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Pearl River teams falter in South Division clash against Southwest

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College suffered a big setback Thursday night, dropping a South Division basketball doubleheader against Southwest at Marvin R. White Coliseum.

The shorthanded Lady Wildcats gave a valiant effort, but their upset bid fell just short in a 46-44 loss, and the Wildcats succumbed to a 3-point barrage in a 75-67 defeat, falling out of a tie for the division lead.

East Central sweeps South Division doubleheader from PRCC

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College found the road difficult Thursday night as both of its basketball teams went down to defeat at the hands of East Central in a South Division doubleheader at Decatur.

The Lady Wildcats fell behind 30-10 after the first quarter and never recovered in a 61-47 loss, and the PRCC men faded down the stretch in an 80-72 defeat.

Lady Wildcats rally to beat Gulf Coast; Wildcats drop OT thriller

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College women played one of their best games of the season Tuesday night, rallying in the fourth quarter to defeat Mississippi Gulf Coast 60-57 in a South Division game at M.R. White Coliseum.

However, the PRCC men were unable to follow suit, as they dropped a 105-97 overtime thriller, snapping the Wildcats’ seven-game winning streak.

The Lady Wildcats overcame an eight-point deficit, outscoring Gulf Coast 16-11 in the fourth quarter in a contest that saw 11 lead changes and eight ties.

PRCC teams take pair of victories from Mississippi Delta

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams completed their non-division schedule Thursday night with a pair of victories over Mississippi Delta at Marvin R. White Coliseum.
 
The Lady Wildcats won their second straight game, building a big lead in the first half and hanging on for a 65-56 victory, and the Wildcats followed with a hard-fought 76-62 win over the Trojans.
 

Wildcats, Lady Wildcats resume season Tuesday at home against Delgado

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams return to the court after nearly a month off when they host Delgado (La.) on Tuesday.

Action at Marvin R. White Coliseum begins with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at approximately 7:30 p.m.

PRCC will have a pair of non-division games this week, including a home contest Thursday against Mississippi Delta, before getting back into South Division play next Monday at Hinds.

Lady Wildcats still fighting hard despite record

Scotty Fletcher’s debut season as a head coach hasn’t gone as he had hoped, but he is far from ready to throw in the towel.
 
The Pearl River women are 1-7 overall at the holiday break, 0-2 in the South Division. Until beginning division play, the Lady Wildcats were able to hang close, but the last two games have been tough.
 
“I think we’ve had some tough breaks,” said Fletcher, the former Williams Carey assistant coach. “We’ve lost some very close ball games. Before our last two games, the biggest margin of defeat had been eight points.
 

Wildcats muscle past Co-Lin; Lady Wildcats fall again

POPLARVILLE – Darryln Willis took over the game midway through the second half and carried Pearl River Community College to a 71-56 victory over Copiah-Lincoln in South Division action Monday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

However, the PRCC women dropped their seventh straight contest, falling to undefeated Co-Lin 66-41 in the final action of 2015 for Pearl River.

Willis, a Wichita State signee, scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Pearl River (6-3 overall, 2-0 in division). Teddy Scott added 15 points for PRCC.

Wildcats roll over Southwest; Lady Wildcats drop sixth straight

POPLARVILLE – Cortez Mitchell scored a season-high 24 points to lead Pearl River Community College to a 69-59 victory over Southwest Mississippi in the South Division opener for both teams Thursday night at Summit.

The Lady Wildcats, however, lost their sixth straight game as the Lady Bears used a big first half to win decisively 71-55.

Pearl River (5-3 overall, 1-0 division) opened up a 10-point lead in the first half, and enjoyed a 34-26 advantage at halftime.

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