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.
WESSON --- The 24th-ranked Pearl River Wildcats claimed their seventh MACJC basketball championship in the 23-year reign of head coach Richard Mathis here Thursday, bombarding the Holmes Bulldogs 65-54 in Graydon L. Mullen Coliseum on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus.
WESSON --- The South Division champion Pearl River Wildcats will vie for a seventh state title under 23-year head coach Richard Mathis here Thursday in Graydon L. Mullen Coliseum when they tangle with the North champ Holmes Bulldogs in the men’s championship round of the MACJC State Tournament underway on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus.
WESSON --- Pearl River and Mississippi Gulf Coast will lock horns for a third time this basketball season, as the archrival duo face off here Wednesday in Graydon L. Mullin Coliseum on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the MACJC State Tournament men’s semi-finals.
No. 24-ranked PRCC, the South Division’s No. 1 seed, improved to 21-3 overall with its 70-61 quarter-final victory over North No. 4 Mississippi Delta (10-13), while South No. 3 MGCCC (14-10) smacked North No. 2 East Mississippi (17-7) 78-74 in the opening round.