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Royals Outscore LC, 44-34, in Final 20 Minutes to Earn Win

Despite some early game rust, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women controlled the second half against Lynchburg Tuesday night, taking an 81-72 ODAC win in Harrisonburg. The win pushes Eastern Mennonite women to 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC. After EMU got the first bucket of the game, the Hornets took over and led by as many as ten in the first half at 25-15. ...More

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Yoders Pulls In Player Of The Week Honors

Last year, Kala Yoders (Myerstown, PA/ELCO) earned a starting role late in the season and was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year.  This year, she continues to step up her play and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference named her t ...More

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Royals Smokin’ So Far

Courtesy Daily News Record, Dec. 6, 2011 Kevin Griffin said he’s been asked why his two leading scor­ers — Bianca Ygarza and Raiven Patter­son — don’t start, but the Eastern Men­nonite University women’s basketball coach just shrugs it off. The seventh-year coach admits it’s an unusual arrangement, but after opening the season 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Old ...More

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Women’s Basketball Defeats Bridgewater, 61-53

The depth of Eastern Mennonite can take some time to establish its edge, but that depth proved crucial Monday night in a 61-53 win at rival Bridgewater.  The Royals held BC to one field goal over the final 4:27, ending on a decisive 12-5 run. After the women scored the first four of the game, they used an 11-2 run to spark to a 15-8 lead.  But the Eagles then clamped down on defense an ...More

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SEASON PREVIEW: Raising Expectations

Like a volcano preparing to erupt, the Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball team has been steadily improving.  With another round of talented newcomers bolstering the roster, seventh-year Coach Kevin Griffin is hoping this is the year it all comes together. “We have the talent to compete,” he said, “but I think seven of the top eight teams (in the ODAC) have thre ...More

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Basketball Teams Release Schedules

The Eastern Mennonite University women’s basketball team will open its 2011-12 season with a tip-off classic, welcoming three teams to Yoder Arena on Nov. 18-19. The classic will be two of the Royals’ 14 home games in their 24-game schedule, which was released today.  EMU hosts York (NY), Stevenson and Mary Baldwin at the classic, playing Stevenson at 8:00pm on Nov. 18 and Y ...More

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Royals Night Celebrates Athletics

Once a year, Eastern Mennonite University gets all of its student-athletes together in one place.  Royals Night, as it is called, was on August 31 this year, as this year’s Royals and Lady Royals got an introduction for what it means to be a student-athlete at EMU. Athletic Director Dave King led the evening. “This has become a tradition that helps us get th ...More

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EMU Lands 53 On ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University had 53 student-athletes named recently to the 2010-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.  All of the Royals’ programs compete in the ODAC except for men’s volleyball, which is not sponsored by the league. The full All-Academic Team eclipsed 1,000 student-athletes for the fifth consecutive year and set a new high-water mark for co ...More

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Six EMU Student-Athletes Named To Academic All-State Team

The Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Academic All-State Team has been released and Eastern Mennonite had six student-athletes cited. A total of 180 players from 30 colleges and universities around Virginia were honored for their academic performance this past school year. Each school was allowed to nominate six deserving student-athletes who were at least a sopho ...More

Women’s Basketball Stand-out Kala Yoders Claims VaSID Rookie of the Year Award

Freshman Kala Yoders capped her big rookie season by winning VaSID’s Rookie of the Year honor. ...More