The Orion

Full Disclosure: Women’s basketball look towards leaders for success

Gabriel Moreno

October 31, 2016

A heartbreaking six-game losing streak finished off the Chico State women's basketball team last year and left them with a 5-15 conference record. The team tied for last place in its conference and had most of its problems on the road with a 1-9 away record. A lack of defense allowed other teams to...

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela prevents her opponent from getting to the basket in a game against Simpson University. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Jason Spies

March 21, 2016

The Chico State women’s basketball team had high hopes that this would be the year it would get back to its winning ways and put the losing seasons behind. Unfortunately those expectations came up short as the team finished the season with a record of 10-16, missing the playoffs for a second straight...

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Senior Brooke Bowen elevates to take a shot over her opponent. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Gabriella Bermudez

March 8, 2016

After a disappointing season resulting in a conference record of 5-15 and an overall record of 10-16, the Chico State's women's basketball team says goodbye to much more than a chance at the CCAA tournament.Get to know Brooke BowenSenior guard Brooke Bowen came to Chico as a transfer from Clark College ...

Wildcats extend kind gesture to injured player

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela waits for a pass from her teammate in a game on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Gabriella Bermudez

February 27, 2016

Visiting senior Monay Lee was commended during the Feb. 25 home game by receiving the honor of scoring the first basket after enduring her season-ending injury of a torn ACL. At the end of the game however, the Chico State women's basketball team lost in the battle against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Tor...

Women’s basketball team rebounds in dominant fashion

Freshman Irie Stokes defends against an attacking defender. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Gabriella Bermudez

February 7, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team controlled the court against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters both in rebounds and free throw percentage leading them to a victory of 60-36 on Feb. 6.The win brought the women's team to a conference record of 5-9 and an overall record of 10-10. First Quarter:Chico State...

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

Junior Sherise Porchia attacks the defense while dribbling down the floor. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

January 26, 2016

With a conference record of just 3-8, and an overall record of 8-9, the Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to snap its losing streaks. Although the women's basketball team has been unable to find its stride and break into a winning streak, several players have attempted to take on the bu...

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

Sophomore guard Whitney Branham fights for possession of the ball on the ground. Photo credit: George Johnston

January 24, 2016

The Chico State women’s basketball team won its second game in a row beating Simpson University 78-62, Jan. 23 in Acker Gym. It was the first time the two non-conference teams have ever faced each other, and the Wildcats left their mark all over this game. The win boosts Chico State's record to 8-9 o...

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

The Chico State women's basketball team started the season 4-0 but lost its next to games to open up CCAA conference play 0-2. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

December 7, 2015

The Chico State women's basketball team lost its second consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 45-69 on Dec. 5.The team now sits at 4-2 overall and remains winless at 0-2 in CCAA conference play. The team ranks 11th overall in the conference. First Quarter- The Wildcats led for most of the first quarter, going up by six midway th...

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

(Left) Brooke Bowen, senior guard and forward,  and (right) Kayla Taylor, transfer forward and center. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Carlos Islas

September 22, 2015

The NCAA has decided to make big changes to the rules for the 2015 women’s basketball season. These changes will make the game more entertaining for fans. Some of the changes were proposed by the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee. The biggest changes in rules for the 2015 womenR...

Wildcats share tips for staying fit, healthy

Wildcat Brooke Bowen, left, practices at Acker Gym in preparation for an upcoming game. Bowen said that excessive alcohol intake can be a big barrier for students trying to stay in shape. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Breanna Barnard

April 10, 2015

It's that time of the year again — cutting season. Gym rats who bulked up eating during the winter are now shredding all of it off to have the perfect summer body. But Chico State's Wildcat sport teams do not need a season for bulking and cutting. Instead, athletes from different sports work hard year-r...

Wildcats look back at game-winning shots

Chico State's Hannah Womack shoots for a three-pointer during a faceoff against Cal State L.A. on Jan. 30 in Acker Gym. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 2, 2015

As a kid, every basketball player dreams of it. Playing basketball in the backyard, the countdown of "three ... two ... one" and recreating the sound of the buzzer as the shot sails into the basket. Rarely do basketball players actually hit a game-winning shot outside of their backyards, but senior guards Mike Rosaroso and Hannah ...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Brooke Bowen, forward on the women's basketball team, listens to her favorite song,

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

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