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Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Sammy DeHart, right, signs her National Letter of Intent to attend Chico State in the fall. DeHart started for two years on Nevada Union High School's varsity team in Grass Valley and was one of two team captains. Photo courtesy of Rory Miller.

Julie Ortega

February 13, 2015

The Chico State women’s basketball team is already gearing up for next season by recruiting high school standout Sammy DeHart. DeHart completed two years starting for Nevada Union High School's varsity team in Grass Valley as one of its two team captains. In 2013, DeHart was awarded First Team All-Con...

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

Chico State women’s head coach Brian Fogel and first-year guard Whitney Branham strategize during practice. Branham has started in all games this season and is tied for the most assists. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 11, 2015

It might seem intimidating to lead a team's offense as a newcomer, especially playing a different position, but first-year guard Whitney Branham is making it look easy. Branham played shooting guard in high school but made the transition to point guard for the 'Cats this season. She has be...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Courtney Hamilton, a former Chico State basketball player, has been nominated for the 2014 Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year. Orion file photo

Jose Olivar

November 19, 2014

For the first time in four years, former Chico State women’s basketball team point guard Courtney Hamilton was not on the court for the season tip-off. Hamilton graduated last spring with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. During her final season as a Wildcat, Hamilton was placed her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014...

Women’s basketball goes on without graduated guards

Chico State women's basketball player Hannah Womack works on her free throw shooting in practice. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

November 11, 2014

Having more new players than returners on any team is always a challenge. With only six returning players for the Chico State women’s basketball team, head Coach Brian Fogel expects some growing pains this season.“It’s a big turnover," he said. "We have six freshmen out there and we...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Seniors Jazmine Miller and Courtney Hamilton and junior Hannah Womack, guards, are all smiles after beating UC San Diego on Friday.Photo credit: Grant Mahan

benjamin marquez

February 10, 2014

Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

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