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Unbeaten Wildcats on track for outstanding season

POPLARVILLE – Although well over half of the schedule remains to be played, the Pearl River Community College men have reached the proverbial midpoint of the junior college basketball season – the long Christmas break – as the only undefeated team in the MACJC.

While acknowledging that there is a lot of basketball left to be played, Wildcat head coach Chris Oney likes the path his team has taken to its 7-0 record thus far.

“I’m excited about it,” said Oney, who is in his third season as the coach of the Wildcats.

Lady Wildcats come up short against Meridian

POPLARVILLE – A poor night at the foul line and too many turnovers spelled defeat for Pearl River Community College as the Lady Wildcats dropped their South Division opener 53-48 to Meridian at M.R. White Coliseum.

The Lady Wildcats dropped to 5-2 overall; Meridian improved to 6-1 with its sixth consecutive victory.

PRCC trailed early 7-0, but fought back and held a brief lead late in the first quarter before Meridian regained the lead. The Lady Eagles led 22-18 at halftime and had a 13-point lead late in the third period before the Lady Wildcats rallied.

Wildcats stay unbeaten with victory at Bishop State

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College kept its record perfect, ending the month of November with a 76-66 win over Bishop State (Ala.) in men’s basketball action Thursday night at Mobile, Ala.

The Wildcats (6-0) got another standout performance from freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson), who dropped in 26 points to lead the Wildcats. He added 3 assists and 2 rebounds.

Pearl River won it at the foul line, converting 26 of 35 free throws to just 8 of 18 for Bishop State (2-7). 

Lady Wildcats rebound with victory at Bishop State

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College rebounded from its first loss of the season by getting past Bishop State (Ala.) 60-55 in women’s basketball action Thursday night at Mobile, Ala.

Redshirt sophomore Rah Franklin (New Orleans) had a breakout game, scoring 27 points to lead the Lady Wildcats (5-1). Franklin was 6 of 12 shooting from 3-point range, and added 4 rebounds.