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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

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer attempts to drive by a defender with help from a screen by forward Abby Wahl in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had 16 points and 4 steals in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Panthers hit road for Compass Tournament

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Eastern women’s basketball team will be playing in a tournament for the second-straight weekend as they travel to play in the Compass Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The tournament is hosted...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington passes the ball into the paint in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 25 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Top women’s basketball performances for OVC so far

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

Through the first three weeks of the season, there have been some strong individual performances from players on the women's basketball teams in the OVC.  Some players appear more frequently than others...

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer guards an opposing player in the Panthers game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had 16 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

OVC women’s basketball teams finding mixed results

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 29, 2021

It has been three weeks since the college basketball season started, and the women's basketball teams of the OVC now have a decent number of nonconference games under their belts.  Only two of the...

Freshman guard Julia Bengston drives around a defender in transition during Easterns double-overtime win against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena.

Panthers compete in Hawai’i tournament

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 28, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team spent its Thanksgiving weekend in The Aloha State, playing in the University of Hawai'i Tournament.  The Panthers entered the tournament with a 4-0 record to start...

Junior guard Lariah Washington put up a shot at the women’s basketball game Saturday at Lantz Areana. Washinton led the team with 25 points. The Panthers won 85-74 to the Purple Aces in a double overtime.

Panthers win double-overtime thriller against Evansville

Will Simmons, Women's Basketball Reporter November 20, 2021

An 85-74 win in double overtime Saturday night, extends the Eastern women’s basketball team’s streak to 3-0. The Panthers finished strong in the second overtime outscoring Evansville 15-4 to win by...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl defends an opponent at the top of the key in a game against Lindenwood on Nov. 9 in Lantz Arena. Wahl had 6 points and 3 rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 86-30.

Panthers win 1st road game of season

Jonas Engelhart, Women's Basketball Reporter November 17, 2021

The Eastern’s women’s basketball team collected another win in their second game of the season as they won 64-55 against Indiana State in Terre Haut on Wednesday night. It was a close game throughout...

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer (right) gets in a defensive stance against Lindenwood on Tuesday. Eastern won the game 86-30.

OVC women’s basketball teams find success in openers

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

Nine of the 10 women's basketball teams in the OVC have opened their regular seasons, and six of those teams picked up wins.  Eight teams played Tuesday with an additional game Wednesday.  Eastern...

Freshman forward Taris Thornton prepares to throw the ball in bounds at Monday night’s women’s basketball game at Lantz Arena against Lindenwood. Thorton scored 10 points and the Panthers won 86-30.

Young players get early chances for Panthers

Jonas Engelhart, Women's Basketball Reporter November 10, 2021

Following the Eastern women’s basketball team’s 86-30 blowout win over the Lindenwood Lions on Tuesday night at Lantz Arena, Head Coach Matt Bollant and junior guard Lariah Washington, who was the...

Lariah Washington, a junior guard, jumps for the ball at the tipoff for the women’s basketball game Tuesday night against Lindenwood. Washingotn led the team with 16 points. The Panthers won 86-30.

Panthers win by 56 points to open season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The Eastern women’s basketball team opened the regular season in style Tuesday night, beating Lindenwood 86-30 at home.  The Panthers opened the game on a 17-0 run, allowed just 10 points in the...

Kira Arthofer, a senior guard, faces an Illinois Wesleyan player during an exhibition on Nov. 3 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer scored a total of 16 points. The Panthers won 83-54 against the Titans.

Panthers to open regular season Tuesday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 8, 2021

After playing an exhibition last week, the Eastern women's basketball team will open the regular season Tuesday at home.  The Panthers will host Lindenwood at 6 p.m. from Lantz Arena. These two teams...

Kira Arthofer, a senior guard, pushes the ball towards the basket at the Wednesday night women’s basketball game against Illinois Wesleyan in Lantz Arena. Arthofer scored a total of 16 points. The Panthers won 83-54 against the Titans.

Panthers beat Titans 83-54 in exhibition

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

Next up for the Eastern women’s basketball team is the regular season. The Panthers played their lone exhibition of the season Wednesday night against Division III Illinois Wesleyan in Lantz Arena,...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl pushes through a defender in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16. Whal had 10 points and 9 rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 73-68.

Panthers to play exhibition Wednesday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 2, 2021

The Eastern women’s basketball team will be back on the court Wednesday evening.  The Panthers will be at home for an exhibition against Illinois Wesleyan at 6 p.m. It will be the only exhibition...

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