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Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Matthew Wreden

March 5, 2020

The Wildcats escaped with a crucial win at Acker Gym Tuesday night as they took down the Stanislaus State Warriors by a score 75-73 in overtime. It was a back and forth battle throughout game one of the CCAA playoffs with the Wildcats trailing most of the night. Quite possibly the most nail biting ...

Wildcats say farewell to their 2019-2020 season

Wildcats say farewell to their 2019-2020 season

Alex Martin

March 5, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first round of the CCAA playoffs. Unfortunately, Chico State exited the playoffs early as they lost by a final score of 53-78. Sophomore forward Mikaila Wegenke was the team’s leading scorer and the only one ...

Wildcats display their resilience

Wildcats display their resilience

Arrow VanAbrams

February 23, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team (20-6) fought through a shaky first half to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves (5-20) 77-58 in the last regular season home game of the year on Saturday Feb. 22.  Fans and players alike came together to honor the lone senior of the Wildcats, center Justin Bri...

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

Matthew Wreden

February 23, 2020

The Wildcats were hanging on to a two point lead with under a minute left to play when Maddy Wong launched back-to-back threes, extending the lead to six points and securing the win for the Wildcats. These last two three pointers from Wong have gone down as one of the biggest moments of her career.&...

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Matthew Wreden

February 21, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team locked up a first-round home game in the CCAA tournament after defeating the San Francisco State Gators by 80-69 Thursday night in Acker Gym. The Wildcats (19-6) were in a battle at the start of the game. The ball was going back and forth between the two team...

Wildcats on a three-game roll

Wildcats on a three-game roll

Alex Martin

February 21, 2020

With just four games remaining and a playoff spot up in the air, Chico State women’s basketball took their home court with great enthusiasm as they faced the San Francisco State Gators. The Wildcats went on to take home the victory by a score of 84-55.  Coming into the game, the Gators held last ...

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Alex Martin

February 9, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the California State San Marcos Cougars. Unfortunately, the game would end in a loss for the Wildcats with a final score of 57-69. This loss to the Cougars makes the second straight game lost for the Wildcats. Forward Haley Ison express...

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

Alex Martin

February 7, 2020

Women’s basketball took on the UC San Diego Tritons on Thursday in Acker Gym, only to lose the game in overtime. The score finalized at 61-69 and the Tritons came out victorious.  Guard Myli Martinez was the Wildcats’ leading scorer of the night with 18 points. Even this, however, was not a big ...

Block party: Justin Briggs makes history while Wildcats drop one to UCSD

Block party: Justin Briggs makes history while Wildcats drop one to UCSD

Matthew Wreden

February 7, 2020

With eight minutes left in the first half, Justin Briggs was at the top of the key coming off a pick and roll when he switched to guard UC San Diego standout guard, Tyrell Roberts. Roberts drove to the rack to try and put a layup on the 6 foot 10 inch senior forward - big mistake. Briggs easily s...

Wildcats come out victorious in their ninth straight

Wildcats come out victorious in their ninth straight

Alex Martin

January 26, 2020

Chico State men’s basketball put on a show in Acker Gym on Saturday night as they beat the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles by a score of 87-62. This led the Wildcats to their ninth straight victory. Junior Malik Duffy was the leading scorer for Chico State as he scored 21 points in the game ...

Wildcats find success in a second chance match-up

Wildcats find success in a second chance match-up

Arrow VanAbrams

January 26, 2020

The Chico State women’s basketball team got their revenge against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles on Saturday night. The Wildcats took a commanding 69-57 victory after getting dominated by a score of 50-88 in their previous match-up against the Golden Eagles.  Although the final score doesn’t reflect a...

Consistent defense and free throws – crucial for a win

Consistent defense and free throws – crucial for a win

Nicolas Espino

January 24, 2020

     Second-chance opportunities prove to be the difference as junior Malik Duffy led the Chico State men’s basketball team to an 85-76 victory over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Thursday night.       Duffy got off to a hot start and was perfect from the free-throw line in his...

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