Eastern Mennonite Royals

All times Eastern
Overall: 22-4 - Conference: 17-3
11/18 vs. Stevenson W, 83-57 BX
11/19 vs. York (N.Y.) W, 113-33 BX
11/22 at Randolph-Macon * • W, 85-78 BX RC PH
11/28 at Bridgewater (Va.) * • W, 61-53 RC PH PH
11/30 vs. Roanoke * • W, 75-55 BX RC
12/3 vs. Hollins * • W, 67-40 BX RC
12/10 at Virginia Wesleyan * • L, 62-57 BX RC
12/17 vs. Shenandoah W, 60-48 BX PH
1/3 vs. Lynchburg * • W, 81-72 BX PH PH
1/10 at Washington and Lee * • W, 64-62 BX PH PH
1/13 vs. Emory and Henry * • W, 90-51 BX RC
1/14 vs. Guilford * • W, 60-50 BX RC RC
1/17 at Hollins * • W, 75-68 BX RC
1/21 vs. Washington and Lee * • W, 75-55 BX RC
1/24 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) * • W, 66-65 BX RC
1/27 vs. Randolph * • W, 79-48 BX RC
1/28 at Lynchburg * • L, 75-72 BX RC PH PH
1/31 vs. Randolph-Macon * • W, 71-62 BX RC
2/2 vs. Mary Baldwin W, 92-46 BX RC
2/4 at Roanoke * • W, 45-44 BX RC
2/11 vs. Virginia Wesleyan * • L, 82-76 BX RC RC
2/14 at Randolph * • W, 64-35 BX RC
2/17 at Emory and Henry * • W, 88-59 BX RC
2/18 at Guilford * • W, 68-56 BX RC RC
2/23 vs. Roanoke W, 63-55 BX RC PH
@ Salem Civic Center - Salem, Va.
2/25 vs. Guilford L, 62-59 BX RC RC PH
@ Salem Civic Center - Salem, Va.

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 22-4 - Conference: 17-3
11/22 at Randolph-Macon * • W, 85-78 BX RC PH
11/28 at Bridgewater (Va.) * • W, 61-53 RC PH PH
11/30 vs. Roanoke * • W, 75-55 BX RC
12/3 vs. Hollins * • W, 67-40 BX RC
12/10 at Virginia Wesleyan * • L, 62-57 BX RC
1/3 vs. Lynchburg * • W, 81-72 BX PH PH
1/10 at Washington and Lee * • W, 64-62 BX PH PH
1/13 vs. Emory and Henry * • W, 90-51 BX RC
1/14 vs. Guilford * • W, 60-50 BX RC RC
1/17 at Hollins * • W, 75-68 BX RC
1/21 vs. Washington and Lee * • W, 75-55 BX RC
1/24 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) * • W, 66-65 BX RC
1/27 vs. Randolph * • W, 79-48 BX RC
1/28 at Lynchburg * • L, 75-72 BX RC PH PH
1/31 vs. Randolph-Macon * • W, 71-62 BX RC
2/4 at Roanoke * • W, 45-44 BX RC
2/11 vs. Virginia Wesleyan * • L, 82-76 BX RC RC
2/14 at Randolph * • W, 64-35 BX RC
2/17 at Emory and Henry * • W, 88-59 BX RC
2/18 at Guilford * • W, 68-56 BX RC RC

(* Conference; • Region)

2011-12

Eastern Mennonite 17-3 22-4
Virginia Wesleyan 17-3 22-6
Guilford 16-4 22-7
Randolph-Macon 12-8 14-12
Bridgewater (Va.) 11-9 15-11
Washington and Lee 11-9 14-13
Hollins 8-12 10-15
Lynchburg 8-12 9-17
Roanoke 8-12 8-17
Randolph 1-19 4-21
Emory and Henry 1-19 2-20

Past Records

2013-14 (22-6, 15-1 ODAC)
2012-13 (21-7, 15-1 ODAC)
2011-12 (22-4, 17-3 ODAC)
2010-11 (15-11, 13-7 ODAC)
2009-10 (16-10, 11-9 ODAC)
2008-09 (13-13, 8-12 ODAC)
2007-08 (19-7, 15-5 ODAC)
2006-07 (17-8, 15-5 ODAC)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: Kevin Griffin
Conference: ODAC

Eastern Mennonite

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 941
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Colors: Royal Blue, White
Region: South
Arena: University Commons (1500)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

