Women's Basketball

June 12, 2017
"We are One" - Season Recap
"Love and Loyalty: Our Story His Glory" Over the last four years, the women’s basketball team of Emmaus Bible College has been on a roller coaster that only goes up. Back in the 2013-2014 season, the team finished with zero wins. Now, a mere three years later, the team just ended their season with an overall record of 22-5, and a conference record of 11-0. This is the second year in a row that the Lady Eagles have gone won both the MCCC regular season and tournament championship.

December 6, 2016
Lady Eagles sweep Providence Christian in back to back games
Though the Eagles were able to come out on top in this game, it was obvious that their play was sub-standard. While the Eagles caused many turnovers in the second half of the game, the Pilots out-rebounded them by four. Having another game the next day, Coach Graw said: "We have to come out more ready tomorrow than we were today."

December 6, 2016
Eagles vs. Providence Christian Round one
The Lady Eagles started the second half well, with Laib, Kimble, and Kerttula each contributing a lay-up, and Laib knocking down one of the 3-point shots for which she is so well-known. As Coach Graw sent in his freshman team with a little more than 5 minutes in the quarter, the score was 49-27. While the young Eagles were only able to add another 2 points to their score (a lay-up by Kaila Shock, freshman #25), they did hold the Pilots to a mere 3 points in the remainder of the quarter.

November 30, 2016
1-0 Conference Start for EBC Lady Eagles
Though this game was not what one might call a nail-biter, this was the kind of game that helps younger players to get some playing experience under their belts and prepares them to take on more competitive teams. Rose led the team from off the bench, with 21 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. She was followed by Laib and Shock, each with 15 points and 3 steals.

November 23, 2016
Lady Eagles vs. Grace Bible Tigers
Coach Graw said after the game: "The key to this game was high pressure on the defensive end, speeding the game up and not turning the ball over and putting the ball in, and we did that.” This victory is a big one for the Eagles, defeating the Grace Bible Tigers who are often ranked in the NCCAA and do well in their national tournament yearly. The 13-point victory margin shows the improvement of the Eagles from the ‘15-16 season, when the Eagles scraped a win against the Tigers by means of a last second field goal in OT.

November 7, 2016
Lady Eagles fight through nerves and injuries to start the season 1-0
Coach Graw had this to say about coming into the first game. "I really didn't know what to expect with so many girls out, specifically the experienced players. I was very nervous as we took the court with 3 experienced players with the rest of the team being all freshman against an NAIA opponent."

November 1, 2016
Lady Eagles Raise Banner at Alumni Game
Coach Graw’s team is ready to go towards another run at the conference championship and a shot at the national title. The team returns a deep roster from last year’s team and has included incoming players into the mix as well. It will be a fun year for the team as they strive to compete at their highest level and honor the Lord while doing so.

August 12, 2016
Gordon Sisters Sign with Emmaus
Kendra and Nicole Gordon of Orland, California have signed a letter of intent to continue their basketball career as a Lady Eagle of Emmaus Bible College. Under Coach Mark Priano at Hamilton High School, Kendra and Nicole finished their final season with a 19-10 record with Kendra averaging 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists while Nicole chipped in 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds.

May 25, 2016
Emma Kerttula Signs with Emmaus
Emma Kerttula of East Helena, Montana has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball under Coach Graw and the Emmaus Lady Eagles. Emma, an All-Conference guard for Helena Christian School, averaged 11.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 3.4 APG.

May 19, 2016
Heubner Signs with Emmaus
Amber Heubner of Hubbard, IA has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Emmaus Bible College. Heubner, a starter on South Hardin High School (3A Iowa), is expected to help bring more depth to the Lady Eagles specifically as a stretch 4.

May 18, 2016
Shock Inks with Emmaus
Kaila Shock of San Pierre, Indiana has signed to play basketball at Emmaus Bible College. Shock played her high school career at Victory Christian Academy in Valparaiso, Indiana and continued her basketball career at Ancilla College (NJCAA) for her first year out of high school.

May 17, 2016
Lydia Rose Signs With the Lady Eagles of Emmaus
Lydia Rose of Eldora, IA has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Emmaus Bible College. Lydia played at both South Hardin High School and as well in the Hardin home school basketball program.

May 13, 2016
Williams Signs with Emmaus Bible College
Tiffany Williams of Atlantic, Iowa has signed a letter of intent to play basketball under Coach Graw and the Emmaus Lady Eagles. Williams is a 5’11” guard who has exceptional foot speed and quickness and is expected to be one of the primary defenders for the Lady Eagles next season.

