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Wildcats win first conference game

Wildcats win first conference game

Cydney Nance
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team earned its first conference win Dec. 3 against Cal State San Marcos by scoring 40 in each half.Four members on the Wildcats roster scored 10 or more points in the 80-68 win. Junior forward Isaiah Ellis led the charge with 21 points and eight rebounds and shot a hi...

Wildcats win streak snapped

Wildcats win streak snapped

Kenta Mcafee
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Turnovers and frigid three-point shooting gave the Chico State men's basketball team a 56-60 loss in its Dec. 1 conference opener against UC San Diego.The loss snaps the Wildcats previous five-game win streak and leaves them with an overall record of 6-2.The Wildcats made just three of 13 shot attem...

Chico State loses second conference game

Chico State loses second conference game

Gabriel Moreno
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The combined effort of junior forward Jo Paine and junior guard Whitney Branham Dec. 4 couldn't lift the Chico State women's basketball team over Cal State San Marcos.The loss extends Chico State's overall season record to 5-3 and gives it a conference record of 0-2.In her 33 minutes on the court, Pa...

Women’s basketball team loses conference opener

Women’s basketball team loses conference opener

Cydney Nance
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team's reappearance in the fourth quarter couldn't save the team from suffering a loss in its conference opener Dec. 1 against UC San Diego. The game between the Tritons and Wildcats stayed close until the third quarter, as Chico State scored just nine points while UC ...

Wildcats end season strong

Wildcats end season strong

Gabriel Moreno
December 8
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team faced Alaska Anchorage in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and lost 0-3 to end the Wildcats season Dec. 1.The loss concludes the Wildcats season, leaving their overall record at 23-8. The 23 wins Chico State had led it to a California Collegiate Athletic Associati...

40 point win for Wildcats

40 point win for Wildcats

Gabriel Moreno
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Every player on the Chico State roster contributed to the scoring column in the men's basketball team's 95-51 win over Simpson University Nov. 28.Ten on the roster scored, but five stood out by breaking into the double digits. Junior forward Isaiah Ellis took elevated his game from behind the arc to a ...

Four game win-streak for three-point shooters

Four game win-streak for three-point shooters

Kenta Mcafee
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fifteen three-pointers from the Wildcat roster gave Chico State a dominating 79-68 win in its game against Northwest Nazarene Nov. 26.Junior guard Corey Silverstrom led his team for the second straight game. In the game against Academy of Art Nov. 25, Silverstrom sank five shots from beyond the arc a...

Wildcats rain down three’s at home

Wildcats rain down three’s at home

Kenta Mcafee
December 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports

A storm of three-pointers led the Chico State men's basketball team to a landslide victory over the Academy of Art Nov. 25.Acting as the eye of the Wildcats hurricane offense, junior guard Corey Silverstrom remained determined throughout the game to keep his team in the lead. Silverstrom scored 24 points...

NFL tradition normalizes racism

Kenta Mcafee
November 24
Filed under Football, Sports

Among the things to be thankful for during the November holiday, the one that resonates the most for me is football.Thanksgiving is about food and family, but sitting together on a couch to watch the Redskins and Cowboys play will be the highlight of Nov. 24.Even with the fond memories of watching "Ame...

Wildcats win home opener

Wildcats win home opener

Kenta Mcafee
November 23
Filed under Basketball, Sports

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

’Cats wins five consecutive games

Gabriel Moreno
November 23
Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team earned its longest winning streak since 2014 Nov. 22 with a win over Fresno Pacific University.The Wildcats dominated the first three-quarters of play, outscoring Fresno 75-46. The almost 30 point lead came from the incredible shooting performance from the free-...

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Kenta Mcafee
November 23
Filed under Basketball, Sports

A perfect record in the Carl's Jr. Coslet Classic has prepared the women's basketball team for its upcoming conference season.The team closed out Dixie State 65-55 Nov. 19 to extend its overall season record to 4-1. Chico State has a four-game winning streak, tying its longest win streak last season.In...

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