November 19, 2014
Moore Keys Early Run As EMU Top York, 84-62
Despite a nice win over No. 7 Whitman last time out, EMU's basketball women still walked into their...
November 16, 2014
Royals Hold Off National Runner-Up Whitman In OT For First Win
On paper, it looked like the deck was stacked against the EMU basketball women. Playing last year's...
March 7, 2014
Captains Knock EMU Women Out Of National Tourney
A quick start by No. 20 Christopher Newport provided the edge as the Captains knocked out the EMU...
March 1, 2014
Guilford Squeezes EMU Women Out Of ODAC Tournament Again
The postseason troubles with Guilford College continued for the EMU women Saturday afternoon, as the...
February 27, 2014
Hoopsville On the Road: Women's World
Hoopsville hits the road to the ODAC tournament in Salem, Virginia. Today, Dave McHugh focused on...
February 27, 2014
Royals Escape Upset Bid In ODAC Quarterfinals
Despite a 13-point lead in the first half, the EMU basketball women barely escaped with a 53-52 win...
February 22, 2014
EMU Blows By Lynchburg To Enter ODAC Tourney On 12-Game Winning Streak
For the second straight season, the EMU basketball women head into the postseason riding a 12-game...
February 19, 2014
EMU Women Win 11th Straight To Clinch ODAC's Top Seed
Despite being held well below their scoring average, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women used a...
February 15, 2014
Women Take Down Roanoke To Reduce Magic Number To One
As the end of a regular season looms, it’s more and more important for teams to simply take...
February 11, 2014
EMU Women Get By Bridgewater For 16th Straight Home Win
The sign of a good team is still getting a win even on an off night. The EMU basketball women...
February 8, 2014
Royals Continue ODAC Roll Against Randolph College
Eastern Mennonite's women's basketball team continued their tear through the ODAC, beating the...
February 4, 2014
EMU Women Have Just Enough To Get By Generals On The Road
The EMU basketball women outscored host Washington and Lee 45-36 in the second half Tuesday night,...
February 2, 2014
Hoopsville Super Bowl Show!
Hoopsville aired earlier today and covered the crazy week of basketball while looking head at the...
February 1, 2014
Balanced Scoring Attack Pushes EMU Women By Wasps
The basketball women took over Saturday’s game at Emory & Henry early and ran away with a...
January 28, 2014
EMU Women Knock Down Yellow Jackets With Defense
In the marquee matchup of the ODAC’s two highest-scoring teams, it was EMU’s defense...
January 25, 2014
Royals Erase Second-Half Deficit And Take Down Guilford In 2OT, 72-67
With 12:31 left in regulation, Guilford College’s women held their biggest lead of the night...
January 22, 2014
EMU Women Finish Off Eagles In Final Minutes
Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women couldn’t shake host Bridgewater College for 33:40...
January 18, 2014
Royals Sneak Past Hot-Shooting Hollins Team
Good teams find ways to win. The EMU basketball women followed that mantra Saturday afternoon,...
January 15, 2014
Royals Lock Down Marlins In Virginia Beach, 55-36
The EMU basketball women rebounded from their first ODAC loss in a big way, dominating Virginia...
January 11, 2014
Turnover Bug Bites EMU Women At Roanoke
Committing 28 turnovers was too much for the EMU basketball women to overcome Saturday, as they...
January 2, 2014
Johns Hopkins Too Much For EMU In Baltimore
EMU’s post-Christmas schedule started on a down note, as the women shot 33% from the floor in...
December 17, 2013
EMU Women Overcome Cold Shooting To Earn Win At Washington
A win is a win. Regardless of how the 40 minutes of action felt, the EMU basketball women came home...
December 7, 2013
Ferrum Holds Off EMU Women In Matchup Of Top Teams
A bad stretch to start the second half was too much to overcome for the EMU basketball women...
December 3, 2013
Royals Blow By Talented Randolph Women, 87-64
In a matchup of the preseason favorite and the upstart, EMU came out on top. The Royals, picked...
November 30, 2013
Big Start Fuels EMU Women To 90-69 Win Over Emory & Henry
A hot start was enough for the EMU women Saturday afternoon, as they got by ODAC opponent Emory...
November 26, 2013
Five Hit Double Figures In EMU's Win At Mary Baldwin
EMU’s basketball women controlled Mary Baldwin in every facet of the game Tuesday afternoon,...
November 23, 2013
Royals Big ODAC Win Sets Mark For Coach Griffin
EMU's basketball women controlled their ODAC opener, leading from start to finish in a 103-45...
November 20, 2013
Spartans Take Down Royals In Big Non-Conference Clash
In a matchup of nationally-regarded basketball teams, York (Pa.) had too much on their home court...
November 16, 2013
Royals Fight Off Chargers To Improve To 2-0
