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Royals basketball begins season play with Jess Rheinheimer and the Jones brothers in key roles

Senior Jess Rheinheimer and sophomore twins Maleke and Jerome Jones lead the women’s and men’s basketball teams into the 2015-16 season with the first game ...More


In choosing EMU, Ygarza sisters share a friendship of on-court memories and off-court successes

In the semi-finals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball tournament, junior Alicia Ygarza and her teammates had an extra special fan in the stands among friends and family. Her sister Bianca, a 2014 graduate and a former Royals teammate, was in the Salem (Va.) Civic Center to cheer them on – and support them through a f ...More


Jess Rheinheimer, stellar basketball forward and nursing major, named one of five in nation to Academic First Team

Eastern Mennonite University junior Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has been named to the ...More

Eastern Mennonite University Men's Basketball 2015

Men and women’s basketball teams gear up for 2014-15 ODAC tourney

Updated February 26, 2015 Winter 2015 held some uncertain moments for the Eastern Mennonite men’s and women’s basketball teams, but both squads are expected to be a force in the upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament, which begins February 27 in Salem, Virginia at the Salem Civic Center. Lady Royals Powerhouse Record Includes Home Winn ...More


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


EMU basketball women jump into national rankings

They didn’t accomplish the fete last year when they went to the NCAA National Championships.  Even the year before when they finished 22-4, the EMU basketball women couldn’t pull it off.  But this season it took all of one week for the Royals to jump into the national poll. After receiving votes in the preseason national listing, Eastern Mennonite’s women are ranked N ...More


Griffin Named ODAC Coach Of The Year, Ygarza and Sykes Honored

EMU women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Royals to their best-ever finish in conference play. Junior forward Bianca Ygarza (Conestoga, PA/Penn Manor) earned a repeat selection to the All-ODAC First Team, while sophomore Shakeerah Sykes (Dumfries, VA/Forest Park) was named All-ODAC Second Team. ...More


Women Roll Randolph-Macon On Coach’s Birthday, 93-68

The EMU basketball women gave Coach Kevin Griffin a fantastic birthday present Tuesday night – a new record.  The Royals hit 59.7% of their shots, a new program record, and never trailed in a 93-68 romp at Randolph-Macon. Eastern Mennonite scored a quick lay-up off the opening tip and jumped ahead 6-0.  Less than five minutes into the game, the Royals had surged to a 14-3 cushion ...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