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Wildcats race past William Carey JV 103-74

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College overcame a slow start and cruised to a 103-74 victory over the William Carey University junior varsity Wednesday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

Pearl River improved to 4-0 for the season; the Carey JV dropped to 0-4.

The Crusaders held their own with the Wildcats for a good part of the first half. Carey led by as many as six points, and the two teams traded the lead 10 times before PRCC asserted itself with a 26-9 surge.

The Wildcats led 49-35 at halftime.

Wildcats overpower Louisiana Christian 110-70

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College broke open a tight game with a decisive surge to end the first half, then shot the lights out in the second half to roll past Louisiana Christian Prep 110-70 in men’s college basketball action Wednesday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

The Wildcats improved to 3-0 for the season; Louisiana Christian dropped to 5-3.

The Wildcats and the Disciples played through eight lead changes and three ties until the Wildcats took control over the last four minutes of the first half.

Wildcats overpower Louisiana Christian 110-70

Pearl River Community College broke open a tight game with a decisive surge to end the first half, then shot the lights out in the second half to roll past Louisiana Christian Prep 110-70 in men’s college basketball action Wednesday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

The Wildcats improved to 3-0 for the season; Louisiana Christian dropped to 5-3.

The Wildcats and the Disciples played through eight lead changes and three ties until the Wildcats took control over the last four minutes of the first half.

Wildcats roll over Delgado for season’s second win

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College cruised to a relatively-easy victory over Delgado Saturday at New Orleans, defeating the Dolphins 90-72.

The Wildcats (2-0) were led by freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson), who had a game-high 27 points, and also added 7 rebounds.

Sophomore Brandon Cranford (Louisville, Ky.) had 13 points off the bench, sophomore Ray Anderson (New Orleans) had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and freshman Jonas James III (Jackson) added 10 points for the Wildcats.

Wildcats cruise past Bishop State in season opener

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College had a successful opener to the 2017-18 men’s basketball season Thursday night, rolling past Bishop State (Ala.) 78-48 at M.R. White Coliseum.
 
Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) led the Wildcats with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Thornton is a 6-foot-3 guard, one of three incoming freshmen from Murrah High on the PRCC roster.
 

Wildcats finish season with blowout victory over Co-Lin

Pearl River Community College used a strong finish in the first half to take command, then ran Copiah-Lincoln out of M.R. White Coliseum in the second half, streaking to an 82-67 victory Thursday night in men’s basketball action.

The Wildcats completed their season with a 14-9 overall record, but their 6-8 mark in the South Division will keep them out of the MACJC State Tournament for the first time in several seasons. The Wolves also ended their season, finishing 10-13 and 4-10.

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