FULTON Pearl River Wildcats move on to the MACJC State Tournament men semi-finals Wednesday against East Mississippi after eliminating Northwest Mississippi 75-59 here Monday in the quarter-final round.PRCC men, the South Division No. 2 seed who improved to 13-10 overall with Monday 16-point victory, while its women (15-7), also the South No. 2 seed, play North No. 3 Coahoma (13-10) in Tuesday women quarter-finals at 8 p.m.The North No. 1 East Miss men (20-3) bombed South No. 4 Jones County (12-12) 103-70 to open men play Monday. Northwest North No. 3 men dropped to 12-11 with the loss to PRCC.In other men quarter-final action, South No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast (20-4) eliminated North No. 4 Itawamba (9-15) 76-67, while North No. 2 Holmes (17-7) were 73-64 winners over South No. 3 Hinds (8-15) to wrap Monday action.Women quarter-final action gets underway Tuesday at 1 p.m. when South No. 1 Copiah-Lincoln (19-4) takes on North No. 4 Northeast Mississippi (9-14); followed by North No. 2 Holmes (16-5) against South No. 3 Jones County (14-8) at 3 p.m., North No. 1 Itawamba (21-2) against South No. 4 East Central (8-14) at 6 p.m., and Pearl River against Coahoma.Wednesday semi-finals tip off with the CLCC-NECC women winner against the HCC-JCJC winner at 1 p.m., followed by the EMCC versus PRCC men winner at 3 p.m., the ICC-ECCC women winner against the PRCC-CCC women winner at 6 p.m., and the MGCCC versus HCC men winner at 8 p.m.The women championship game is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, while the men title bout is at 8 p.m.The Wildcat squad last won the MACJC state championship in 2009-2010 the fifth under 21st-year head coach Richard Mathis. The Lady Wildcats earned their first state tournament berth this season since head coach Toby Bush took over the program four years ago.
Submitted by braswell on February 28, 2012 - 11:23am