Unbeaten Wildcats cop spot in latest NJCAA hoops poll

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s undefeated men’s basketball team copped the No. 25 spot in the latest NJCAA’s Division I basketball poll released Tuesday.
            The Wildcat squad, which last appeared in the national poll in 2013’s MACJC state championship season. The team was ranked as high as No. 12 in that year’s Feb. 12 balloting and wrapped its season at the No. 20 spot.

River heads into holiday break after split at Copiah-Lincoln

            WESSON --- Pearl River Community College wrapped the pre-Christmas holiday portion of its women’s and men’s 2014-2015 basketball season here Monday with a split with MACJC South Division rival Copiah-Lincoln.
            The Lady Wildcats fell to the undefeated Lady Wolfpack 66-44 to drop to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in division play, while the unbeaten Wildcats were 66-50 winners over the Wolves and improved to perfect 9-0 and 2-0 marks. CLCC’s women are now 9-0 and 2-0, while its men are 2-7 and 0-2.

Lady ‘Cats demolish Spring Hill with lopsided 61-47 road win

    MOBILE, Ala. --- Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats demolished the Spring Hill (Ala.) College Lady Badger junior varsity here Monday with a lopsided 61-47 victory to improve to 4-1 on the year.
            Spring Hill’s JV remains winless at 0-5.
            The Lady Badgers never threatened, but trailed 28-18 at the intermission before the Lady Wildcats outscored their hosts 33-29 in the second half to take the 14-point win.

‘Cats can Bears 94-87 on road in overtime

            BATON ROUGE, La. --- Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats remain unbeaten in the young 2014-2015 basketball season after pulling off a 94-87 overtime win over the Baton Rouge (La.) Bears here Thursday.
            PRCC improved to 6-0 on the year, while BRCC dropped to 5-4.
            The host Bears led 45-35 at the intermission, but the Wildcats bounced back with an impressive 49-39 scoring advantage in the second half to knot things at 84-84 at the end of regulation and send things into an overtime period.

Lady Wildcats demolish Spring Hill Lady Badgers

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats demolished the Spring Hill (Ala.) College Lady Badger junior varsity here Thursday with a extremely lopsided 85-35 victory to improve to 3-1 on the year.
            Spring Hill’s JV remains winless at 0-4.
            It was all Pearl River from the outset, holding Mobile-based unit scoreless for the first six minutes. The Lady Wildcats reached a double-digit advantage (10-0) at the 14:30 mark of the first half before going on a 26-12 run to lead 36-12 --- their largest lead of the half --- at the intermission.

Pearl River splits with Holmes

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College split with Holmes in women’s and men’s MACJC non-division basketball action here Monday with the Lady Wildcats falling 52-50 for their first loss of the season, while the Wildcats remain unbeaten with a hard-fought 63-59 victory.
            PRCC’s women dropped to 2-1 overall, while its men are now 5-0. The visiting Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-1 overall, while the Bulldogs are now 4-2.

River sweeps Delta

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s basketball squads remain unbeaten after sweeping MACJC non-division rival Mississippi Delta here Thursday in M.R. White Coliseum.
            The Lady Wildcats pulled out a hard-fought 60-57 victory to improve to 2-0 overall, while the 4-0 Wildcats rallied late for a 55-52 win and hand the visiting Trojans their first loss of 2014. MDCC’s women dropped to 1-3, while its men are 3-1.

Unbeaten Pearl River wallops William Carey Crusader JV for second time in eight days

            POPLARVILLE --- The unbeaten Pearl River Wildcats demolished the winless William Carey College junior varsity for the second time on eight days here Tuesday in M.R. White Coliseum.
            PRCC’s men, 3-0 overall, picked up a lopsided 84-46 victory after opening the season Nov. 3 with an 81-68 decision in Poplarville. The visiting Crusaders dropped to 0-3.
            It was all Wildcats from the outset, building a 32-point lead --- 46-14 ---in the final minutes of the first half before leading 48-18 at the intermission.


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