In the year and a half since taking over the job as head women’s basketball at Pearl River Community College, Scotty Fletcher has urged his players to think of community service as a vital part of their time on the PRCC campus.
Last week, Fletcher and several of his players put that philosophy into action when they rode to Columbia to read to a captive audience of kindergarten and first graders at East Marion Elementary School.
When a horde of young women surrounded Jasmine McGill’s family outside Holden Hall Sunday, the family didn’t quite know what to think.
They quickly found out – the Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcat basketball team was going to move the freshman from Heidelberg into her room.
“We want them to feel at home,” said Lady Wildcat freshman Tariah Mouton of Meridian. “We’re here, we’re friendly, getting to know each other.”
As cars and pick-up trucks pulled up, the players started carrying belongings to rooms.
POPLARVILLE – Two sophomore members of the Pearl River Community College women’s basketball team signed scholarship offers to four-year colleges Thursday in a brief signing ceremony at M.R. White Coliseum on the PRCC campus.
Sophomore guard Shaniqua Magee signed with the University of West Florida, in Pensacola, Fla., while sophomore guard Asia Thibodeaux inked with Tougaloo College in Jackson.
POPLARVILLE – Big plays and exciting action were the order of the day Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum on the Pearl River Community College campus.
A crowd estimated at about 500 saw some of the top basketball talent in South Mississippi in the inaugural PRCC Select All-Star Classic.
The event featured four games matching teams of players from PRCC’s six-county district (Forrest, Hancock, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), as well as several surrounding schools.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College women’s basketball coach Scotty Fletcher believes a lot of travel and hard work has paid off in a signing class that will help the Lady Wildcats climb quickly into the ranks of the state’s elite junior college teams.
Fletcher, who recently completed his first season as the head coach at PRCC, announced the signing of 14 players to junior college scholarships, including a transfer from the University of South Alabama and the Player of the Year in Baldwin County, Ala.
POPLARVILLE – It was a far more difficult struggle than expected, but Pearl River Community College escaped an upset bid by Meridian and held on for an 83-81 victory Thursday night in men’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The win earned the Wildcats a share of the South Division championship with Jones County, and thanks to Copiah-Lincoln’s 71-69 upset win over Mississippi Gulf Coast, PRCC will be the South No. 1 seed for next week’s MACJC State Tournament.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College had just a brief stay in the top spot of the South Division men’s basketball standings after dropping an 82-70 decision to Mississippi Gulf Coast Thursday night at Perkinston.
The loss gave the Bulldogs a regular-season sweep of the Wildcats and dropped PRCC, now 14-7 overall and 8-4 in the division, to the No. 4 spot in the scramble for one of the division’s four berths in the MACJC State Tournament.
Gulf Coast jumped out to an early 18-8 lead, and kept the Wildcats at bay throughout the rest of the game.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College claimed the top spot in the South Division Monday, completing a regular-season sweep of archrival Jones County with a gutsy 85-82 victory at Ellisville.
The Wildcats and Bobcats are tied for first place in the division at 8-3, but the series sweep gives PRCC the tiebreaker advantage as both teams vie for berths in the MACJC State Tournament.
PRCC’s sophomore trio of Darrlyn Willis, Cortez Mitchell and William Brown combined for 64 points to carry the Wildcats to victory.
POPLARVILLE – Darrlyn Willis continued his stellar play Thursday night, leading Pearl River Community College to a convincing 87-61 victory over Hinds in a South Division basketball doubleheader at Marvin R. White Coliseum.
The Lady Wildcats were not as fortunate, as a big fourth quarter comeback fell short in a 61-55 defeat.
Willis, this week’s MACJC Men’s Player of the Week, scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Wildcats improved to 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the division. PRCC is tied with Mississippi Gulf Coast for second place in the South, behind Jones County.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College split a South Division basketball doubleheader against Copiah-Lincoln on Monday at Wesson.
Co-Lin used a big third quarter to muscle past the Lady Wildcats 84-43, but the PRCC men rolled to a big victory over the Wolves 70-56.
The Wildcats got another vintage performance from sophomore power forward Darryln Willis, who had 21 points and 10 rebounds. Cortez Mitchell added 13 points, and Teddy Scott had 10 points and 9 rebounds.