Lady Wildcats stop Gulf Coast to keep hopes alive

POPLARVILLE – It wasn’t pretty to the casual observer, but Monday night’s win over Mississippi Gulf Coast looked good to Pearl River Community College women’s basketball coach Scotty Fletcher.

Despite scoring their season-low in points, the Lady Wildcats came away winners, as they held Gulf Coast to just eight points in the second half of a 41-31 victory at Perkinston, keeping alive their hopes for a berth in the MACJC State Tournament.

Wildcats get job done in big win over East Central

POPLARVILLE – Although there is still plenty of work to be done, the Pearl River Community College men are closing in on a spot in the MACJC State Basketball Tournament.

The Wildcats snapped a two-game losing streak with an important 72-64 victory over East Central Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC (16-4 overall) remained in a tie with Mississippi Gulf Coast for second place in the South Division at 8-4 in division play, one game behind Copiah-Lincoln. ECCC (9-12, 3-9) was eliminated from postseason consideration with the loss.

Wildcats rally only to lose on buzzer-beater at Hinds

POPLARVILLE – A stirring comeback by Pearl River Community College went for naught Thursday night as Hinds handed the Wildcats their second consecutive defeat in men’s South Division play at Utica.

The Bulldogs scored the winning basket with one second to play, handing PRCC an 84-82 defeat, after the Wildcats had rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit to tie the game.

Pearl River (15-4 overall) dropped into a tie for second place in the South Division with Mississippi Gulf Coast at 7-4 in division play. Hinds (8-10, 5-6) kept its postseason hopes alive with the win.