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‘Cats can Bears 94-87 on road in overtime

            BATON ROUGE, La. --- Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats remain unbeaten in the young 2014-2015 basketball season after pulling off a 94-87 overtime win over the Baton Rouge (La.) Bears here Thursday.
            PRCC improved to 6-0 on the year, while BRCC dropped to 5-4.
            The host Bears led 45-35 at the intermission, but the Wildcats bounced back with an impressive 49-39 scoring advantage in the second half to knot things at 84-84 at the end of regulation and send things into an overtime period.

Lady Wildcats demolish Spring Hill Lady Badgers

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats demolished the Spring Hill (Ala.) College Lady Badger junior varsity here Thursday with a extremely lopsided 85-35 victory to improve to 3-1 on the year.
            Spring Hill’s JV remains winless at 0-4.
            It was all Pearl River from the outset, holding Mobile-based unit scoreless for the first six minutes. The Lady Wildcats reached a double-digit advantage (10-0) at the 14:30 mark of the first half before going on a 26-12 run to lead 36-12 --- their largest lead of the half --- at the intermission.

Pearl River splits with Holmes

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College split with Holmes in women’s and men’s MACJC non-division basketball action here Monday with the Lady Wildcats falling 52-50 for their first loss of the season, while the Wildcats remain unbeaten with a hard-fought 63-59 victory.
            PRCC’s women dropped to 2-1 overall, while its men are now 5-0. The visiting Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-1 overall, while the Bulldogs are now 4-2.

River sweeps Delta

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s basketball squads remain unbeaten after sweeping MACJC non-division rival Mississippi Delta here Thursday in M.R. White Coliseum.
            The Lady Wildcats pulled out a hard-fought 60-57 victory to improve to 2-0 overall, while the 4-0 Wildcats rallied late for a 55-52 win and hand the visiting Trojans their first loss of 2014. MDCC’s women dropped to 1-3, while its men are 3-1.

Unbeaten Pearl River wallops William Carey Crusader JV for second time in eight days

            POPLARVILLE --- The unbeaten Pearl River Wildcats demolished the winless William Carey College junior varsity for the second time on eight days here Tuesday in M.R. White Coliseum.
            PRCC’s men, 3-0 overall, picked up a lopsided 84-46 victory after opening the season Nov. 3 with an 81-68 decision in Poplarville. The visiting Crusaders dropped to 0-3.
            It was all Wildcats from the outset, building a 32-point lead --- 46-14 ---in the final minutes of the first half before leading 48-18 at the intermission.

River sweeps Delgado

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College swept Delgado (La.) in women’s and men’s basketball action here Tuesday with the Lady Wildcats taking a 64-50 victory in their season opener, while the Wildcats were 76-55 winners.
            PRCC’s women improved to 1-0 overall, while its men are now 2-0. DCC’s women and men are 0-1.

Wildcats open new White Coliseum with 81-68 win over Carey JV in season opener

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats opened the new $8.9 million M.R. White Coliseum and their 2014-2015 basketball season in grand fashion here Monday with an impressive 81-68 victory over the William Carey University junior varsity.
            PRCC’s women’s team makes its debut Tuesday when Delgado (La.) visits for 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men) games.

Pearl River’s new $8.9 million Marvin R. White Coliseum tip off for hoops next week

            POPLARVILLE --- The long-awaited basketball opening of Pearl River Community College’s new $8.9 million Marvin R. White Coliseum arrives next week, as the Wildcat squad hosts the William Carey junior varsity Monday, while the women and men squads tackle Delgado (La.) Tuesday.
            The original White Coliseum was constructed in 1974, but was totally destroyed in late August of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf coast portion of the United States.

River falls in Region 23 title bout to Jones 80-67

CLINTON --- ’Cat Fight III was all Jones County here Saturday in the men’s title bout of the Region 23 Tournament in A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
The 19th-ranked Bobcats are now headed to March 17-22’s NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., after ending Pearl River’s season with an 80-67 victory over the Wildcats, marking the first time in history that a Jones team (men or women) has earned a national berth.
JCJC improved to 22-5 with the win, while PRCC wrapped its season at 18-8.

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