In a meeting of 2013 NCAA National Tournament teams, Eastern Mennonite set the tone early and then...
November 15, 2013
EMU Women Force 44 Turnovers And Roll Chatham, 85-35
EMU’s defense looked in fine form to open the 2013-14 season Friday night, allowing just eight...
March 1, 2013
Marymount Knocks EMU Women Out Of NCAA Tournament
EMU’s basketball season came to a close Friday night, as the Royals fell 55-42 to Marymount...
February 24, 2013
Atwater Sinks EMU Women In ODAC Title Game
Guilford’s Brittany Atwater (Durham, NC/Ravenscroft) hit the game-winning layup...
February 23, 2013
EMU Women Dominate OT To Advance To ODAC Championship Game
The EMU basketball women have earned a trip to the ODAC Championship game for the first time since...
February 21, 2013
No. 1 Royals Escape W&L, 68-58, To Advance To ODAC Semifinals
This time of year the goal is simple: win and move on. While the EMU women didn’t do...
February 16, 2013
Record-Tying Win Pushes EMU Women Into Postseason
It was a slow first half for the EMU women Saturday afternoon, but they recovered in the second and...
February 14, 2013
Not too early for Cinderellas
In the men's Division III NCAA Tournament we could see more upsets than usual, as teams have a week...
February 12, 2013
EMU Women Roll Eagles And Lock Up ODAC's Top Seed
Needing one win over their final two games to clinch the top seed in next week’s ODAC...
February 9, 2013
Royals Dominate Guilford And Take Over First In The ODAC
In a battle of the clear-cut ODAC leaders, somebody’s streak would have to end. Guilford...
February 5, 2013
Winning Streak At Nine As EMU Women Down R-MC 81-70
EMU pushed their winning streak to nine games Tuesday night, holding off Randolph-Macon at home by a...
February 2, 2013
EMU Women Turn 13-0 Lead Into 83-51 Win
EMU’s basketball women were in control from the opening tip of an 83-51 win at Emory &...
January 29, 2013
Royals Dominate Second Half In 63-53 Win Over Hornets
Thankfully it’s not how you start, but how you finish. The Eastern Mennonite basketball women...
January 26, 2013
EMU Women Bump Streak To Six Games With Win At Roanoke
The EMU run continues. The Royals basketball women have now won six games in a row after taking...
January 24, 2013
Royals Ground Eagles With Exhausting Defense, 57-48
After shooting 50% or better in four straight wins, the Eastern Mennonite women used strong defense...
January 19, 2013
EMU Women Shoot Past Virginia Wesleyan, 70-54
After losing by eight points when the two teams met in Virginia Beach on Dec. 1, the EMU women were...
January 15, 2013
EMU 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...
January 12, 2013
Defense Leads EMU 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...
January 9, 2013
Royals Never Trail In 69-48 Thumping Of Washington & Lee
In the end, the Royals simply had too much depth. The Eastern Mennonite women opened up a defensive...
January 7, 2013
Missed Shots Catch Up With Royals In Loss To E-town
A frustrating night came to an equally frustrating end, as Elizabethtown erased Eastern Mennonite...
January 5, 2013
EMU Women Get By WildCats For ODAC Road Win
Even without their “A” game on offense, the Eastern Mennonite women still mustered...
January 2, 2013
First Half Run Gives EMU Control In 79-56 Win Over St. Mary's
The Royals used an 11-0 run midway through the first half to blow open a tie game and run away with...
December 29, 2012
EMU's 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...
December 15, 2012
Frigid Second Half Costs Royals In Loss At Delaware Valley
Coaches often speak about getting their team to play a complete 40-minute game. The EMU women...
December 8, 2012
Royals Shoot 48% In ODAC Win Over Roanoke
Eastern Mennonite took over midway through the first half and picked up a 77-53 win over Roanoke...
December 4, 2012
Tuesday wrap: Amherst deep sixes Saints
Amherst won at Emmanuel despite having a very short rotation while York (Pa.) stifled another...
December 4, 2012
Ygarza's Put-Back With 1.3 Left Sends EMU To Upset Victory
Bianca Ygarza converted an offensive put-back with 1.3 seconds left as Eastern Mennonite upset...
December 1, 2012
Cold Start Too Much For EMU Women In Loss At Virginia Wesleyan
Coming off of Wednesday’s exciting win at Guilford, the EMU women came out flat at Virginia...
November 28, 2012
EMU Women Lead From Start To Finish In Battle Of ODAC Frontrunners
EMU’s tough non-conference start to the season is already starting to pay dividends, getting...
November 24, 2012
EMU Women Can't Climb Out Of First-Half Hole Against Ferrum
A rough start against a tough opponent was too much for the EMU women to overcome Saturday afternoon...
November 17, 2012
No. 13 Messiah Controls Second Half To Knock Off Royals, 73-65
