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PRCC’s Oney wants pre-holiday zip back in Wildcats’ steps

Chris OneyWhen Pearl River Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Oney bid his team goodbye for the holidays, he wasn’t sure what kind of team he would have when the returned.

Oney was hoping the break didn’t sap the momentum the Wildcats took from a strong 70-56 road win against Meridian in their last game in December, heading into Thursday’s 2017 opener at Mississippi Delta.

Wildcats pull away in second half for division victory at Meridian

Chris Oney turned the music up in the visitor’s locker room at Graham Gymnasium on the Meridian Community College campus, and led his Pearl River Community College Wildcats on an impromptu victory dance.

It was a celebration well-earned as the Wildcats opened MACJC South Division play in resounding fashion Saturday afternoon with a 70-56 victory over the Eagles.

PRCC heads into the holiday break 7-1 overall, while Meridian dropped to 0-4 and 0-1.

Wildcats carry 6-1 record into South Division play

Pearl River Community College begins MACJC South Division play this weekend after a successful non-division schedule.

PRCC battles Meridian at 4 p.m. 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.

The Wildcats have rebounded nicely from their only defeat of the season, a 67-56 setback against Mississippi Delta, with four straight wins and were 6-1 heading into division play.

Wildcats pull away in second half to defeat Delgado

The Pearl River Community College kicked its game into a higher gear in the second half, and raced to a 71-52 victory over Delgado Thursday night in men’s basketball action at M. R. White Coliseum.

PRCC (2-0) led by eight points midway through the first half, but Delgado (0-1) closed the half with a 24-16 advantage, and the two teams went into halftime tied 30-30.

The Wildcats started the second half on a 9-0 run, but the Dolphins narrowed the margin to 43-42 with 14:39 to play. From there, however, it was all Wildcats.

Wildcats face a rebuilding project this season

<p.One of the most storied sophomore classes in the history men’s basketball at Pearl River Community College has moved on to the next level, leaving a big hole to fill.

The task for head coach Chris Oney is to rebuild the team, while maintaining the program’s elite status in the MACJC.

“This team will be a lot like our team two years ago,” said Oney, who begins his first full season as coach of the Wildcats. “I understand that it’s going to be a work in progress.

PRCC adds Columbus duo to men’s basketball program

POPLARVILLE – Chris Oney has a vision of maintaining the championship tradition in men’s basketball at Pearl River Community College, and to do that he’s looking for players with a championship background.

That makes his two most recent signees doubly important, as the Wildcats look to reload after losing 10 sophomores.

PRCC won the services of Cameron Douglas and Javontae McDavid from Columbus High, which won its first Class 6A state championship last month in its first season under veteran head coach Luther Riley.

Big crowd makes inaugural all-star classic a success

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.

PRCC adds six players to men’s basketball program

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Oney said he wanted his first recruiting class to be based on local prospects, and so far, the results have borne that out.

PRCC announced an initial signing class of six players, three of whom come directly from the school’s six-county district, which consists of Forrest, Hancock, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties.

All six come from within the state of Mississippi.

“We’re very excited about the guys we’ve got,” said Oney, who took over as the Wildcats coach in November.


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