River women hit Yuletide break 62-55 win over Miss. Hot Shots

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats wrapped the pre-Christmas holiday portion of its schedule with a hard-fought 62-55 victory over the Mississippi Hot Shots here Friday in Shivers Gym.
            The River’s undefeated men’s squad (9-0 overall, 2-0 division) headed into the holiday break after its 70-53 MACJC South Division victory over East Central Monday in Poplarville. PRCC’s women are now 5-1 and 2-0, while the Hot Shots are 5-3.

River picks up pair of division home wins over East Central

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College swept East Central in MACJC South Division women’s and men’s basketball action here Monday with the Lady Wildcats picking up a 67-58 victory and the Wildcats taking a 70-53 win.
            Both PRCC teams remain unbeaten in division play at 2-0, while its women improved to 4-1 overall and its men are undefeated at 9-0. ECCC’s women dropped to 4-5 and 0-2, while its men fell to 5-4 and 1-1.

River opens South Division play with road victories over Hinds

            UTICA --- Pearl River Community College opened MACJC South Division basketball play here Thursday with a pair of convincing women’s and men’s victories --- each by a whopping 26 points --- over Hinds.
            The Lady Wildcat squad took a 76-50 win to improve to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in division play, while the Wildcats were 85-59 winners to remain unbeaten at 8-0 and 1-0. The host Lady Bulldogs remain winless at 0-7 and 0-1, while the Bulldog team dropped to 1-6 and 0-1.

Pearl River rips Baton Rouge with 79-70 overtime victory to remain unbeaten at 7-0

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Jeremy Hollimon swished a buzzer-beating three pointer to knot things up at 61-61 at the end of regulation against Baton Rouge Community College here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium; setting the stage for the host Wildcats’ 18-9 advantage in the overtime period for a 79-70 victory.
            With the win, PRCC remains unbeaten at 7-0 overall, while BRCC dropped to 4-9.

Wildcats bomb Baton Rouge with 75-59 road victory

            BATON ROUGE, La. --- Pearl River Community College’s Wildcat basketball squad demolished Baton Rouge CC here Thursday taking a lopsided 75-59 victory to remain undefeated at 6-0.
            The host Bears, on the other hand, dropped to 3-6 and will play a visiting role when the two teams eye a rematch Monday, Dec. 2, in Shivers Gymnasium on the PRCC campus in Poplarville.
            PRCC led 43-20 at the intermission before outscoring BRCC 32-29 in the second half to take the 16-point victory.

River sweeps Holmes

            GOODMAN --- Pearl River Community College swept Holmes here Monday in women’s and men’s MACJC non-division basketball action with the Lady Wildcats pulling off a lopsided 64-39 victory, while the Wildcats were 76-71 winners.
            PRCC’s women improved their overall record to 2-1, while its men remain unbeaten at 5-0. Holmes’ women dropped to 1-5, while its men are now 4-2.
            In the women’s game, the Lady Wildcats led 37-23 at the intermission before outscoring the host Lady Bulldogs 27-16 in the second half to take the 25-point victory.

River splits at Delta

             MOORHEAD --- Pearl River Community College split with Mississippi Delta here Thursday in women’s and men’s MACJC non-division basketball action.
            The Lady Wildcats were nipped by the host Lady Trojans 66-64, while the Wildcats prevailed with a 66-54 victory. PRCC’s women evened their overall record to 1-1, while its men remain unbeaten at 4-0. Both MDCC squads dropped to 3-2.
            In the women’s game, Delta led 33-29 at the intermission, but Pearl River’s 35-33 scoring advantage in the second half wasn’t quite enough for victory.

Wildcat hoops trio signs D-1 pacts

           POPLARVILLE --- Three Pearl River Community College Wildcat basketball standouts signed scholarships with Division I schools here Thursday.
            Point guard DeAngelo Coleman of South Pike High signed with Southeastern Louisiana, guard-forward Rakeem Esco of Canton High with Louisiana-Monroe, and guard Jeremy Hollimon of Gulfport High with Troy State (Ala.).
            Coleman averaged 9 points per game and four assists a year ago for the MACJC state champion Wildcat squad, while Esco averaged eight points an outing and Hollimon 11.

Wildcats smack Crusader JV 81-54 in men’s hoops action

            POPLARVILLE --- For the second time in a week, Pearl River’s Wildcats crushed the William Carey University junior varsity squad 81-54 here Monday in Shivers Gymnasium.
            Ironically, the score of the two teams’ first meeting was practically identical as PRCC was an 81-53 winner Nov. 4.
            The River improved to 3-0 overall, while the Carey JV dropped to 0-5.