Tae Hardy, Mychala Linzy named Forrest General Wildcats of the Week

Tae Hardy, Mychala Linzy named Forrest General Wildcats of the Week

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Late season heroics have earned two Pearl River basketball standouts Forrest General Wildcats of the Week honors. PRCC men's star Tae Hardy (Ellenwood, Ga.; Believe Prep) and women's standout Mychala "Pooh" Linzy (Clinton) are the latest honorees.

Linzy has a knack for big-game performances. With her Wildcats (15-8 overall, 8-6 MACJC South) needing wins at the end of the season to secure a postseason berth for the second consecutive season, the sophomore came up big. In a 74-50 Sophomore Night win over Southwest, Linzy scored 24 points to lead PRCC past the Bears. Three nights later, Linzy scored 10 points to help the Wildcats edge Meridian 55-49 and secure the No. 3 seed in this week's MACJC Tournament.

Linzy is PRCC's leading scorer this season, averaging 13.1 points per game. She also leads PRCC from long range, making 37.6 percent of her 3-pointers.

PRCC's women will open their postseason play Tuesday with a 3 p.m. showdown against Itawamba in Scooba. 

A recent Southern Miss commit, Hardy has continued to produce at a high level. Hardy scored 17 points with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 76-70 win over Southwest on Sophomore Night. Hardy followed up Monday's performance with a crucial 24-point display in a 81-74 victory at Meridian. Hardy added five rebounds, five steals and two assists over the Eagles to help PRCC (22-0, 14-0) secure the first undefeated regular season season in program history.

The former East Carolina guard has been PRCC's leading scorer all season, scoring at a 16.9 clip. He also leads PRCC in assists-per-game (3.4) and steals-per-game (3.1).

The Wildcats open their postseason at 3 p.m. Monday with a first round showdown against Itawamba at Scooba.

All MACJC Tournament and Region XXIII games will be broadcast on PRCCAthletics.com and PRCCMedia.com. Anyone who has an Amazon Fire or Roku device can stream PRCC broadcasts by downloading the "Pearl River CC" Channel from the app store. The games can also be heard on WRJW 1320 AM, WRJWRadio.com or by downloading the WRJW app.

Sept. 2: Terrence Humphrey (football), Maddie Beets (women's soccer)
Sept. 9: Taja Brown (men's soccer), Victoria Stewart (women's soccer)
Sept. 16: John Bowman (men's soccer), Jade Shaw (women's soccer)
Sept. 23: Miguel Hernandez (men's soccer), Paige Horsnell (women's soccer)
Sept. 30: Shande James (men's soccer), Isabella Thoennes (volleyball)
Oct. 7: Caleb Burke (men's soccer), Maddie Beets (women's soccer)
Oct. 14: Gayden Hence (football), Bailey Riddley (soccer)
Oct. 21: Noah Mitchell (football), Isabella Thoennes (volleyball)
Oct. 28: D.D. Griffin (football), Madison Smith (volleyball) 
Nov. 4: John Bowman (men's soccer), Harleigh LaFontaine (volleyball)
Nov. 11: Isaih Moore (men's basketball), Mychala "Pooh" Linzy (women's basketball) 
Nov. 18: Tae Hardy (men's basketball), Maliyah Bullard (women's basketball)
Nov. 25: Cameron Smith (men's basketball), Alanna Smith (women's basketball) 
Dec. 2: Rodgerick Brown (men's basketball)
Dec. 9: Allanah Turner (women's basketball)
Jan. 13: Isaih Moore (men's basketball), Alanna Smith (women's basketball)
Jan. 20: Tae Hardy (men's basketball), Mychala "Pooh" Linzy (women's basketball)
Jan. 27: Rodgerick Brown (men's basketball), Shania Wright (Clinton)
Feb. 3: Isaih Moore (men's basketball), Alanna Smith (women's basketball)
Feb. 10: Tae Hardy (men's basketball), Brooke Fagan (softball) 
Feb. 17: Isaih Moore (men's basketball), Alanna Smith (women's basketball) 
Feb. 24: Tae Hardy (men's basketball), Mychala "Pooh" Linzy (women's basketball)

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