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.
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 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Feb. 25-28 / Shivers Gymnasium / Pearl River Community College / Poplarville, MS
WOMEN’S FIRST ROUND / MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013
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
MEN’S FIRST ROUND / TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013
Richard Mathis tells about the road to MACJC south division championship and the upcoming State playoffs to be held at PRCC. With Voice of the Wildcats, Jason Baker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River split a pair of MACJC South Division men’s and women’s basketball match ups here Monday with the 21st-ranked Wildcats taking a dominating 75-58 victory, while the Lady Wildcats fell 71-66 despite an impressive comeback run in the second half.
PRCC’s men improved to 16-2 overall and 7-1 in division play, while its women dropped to 5-10 and 3-5. ECCC’s men dropped to 1-17 and 1-6, while it women are now 6-12 and 3-4.
The Wildcats remain atop the South Division’s men’s standings with the lopsided win.