March 29, 2016
"We Are One" - Season Recap
We have enough talent this year to do something that hasn't been in 20 years but it is up to us on whether or not we want to pursue it. From an eternal perspective, it's not about wins and losses, it's about the relationships you establish with one another. It's about how you use the gifts God has given you to grow closer to him and further the kingdom, for that is eternal. If the Lord grants us success, then we use our platform to preach Christ and show just how powerful unity in Him is in fulfilling His will. If we all buy into this vision, plant our crops and pray for rain, we will do great things this year.

February 12, 2016
Lady Eagles Crowned Regular Season MCCC Champions
On Friday, February 12, the Lady Eagles took the court against the Lady Saints of Central Christian College. The first quarter was all Emmaus, scoring 24 points and forcing four turnovers.

February 18, 2016
MCCC Basketball Tournament 2016

February 8, 2016
Lady Eagles Soar with Win Over Faith Baptist
It was a chilly Monday night as the Lady Eagles hosted the Faith Baptist Eagles. The Eagles came off running and scored 21 points in the first quarter.

February 5, 2016
Lady Eagles Continue Winning Streak with Barclay Victory
On Friday, February 5, the Lady Eagles tipped off against the Barclay Bears. Emmaus came out of the gate strong scoring 22 points in the first quarter.

February 8, 2016
Lady Eagles Create a Storm, Silencing the Manhattan Thunder
The Lady Eagles finished up their Missouri road trip with a match up against the Manhattan Christian College Thunder on Saturday, Januray 6. The Lady Eagles struggled to put ball in the basket in the first half. Whenever Emmaus tried to string a few baskets together, the Thunder would answer. The play of Shelby Hembera was instrumental in the Eagles' success on the court.

February 8, 2016
Lady Eagles Fight Exhaustion and Win Against Mount Mary
Coming off of two games in the last two days, the Lady Eagles faced the Mount Marry Blue Angels on Saturday, January 30. Despite being tired, the Lady Eagles came out strong and came out of the first quarter leading by 5 points.

February 8, 2016
Lady Eagles Refuse to Fall Prey to Sabercats
On Friday, January 29 the Maranatha Baptist Sabercats came to Dubuque to take on the Lady Eagles. Emmaus started strong in the first quarter shooting over 50% from the field. The Sabercats kept fighting and going into halftime were only down by 8 points.

February 8, 2016
Lady Eagles Beat Moody Bible Once Again
On Thursday, January 28, the Emmaus Lady Eagles took on the Moody Bible Institute Archers. This game is the second meeting between these two opponents this season, but this time it was on the home court. In the first quarter the Archers came to play and competed back and forth with the Lady Eagles. The game was tied at the end of the first quarter, but Emmaus would rally.

February 3, 2016
Winning Streak Continues as Lady Eagles Beat UW-Richland
On Monday, January 25 the Lady Eagles took on the UW-Richland Roadrunners. The first quarter proved to be very competitive. Both the Lady Eagles and Roadrunners were going to their post players early and having success.

February 3, 2016
Lady Eagles Score Tenth Win of the Season Against CCCB
The Emmaus Lady Eagles squared off against Central Christian College of the Bible on Friday, January 22. The Eagles came out running and scoring multiple transition points.

January 21, 2016
Lady Eagles Make History Defeating Moody Bible
On Tuesday, January 19, the Lady Eagles traveled to play the Moody Bible Institute Archers.

January 18, 2016
Lady Eagles Conquer Ozark
Coming off of an away game on Friday night, the Lady Eagles were back in action Saturday, January 16. The Lady Eagles took on the Ozark Ambassadors of Joplin, MO. From the very first few minutes into the game, it looked like the game would turn into a battle that would come down to every possession.

January 18, 2016
Lady Eagles are Victorious Over Crossroads
It was a cold Friday night on January 15 as the Lady Eagles traveled north to Minnesota to play the Crossroad Knights.

January 13, 2016
Lady Eagles Fight Hard but Fall to Grace Bible in Second Game
The Emmaus Lady Eagles took the court against the Grace Bible College Tigers for the second time this week on Saturday January 9th. This game, like the one previously, was a battle. The Lady Eagles were within a few points the whole first and second quarter. At half time the Lady Eagles went into the locker room all tied up at thirty one.

January 12, 2016
Lady Eagles Defeat #4 Grace Bible College
On Thursday January 7th our Emmaus Lady Eagles took the court against the Grace Bible College Tigers. This was the Lady Eagles first game back from the long holiday break. The game was one that was full of shaking off the rust of not playing competitively in weeks.

December 7, 2015
Lady Eagles Play Strong and Win Over Rhema Bible
On Friday December 4 our Emmaus Lady Eagles basketball team took on Rhema Bible College of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This game proved to be heavy on the guard play as both Rhema and Emmaus seem to be light in the post position.

