Pearl River Community College has struggled shooting free throws all season, and Thursday night it proved costly in a 63-56 loss to Hinds in women’s basketball action at Utica.
The Lady Wildcats (8-3 overall, 1-3 in division) dropped their second straight game in the South Division. Hinds improved to 9-3 and 2-2.
Pearl River came into the game shooting less than 60 percent from the foul line, and had its worst free-throw shooting night of the season against the Lady Bulldogs, hitting just 6 of 18 foul shots.
Pearl River Community College passed its toughest test of the season thus far Thursday night, knocking off previously undefeated Southwest 74-60 in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The Lady Wildcats (8-1 overall) evened their South Division record at 1-1; Southwest dropped to 10-1 and 1-1.
It was another stellar outing for redshirt freshman Rehema Franklin (New Orleans), who finished with 20 points to lead PRCC.
Pearl River Community College got all it wanted from Delgado Monday night in its women’s basketball non-division finale at New Orleans.
The 1-11 Lady Dolphins kept it close most of the way in a see-saw contest, but the Lady Wildcats finally prevailed 59-56, and they head back into South Division action at 7-1 overall.
PRCC led 16-10 after the first quarter, but was only ahead by two, 27-25 at halftime, and it stayed close throughout the second half.
Pearl River Community College overcame a somewhat slow start and pulled away to defeat Mississippi Delta 68-46 Thursday night at Moorhead in a successful restart of the 2016-17 season.
The Lady Wildcats improved to 6-1 overall; MDCC dropped to 1-8.
PRCC trailed 16-13 after the first quarter, but took command in the second period, outscoring the Lady Trojans 21-8 to lead 34-24 at halftime, and the Lady Wildcats were never threatened in the second half.
Pearl River Community College head women’s basketball coach Scotty Fletcher was far more encouraged about the team he got back from the Christmas holiday break than the one he sent off last month.
It was a case of too many missed opportunities for Pearl River Community College Saturday afternoon in its MACJC South Division women’s basketball opener at Meridian.
The Lady Wildcats came out on the short end of a 73-66 defeat to Meridian. It was PRCC’s first loss of the season after five victories to open the season, MCC improved to 4-1 and 1-0.
“I think our youth showed tonight,” said Lady Wildcat head coach Scotty Fletcher.
Pearl River Community College begins MACJC South Division play this weekend after a successful non-division schedule.
PRCC battles Meridian on Saturday in a road contest to complete the 2016 portion of the 2016-17 season. The game was originally scheduled for this past Monday, but was postponed due to a leak in the roof at the MCC gymnasium. Tipoff on Saturday is set for 2 p.m.
The Pearl River Community College women rallied from 17 points behind in the first half, and won going away in a 68-57 victory over East Mississippi Monday night at Scooba.
The Pearl River Community College women made it two straight impressive victories to open the season Thursday night as the Lady Wildcats bounced Delgado 70-45 at M.R. White Coliseum.
Freshmen Adyn Strickland (Saucier) and Kyla Malone (Oxford) hit 3-point shots on PRCC’s first two possessions of the game, en route to an 11-1 start, and the Lady Wildcats were never threatened the rest of the way.
Scotty Fletcher isn’t joking when he says Pearl River Community College might have the youngest team in NJCAA women’s basketball.
The Lady Wildcats return just one sophomore off last year’s squad that finished 6-16 in Fletcher’s inaugural season as head coach.
“We’ve got one sophomore and 13 freshmen,” said Fletcher. “I think we may be the youngest team in the country, and I know for a fact that we’re the youngest team in our conference.