River dominates Delta in MACJC title bout

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats gave Shivers Gymnasium an historical send off here Thursday with a lopsided 81-60 demolition of Mississippi Delta in the men’s championship game of the MACJC State Tournament here Thursday.
            South No. 1 PRCC, the tournament host, never trailed in the final game played in the 65-year-old facility that has housed River basketball since Hurricane Katrina destroyed Marvin R. White Coliseum in August 2005. Construction of the “new” $8.9 million White Coliseum in underway and will be ready for next season.

Second-half Pearl River comeback eliminates Northwest Mississippi in state tournament semi-finals

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to eliminate Northwest Mississippi 65-62 and propel the Wildcats into the men’s title bout against Mississippi Delta in MACJC State Tournament action here Wednesday in Shivers Gymnasium.
            Trailing 41-24 at the half, tournament host and South Division No. 1 seed PRCC opened the second half with an amazing 22-4 scoring run to take its first lead of the night at 46-45 and never looked back.

River bombs Coahoma 85-61 in MACJC quarter-finals

POPLARVILLE — South No. 1 seed Pearl River bombed North No. 4 Coahoma in the MACJC State Tournament men’s quarter-finals here Tuesday in Shivers Gymnasium, demolishing the Tigers 85-61 to move to Wednesday’s semi-final round against North No. 2 Northwest Mississippi.
            The 20th-ranked and tournament host Wildcats jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back.
            PRCC improved to 20-4 overall with the victory, while CCC, which was eliminated from the tournament, dropped to 9-13.

MACJC State Tournamen Day 1 scores

Feb. 25-28 / Shivers Gymnasium / Pearl River Community College / Poplarville, MS
North No. 3 Northeast Miss. (13-10) 68, South No. 2 Miss. Gulf Coast (17-7) 66 (OT)
South No. 4 Jones County (12-9) 77, North No. 1 Northwest Miss. (18-6) 50
South No. 1 Copiah-Lincoln (21-3) 67, North No. 4 Miss. Delta (9-13) 63
North No. 2 Itawamba (16-8) 50, South No. 3 Southwest Miss. (15-9) 41

River splits at Co-Lin

WESSON — Pearl River split with Copiah-Lincoln in MACJC South Division men’s and women’s basketball action here Thursday to wrap the 2012-2013 regular season.
            The 19th-ranked Wildcats avenged their 83-69 loss to the Wolfpack on Jan. 28 in Poplarville with a lopsided 77-62 victory, while the Lady Wildcats ended its season with a 60-42 setback despite outscoring host Co-Lin 28-24 in the second half.

River splits with Jones

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River split with rival Jones County in MACJC South Division men’s and women’s basketball action here Monday with the 17th-ranked Wildcats falling 76-74 in overtime, while the Lady Wildcats avenged Jan. 24's loss to the Lady Bobcats with a convincing 83-71 victory.

River bombs Carey JV 83-57

            POPLARVILLE — The 17th-ranked Pearl River Wildcats demolished William Carey University’s junior varsity here Wednesday taking a lopsided 83-57 victory in Shivers Gymnasium.
            PRCC improved to 18-3 overall, while WCU-JV dropped to 4-7.

River swept at Southwest

SUMMIT — Pearl River Community College was swept by Southwest Mississippi in MACJC South Division women’s and men’s basketball action here Monday with the Lady Wildcats falling 59-50 and the 19th-ranked Wildcats taking a hard-fought 68-66 setback.
            PRCC’s women dropped to 5-12 overall and 3-7 in division play, while its men fell to 17-3 and 8-2. SMCC’s women improved to 13-8 and 6-4, while its men are now 14-7 and 7-3.

River splits with Perk

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River split with arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast in MACJC South Division men’s and women’s basketball action here Thursday with the 19th-ranked Wildcats taking a 65-53 victory, while the Lady Wildcats fell 45-41 despite an impressive second-half comeback run.
            PRCC’s men improved to 17-2 overall and a division-leading 8-1 mark, while its women dropped to 5-11 and 3-6. MGCCC’s men dropped to 13-7 and 4-5, while its women are now 15-5 and 6-3.


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