Pearl River women, men eye Region 23 Tournament play starting Wednesday in Clinton

POPLARVILLE --- Three NJCAA National Tournament berths are on the line this week when Mississippi College in Clinton plays host to the women’s and men’s 2014 Region 23 Basketball Tournament in A.E. Wood Coliseum.
Eight women’s and eight men’s squads will provide the hoops action with the women’s title bout contenders grabbing two national berths, while the regional men’s champ will earn a berth. That scenario changes annually, as next year the men’s top two finishers will snag two national berths to the women’s one.

River women eliminated from MACJC Tournament with 74-71 loss to Jones

FULTON --- Pearl River's Lady Wildcats were eliminated from the MACJC State Tournament underway Wednesday here at Itawamba CC with a 74-71 semi-final setback to arch-rival Jones County.
PRCC, the South No. 3 seed, is now 16- 7 overall, while JCJC, the South No. 1 seed, improved to 18-7. Both teams eye berths in next week's Region 23 Tournament at Mississippi College in Clinton.
The River eliminated North No. 2 Itawamba 63-52, while JCJC dominated North No. 4 Northwest Mississippi 91-62 in Tuesday's quarter-finals to get the the semis.

Lady 'Cats in MACJC semis

FULTON --- Pearl River's Lady Wildcats are two wins away from their first state championship in over two decades after an impressive 63-52 come-from-behind victory over Itawamba in women's opening-round action of the MACJC State Tournament underway here in ICC's Davis Event Center.
South No. 3 PRCC, 16-5 overall, will face off with South No. 1 Jones County (17-7) Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the semi-finals. JCJC blasted North No. 4 Northwest Mississippi (12-9) 91-62 in Tuesday's quarter-finals.

East Miss' come-from-behind effort eliminates Pearl River in MACJC State Tournament

     FULTON --- Pearl River Community College's hopes of a repeat as men's state champions flew out the window Monday, as North No. 2 East Mississippi put together a late come-from-behind rally to eliminate the South No. 3 Wildcats with a 73-68 opening-round victory in the MACJC State Tournament underway here in Itawamba CC's Davis Event Center.
    The victorious Lions started slow, but managed to tie it up early in the second half before taking their first lead with 5:30 left.

River splits with Co-Lin to wrap regular season

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College wrapped its women’s and men’s regular season basketball schedule here Thursday with an MACJC South Division split with Copiah-Lincoln.
            PRCC’s women fell 63-48 to the Lady Wolves, while its men pulled off a 71-68 victory. Both River squads had already clinched berths in Feb. 24-27’s MACJC State Tournament at Itawamba CC in Fulton.

Jones sweeps River

            ELLISVILLE --- Jones County swept Pearl River in women’s and men’s MACJC South Division basketball action here Monday, defeating the division champ Lady Wildcats 79-70 before smacking the Wildcat squad 66-54.
            PRCC’s women, who captured their first South Division title in two decades last Thursday with a hard-fought 72-66 win over Meridian in Poplarville, dropped to 15-4 overall and 10-3 in division play, while its men fell to 15-6 and 8-5. JCJC’s women improved to 15-7 and 9-4, while its men are now 18-4 and 10-3.n


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