River falls to Holmes 92-87 in Region 23 title bout in overtime

CLINTON --- The Holmes Bulldogs claimed the 2015 Region 23 men’s title with a thrilling 92-87 overtime win over MACJC champ Pearl River here Saturday in the championship round of the Region 23 Tournament at Mississippi College and clinched a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament set for March 17-21 in Hutchinson, Kan.
Despite the loss, the 24th-ranked Wildcats, who dropped to 25-4 overall, anxiously await the possibility of nabbing one of four at-large national tournament bids, which are to be announced Sunday.

River men smack Delta in MACJC Tournament

WESSON --- Pearl River and Mississippi Gulf Coast will lock horns for a third time this basketball season, as the archrival duo face off here Wednesday in Graydon L. Mullin Coliseum on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the MACJC State Tournament men’s semi-finals.
No. 24-ranked PRCC, the South Division’s No. 1 seed, improved to 21-3 overall with its 70-61 quarter-final victory over North No. 4 Mississippi Delta (10-13), while South No. 3 MGCCC (14-10) smacked North No. 2 East Mississippi (17-7) 78-74 in the opening round.

River splits at Meridian to wrap regular season

MERIDIAN --- Pearl River Community College women’s and men’s basketball wrapped the 2014-2015 regular season here Thursday with a split with MACJC South Division foe Meridian with the Lady Wildcats ending their year with a 74-70 loss, while the playoff-bound Wildcats clinched the division crown with a convincing 85-75 victory.
PRCC’s women’s team finished the season at 8-12 overall, while its men improved to 20-3 and 11-3. The host Lady Eagles, which finished No. 4 in the South and eye post-season play, are now 15-9 and 8-6, while the Eagles wrapped their year at 8-14 and 2-13.

River swept at East Central

DECATUR --- Pearl River Community College was swept by MACJC South Division rival East Central here Monday with the Lady Wildcats taking an 86-69 setback, while the 13th-ranked Wildcats fell 73-70.
PRCC’s women dropped to 8-11 overall and 4-9 in division play, while its men fell to 19-3 and 10-3. ECCC’s women improved to 19-3 and 10-3, while its men are now 13-9 and 8-5.
In the women’s game, the host Lady Warriors led 44-33 at the intermission before outscoring The River 42-36 in the second half to take the 17-point victory.

River sweeps Perk

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College wrapped its 2014-2015 home basketball schedule here Thursday in M.R. White Coliseum with a MACJC South Division sweep over archrival Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Lady Wildcats pulled off a 57-41 victory to improve to 8-10 overall and 4-8 in division play, while the 13th-ranked Wildcats were 72-63 winners and are now 19-2 and 10-2. The visiting Lady Bulldogs dropped to 5-12 and 2-10, while the Bulldogs are 11-10 and 6-6.