POPLARVILLE --- Three Pearl River Community College Wildcat basketball standouts signed scholarships with Division I schools here Thursday.
Point guard DeAngelo Coleman of South Pike High signed with Southeastern Louisiana, guard-forward Rakeem Esco of Canton High with Louisiana-Monroe, and guard Jeremy Hollimon of Gulfport High with Troy State (Ala.).
Coleman averaged 9 points per game and four assists a year ago for the MACJC state champion Wildcat squad, while Esco averaged eight points an outing and Hollimon 11.
POPLARVILLE --- For the second time in a week, Pearl River’s Wildcats crushed the William Carey University junior varsity squad 81-54 here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium.
Ironically, the score of the two teams’ first meeting was practically identical as PRCC was an 81-53 winner Nov. 4.
The River improved to 3-0 overall, while the Carey JV dropped to 0-5.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College swept Delgado (La.) in women’s and men’s basketball action here Thursday with a pair of dominating victories.
The Lady Wildcats pulled off a 67-45 win in their season opener, while the Wildcats were 85-63 winners to improve to 2-0 overall. DCC’s squads both dropped to 0-2.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats crushed the William Carey University junior varsity squad 81-53 in their 2013 basketball season opener here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium.
The lopsided defeated was also the opener for the visiting Crusaders.
Pearl River dominated from the outset of the contest, building a 10-point lead at the 12:30 mark of the first half, then answering with a 5-0 run over the next three minutes to grab a 20-5 lead.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College tips off its women and men’s 2013-2014 basketball seasons Monday with high expectations for both squads.
The reigning MACJC state champ Wildcat squad entertains the William Carey Junior Varsity Crusaders at 6:30 p.m. here in Shivers Gymnasium, while the Lady Wildcats travel to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi for a 7:15 p.m. match up.
DECATUR — Mississippi’s top community and junior college basketball players will have an opportunity to showcase their talents at the annual MACJC All-Star Basketball Games (women and men) set for Thursday, March 28, here at East Central Community College.
Women’s action begins at 6 p.m., while the men’s contest is set for 8 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the ECCC campus.
Admission is $5 per person for the NJCAA-sanctioned event.
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College guard Xavian Rimmer and center Frank Snow have received post-season honors for the 2012-2013 basketball season.
Rimmer, a 6-foot-2, 185 pound Alcorn State transfer who prepped at Piney Woods School near Jackson; earned All-Region 23 and All-MACJC first-team honors; while Snow, a 6-foot-9 San Angelina CC (Tex.) transfer from Wellington, Fla., earned All-MACJC second-team accolades.
CLINTON — The MACJC champion Pearl River Wildcats wrapped their 2012-2013 basketball season here Friday with an 89-81 loss to the Northwest Mississippi Rangers in the semi-finals of the Region 23 Tournament underway in A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
POPLARVILLE — Eight-seeded Southern University-Shreveport (La.) gave top-seeded and MACJC champion Pearl River all it could handle here Wednesday in the quarter-finals in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament underway in A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
But the 20th-ranked Wildcats survived to take a 64-62 victory over the scrappy Jaguars and advance to Friday’s semi-finals in a rematch with fourth-seeded Northwest Mississippi. NWCC ended fifth-seeded Jones County’s season with a 83-68 lopsided win in the quarter-finals.
POPLARVILLE — The MACJC state champ Pearl River Wildcats enter the 2013 NJCAA Region 23 Tournament Wednesday as the No. 1 seed in A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus in Clinton.
The men’s quarter-finals will be played Wednesday, while the women’s are set for Thursday. Men’s and women’s semi-final rounds are Friday with the championship games set for Saturday.
PRCC head coach Richard Mathis claimed his sixth state championship last Thursday when his Wildcats demolished Mississippi Delta 81-60 in the MACJC title bout.