POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College wasn’t quite as sharp for four quarters as it might have wanted, but the Lady Wildcats were sharp enough when it counted
PRCC used stiff defense in the fourth quarter to get past Coastal Alabama-North 49-45 Saturday afternoon in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum. Pearl River improved to 10-4 overall; CACC-North dropped to 2-18.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has hung its hat this season on team defense, and that defense was never better than in the first half Thursday night against Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Lady Wildcats held the Lady Bulldogs scoreless in the second quarter while racing to a huge halftime lead, and were never threatened in a dominating 65-43 win in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
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.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College guard Eric Thornton Jr. saw his outstanding play last week rewarded on Tuesday as he was named MACJC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Thornton, a freshman from Jackson Murrah, is the first Wildcat to earn the honor this season. He was selected in voting by sports information departments from the state’s community colleges.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College used superior defense and a little bit of luck to hold on down the stretch, earning a 49-47 victory over East Central Monday night in women’s basketball action at Decatur.
The Lady Wildcats improved to 8-4 overall and 2-3 in the South Division; East Central dropped to 9-4 and 2-3.
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.
POPLARVILLE – NJCAA sixth-ranked Jones County showed why it’s a Top 10 team Saturday afternoon, running over Pearl River Community College 92-61 in women’s junior college basketball action at Ellisville.
The Lady Wildcats dropped to 7-4 overall and 1-3 in the South Division. JCJC improved to 11-2 and 4-0.
PRCC scored the first basket of the game to lead 2-0, but the Lady Bobcats scored the next 10 points to take a 12-2 lead and never looked back. Jones led 23-13 after the first quarter and 44-25 at halftime.
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.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College started strong and stayed strong down the stretch Thursday night, posting a big 75-69 upset of Hinds in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The Lady Wildcats (7-3 overall) led from start to finish to earn their first South Division win of the season after two defeats in division play. Hinds (10-2, 1-2) lost its second straight game.
PRCC took command right from the start, leading 19-10 after the first quarter, as sophomore Tariah Mouton (Meridian) had nine of her career-high 21 points in the first 10 minutes.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College faded down the stretch Thursday night, dropping a 59-49 decision to Southwest Mississippi in women’s basketball action at Summit.
PRCC dropped to 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the South Division; Southwest improved to 10-1 and 1-1.
The Lady Wildcats battled from behind for most of the game, but stayed in the game until the final few minutes. Southwest owned a 10-9 lead after the first quarter and led 28-21 at halftime.