EUREKA, Ill. -- The women's basketball team earned a critical road victory as they defeated the defending SLIAC regular season and tournament champion Eureka by an 85-80 score in a come-from-behind effort on Wednesday.
The Panthers recovered from a deficit that reached 14 points in the second quarter for the win.
Greenville trailed 25-16 after the first quarter and 49-37 at halftime.
The Panthers came back and tied the game at 58-all in the third quarter, but Eureka managed to take a 66-63 lead by the end of the period.
The fourth quarter saw Greenville grab their first lead since early in the first quarter when Brittany Lopez knocked down a three pointer to give them a 77-74 advantage with 3:52 remaining in the game. The women held the advantage until the final buzzer.
Meredith Crosier posted team-highs with 20 points and eight rebounds.
Maria Reinhard added 18 points, six assists, and five steals.
Morgan St. James matched Crosier's rebounding total with eight caroms.
The Panthers (4-1, 1-0 SLIAC) host Westminster on Saturday at 1 p.m. in H.J. Long Gymnasium.