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From Chico to Eurasia: Silverstrom continuing basketball career with Armenian national team

Chico State basketball guard and forward Corey Silverstrom plans to continue his basketball career in either Spain or Germany following his time with the Armenian national team. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Courtney Chapman and Kate Angeles

May 8, 2018

This man has represented Chico State as number 33 on the court for the past four years, received multiple California Collegiate Athletic Association awards and is now on the road to a professional basketball career on the Armenian National team. "Corey is a dynamic scorer and a great on ball defender,"...

Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

Jalen McFerren, Chico State basketball player, poses in the Warrior I stance. The Warrior I stance strengthens feet, hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus and builds core power. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Courtney Chapman

March 14, 2018

“When I was a freshman, I remember thinking, ‘What the heck am I doing?’ I didn’t understand why we were doing yoga,” said Corey Silverstrom, one of Chico State men's basketball team's leading scorers last season, about hearing that he would be doing yoga with the team. Bu...

Seven Wildcats receive All-CCAA honors as regular season comes to a close

Senior Kayla Taylor, 30, sets a screen for fellow senior Whitney Branham, 3, against UCSD. Both were award winners for the Wildcats Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Andrew Baumgartner

March 3, 2018

The Chico State men's and women's basketball players were awarded with All-CCAA honors for the season as the regular season came to a conclusion.On the men's side of the ball, Isaiah Ellis, Jalen McFerren, Corey Silverstrom, and Justin Briggs all won awards.For the women, Whitney Branham, Kayla Taylor, and McKena Barker were all reci...

With sweep of Seawolves, both men and women bring playoff basketball to Acker Gym in Chico

Whitney Branham, McKena Barker, Jo Paine and Shay Stark huddle up in a matchup against UC San Diego Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Courtney Chapman

February 24, 2018

The Sonoma State Seawolves were no match for our Wildcats this weekend with losses of 75-68 against the women and 65-62 against the men. Seniors Whitney Branham and Kayla Taylor were putting work in on the court and points up on the board. Branham ended the game with 18 points while Taylor ended her...

Wildcat men win on memorable Senior Night at Acker Gym

Justin Briggs (25) slams home a dunk in Satuday's matchup against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Kailah Cabiles

Courtney Chapman

February 18, 2018

The Wildcats were victorious 71-63 against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars at home Saturday night for Senior Night. Corey Silverstrom, Jalen McFerren, and Isaiah Ellis all played their final home game at Chico State and were honored with a ceremony before the night's gamee. The night brought a lot...

Men’s basketball team outlasts Tritons, women’s team falls short of upset

Wildcat of the Week, Kayla Taylor (30), forces a shot against her opponent and gets fouled. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Noah Enns

February 16, 2018

The Wildcats split victories Thursday night as the men’s basketball team came away with a win by a score of 66-56 in a tough battle against the UC San Diego Tritons. Despite a strong showing, the women’s team fell short of an upset by a score of 67-55. The men’s team came out firing and opened...

Wildcats men continue hot streak, women snap losing streak against East Bay

Wildcats' Corey Silverstrom matches up against a Cal State East Bay defender. Photo credit: Courtney Chapman

Courtney Chapman

February 4, 2018

The Wildcats came to play against Cal State East Bay Saturday night winning the women's game 70-64 and the men following suite with a 70-59 victory . The women's team came out on top against Cal State East Bay for the first time since 2013.They were led by leading scorer Whitney Branham and her 17 point...

Wildcat of the week – Corey Silverstrom

Wildcat's guard Corey Silverstrom Photo credit: Courtney Chapman

Courtney Chapman

January 23, 2018

Corey Silverstrom is a senior guard on Chico State's mens basketball team. Going into his final season with the Wildcats, Silverstrom has been explosive on the court on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Silverstrom is second in scoring and 3-pointers while averaging over 15 points per ga...

Amongst waves, Wildcats finish break strong

Wildcats Isaiah Ellis Drives past Cal Poly Pomona defenders Photo credit: Julia Maldonado

Justin Couchot

January 21, 2018

The Wildcat men went 6-3 over the five-week stretch of winter break at Chico State that went from Dec. 16-Jan. 21, bringing them to 21-5 overall and 9-4 in conference. After three straight wins, the Wildcats fell three straight games. However, these losses were frustrating after coming at deficits...

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Players listen in as coach Greg Clink leads the huddle of a timeout. Photo credit: Julia Maldonado

Austin Schreiber

January 21, 2018

The Chico State men’s basketball team cruised over Humboldt State on Saturday night, winning 74-36. Although there was a huge crowd at Acker Gym, there was little to no competition in the game, as the Wildcats took control early. By halftime, the score was 34-18, and the Wildcats never looked ba...

‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

Mcferren dribbles down the court, looking to make a play for his team. - Photo courtesy of Jalen Mcferren

Patrick Pace

November 28, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association game of the season against Stanislaus State by a score of 73-59. The Wildcats controlled the game from start-to-finish. The game started off with the Wildcats behind 0-4, but three pointers by senior guard Cor...

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Isaiah Ellis had a season-high 22 points to lead the Wildcats past the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Terren Pouncy

November 19, 2017

Despite the stigma of Humboldt State being difficult to play against and their incredibly loud arena, the Chico State Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks by 10 points. The final score was 77-67. With Saturday’s win, the Wildcats improve to a 2-1 overall.Center Isaiah Ellis scored a total of 22 p...

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