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Members of the Eastern Illinois University womens basketball team help Taris Thornton (25), a sophomore forward, up after a play in the Saturday afternoon game against Southeast Missouri State University in Lantz Arena.

EIU women’s basketball loses 3 road games in a row

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2023

After starting the conference season with a 13-0 record, the EIU women’s basketball team has lost its last three games. EIU remains in second place in the OVC with a 13-3 conference record.  The...

Cameron Haffner, a freshman guard, dribbles the ball while being pressured by University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks players  during the mens basketball game against the Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Thursday night. Haffner scored 12 points and had three rebounds. The Panthers won 77-75.

EIU men’s basketball in 8th place in OVC standings after successful weekend

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 13, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is on a two OVC game winning streak after defeating UT-Martin at home 77-75 last Thursday evening and SIUE 84-73 on the road Saturday evening.  The Panthers are...

Lariah Washington (22), a senior guard gets rid of the ball after being pressured by half of the defense during the womens basketball game against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars Saturday afternoon. Washington scored 13 points and had three assists. The Panthers lost 82-77. The loss was the first conference loss of the season, which ended the 13-win streak.

EIU women’s basketball loses first conference game of season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2023

Eastern’s women’s basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season as SIUE defeated the Panthers 82-77 in Edwardsville Saturday afternoon. The Panthers’ 17 turnovers were a major...

The student section erupts into celebration after the Panthers beat the University of Tennesee-Martin Skyhawks 73-50 Thursday night, allowing the Panthers a 13-win streak.

Toughness helps EIU women’s basketball to 13th consecutive win

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 10, 2023

EIU’s women’s basketball captured its 13th consecutive win and remains undefeated in the Ohio Valley Conference after a 73-50 win against UT Martin at home Thursday evening. Coach Matt Bollant, senior...

Eastern guard, Cameron Haffner (3), dribbles towards the basket, avoiding Tennesse State guard, Jr. Clay (4), before attempting to shoot the ball in Lantz Arena on Saturday afternoon.

EIU men’s basketball falls short to lose its sixth game in a row

Zaria Flippin, Men's Basketball Reporter February 6, 2023

Eastern's men's basketball team fell short in a nail-biter to the Tennessee State Tigers 65-61 in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening. Junior guard Caleb Donaldson led the Panthers with 17 points and five...

Eastern forward, Taris Thornton (25), holds up a W with her hands, as the game ends, resulting in Easterns 12th win of the season, breaking their Best Start in the OVC record in Lantz Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s basketball breaks EIU’s consecutive OVC win record

Cam'ron Hardy, Sports Reporter February 5, 2023

After the women’s basketball team won against Tennessee State University in a 75-58 victory, it broke the EIU record for the longest win streak in the Ohio Valley Conference at 12 consecutive wins. The...

Guard Kinyon Hodges (10), gets in the defensive position in attempts to guard Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Guard Damarco Minor (0). The Panthers lost 80-62 Thursday night.

EIU basketball guard to be disciplined ‘internally’ for attempt to hit fan

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2023

Eastern’s athletic department released a statement Friday following Thursday’s men’s basketball game against Lindenwood when guard Kinyon Hodges attempted to slap a fan during the game. The...

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), breaks a double team against Southeast Missouri Redhawks guard, Jaliyah Green (24), and another Redhawks player. The Panthers won 63-57 against the Redhawks in Lantz Arena on Saturday.

Washington’s leadership in fourth quarter helps EIU remain undefeated

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2023

Senior guard Lariah Washington has exhibited true leadership skills on the court for the Eastern women's basketball team. Her 6-0 run and 25 total points against SEMO late in the fourth quarter led...

The womens basketball team cheers for fellow players after scoring during the womens basketball game against the Rowdy Raiders at Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 96-67 against the Rowdy Raiders. The Panthers have won seven games in row.

Panthers 8-0 in OVC play for the first time since 2013

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 26, 2023

Eastern’s women’s basketball team is on a roll this season. The Panthers have begun their season 8-0 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season when they began the OVC season 11-0. As they...

The women’s basketball team celebrates a win over the Tennessee States Tigers on Saturday at Lantz Arena. The game went into overtime with the score 68-68, with the final score being 78-70.

Women’s basketball looks to go 7-0 in OVC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

Eastern Illinois University (14-3, 6-0 OVC) at Tennessee State (7-10, 2-4 OVC) Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn. at 5:30 p.m. Series Record: EIU leads 33-17 Last Meeting: EIU fell to TSU 72-61 in the...

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), attempts a jump shot against Little Rock guard, Tia Harvey (12) in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening. The Panthers won 44-33 against the Trojans.

Panthers’ fourth quarter rally leads to taking first place in OVC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 15, 2023

The Eastern women’s basketball team is now the front runner of the Ohio Valley Conference as they beat Little Rock 44-33 in a defensive matchup Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena. As they took the...

Eastern guard, Kinyon Hodges (10), attempts a jump shot while Little Rock guard, Myron Gardner (15) attempts to block his shot in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 10-63 against the Trojans on Saturday evening.

Hodges, Ellington help men’s basketball to third OVC win

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 15, 2023

The spark that the men’s basketball team needed came late in the second half.   The Panthers had a 34-25 lead at halftime during Saturday’s OVC matchup against Little Rock but slowly but surely,...

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