POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams made a successful debut of their 2015-16 seasons Monday night as they swept a pair of games from Delgado at New Orleans.
The 12th-ranked Wildcats had little trouble racing past the Dolphins 80-63, and the Lady Wildcats handed head coach Scotty Fletcher a victory in his first game as a head coach, defeating Delgado 61-52.
Sophomore Jamond Franklin led four Wildcats in double figures with 20 points. Darryln Willis added 17 points, Cortez Mitchell scored 13 and Dontellius Ross had 12 points.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams open the 2015-16 regular season on Monday against Delgado, La., at New Orleans.
The Wildcats return three starters and seven players total from last season’s 25-4 team that came within an overtime loss to Holmes of making it to the NJCAA National Tournament.
PRCC is the two-time defending MACJC State Tournament champions and come into the season ranked 12th in the nation in the NJCAA preseason rankings.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams will be in action this week at M.R. White Coliseum, in preparation for the opening games of the 2015-16 season.
Bishop State (Ala.) will bring its teams to PRCC on Tuesday and Wednesday for exhibition action against the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats.
The women’s teams will tip off at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with the men’s teams beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will open its 2015-16 basketball season on the road Nov. 2 against Delgado (La.) Community College.
The Wildcats, two-time defending MACJC state champions, will play 23 games this season, while the Lady Wildcats will have 22 games.
Veteran head coach Richard Mathis enters his 24th season as the PRCC men’s coach with seven players returning from last season’s 25-4 team that came within an overtime loss in the Region 23 Tournament championship game of making its first trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.
Women's basketball players Deja Starks of Slidell, La., left, and Ashley Thompson of Amory help other students move into Holden Residence Hall on Sunday, Aug. 16
POPLARVILLE – Eight high school boys and 12 high school girls basketball teams participated last week and this week in the Pearl River Community College basketball round-robin at M.R. White Coliseum.
Boys varsity teams included Moss Point, Columbia, Gulfport, Long Beach, Stone County, Poplarville, Lamar Christian and Hancock.
POPLARVILLE – Shakira Nettles, a Mobile, Ala. native, has been hired as the new assistant women’s basketball coach at Pearl River Community College.
Nettles, who played her college ball at South Alabama, comes to PRCC from Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas, where she served as assistant coach for three years.