Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Pearl River men shine in first scrimmage

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College basketball fans got their first look at the 2015-16 Wildcats Thursday night, highlighting the school’s Wildcat Madness festivities at M.R. White Coliseum.

The evening concluded with the Wildcats going through a full-court scrimmage, with the Maroon team rolling past the Gray team 58-41.

The two sides played two 15-minute halves with a running clock, except during free throws.

Pearl River basketball teams announce 2015-16 schedule

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.

Wildcats' Cornish signs with Delta State

POPLARVILLE – Veteran men’s basketball coach Richard Mathis will have one more vacancy on his roster at Pearl River Community College following the departure of sophomore John Cornish.

Cornish, a 6-foot-4 guard, decided to sign with NCAA Division II Delta State after one season with the Wildcats, and he will play as a sophomore this season with the Statesmen.

“Their program is well-built and headed in the right direction,” said Cornish of DSU. “They compete for a national championship every year. I liked the campus coming out of high school, and it’s close to home.”

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