The Orion

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Calvin Geraci jumps high and takes a shot while a Gator defender goes up in attempt to block.

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 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 ...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Head coach Greg Clink designs a play in the CCAA playoffs against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

The men's basketball team lines up during the National Anthem in a game against Cal Poly Pomona.

Patrick Pace

February 27, 2016

Sophomore Tyler Harris scored a team high 13 points for the men's basketball team in their conference-clinching 64-57 victory against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Feb. 25 at home. On a night where starting sophomore point guard Jalen McFerren was ill, the Wildcats needed the next man to...

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...

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Junior Tyler Prange (left) and senior Tanner Giddings (right) in games against Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 25, 2016

As the Chico State men's basketball team contends for the top spot in the CCAA, the women's team needs everything to fall in place to make it to the playoffs. MenThe men's team has an overall record of 21-4, and a conference record of 15-3, giving them a one-game lead over second place UC San Diego. The team's confidence has soared with a 9-1 record in its last 10 games. O...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Sophomore Jalen McFerren takes a shot against Cal State Stanislaus while junior Robert Duncan looks for the rebound. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez

Gabriella Bermudez

February 18, 2016

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats decked out in red and black and I even noticed a student waving a Chico State flag as encouragement fo...

Men’s basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Men's basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Esther Briggs

February 16, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team took on the San Bernardino Coyotes hoping to be the second team in over 100 years to win 20 of their 23 games. After regulation, the Wildcats and Coyotes were tied at 73-73, but in overtime it was the 'Cats that pulled ahead to a 91-79 win at Coussoulis Arena on...

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

Sophomore Jalen McFerren calls for the ball in a game against Cal State East Bay. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016

The Chico State men’s basketball team extended its win streak to seven, and brought its overall record to 19-3, and their conference record to 13-3, after a 76-71 victory over the UC San Diego Tritons on Friday, Feb. 12. Chico State is now first in the CCAA, jumping over the Tritons.First half:UC San Diego g...

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Sophomore Whitney Branham inbounds the ball against Cal State East Bay in a game on Feb. 5. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Gabriella Bermudez

February 15, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team suffered a frustrating loss against the UC San Diego Tritons, 47-68, on Feb. 12 in La Jolla.The loss drops the 'Cats overall record to 10-11 and 5-10 in conference play. First Quarter:The 'Cats came out of the gates strong to begin the game, holding the lead ove...

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...

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