POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College faded down the stretch Thursday night, dropping a 59-49 decision to Southwest Mississippi in women’s basketball action at Summit.
PRCC dropped to 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the South Division; Southwest improved to 10-1 and 1-1.
The Lady Wildcats battled from behind for most of the game, but stayed in the game until the final few minutes. Southwest owned a 10-9 lead after the first quarter and led 28-21 at halftime.
POPLARVILLE – For the first 25 minutes of playing time Thursday night, Pearl River Community College played a near-perfect game. From that point on, nothing went right.
The Wildcats let a 34-point lead get away from them in the second half, as Southwest Mississippi roared back to hand PRCC an 81-77 setback in men’s basketball action at Summit.
Pearl River suffered its first loss of the season, after nine wins to start the season, and evened its South Division record at 1-1; Southwest improved to 10-1 and 1-1.
POPLARVILLE – If Pearl River Community College was looking to see how it handled adversity heading back into South Division play, the Wildcats certainly got what they were looking for Tuesday night against Delgado (La.).
The scrappy Dolphins, who only dressed six players, gave undefeated PRCC all it wanted before the Wildcats finally pulled away for a 77-69 victory at M.R. White Coliseum.
Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, as the Wildcats improved to 9-0 for the season. Delgado dropped to 2-12.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College started strong and finished stronger Tuesday night, returning to action with a 71-31 victory over Delgado in women’s junior college basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The Lady Wildcats (6-2) led throughout in their first game back after the Christmas holiday break. Delgado dropped to 2-11.
PRCC broke open the game with its defense, forcing nine turnovers in a decisive 9-1 run to take a 19-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College men scored in continuous waves Saturday afternoon, running to a 141-59 victory over Capital City Prep in junior college basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The 8-0 Wildcats, who led the MACJC in scoring with 94.3 points per game coming into the game, did nothing to hurt that average in their first action of the new year and their first since Dec. 5.
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.