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Defense Leads Women To Rout Of Fellow ODAC-Leading Hornets

Four teams entered the day tied atop the ODAC women’s basketball standings at 4-1, but at least one would fall on Saturday.  Eastern Mennonite made sure it would not be them, as they topped fellow ODAC-leader Lynchburg 68-53 on the road. After a tight start to the game, the Royals blew open a big lead.  The women used a 12-5 run to build up a 27-18 cushion.  Then after a Hornet ...More


Post-Christmas Season Starts With 93-40 Win At Cairn

The Royals had no problems getting back into form after the Christmas break, as they returned from a two-week lay-off with a 93-40 win at Cairn.  Eastern Mennonite shot a season-high 51% from the floor and never trailed the Highlanders. After scoring just three points over the first three minutes, the women went on a 35-6 run to open up a 38-9 lead.  EMU led 51-21 at halftime and only ...More


Royals Down Roanoke, 77-53

Eastern Mennonite took over midway through the first half and picked up a 77-53 win over Roanoke Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.  The women improve to 4-3 with the victory, including 2-1 in ODAC play. The under-sized Maroons came out in a zone defense and frustrated EMU early on, leading 14-12 at the 10-minute mark.  But a ...More

EMU men's and women's basketball off to a promising 2012-13 season

Basketball Season Off to Promising Start for Men and Women

EMU Basketball Men Hoping To Catch Another Round Of Lightning Update: After a 79-71 win over Mary Washington University on Dec. 19, the Runnin Royals were 1-2 within the ODAC and 8-4 overall. The team returns to the court after the holiday break on Jan. 5 at Emory & Henry College ...More

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Royals Hoping To Live Up To Own Expectations

Last year a young Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball team got on a roll and finished with a 22-4 record, tied for second-best in program history.  Yet the Royals lost in the ODAC Tournament semifinals and missed out on the NCAA Tournament. Coach Kevin Griffin knew he had a talented crew last winter, but with just three upperclassmen on the roster, Griffin didn’t expect the ...More


Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot.  Last year 53 Royals were named to the team. Each of EMU’s sports was represented on the ODAC All-Academic Team except for men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference.  ...More

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Ygarza Named All-State Second Team

A few months removed from her breakout sophomore campaign, Bianca Ygarza (Conestoga, PA/Penn Manor) has picked up one more award, being named All-State Second Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). This season, Ygarza increased her scoring and rebounding averages fr ...More


EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet

Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes.  Seniors Andy Richter (Perkasie, PA/Christopher Dock) and Marla Young (Fishersville, VA/Wilson Memorial) won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU. ...More

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EMU Women Top Randolph-Macon, 71-62

The sign of a good team is when it can overcome rough spells and still earn a win. Despite trailing by 11 with five minutes to play, Eastern Mennonite’s women stepped up their defense, which in turn fueled their offense to a 23-3 game-ending run and a 71-62 win over Randolph-Macon. After trading leads in the first half, neither team scored over the final 3:28 of the frame as the Yellow ...More

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Winning Streak at Eight as EMU Beats Bridgewater, 66-65

When the two teams met in November, Eastern Mennonite needed a big second half to grab a win at Bridgewater.  Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, the Royals never trailed.  But they did need to weather a tense final minutes before securing a 66-65 victory to extend their winning streak to eight games. For the first time since the opening tip, the Eagles tied the score at 62-62 with a Jenny ...More