Pearl River Community College

Basketball

Wildcats ride hot shooting to South Division win over Hinds

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College got all it wanted from a struggling Hinds team Thursday night, but the Wildcats proved too much in the end as they took a 92-73 victory in men’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC improved to 10-1 overall and 2-1 in South Division play; Hinds dropped to 2-7 and 0-3.

Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) had a season-high 34 points, along with 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the Wildcats. Thornton took over the game in the second half, scoring 22 of his points after halftime to stave off the pesky Bulldogs.

Lady Wildcats knock off Hinds for big South Division win

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College started strong and stayed strong down the stretch Thursday night, posting a big 75-69 upset of Hinds in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

The Lady Wildcats (7-3 overall) led from start to finish to earn their first South Division win of the season after two defeats in division play. Hinds (10-2, 1-2) lost its second straight game.

PRCC took command right from the start, leading 19-10 after the first quarter, as sophomore Tariah Mouton (Meridian) had nine of her career-high 21 points in the first 10 minutes.

Lady Wildcats come up short in loss at Southwest

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College faded down the stretch Thursday night, dropping a 59-49 decision to Southwest Mississippi in women’s basketball action at Summit.

PRCC dropped to 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the South Division; Southwest improved to 10-1 and 1-1.

The Lady Wildcats battled from behind for most of the game, but stayed in the game until the final few minutes. Southwest owned a 10-9 lead after the first quarter and led 28-21 at halftime.

Wildcats let big lead slip away in loss at Southwest

POPLARVILLE – For the first 25 minutes of playing time Thursday night, Pearl River Community College played a near-perfect game. From that point on, nothing went right.

The Wildcats let a 34-point lead get away from them in the second half, as Southwest Mississippi roared back to hand PRCC an 81-77 setback in men’s basketball action at Summit.

Pearl River suffered its first loss of the season, after nine wins to start the season, and evened its South Division record at 1-1; Southwest improved to 10-1 and 1-1.

Wildcats pull away late to get past Delgado

POPLARVILLE – If Pearl River Community College was looking to see how it handled adversity heading back into South Division play, the Wildcats certainly got what they were looking for Tuesday night against Delgado (La.).

The scrappy Dolphins, who only dressed six players, gave undefeated PRCC all it wanted before the Wildcats finally pulled away for a 77-69 victory at M.R. White Coliseum.

Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, as the Wildcats improved to 9-0 for the season. Delgado dropped to 2-12.

Lady Wildcats cruise to easy win over Delgado

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College started strong and finished stronger Tuesday night, returning to action with a 71-31 victory over Delgado in women’s junior college basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

The Lady Wildcats (6-2) led throughout in their first game back after the Christmas holiday break. Delgado dropped to 2-11.

PRCC broke open the game with its defense, forcing nine turnovers in a decisive 9-1 run to take a 19-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Wildcats light up scoreboard in victory over Capital City

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College men scored in continuous waves Saturday afternoon, running to a 141-59 victory over Capital City Prep in junior college basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.

The 8-0 Wildcats, who led the MACJC in scoring with 94.3 points per game coming into the game, did nothing to hurt that average in their first action of the new year and their first since Dec. 5.

Unbeaten Wildcats on track for outstanding season

POPLARVILLE – Although well over half of the schedule remains to be played, the Pearl River Community College men have reached the proverbial midpoint of the junior college basketball season – the long Christmas break – as the only undefeated team in the MACJC.

While acknowledging that there is a lot of basketball left to be played, Wildcat head coach Chris Oney likes the path his team has taken to its 7-0 record thus far.

“I’m excited about it,” said Oney, who is in his third season as the coach of the Wildcats.

Unbeaten Wildcats on track for outstanding season

POPLARVILLE – Although well over half of the schedule remains to be played, the Pearl River Community College men have reached the proverbial midpoint of the junior college basketball season – the long Christmas break – as the only undefeated team in the MACJC.

While acknowledging that there is a lot of basketball left to be played, Wildcat head coach Chris Oney likes the path his team has taken to its 7-0 record thus far.

“I’m excited about it,” said Oney, who is in his third season as the coach of the Wildcats.

PRCC basketball teams help out at Hattiesburg charities

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams gave up some of their precious time this month to help out with two Hattiesburg charities.

Earlier this week, the men’s basketball team spent several hours serving the community, helping out at the Hattiesburg Salvation Army warehouse.

Players assisted in unloading donations from the public, decorating the Salvation Army’s store for Christmas, loading furniture and organizing the store’s warehouse.

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