Pearl River sweeps Delgado

            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.

Wildcats smack Crusader JV 81-53 in hoops season opener

    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.

River hoops tips off Monday

            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.

2013 MACJC All-Star games set March 28 at East Central

            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.

Pearl River’s Rimmer named All-Region 23, All-MACJC

            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.

River nips Southern-Shreve in Region 23 quarter-finals

            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.

MACJC champ Pearl River top seed in Region 23 event this week at Miss. College

            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.

River dominates Delta in MACJC title bout

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats gave Shivers Gymnasium an historical send off here Thursday with a lopsided 81-60 demolition of Mississippi Delta in the men’s championship game of the MACJC State Tournament here Thursday.
            South No. 1 PRCC, the tournament host, never trailed in the final game played in the 65-year-old facility that has housed River basketball since Hurricane Katrina destroyed Marvin R. White Coliseum in August 2005. Construction of the “new” $8.9 million White Coliseum in underway and will be ready for next season.

Second-half Pearl River comeback eliminates Northwest Mississippi in state tournament semi-finals

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to eliminate Northwest Mississippi 65-62 and propel the Wildcats into the men’s title bout against Mississippi Delta in MACJC State Tournament action here Wednesday in Shivers Gymnasium.
            Trailing 41-24 at the half, tournament host and South Division No. 1 seed PRCC opened the second half with an amazing 22-4 scoring run to take its first lead of the night at 46-45 and never looked back.