December 5, 2015
Lady Eagles Win Against Conference Rival Faith Baptist
On Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College squared off against conference rivals Faith Baptist in a much anticipated game.

December 2, 2015
Lady Eagles Find Their Rhythm to Beat Crossroads
In their first game after Thanksgiving break, our Lady Eagles took the court against Crossroads Christian College.

November 18, 2015
Lady Eagles Unite in Victory Over AFLBS
On Friday, November 13 the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College took on AFLBS of Plymouth, MN. This is the first ACCA conference game for Emmaus and it would give a glimpse into how much the Lady Eagles have improved from the previous season.

November 18, 2015
Eagles Fight in Overtime but Fall to Mount Mary
After celebrating a big win, adversity would challenge this young Lady Eagles team.

November 9, 2015
Lady Eagles Come Up Short in Game Against Mount Vernon
The second game of the La Quinta Classic found the Lady Eagles matched up against a much bigger Mount Vernon Nazarene team. With six girls around 6’0” (including one being 6’3”) and Hembera out, the post and painted area on the court would be quite the obstacle for Emmaus with a rotation of 6 with no one above 5’8”. But the young and talented Lady Eagles had learned how to fight and it was their heart that lead them through the first half.

November 9, 2015
Lady Eagles Fall to Trinity International
The game started off with a score of 10 to 24 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Lady Eagles looked a bit shell-shocked at the beginning, playing tentative and shy as Trinity International struck first.

November 3, 2015
Lady Eagles Start Off Basketball Season with a Win
The 2015-2016 season began with a good showing by our Lady Eagles Basketball team. With 5 sophomores and 6 freshmen, establishing chemistry and working out the early season kinks was the main priority in the game against the Roadrunners of UW-Richland.

January 16, 2015
Hembera Signs with Emmaus
On Tuesday, January 6th Shelby Hembera of Cedar Valley Christian (Cedar Rapids, IA) officially announced that she will be attending Emmaus Bible College to study the Word of God, Elementary Education, and help Coach Graw build up our Lady Eagles Basketball Program.

April 17, 2015
Kerttula Signs with Lady Eagles

April 15, 2015
Alli Howard Signs Letter of Intent

March 16, 2015
A Season of Experience and a Taste of Success
It was empty, humid, and dark as one single light in the Emmaus gym tries to shine bright enough to capture the Lady Eagles 1995 NCCAA District Champions banner. This was a very familiar sight for Coach Graw during the summer of 2014, who would regularly enter the gym and look up to the banner, while envisioning and dreaming of a return to the women’s basketball “Glory Days.” In a paraphrase of the late Jimmy Valvano, “all great things began with a dream”.

March 6, 2015
Persevering Through Adversity
This game started much differently than the previous game against Hillsdale. The Lady Eagles came to play and came out shooting. After an early 14-9 lead, foul trouble caused a series of unfortunate events.

March 5, 2015
David vs. Goliath
With a David vs Goliath match up, the Lady Eagles took on a tough task in playing Hillsdale (23-3).

January 13, 2015
Lady Eagles Overcome Against Crossroads
It was a great day to be a Lady Eagle on Tuesday. A 75-21 win against Crossroads College marks the first win in two years.

January 12, 2015
Competing until the Very End
After a tough defeat against Ozark Christian on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles took on 1st Team All American Allie Riegal and her Lady Warriors from Calvary Bible College.

January 7, 2015
Strong until Devastation
On a cold winter afternoon in the Pollard field house, the Lady Eagles (1-2) took on the Ozark Christian Ambassadors (1-9). Ozark, with quite a bit of game experience under their belt, showed great poise to begin the game. On the other side, our Emmaus Eagles were a bit nervous and uncomfortable, which is typical for young and inexperienced teams.

November 15, 2014
Lady Eagles Learn Through Experience
The first half started with adversity as we were down 2-8 in the first 3 minutes. It was clear that Barclay had already shot us out of our 2-3 zone. We switched to man to man defense and quickly got back into the game, tying it up at 10.

June 6, 2014
Grace Welch Joins the Lady Eagles
Grace Welch of Wilton, California has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College.

June 3, 2014
Nakiah Kimble Signs with Lady Eagles
5A Dubuque Hempstead stand out Nakiah Kimble has chosen to sign with the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College.

May 28, 2014
Sharon Tomlinson Signs with Lady Eagles
Sharon Tomlinson of Jackson Hole High School in Jackson, Wyoming has chosen to sign with the Lady Eagles of Emmaus Bible College.

May 20, 2014
Madison Laib Signs with Lady Eagles
Lady Eagles head coach Kyle Graw is excited to announce that Madison Laib has signed to play women's basketball at Emmaus Bible College this upcoming year.