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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

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Royals Defeat Guilford, Claim Top Spot in ODAC

In a battle of the clear-cut Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leaders, somebody’s streak would have to end. Guilford College entered on an 11-game streak. Host Eastern Mennonite, which had won nine in a row, took control early Saturday afternoon and pushed their run to 10 straight wins with a 54-47 decision over the Quakers. The Royals take over sole possession of first plac ...More

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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

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Defense Leads Women To Rout Of Fellow ODAC-Leading Hornets

Four teams entered the day tied atop the ODAC women’s basketball standings at 4-1, but at least one would fall on Saturday.  Eastern Mennonite made sure it would not be them, as they topped fellow ODAC-leader Lynchburg 68-53 on the road. After a tight start to the game, the Royals blew open a big lead.  The women used a 12-5 run to build up a 27-18 cushion.  Then after a Hornet ...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

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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

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EMU Women Top Randolph-Macon, 71-62

The sign of a good team is when it can overcome rough spells and still earn a win. Despite trailing by 11 with five minutes to play, Eastern Mennonite’s women stepped up their defense, which in turn fueled their offense to a 23-3 game-ending run and a 71-62 win over Randolph-Macon. After trading leads in the first half, neither team scored over the final 3:28 of the frame as the Yellow ...More

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Royals Notch ODAC Win Over Guilford, 60-50

The women have done it again.  As is starting to become common, the Royals ended the game on a big run, taking an impressive 60-50 win from ODAC-leader Guilford Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Against the Quakers, who entered on an 11-game winning streak and the last remaining team without a loss in conference play, Eastern Mennonite closed on a 24-11 run over the final 12:13.  Wit ...More

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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