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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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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