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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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Winning Streak at Eight as EMU Beats Bridgewater, 66-65

When the two teams met in November, Eastern Mennonite needed a big second half to grab a win at Bridgewater.  Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, the Royals never trailed.  But they did need to weather a tense final minutes before securing a 66-65 victory to extend their winning streak to eight games. For the first time since the opening tip, the Eagles tied the score at 62-62 with a Jenny ...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

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Royals Smokin’ So Far

Courtesy Daily News Record, Dec. 6, 2011 Kevin Griffin said he’s been asked why his two leading scor­ers — Bianca Ygarza and Raiven Patter­son — don’t start, but the Eastern Men­nonite University women’s basketball coach just shrugs it off. The seventh-year coach admits it’s an unusual arrangement, but after opening the season 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Old ...More


SEASON PREVIEW: Raising Expectations

Like a volcano preparing to erupt, the Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball team has been steadily improving.  With another round of talented newcomers bolstering the roster, seventh-year Coach Kevin Griffin is hoping this is the year it all comes together. “We have the talent to compete,” he said, “but I think seven of the top eight teams (in the ODAC) have thre ...More

Lady Royals 9-0 After Beating Eagles

By Matthew Stoss, Daily News-Record Brittany Snyder was deadly from the floor as she nailed three of her six three pointers and scored 16 points during the recent game ...More

EMU Women’s Basketball Off To Fast Start

By Mike Barber, Daily News-Record Danielle Rittenhouse formed a great ‘D&D’ 1-2 punch with Danielle Scott, scoring 16 points while Scott had 23 on Saturday 12/5 against Virginia Wesleyan. ...More

Rittenhouse commits to basketball at EMU

By Jeffrey Reinhart of lancasteronline.com Danielle Rittenhouse, who helped Lampeter-Strasburg High School reach the PIAA Triple-A girls’ basketball state championship game this past winter, has committed to EMU. The Royals, who compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, are a Division II ...More

‘Hey, Girl,’ EMU’s 10-2

By Matthew Stoss, Daily News-Record Sophomore Forward Danielle Scott Kevin Griffin sat in the Eastern Mennonite University athletic office’s equivalent of a breakfast nook. It’s off in a cor ...More