The Orion

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

McKena Barker shoots a layup against Humboldt State. 
Image credit: Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019

Chico State women's basketball lost their fifth straight game, by only one point in Thursday nights game at Cal State Los Angeles, with the largest lead being only six points. The game came down to the final play. The Wildcats were down 49-52 with just over a minute to play when McKena Barker got...

Wildcats fall short in comeback attempt against Cal Poly Pomona

McKena Barker fights for the rebound Thursday night against Cal State San Bernadino Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Matthew Ferreira

February 17, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their game against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday by a score of 62-50. The Wildcats got out to a quick start offensively after junior guard Madison Wong drained a three-pointer to give the team an early 5-2 lead. The teams stayed close through most of...

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Myli Martinez shooting one of her two made threes against Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

February 16, 2019

Coming off of two losses the Wildcats were looking to defend their home court on Thursday night. Squaring off against the 9-13 Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes seemed like the perfect slump buster. However, just like their contest in January, the Coyotes emerged with the victory. An 11-2 start by the...

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Calvin Geraci had four points on the night against Cal State San Bernadino Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Brandon Downs

February 15, 2019

Chico State men's basketball team got revenge against Cal State San Bernadino with an 11 point victory Thursday night. The Coyotes beat the Wildcats 88-72 back in January, so the Wildcats have been looking forward to Thursday's game for weeks. "I told my teammates we owe these guys revenge, you...

Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Marvin Timothy slams the ball in against Humboldt State Saturday night. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 3, 2019

Unfair calls and Humboldt State's aggressive defense was what Chico State faced Saturday night at Acker Gymnasium. It showed what the team was truly capable of as the Wildcats gutted out a 67-65 win over the Lucky Loggers. “Everyone stepped up, everyone played well it wasn’t a one person shine,”...

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Natalie Valenzuela shoots the layup against Humboldt State Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Matthew Ferreira

February 3, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats women’s basketball team lost a very close game in overtime Saturday night to Humboldt State. The Wildcats were a little slow offensively out of the gate and Humboldt took advantage of that, resulting in a 72-76 loss at Acker Gymnasium. Their junior guard Madeline Hatch was...

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

McKenna Barker taking point against California State University, San Marcos Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Matthew Ferreira

January 27, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team found themselves in a hotly contested game against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday night. The game got off to a quick start when both offenses combined for 36 points in the first period to tie the game at 18-18. The Wildcats got off to a great start in the...

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Senior Natalie Valenzuela shots the second of her free-throws against UC San Diego Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Brandon Downs

January 25, 2019

Chico State women's basketball team fights and comes up short against UC San Diego Wednesday night at Acker Gymnasium, putting an end to their four-game win streak. The Wildcats got on the board first with a 3-pointer but the Tritons quickly locked down their defense by outscoring the Wildcats 17-7...

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

The San Francisco 49ers invited the Paradise High School football team to their Monday night football game against the New York Giants. Image from Getty Images, photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers

Ricardo Tovar

November 28, 2018

People often question the validity of sports in our society; for Paradise athletes, sports was a way for them to escape the harsh reality of their situation. Many of these athletes have no place to play the sports they love and some don't have homes to go back to.#ButteStrong #PrayForParadise #Paradise...

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Wildcats third baseman Cameron Santos rounds second base in a matchup against Fresno Pacific. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Andrew Baumgartner

May 15, 2018

The 2018 Spring semester is coming to a close at Chico State and it's time to reflect on what happened during the season.BaseballThe Chico State baseball team finished there 2018 season with an overall record of 31-22. The Wildcats played their best at home with an 18-10 record at Nettleton Stadium w...

March has brought the madness once again

The No. 1 seed Virginia losing to No. 16 UMBC has been one of the biggest upsets in the tournament thus far. 

Getty Images photo by Icon Sportswire

Courtney Chapman

March 22, 2018

Everyone knows that with every passing March, the most prestigious tournament in college basketball happens: March Madness. March Madness is a series of games against different seeds of Division I college basketball teams. The tournament starts off with 64 different teams playing each other depending...

Chico State basketball admired for coaching prestige

Chico State Wildcats assistant coaches Mark Darnall and Thomas Ammon coaching the Wildcats basketball team in Acker Gym. Photo Courtesy: Chico State Sports Information Desk.

Courtney Chapman

March 15, 2018

Despite losing two coaches from the 2016-2017 season, Chico State Men's Basketball Head Coach Greg Clink is excited to gain two new coaches that he hopes will help build a bright future for the team."It is always hard with a brand new staff because there are no other assistants around to show them how ...

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