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Royals dominate final five minutes to beat Randolph, 72-68

The Runnin Royals proved they can win without running Saturday afternoon, closing on a 15-4 run to thump Randolph College at home, 72-68. In a contest ripe with storylines, Eastern Mennonite broke out of a four-way tie to take sole possession of fourth place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). EMU entered the day tied with Randolp ...More


Dominant second half gives EMU men sixth straight win over rival Bridgewater College

The Runnin Royals dug out of a surprising early hole before using free throws to ice their sixth straight win over rival Bridgewater, a 77-67 decision Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite’s men have now won 11 of their last 12 meetings with their rivals. The two teams will meet again in Bridgewater on Feb. 18, the second-t ...More


EMU claims Frederick Holiday Classic title to finish first half 8-3

The Runnin’ Royals are heading into their Christmas break on a high note after beating Frostburg State 77-68 Sunday afternoon to win the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic in Frederick, Md.  EMU has now won three in a row as they improve to 8-3 on the season. The win over the Bobcats (6-4) gives Eastern Mennonite a quality win over a ...More


Royals back on winning track with 88-83 decision

Eastern Mennonite University’s offense was in high gear despite being off for the week due to final exams, as the basketball men shot nearly 53 percent from the floor and got past Milligan College 88-83 at the Don Glick Classic in Bridgewater. The Royals held of a second-half comeback by the Buffaloes and scored the final four points of the game, all on free throw ...More


Season Preview: Basketball men have big expectations

The talent is there for something special to happen. And based on the way they ended last year, history also gives a positive nod to the possibility. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing – chemistry. “We have a lot of good players,” explained the Runnin Royals’ 12th-yea ...More


Offense clicks in ODAC win at Shenandoah

Marcel Crump (Richmond, Va./Highland Springs) and RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) combined for 56 points as the Eastern Mennonite basketball men picked up a 78-72 win at Shenandoah Wednesday night. The Runnin Royals shot 55 percent during the decisive second half as they improve to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. EMU has now won four of their last fi ...More


Sims catches fire to push EMU past Eagles

Senior RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) picked a great time to break out of his offensive funk, as he scored 14 points over the final 7:38 of Wednesday night’s game with Bridgewater, and nearly single-handedly carried Eastern Mennonite to a 62-54 win.  The Royals trailed by seven points ...More


Men’s Basketball: Reaching their ceiling at the right time

On paper, it looks like the Runnin Royals have their work cut out for them this season.  While they do have to replace three of their top four scorers, Coach Kirby Dean feels he has a deeper basketball team this year. “Our overall numbers are down, but I think we’ll actually play more guys,” said Dean.  “I think 11 or 12 of our guys are going to play minutes, so ...More


EMU Men Hold Off Generals In Overtime, 91-84

The Runnin Royals survived in overtime Wednesday night, shooting 63% from the floor in the extra session to earn a hard-fought 91-84 win over Washington and Lee.  The Generals got a three pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to force OT, but EMU never trailed in the bonus time and improved to 10-4 overall. Despite leading 40-27 at halftime, the Royals watched as Washington and ...More


Runnin Royals Hold Off Goucher On The Road, 66-63

The Runnin Royals picked up a hard-fought win on the road Monday night, holding off Goucher College in a 66-63 decision.  Eastern Mennonite improves to 6-1 overall. Despite being saddled with foul trouble over the first 20 minutes, the men led much of the opening frame.  They scored the final five points going into halftime, capped by a ...More