POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College didn’t do a very good job of handling success Wednesday afternoon, dropping both games of non-conference doubleheader to Coastal Alabama-South.
One day after the Wildcats climbed into the NJCAA Division II rankings at No. 12, they were beaten badly by the Sun Chiefs, 16-8 and 11-1 in the twinbill at Bay Minette, Ala.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College returned to MACJC action Tuesday afternoon, and it wasn’t a good day for the Wildcats, as they dropped both games of a doubleheader against Hinds at Raymond.
The Eagles held PRCC to just seven hits for the day, handing the Wildcats 6-1 and 4-2 defeats. Pearl River dropped to 9-7 overall and 2-2 in conference. Hinds improved to 11-9 and 4-2.
CLINTON – The beat goes on for Pearl River Community College in men’s basketball.
The Wildcats used a smothering defense and got enough out of their offense to roll past Mississippi Gulf Coast 66-57 Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.
PRCC (22-4) advanced to the semifinals to face Northeast Mississippi at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Tigers cruised past Baton Rouge (La.) 75-59 in their quarterfinal. Gulf Coast finished its season 18-7.
POPLARVILLE – For the second time this season, Pearl River Community College freshman Eric Thornton Jr. has been named as MACJC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Thornton, who played prep ball at Jackson Murrah, was honored after leading the Wildcats to the 2018 Men’s MACJC State Basketball Tournament championship last week at Senatobia.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College rode back into rodeo competition in a big way recently, with several riders scoring high numbers in the first event of the spring season.
Competing in the East Mississippi event at Meridian Feb. 22-24, the Wildcat men finished second in the team competition, with 680 points, trailing Tennessee-Martin by just 60 points.
Sophomore Ryder Ladner (Kiln) was the top All-Around Cowboy after totaling 320 of the Wildcats’ points.
POPLARVILLE – Many times when a team wins a conference championship, it’s hard to for that team to get back up for the next round of postseason play.
But Pearl River Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Oney likes what he’s seen from his Wildcats after they captured the MACJC State Tournament championship last week at Senatobia.
The Wildcats open play Tuesday against Mississippi Gulf Coast in the opening round of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Clinton. Tipoff at Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.