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Royals take over late in first and roll to 84-57 win

A strong end to the first half gave the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) women control as they ran away with an 84-57 decision at Hollins Saturday afternoon in Roanoke. The Royals improve to 10-2 with the win, including 4-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as they remain the only unbeaten team in the conference. The two teams went b ...More

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Rheinheimer’s 41 points helps EMU women past Washington

Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) sparked the Eastern Mennonite basketball women to a 72-47 win over Washington College Saturday at home. Igniting an otherwise sluggish offense, she put on a display with a new career high of 41 p ...More

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Huge opening run leads to women’s win over Ferrum

In a battle of regional powers Saturday in Harrisonburg, it quickly turned into a battle that never was. The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) women’s basketball team never trailed as they opened with a 26-2 barrage and rolled over visiting Ferrum by a final of 81-65. The Royals improve to 6-1 as they get a few days off for final exa ...More

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Royals defeat Wasps in ODAC opener

The EMU women’s basketball team shot better from beyond the arc than they did from the field and used their 11 3-pointers en route to a 76-56 victory over the Emory & Henry Wasps Saturday afternoon at Yoder Arena. In the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for both teams, EMU moved to 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in the ODAC while Emory & Henry drop ...More

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Balanced scoring attack pushes EMU women by Wasps

The basketball women took over Saturday’s game at Emory & Henry early and ran away with a 70-50 decision, winning their sixth straight and taking over sole possession of first place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Four Royals scored in double figures as Eastern Mennonite improved to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the conference. Coupled with Lynchburg’s loss at R ...More

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Rheinheimer, Royals finish off Eagles in final minutes

Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women couldn’t shake host Bridgewater College for 33:40 Wednesday night.  But the Royals took control over the final 6:20, outscoring the Eagles 20-9 down the stretch to secure an 83-73 decision, their fifth straight win over their rivals. The non-stop first half was played to EMU’s tempo and they led most of the way.  However, the Eagle ...More

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Women never trail in non-conference win at Mt. Aloysius, 76-62

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow could slow down the Eastern Mennonite basketball women Saturday, as they scored the first 10 points and never trailed in a 76-62 win at Mt. Aloysius in Cresson, Pa. In an effort to beat an impending snowstorm in the region, the Royals drove up Friday night and moved the start time to 11 a.m. The Royals looked good in the non-conference win. Jess Rheinhei ...More

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Royals blow by talented Randolph women, 87-64

In a matchup of the preseason favorite and the upstart, EMU came out on top. The Royals, picked first in the ODAC’s preseason poll, grabbed an early lead and never let it go in an 87-64 win over upstart Randolph College in Yoder Arena. Both teams entered the game at 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, but Eastern Mennonite took over sole possession of first ...More

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Royals Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored.  Last year EMU landed 61 on the list. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s volleyball competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference and is not eligible for the ODAC tea ...More

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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