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Unbeaten Pearl River wallops William Carey Crusader JV for second time in eight days

            POPLARVILLE --- The unbeaten Pearl River Wildcats demolished the winless William Carey College junior varsity for the second time on eight days here Tuesday in M.R. White Coliseum.
            PRCC’s men, 3-0 overall, picked up a lopsided 84-46 victory after opening the season Nov. 3 with an 81-68 decision in Poplarville. The visiting Crusaders dropped to 0-3.
            It was all Wildcats from the outset, building a 32-point lead --- 46-14 ---in the final minutes of the first half before leading 48-18 at the intermission.

River sweeps Delgado

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College swept Delgado (La.) in women’s and men’s basketball action here Tuesday with the Lady Wildcats taking a 64-50 victory in their season opener, while the Wildcats were 76-55 winners.
            PRCC’s women improved to 1-0 overall, while its men are now 2-0. DCC’s women and men are 0-1.

Wildcats open new White Coliseum with 81-68 win over Carey JV in season opener

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats opened the new $8.9 million M.R. White Coliseum and their 2014-2015 basketball season in grand fashion here Monday with an impressive 81-68 victory over the William Carey University junior varsity.
            PRCC’s women’s team makes its debut Tuesday when Delgado (La.) visits for 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men) games.

Pearl River’s new $8.9 million Marvin R. White Coliseum tip off for hoops next week

            POPLARVILLE --- The long-awaited basketball opening of Pearl River Community College’s new $8.9 million Marvin R. White Coliseum arrives next week, as the Wildcat squad hosts the William Carey junior varsity Monday, while the women and men squads tackle Delgado (La.) Tuesday.
            The original White Coliseum was constructed in 1974, but was totally destroyed in late August of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf coast portion of the United States.

River falls in Region 23 title bout to Jones 80-67

CLINTON --- ’Cat Fight III was all Jones County here Saturday in the men’s title bout of the Region 23 Tournament in A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
The 19th-ranked Bobcats are now headed to March 17-22’s NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., after ending Pearl River’s season with an 80-67 victory over the Wildcats, marking the first time in history that a Jones team (men or women) has earned a national berth.
JCJC improved to 22-5 with the win, while PRCC wrapped its season at 18-8.

Pearl River women, men eye Region 23 Tournament play starting Wednesday in Clinton

POPLARVILLE --- Three NJCAA National Tournament berths are on the line this week when Mississippi College in Clinton plays host to the women’s and men’s 2014 Region 23 Basketball Tournament in A.E. Wood Coliseum.
Eight women’s and eight men’s squads will provide the hoops action with the women’s title bout contenders grabbing two national berths, while the regional men’s champ will earn a berth. That scenario changes annually, as next year the men’s top two finishers will snag two national berths to the women’s one.

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