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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

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


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


Second half surge pushes EMU men past Shenandoah

EMU’s Runnin’ Royals shot 52 percent in the second half, including 7-for-10 from outside, as they erased a halftime deficit and picked up an 83-73 win at Shenandoah University Wednesday night. Early on, the men looked as rusty as might be expected after not playing for 17 days before extending their winning streak to a season-best four games. ...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