POPLARVILLE – After a month-long layoff for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the men’s basketball team at Pearl River Community College is ready to get back on the court.
PRCC resumes its 2017-18 season Saturday afternoon at Marvin R. White Coliseum against Capital City Prep at 4 p.m.
“Everybody came back in good shape,” said Wildcats coach Chris Oney. “We’re ready to get back at it. After our last game, I kind of wish we hadn’t had the break.”
Oney has good reason to be optimistic. His team is 7-0 overall and 1-0 in the South Division after rolling over Meridian 87-65 in their most recent game.
The Wildcats are averaging 94.3 points per game, tops in the MACJC, and have won their games by an average of nearly 30 points a game.
Freshman Eric Thornton Jr. (Jackson) is off to a sensational start, averaging 18.6 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Freshman Cedric Brim Jr. (Tupelo) is also in double-figures with 13.1 points per game.
The Wildcats won an earlier meeting against Capital City Prep 116-56 on Nov. 28 at White Coliseum.
Saturday’s game will not be livestreamed. The next webcast on prccmedia.com will be Tuesday night, when PRCC hosts Delgado (La.), beginning at 7:30 p.m. Pearl River resumes South Division play next Thursday at Southwest.