Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Wildcats rally only to lose on buzzer-beater at Hinds

POPLARVILLE – A stirring comeback by Pearl River Community College went for naught Thursday night as Hinds handed the Wildcats their second consecutive defeat in men’s South Division play at Utica.

The Bulldogs scored the winning basket with one second to play, handing PRCC an 84-82 defeat, after the Wildcats had rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit to tie the game.

Pearl River (15-4 overall) dropped into a tie for second place in the South Division with Mississippi Gulf Coast at 7-4 in division play. Hinds (8-10, 5-6) kept its postseason hopes alive with the win.

Wildcats regain share of division lead with big victory

POPLARVILLE – Chris Oney couldn’t contain his enthusiasm after his Pearl River Community College men’s basketball team came away with a huge South Division victory.

The Wildcats shot the lights out virtually from start to finish and dominated Copiah-Lincoln 79-61 triumph Monday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC (13-2 overall, 5-2 division) regained a share of the division lead with the Wolves (14-2, 5-2), whose seven-game winning streak was snapped.

Wildcats falter in second half in South Division defeat

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College traded licks with Mississippi Gulf Coast in a battle royal for much of the game Thursday night.

But in the end, the visiting Bulldogs took the measure of the Wildcats, using a big surge midway through the second half to break open a close game and come away with a 77-66 victory in South Division men’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

Wildcats hang on to earn narrow victory over Jones

POPLARVILLE – If it is true that defense wins championships, then Pearl River Community College was in championship form down the stretch Saturday afternoon against Jones County.
 
The Wildcats made a one-point lead stand up for the final 1:27 of the game, and got out of Ellisville with a 74-73 triumph in the first Cat Fight of the season.
 
PRCC improved to 11-1 overall and 3-1 in the South Division; JCJC dropped to 7-6 and 2-2.
 

Wildcats ride hot shooting to South Division win over Hinds

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College got all it wanted from a struggling Hinds team Thursday night, but the Wildcats proved too much in the end as they took a 92-73 victory in men’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC improved to 10-1 overall and 2-1 in South Division play; Hinds dropped to 2-7 and 0-3.

Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) had a season-high 34 points, along with 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the Wildcats. Thornton took over the game in the second half, scoring 22 of his points after halftime to stave off the pesky Bulldogs.

Wildcats let big lead slip away in loss at Southwest

POPLARVILLE – For the first 25 minutes of playing time Thursday night, Pearl River Community College played a near-perfect game. From that point on, nothing went right.

The Wildcats let a 34-point lead get away from them in the second half, as Southwest Mississippi roared back to hand PRCC an 81-77 setback in men’s basketball action at Summit.

Pearl River suffered its first loss of the season, after nine wins to start the season, and evened its South Division record at 1-1; Southwest improved to 10-1 and 1-1.

Wildcats pull away late to get past Delgado

POPLARVILLE – If Pearl River Community College was looking to see how it handled adversity heading back into South Division play, the Wildcats certainly got what they were looking for Tuesday night against Delgado (La.).

The scrappy Dolphins, who only dressed six players, gave undefeated PRCC all it wanted before the Wildcats finally pulled away for a 77-69 victory at M.R. White Coliseum.

Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, as the Wildcats improved to 9-0 for the season. Delgado dropped to 2-12.

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