HARRISONBURG, Va. --- Eastern Mennonite University's Kala Yoders and Steph Rheinheimer scored 12 points apiece in the Royals' 54-47 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women's basketball win over Guilford College Saturday.
The Royals' win snapped the Quakers' 11-game winning streak and marked Guilford's first loss of 2013. Eastern Mennonite and Guilford are ranked seventh and eighth, respectively, in this week's NCAA Division III South Region Poll. The Royals dealt the Quakers their only other ODAC setback Nov. 28 and earned a sweep of the season series.
Eastern Mennonite (17-5, 13-1 ODAC) scored the first two buckets of the game after three Quaker misses. The Royals entered the locker room with a 29-17 halftime lead after an 8-0 run to end the first half. Guilford returned to the court and turned the ball over three times before making its first second-half point. Logan Hardin's jumper with 8:26 left in the game brought the Quakers to within 10, but Eastern Mennonite countered and never gave up the lead. The Royals led by as many as 17 in the second half before the Quakers finished the game on a 14-4 run.
Bianca Ygarza had nine rebounds for the Royals. Alisa Brown scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds. Raiven Patterson and Shakeerah Sykes also had seven points apiece in the win.
The Quakers next play February 13 at 5:30 p.m. against league-opponent Emory & Henry College in the Ragan-Brown Field House.