For one half of play, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women hung with one of the best teams in the...
November 16, 2012
EMU Women Never Trail In Season-Opening Win Over Kean
It was a successful start to the season for the EMU basketball women as they rolled to a 90-56 win...
February 25, 2012
Guilford Edges Eastern Mennonite In OT Of ODAC Semifinals
Despite a dramatic last-second shot to force overtime, a trip to the ODAC Championship game was not...
February 23, 2012
Royals Open ODAC Tournament With 63-55 Win Over Roanoke
The Eastern Mennonite women took over midway through the first half of their ODAC Quarterfinal game...
February 18, 2012
Royals Control Guilford To Lock Up ODAC's Second Seed
Heading into Saturday’s season finale at Guilford College, the Eastern Mennonite women knew...
February 17, 2012
EMU Women Head Into Finale With 88-59 Swatting Of Wasps
It took a few minutes to get going, but by the end it was all EMU Friday night, as the women’s...
February 14, 2012
Royals Back On The Winning Track
The Royals recovered well from their overtime loss to Virginia Wesleyan, dominating Randolph College...
February 11, 2012
Marlins Slip By Royals In Overtime Battle Of ODAC Leaders
In a clash between two teams tied for first in the ODAC, you would expect a lot: big runs, dramatic...
February 4, 2012
Rheinheimer Hits Game-Winner For EMU With 12 Seconds To Go
The Eastern Mennonite women entered Saturday’s game with Roanoke with the 11th-best offense in...
February 2, 2012
Royals Shoot 52% And Extend Home Streak To 21 Straight
The Eastern Mennonite women took over early Thursday night and ran away with a 92-46 non-conference...
January 31, 2012
EMU Women Put It Together Over Final 5:03 For Key ODAC Win
The sign of a good team is when it can overcome rough spells and still earn a win. Despite trailing...
January 28, 2012
Defense Lets EMU Women Down As Nine-Game Winning Streak Snapped
Shooting 49% from the floor is nice, but if you can’t stop the other team it won’t get...
January 27, 2012
Royals Overcome Slow Start And Run By Randolph, 79-48
From the opening minutes of the game, you wouldn’t have known that visiting Randolph was still...
January 24, 2012
Winning Streak Hits Eight As Women Hold Off Bridgewater, 66-65
When the two rivals met in November, Eastern Mennonite needed a big second half to grab a win at...
January 21, 2012
EMU Women Roll Over Washington And Lee, 75-55
Faced with a tough opponent, the Royals responded well. So well, in fact, that they trailed for...
January 17, 2012
Royals Top Hollins For Second Six-Game Winning Streak
RONAOKE, VA --- The Eastern Mennonite women held off Hollins on the road Tuesday night, getting a...
January 14, 2012
Royals Notch Key ODAC Win Over Guilford, 60-50
HARRISONBURG, VA --- The Eastern Mennonite women have done it again. As is starting to become...
January 13, 2012
Eastern Mennonite Women Control From Start To Finish In 90-51 Win
HARRISONBURG, VA --- With back-to-back games in front of them, the Eastern Mennonite women decided...
December 3, 2011
Royals Control Hollins For Griffin’s 100th Win
Eastern Mennonite led from start to finish Saturday afternoon, topping Hollins 67-40 to start...
November 30, 2011
Royals Again Dominate The Second Half To Down Roanoke
A definite pattern is developing for the EMU women – bide their time in the first half and...
November 28, 2011
Women Control Final Minutes To Earn 61-53 Win At Bridgewater
The depth of Eastern Mennonite can take some time to establish its edge, but that depth proved...
November 22, 2011
Royals Control 2nd For Impressive Win Over ODAC Favorite Randolph-Macon
Balance was again the key, as the deep EMU women took over in the second half and grabbed an 85-78...
February 19, 2011
Royals Women Force OT And Steal Win From Guilford
The Eastern Mennonite women's basketball team found a way to end the regular season with some drama....
February 18, 2011
EMU Women Win With Second Straight Offensive Explosion
The Eastern Mennonite women's basketball team showed that Tuesday's 101-33 win wasn't a fluke, as...
February 15, 2011
EMU Women Click On All Cylinders In 101-33 Romp Over Randolph
HARRISONBURG, VA -- When Eastern Mennonite's women played at Randolph on Jan. 28, they struggled to...
January 11, 2011
Rittenhouse's Jumper Pushes EMU To 70-69 Win In OT
While the defense should be credited for holding a talented Washington & Lee squad in check,...
April 17, 2003
EMU coach resigns amid allegations of misconduct
Eastern Mennonite women's head coach Mike Dunavant, resigned April 16 after he was accused of...
February 7, 2001
Mullet posts D-III's highest point total in 10 years
Nearly 10 years to the day since the original record was set, Eastern Mennonite's Emily Mullet...

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