POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College men’s basketball teams snapped a three-game losing streak Monday night, defeating Baton Rouge 62-56 at Baton Rouge, La.
The PRCC women, however, saw their losing string extend to five games in a heartbreaking 58-57 overtime defeat to the Lady Bears.
Pearl River (4-3) led the men’s game 30-22 at halftime, and extended the margin to double digits in the second half, before BRCC (3-9) rallied in the closing minutes. The Wildcats converted 7 of 10 foul shots in the second half to keep the Bears at bay.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College is mourning the passing of former PRCC women’s basketball coach Ed Walley, who died Nov. 25 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Walley was 68.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams have hit a rough stretch of road early in the season, as they each dropped games to East Mississippi Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum.
The Lady Wildcats had plenty of opportunities in the fourth quarter, but fell short against the Lady Lions 46-44, as they dropped their fourth straight game after a season-opening win. The PRCC men lost their third straight game after a 3-0 start, 66-55 to the Lions, who remained undefeated.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College men jumped out to a 14-0 lead to start the game and never looked back Monday night as the Wildcats routed Baton Rouge 68-49 in junior college basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The news was not so good for the PRCC women, as a stirring fourth-quarter comeback fell short in a 70-64 loss to the Lady Bears.
The 12th-ranked Wildcats (3-0) showed their stuff right from the start as they overpowered the Bears with a strong start, then closed the first half with an equally-strong surge.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams made a successful debut of their 2015-16 seasons Monday night as they swept a pair of games from Delgado at New Orleans.
The 12th-ranked Wildcats had little trouble racing past the Dolphins 80-63, and the Lady Wildcats handed head coach Scotty Fletcher a victory in his first game as a head coach, defeating Delgado 61-52.
Sophomore Jamond Franklin led four Wildcats in double figures with 20 points. Darryln Willis added 17 points, Cortez Mitchell scored 13 and Dontellius Ross had 12 points.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams open the 2015-16 regular season on Monday against Delgado, La., at New Orleans.
The Wildcats return three starters and seven players total from last season’s 25-4 team that came within an overtime loss to Holmes of making it to the NJCAA National Tournament.
PRCC is the two-time defending MACJC State Tournament champions and come into the season ranked 12th in the nation in the NJCAA preseason rankings.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College basketball teams will be in action this week at M.R. White Coliseum, in preparation for the opening games of the 2015-16 season.
Bishop State (Ala.) will bring its teams to PRCC on Tuesday and Wednesday for exhibition action against the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats.
The women’s teams will tip off at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with the men’s teams beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will open its 2015-16 basketball season on the road Nov. 2 against Delgado (La.) Community College.
The Wildcats, two-time defending MACJC state champions, will play 23 games this season, while the Lady Wildcats will have 22 games.
Veteran head coach Richard Mathis enters his 24th season as the PRCC men’s coach with seven players returning from last season’s 25-4 team that came within an overtime loss in the Region 23 Tournament championship game of making its first trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.
Women's basketball players Deja Starks of Slidell, La., left, and Ashley Thompson of Amory help other students move into Holden Residence Hall on Sunday, Aug. 16
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.