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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 guard Lariah Washington (22), passes the ball to a teammate, avoiding the hands of Brave freshman guard Lucia Llaveria (2), during the womens basketball game at Lantz Arena Tuesday night. Washington led the Panthers with 19 points and 4 assists. The Panthers lost 72-61 to the Bradley Braves.

Women’s basketball loses second game in a row

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor December 7, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team struggled to put up shots against Bradley Tuesday evening in Lantz Arena, leading it to its second loss in a row. The Braves beat the Panthers 72-61. Coach Matt...

Lariah Washington (22), recovers the ball to start pushing towards the Northern Illinois University Huskies basket during the womens basketball game  at Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon. Washington led the Panthers with 30 points, scoring .750 points per minute. The Panthers lost 71-69.

Women’s basketball winning streak comes to an end

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team was handed its first loss of the season as it was beat by Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon 71-69. As the Panthers struggled in the first half, they came back...

Matt Bollant, Easterns womens basketball head coach, talks to his players during a media timeout during the womens basketball game against the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in Lantz Arena.

EIU and NIU women’s basketball to face off Saturday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor December 2, 2022

Eastern Illinois University (6-0) vs. Northern Illinois (6-1)   Tipoff: Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m.   Location: Lantz Arena – Charleston, Ill.    Series Record: EIU leads 10-9  Last Meeting:...

After Makiya Miller (3), a freshman guard for the Wright State  Rowdy Raiders, stumbles over herself and loses the ball, Julia Bengtson (20), a sophomore guard, recovers the ball to push the offensive during the womens basketball game against the Rowdy Raiders at Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. Bengtson had four rebounds, two assists and scored nine points. The Panthers won 96-67 against the Rowdy Raiders. The Panthers have won seven games in row.

Women’s basketball teams’ perfect season continues against Wright State

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 29, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team continues its perfect season as it secured a 96-67 win over Wright State Monday night in Lantz Arena, moving it to 6-0 on the season.  It is the Panthers’ best...

Maya Chandler (10), a junior guard, is defended by Miah Monohan (3), a sophomore guard as she approaches the Panthers hoop during the womens basketball game against the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in Lantz Arena Sunday afternoon. Monahan scored five points with six assists and four rebounds. The Panthers won 83-73 against the Ramblers.

Women’s basketball team moves to 5-0 over Thanksgiving break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 29, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball teams' two wins over Thanksgiving break led it to a 5-0 start on the season, something they have not seen in the program for the last 40 years. As seniors Lariah Washington...

Maya Chandler (10), a junior guard, is defended by Miah Monohan (3), a sophomore guard as she approaches the Panthers hoop during the womens basketball game against the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in Lantz Arena Sunday afternoon. Monahan scored five points with six assists and four rebounds. The Panthers won 83-73 against the Ramblers.

Women’s basketball rallies in second half to beat Loyola Chicago

Nick Bays, Women's Basketball Reporter November 21, 2022

After trailing by 10 points at halftime, Eastern women’s basketball would go on to win at home at First Mid Court in Lantz Arena on Sunday against Loyola Chicago 83-73. The Panthers were led by...

Lyric Johnson (4), a freshman guard brings the ball up the court during the womens basketball exhibition game against the Missouri-St. Louis Tritons at Lantz Arena Monday evening. Johnson had four rebounds, one steal and two assists. The Panthers won 65-54 against the Tritons.

Second half turnaround for Panthers leads to win in home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team struggled in the first half as they trailed University of Missouri Saint Louis going into halftime but came out in the second half a new team as they beat UMSL 65-54...

Morgan Litwiller (24), a senior forward, looks for someone to throw the ball in bounds the womens basketball game against Millikin at Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon. Litwiller scored eight points and had three rebounds. The Panthers won 82-78 against the Big Blue.

Women’s basketball team encouraged after exhibition match win over Millikin

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 4, 2022

 The Eastern women’s basketball team defeated No. 14 Division III Millikin University 82-78 in an exhibition match on Thursday evening in Lantz Arena. Senior guard Lariah Washington and sophomore forward...

Guard Lariah Washington, a junior management major, shoots from the free-throw line in the third quarter of the first game in the OVC Tournament in Ford Center in Evansville, In. on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022. Washingotn scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. The Panthers lost against the Tennessee State Tigers 72-61.

Women’s basketball adds five new faces ahead of season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team was slated to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference standings this season as senior guard Lariah Washington was named the preseason OVC Player of the Year and...

From left Kira Arthofer, a senior guard, and Morgan Litwiller, a junior guard, congratulate Miah Monahan, a freshman guard, on leading the team with 15 points at the women’s basketball game against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars on Monday at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 89-65 against the Cougars.

Washington, Litwiller expected to lead the women’s basketball team this season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 2, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team will begin its season Thursday evening with an exhibition game at home against Millikin University. Head coach Matt Bollant said that he and his team are ready to...

Eastern guards Lariah Washington (left) and Miah Monahan celebrate the Panthers overtime win over Tennessee State Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington scored a team-high 20 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Washington picked to win OVC Player of the Year in preseason poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

The 2022-23 preseason poll for OVC women's basketball was released on Tuesday, announcing the predicted order of finish and preseason and All-OVC candidates. The poll is selected by OVC head...

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