Wildcats stay unbeaten with victory at Bishop State

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). 

PRCC was 6 of 17 from 3-point range, led by freshman Cedric Brim Jr. (Tupelo), who was 3 of 6 from beyond the arc and finished with 13 points. Freshman Jonas James III (Jackson) added 12 points and had 7 assists.

The Wildcats are back in action at 7:30 p.m. Monday, opening South Division play at home against Meridian in the final game of the 2017 portion of the schedule. The game will be livestreamed on prccmedia.com.

PRCC BASKETBALL SUMMARY

MEN

Thursday at Mobile, Ala.

Pearl River 76, Bishop State 66

PRCC   35        41        –          76

BSCC   30        36        –          66

PEARL RIVER (6-0): Jonas James III 12 (7 assists), Cedric Brim Jr. 13, Eric Thornton Jr. 26, Cameron Douglas 6, Jerrod Rigby 6, Willie Logan 2, Kirk Parker 4, Jarvtavious Dobbs 7.

BISHOP STATE (2-7): Adnan Antonio 6, Lester O’Cain 5, Jemiar Jonasian 6 (8 rebounds), Penda Wiggins 16 (10 rebounds), Richard Lockett 6, Reid Davison 2, Terrence Cunningham 12 (10 rebounds), Jordan Parks 2, Byron Knight 2, Sammie Sanders 9 (13 rebounds).

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