles the ball while looking for a pass during the womens basketball game against the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Monahan scored 6 points and had 7 assists. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers win puts them in second in the OVC

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2024

The Panthers were able to pull out a 68-62 win against the Lindenwood University Lions and put themselves in sole possession of second place in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern had a slow start...

Players from Southeast Missouri State University and Eastern scramble for a loose ball during the womens basketball game Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Eastern gets a dominant win over SEMO

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 15, 2024

The Panthers put up a dominant performance against Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball on Thursday night. The final score was 71-52, far from the quadruple overtime battle that took...

Women’s head coach Matt Bollant instructs the Eastern women’s basketball team against University of Tennessee at Martin Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Meet the Coaches: Matt Bollant

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 6, 2024

Matt Bollant is the current head coach of the EIU women's basketball team.  Bollant is originally from Winona, Minnesota, and he dreamed of being in the NBA. But those dreams changed once he realized...

The Panthers lost their second straight game to the Little Rock Trojans 55-48 Saturday afternoon in Groniger Arena.

Panthers lose conference game to Little Rock

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

Eastern lost their second straight game 55-48 to Little Rock. Eastern was able to start the game aggressively and jumped to a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was...

Eastern’s redshirt freshman forward Sydney-James Desroches shoots over University of Tennessee-Martin’s freshman forward Tori Rubel. The Panthers lost to the Skyhawks 80-65 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

EIU not able to overcome first quarter deficit

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 1, 2024

Eastern women’s basketball loses 65-80 to UT Martin, which snaps its four-game win streak. 80 points is the most points that Eastern has allowed to any Ohio Valley Conference team this season.  “Yeah,...

Ellie Buzzelle at the womens basketball. Eastern Illinois Pathers Vs Tennessee Tach Golden Eagles. During the final quater pathers pulled though to win 73-71 In Groniger Arena Thursday night.

Buzzelle’s confidence rises since transferring

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2024

Sophomore guard Ellie Buzzelle began her college career at Grand Canyon University before transferring to Eastern after one year. Now at Eastern, she leads the team in three-pointers made and three-point...

Junior forward Macy McGlone dribbs and defends against Morehead Thursday 11/2024, In Groniger Arena. The pathers lost 67-69

McGlone scores 30 in OT win

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

Eastern won an overtime thriller against Tennessee State University 71-67.  With a career-high 19 rebounds and 30 points from junior forward Macy McGlone, the Panthers were able to come back from...

Womens basketball. Eastern Illinois Pathers Vs Tennessee Tach Golden Eagles. During the final quater pathers pulled though to win 73-71 In Groniger Arena Thursday night.

Eastern beats Tennesse Tech at the buzzer

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 25, 2024

Groniger Arena was unusually loud for the women's basketball game on Thursday. The reason? It was Greek Night.  Junior Grace Bonds of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta said, “I got the email about it,...

Addi Brownfield, a sophomore guard, rushes the ball into the paint while being contested by Charita Tiny Lewis (12), a sophomore guard, during the womens basketball game at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lewis scored 13 points, had seven rebounds and went 5-10 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

EIU women’s basketball looks for fourth conference win

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 20, 2024

The upcoming women’s basketball game between Eastern and Lindenwood looks to be an offensive shootout. Lindenwood has the fourth highest average points per game (APG) in the Ohio Valley Conference with...

Womens basketball coach Matt Bollant, second from right, Athletic Director Tom Michael and Bollants wife Kari and daughter Regan pose for a photo after Mondays introduction of the new coach.

Father-daughter coaches for EIU women’s basketball

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter January 19, 2024

Eastern’s women’s head basketball coach Matt Bollant is in his seventh season with the Panthers. This season, his daughter Regan Bollant joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach. “It’s...

Addi Brownfield, a sophomore guard, rushes the ball into the paint while being contested by Charita Tiny Lewis (12), a sophomore guard, during the womens basketball game at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lewis scored 13 points, had seven rebounds and went 5-10 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Eastern women go 1-1 in games this past week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2024

The Eastern women’s basketball team started their week of games with a close loss to the Morehead State University Eagles in the final seconds but were able to end it with a win against the Western...

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