Pearl River Community College begins MACJC South Division play this weekend after a successful non-division schedule.
PRCC battles Meridian on Saturday in a road contest to complete the 2016 portion of the 2016-17 season. The game was originally scheduled for this past Monday, but was postponed due to a leak in the roof at the MCC gymnasium. Tipoff on Saturday is set for 2 p.m.
The Pearl River Community College women rallied from 17 points behind in the first half, and won going away in a 68-57 victory over East Mississippi Monday night at Scooba.
The Pearl River Community College women made it two straight impressive victories to open the season Thursday night as the Lady Wildcats bounced Delgado 70-45 at M.R. White Coliseum.
Freshmen Adyn Strickland (Saucier) and Kyla Malone (Oxford) hit 3-point shots on PRCC’s first two possessions of the game, en route to an 11-1 start, and the Lady Wildcats were never threatened the rest of the way.
Scotty Fletcher isn’t joking when he says Pearl River Community College might have the youngest team in NJCAA women’s basketball.
The Lady Wildcats return just one sophomore off last year’s squad that finished 6-16 in Fletcher’s inaugural season as head coach.
“We’ve got one sophomore and 13 freshmen,” said Fletcher. “I think we may be the youngest team in the country, and I know for a fact that we’re the youngest team in our conference.
In the year and a half since taking over the job as head women’s basketball at Pearl River Community College, Scotty Fletcher has urged his players to think of community service as a vital part of their time on the PRCC campus.
Last week, Fletcher and several of his players put that philosophy into action when they rode to Columbia to read to a captive audience of kindergarten and first graders at East Marion Elementary School.
When a horde of young women surrounded Jasmine McGill’s family outside Holden Hall Sunday, the family didn’t quite know what to think.
They quickly found out – the Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcat basketball team was going to move the freshman from Heidelberg into her room.
“We want them to feel at home,” said Lady Wildcat freshman Tariah Mouton of Meridian. “We’re here, we’re friendly, getting to know each other.”
As cars and pick-up trucks pulled up, the players started carrying belongings to rooms.
POPLARVILLE – Two sophomore members of the Pearl River Community College women’s basketball team signed scholarship offers to four-year colleges Thursday in a brief signing ceremony at M.R. White Coliseum on the PRCC campus.
Sophomore guard Shaniqua Magee signed with the University of West Florida, in Pensacola, Fla., while sophomore guard Asia Thibodeaux inked with Tougaloo College in Jackson.
POPLARVILLE – Big plays and exciting action were the order of the day Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum on the Pearl River Community College campus.
A crowd estimated at about 500 saw some of the top basketball talent in South Mississippi in the inaugural PRCC Select All-Star Classic.
The event featured four games matching teams of players from PRCC’s six-county district (Forrest, Hancock, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), as well as several surrounding schools.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College women’s basketball coach Scotty Fletcher believes a lot of travel and hard work has paid off in a signing class that will help the Lady Wildcats climb quickly into the ranks of the state’s elite junior college teams.
Fletcher, who recently completed his first season as the head coach at PRCC, announced the signing of 14 players to junior college scholarships, including a transfer from the University of South Alabama and the Player of the Year in Baldwin County, Ala.
POPLARVILLE – It was a far more difficult struggle than expected, but Pearl River Community College escaped an upset bid by Meridian and held on for an 83-81 victory Thursday night in men’s basketball action at M.R. White Coliseum.
The win earned the Wildcats a share of the South Division championship with Jones County, and thanks to Copiah-Lincoln’s 71-69 upset win over Mississippi Gulf Coast, PRCC will be the South No. 1 seed for next week’s MACJC State Tournament.