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Lady Wildcats halt skid with victory over Meridian

tyasia willisFreshman Tyasia Willis had a tremendous all-around game for Pearl River Community College Thursday night, leading the Lady Wildcats to a much-needed 63-53 victory over Meridian in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC snapped a five-game losing streak and improved to 9-6 overall and 2-6 in the South Division. Meridian lost its fourth straight game and fell to 8-10 and 2-6.

Lady Wildcats let big lead slip away in loss at Gulf Coast

Pearl River Community College couldn’t handle prosperity against Mississippi Gulf Coast, letting a 16-point lead slip through their fingers in a 51-49 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast in women’s basketball action Thursday night at Perkinston.

PRCC lost its fourth straight game, falling to 8-5 overall and 1-5 in the South Division. MGCCC improved to 7-8 and 1-5.

“We started missing shots, and I think that affected our level of effort,” said PRCC coach Scotty Fletcher. “And we really miss the leadership of Elexis Peyton, our starting point guard.

Lady Wildcats drop second straight in loss at Hinds

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.

Lady Wildcats knock off Southwest in division victory

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.

Lady Wildcats overcome upset-minded Delgado

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.

Lady Wildcats jumpstart season with big win at Delta

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.

Lady Wildcats come up short against Meridian in division opener

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.

Lady Wildcats undefeated heading into South Division play

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.

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