Lady Wildcats drop second straight in loss at Hinds

Pearl River Community College has struggled shooting free throws all season, and Thursday night it proved costly in a 63-56 loss to Hinds in women’s basketball action at Utica.

The Lady Wildcats (8-3 overall, 1-3 in division) dropped their second straight game in the South Division. Hinds improved to 9-3 and 2-2.

Pearl River came into the game shooting less than 60 percent from the foul line, and had its worst free-throw shooting night of the season against the Lady Bulldogs, hitting just 6 of 18 foul shots.

Nevertheless, PRCC led 29-28 at halftime and 48-43 after three quarters. But Hinds went on an 15-4 run over the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to take the lead, and held off the Lady Wildcats the rest of the way, as Pearl River was just 2 of 10 from the line in the final period.

Redshirt freshman Rehema Franklin led Pearl River with 15 points. Freshmen Adyn Strickland, Charisma Walker, Cotoria Blackmon and Destiny Williams each had 8 points for the Lady Wildcats, and Williams also had 8 rebounds.

PRCC returns home to battle East Central at 5:30 p.m. Monday at M.R. White Coliseum, then the Lady Wildcats travel to Gulf Coast on Thursday. 

PRCC BASKETBALL SUMMARY
WOMEN
Thursday at Poplarville
Hinds 63, Pearl River 56
PRCC 12 17 19 8 – 56
Hinds 16 12 15 20 – 63
PEARL RIVER (8-3, 1-3 in South Division): Adyn Strickland 8, Charisma Walker 8, Rehema Franklin 15, Tyasia Willis 5, Cotoria Blackmon 8, Kyla Malone 2, Destiny Williams 8 (8 rebounds) Tiara Robins (7 rebounds), Shelanita Starks 2.
HINDS (9-3, 2-2 in South Division): O. Barnes 19, E. Chatman 6, H. Kemp 7, T, Hill 8, I. Davis 4, A. Kemp 9, D. Jorden 2, R. Martin 2, A. Gipson 6.

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