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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


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


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


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


Royals Down Roanoke, 77-53

Eastern Mennonite took over midway through the first half and picked up a 77-53 win over Roanoke Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.  The women improve to 4-3 with the victory, including 2-1 in ODAC play. The under-sized Maroons came out in a zone defense and frustrated EMU early on, leading 14-12 at the 10-minute mark.  But a ...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