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River opens South Division play with road victories over Hinds

            UTICA --- Pearl River Community College opened MACJC South Division basketball play here Thursday with a pair of convincing women’s and men’s victories --- each by a whopping 26 points --- over Hinds.
            The Lady Wildcat squad took a 76-50 win to improve to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in division play, while the Wildcats were 85-59 winners to remain unbeaten at 8-0 and 1-0. The host Lady Bulldogs remain winless at 0-7 and 0-1, while the Bulldog team dropped to 1-6 and 0-1.

Pearl River rips Baton Rouge with 79-70 overtime victory to remain unbeaten at 7-0

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Jeremy Hollimon swished a buzzer-beating three pointer to knot things up at 61-61 at the end of regulation against Baton Rouge Community College here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium; setting the stage for the host Wildcats’ 18-9 advantage in the overtime period for a 79-70 victory.
            With the win, PRCC remains unbeaten at 7-0 overall, while BRCC dropped to 4-9.

Wildcats bomb Baton Rouge with 75-59 road victory

            BATON ROUGE, La. --- Pearl River Community College’s Wildcat basketball squad demolished Baton Rouge CC here Thursday taking a lopsided 75-59 victory to remain undefeated at 6-0.
            The host Bears, on the other hand, dropped to 3-6 and will play a visiting role when the two teams eye a rematch Monday, Dec. 2, in Shivers Gymnasium on the PRCC campus in Poplarville.
            PRCC led 43-20 at the intermission before outscoring BRCC 32-29 in the second half to take the 16-point victory.

River sweeps Holmes

            GOODMAN --- Pearl River Community College swept Holmes here Monday in women’s and men’s MACJC non-division basketball action with the Lady Wildcats pulling off a lopsided 64-39 victory, while the Wildcats were 76-71 winners.
            PRCC’s women improved their overall record to 2-1, while its men remain unbeaten at 5-0. Holmes’ women dropped to 1-5, while its men are now 4-2.
            In the women’s game, the Lady Wildcats led 37-23 at the intermission before outscoring the host Lady Bulldogs 27-16 in the second half to take the 25-point victory.

River splits at Delta

             MOORHEAD --- Pearl River Community College split with Mississippi Delta here Thursday in women’s and men’s MACJC non-division basketball action.
            The Lady Wildcats were nipped by the host Lady Trojans 66-64, while the Wildcats prevailed with a 66-54 victory. PRCC’s women evened their overall record to 1-1, while its men remain unbeaten at 4-0. Both MDCC squads dropped to 3-2.
            In the women’s game, Delta led 33-29 at the intermission, but Pearl River’s 35-33 scoring advantage in the second half wasn’t quite enough for victory.

Wildcat hoops trio signs D-1 pacts

           POPLARVILLE --- Three Pearl River Community College Wildcat basketball standouts signed scholarships with Division I schools here Thursday.
            Point guard DeAngelo Coleman of South Pike High signed with Southeastern Louisiana, guard-forward Rakeem Esco of Canton High with Louisiana-Monroe, and guard Jeremy Hollimon of Gulfport High with Troy State (Ala.).
            Coleman averaged 9 points per game and four assists a year ago for the MACJC state champion Wildcat squad, while Esco averaged eight points an outing and Hollimon 11.

Wildcats smack Crusader JV 81-54 in men’s hoops action

            POPLARVILLE --- For the second time in a week, Pearl River’s Wildcats crushed the William Carey University junior varsity squad 81-54 here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium.
            Ironically, the score of the two teams’ first meeting was practically identical as PRCC was an 81-53 winner Nov. 4.
            The River improved to 3-0 overall, while the Carey JV dropped to 0-5.

Pearl River sweeps Delgado

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College swept Delgado (La.) in women’s and men’s basketball action here Thursday with a pair of dominating victories.
            The Lady Wildcats pulled off a 67-45 win in their season opener, while the Wildcats were 85-63 winners to improve to 2-0 overall. DCC’s squads both dropped to 0-2.

Wildcats smack Crusader JV 81-53 in hoops season opener

    POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats crushed the William Carey University junior varsity squad 81-53 in their 2013 basketball season opener here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium.
    The lopsided defeated was also the opener for the visiting Crusaders.
    Pearl River dominated from the outset of the contest, building a 10-point lead at the 12:30 mark of the first half, then answering with a 5-0 run over the next three minutes to grab a 20-5 lead.

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