Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Unbeaten Wildcats on track for outstanding season

POPLARVILLE – Although well over half of the schedule remains to be played, the Pearl River Community College men have reached the proverbial midpoint of the junior college basketball season – the long Christmas break – as the only undefeated team in the MACJC.

While acknowledging that there is a lot of basketball left to be played, Wildcat head coach Chris Oney likes the path his team has taken to its 7-0 record thus far.

“I’m excited about it,” said Oney, who is in his third season as the coach of the Wildcats.

Wildcats stay unbeaten with victory at Bishop State

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College kept its record perfect, ending the month of November with a 76-66 win over Bishop State (Ala.) in men’s basketball action Thursday night at Mobile, Ala.

The Wildcats (6-0) got another standout performance from freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson), who dropped in 26 points to lead the Wildcats. He added 3 assists and 2 rebounds.

Pearl River won it at the foul line, converting 26 of 35 free throws to just 8 of 18 for Bishop State (2-7). 

Wildcats overpower Louisiana Christian 110-70

Pearl River Community College broke open a tight game with a decisive surge to end the first half, then shot the lights out in the second half to roll past Louisiana Christian Prep 110-70 in men’s college basketball action Wednesday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

The Wildcats improved to 3-0 for the season; Louisiana Christian dropped to 5-3.

The Wildcats and the Disciples played through eight lead changes and three ties until the Wildcats took control over the last four minutes of the first half.

Wildcats finish season with blowout victory over Co-Lin

Pearl River Community College used a strong finish in the first half to take command, then ran Copiah-Lincoln out of M.R. White Coliseum in the second half, streaking to an 82-67 victory Thursday night in men’s basketball action.

The Wildcats completed their season with a 14-9 overall record, but their 6-8 mark in the South Division will keep them out of the MACJC State Tournament for the first time in several seasons. The Wolves also ended their season, finishing 10-13 and 4-10.


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