POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opened its 2017-18 women’s basketball season with a resounding 78-31 victory over Bishop State (Ala.) Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum.
Through the first half and into the third quarter, Pearl River Community College in the game against Copiah-Lincoln in the Lady Wildcats’ season finale, trailing by just three points to the postseason-bound Lady Wolves.
But that’s when Co-Lin kicked it into a higher gear, closing the third quarter with a 22-4 wave that swamped Pearl River, as the Lady Wolves handed PRCC a 70-45 defeat in women’s basketball action Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum.
It was almost déjà vu all over again for Pearl River Community College, as the Lady Wildcats let most of a nine-point lead slip away in the final minutes against Mississippi Gulf Coast.
But this time Pearl River was able to hold on to secure a 62-60 victory in women’s basketball action Monday night at M.R. White Coliseum.
Freshman Tyasia Willis had a tremendous all-around game for Pearl River Community College Thursday night, leading the Lady Wildcats to a much-needed 63-53 victory over Meridian in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
PRCC snapped a five-game losing streak and improved to 9-6 overall and 2-6 in the South Division. Meridian lost its fourth straight game and fell to 8-10 and 2-6.
Pearl River Community College couldn’t handle prosperity against Mississippi Gulf Coast, letting a 16-point lead slip through their fingers in a 51-49 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast in women’s basketball action Thursday night at Perkinston.
PRCC lost its fourth straight game, falling to 8-5 overall and 1-5 in the South Division. MGCCC improved to 7-8 and 1-5.
“We started missing shots, and I think that affected our level of effort,” said PRCC coach Scotty Fletcher. “And we really miss the leadership of Elexis Peyton, our starting point guard.
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.
Pearl River Community College passed its toughest test of the season thus far Thursday night, knocking off previously undefeated Southwest 74-60 in women’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The Lady Wildcats (8-1 overall) evened their South Division record at 1-1; Southwest dropped to 10-1 and 1-1.
It was another stellar outing for redshirt freshman Rehema Franklin (New Orleans), who finished with 20 points to lead PRCC.
Pearl River Community College got all it wanted from Delgado Monday night in its women’s basketball non-division finale at New Orleans.
The 1-11 Lady Dolphins kept it close most of the way in a see-saw contest, but the Lady Wildcats finally prevailed 59-56, and they head back into South Division action at 7-1 overall.
PRCC led 16-10 after the first quarter, but was only ahead by two, 27-25 at halftime, and it stayed close throughout the second half.
Pearl River Community College overcame a somewhat slow start and pulled away to defeat Mississippi Delta 68-46 Thursday night at Moorhead in a successful restart of the 2016-17 season.
The Lady Wildcats improved to 6-1 overall; MDCC dropped to 1-8.
PRCC trailed 16-13 after the first quarter, but took command in the second period, outscoring the Lady Trojans 21-8 to lead 34-24 at halftime, and the Lady Wildcats were never threatened in the second half.
Pearl River Community College head women’s basketball coach Scotty Fletcher was far more encouraged about the team he got back from the Christmas holiday break than the one he sent off last month.