POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from Pearl River Community College:
The unbeaten Pearl River Wildcats demolished the winless William Carey College junior varsity for the second time on eight days here Tuesday in M.R. White Coliseum.
PRCC's men, 3-0 overall, picked up a lopsided 84-46 victory after opening the season Nov. 3 with an 81-68 decision in Poplarville. The visiting Crusaders dropped to 0-3.
It was all Wildcats from the outset, building a 32-point lead --- 46-14 ---in the final minutes of the first half before leading 48-18 at the intermission.
Carey opened the second half with an 18-4 scoring run to cut The River's lead to 16 points with 13:56 left, but the Wildcats bounced back with a 32-10 scoring advantage the rest of the way to take the 38-point victory. PRCC led by as many as 40 points in the final minute of play.
Macualey Beasley led the Crusaders with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Corderall Weathersby added nine (two treys), Anfernee Felton eight (two treys), Dejuan Austin four, Robert Chapman three, Julius Buckhalter, Trevon Cole, Kenny Patterson, and Nick Pernell, two a piece, and Wesley Walker one.
John Cornish out of Olive Branch High paced the Wildcats with a game and season-high 14 points (three treys, five rebounds), while Darrall Willis out of Madison Memorial High in Madison, Wis., added 13 (seven rebounds, four blocked shots), Quartez Scott out of Provine High in Jackson 12 and a game-high 12 boards, Malik Clements out of Madison West High in Madison, Wis., and Cortez Mitchell out of Callaway High in Jackson (four assists), nine each, Jeffery Spence of Richland High seven (four rebounds), Timmy Shaw out of Germantown High in Memphis, Tenn., six (four assists), William Brown out of Forest Hill High in Jackson five (three assists), Laderrick Scott of Forest High four (11 rebounds), Jamond Franklin of St. Martin High and Jordan Green out of Lanier High in Jackson, two each, and Kyarius Body out of Provine High one.
Pearl River hit 44.1 percent (30 of 68) from the field to Carey's 23.6 percent (13 of 55), while the Wildcats were seven of 21 (33.3 percent) from three-point range to the Crusaders' six-of-24 (25 percent) effort. At the foul line, PRCC was 17 of 24 (70.8 percent), while the WCJV was 14 of 25 (56 percent).
The River dominated the boards with 58 rebounds (18 offensive, 40 defensive) to William Carey's 34 (10 offensive, 24 defensive), while PRCC committed nine turnovers to WC's 14.
Pearl River's women and men return to action Thursday when MACJC non-division rival Mississippi Delta visits M.R. White Coliseum for 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men) games before non-division foe Holmes visits Monday for women's and men's contests at the same game times.