POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Lady Wildcats put their new look on display for the first time in front of the home crowd, and it was smashing performance.
PRCC used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to take command and never looked back, rolling past Bishop State 71-37 in women’s basketball exhibition action Tuesday night at M.R. White Coliseum.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College basketball fans got their first look at the 2015-16 Wildcats Thursday night, highlighting the school’s Wildcat Madness festivities at M.R. White Coliseum.
The evening concluded with the Wildcats going through a full-court scrimmage, with the Maroon team rolling past the Gray team 58-41.
The two sides played two 15-minute halves with a running clock, except during free throws.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will open its 2015-16 basketball season on the road Nov. 2 against Delgado (La.) Community College.
The Wildcats, two-time defending MACJC state champions, will play 23 games this season, while the Lady Wildcats will have 22 games.
Veteran head coach Richard Mathis enters his 24th season as the PRCC men’s coach with seven players returning from last season’s 25-4 team that came within an overtime loss in the Region 23 Tournament championship game of making its first trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.
POPLARVILLE – Eight high school boys and 12 high school girls basketball teams participated last week and this week in the Pearl River Community College basketball round-robin at M.R. White Coliseum.
Boys varsity teams included Moss Point, Columbia, Gulfport, Long Beach, Stone County, Poplarville, Lamar Christian and Hancock.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College basketball standout Malik Clements has signed with North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D.
Clements, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound guard out of Madison West High School in Madison, Wis., opted to forgo his sophomore season with the Wildcats to sign on with The Summit League champion squad under the leadership of second-year head coach Dave Richman.
POPLARVILLE --- Freshmen Cortez Mitchell and Darral Willis have garnered post-season basketball honors for the 2014-2015 season, as both members of the state champion Wildcat squad were named to the All-MACJC South Division and All-Region 23 squads.
In addition, freshman Malik Clements was cited with All-MACJC honorable mention recognition.
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.
CLINTON --- The MACJC state champion Pearl River Wildcats will face the talented Holmes Bulldogs for the third time this season when the two powerhouses battle for the Region 23 Tournament men’s championship here Saturday at 8 p.m. in A.E. Woods Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
CLINTON --- William Brown sank a pair of free throws with 16.8 seconds left to propel the top-seeded MACJC state champion Pearl River Wildcats to a thrilling 68-67 victory over the eighth-seeded Baton Rouge Bears here in quarterfinal action of the Region 23 Tournament underway in A.E. Woods Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
POPLARVILLE --- MACJC state men’s champion Pearl River Community College cast its wares for an NJCAA National Tournament bid Wednesday when the nationally-ranked Wildcats face Baton Rouge (La.) CC at 6 p.m. in opening round action of the Region 23 Tournament set for A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus in Clinton.