The Orion

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Sophomore Justin Briggs avoids defense and finds an open shot in a Chico's playoff matchup against Cal State San Bernardino last season in this archived image. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Wesley Harris

December 2, 2018

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five games cancelled due to the Campfire. Chico State entered San Francisco after falling to UC San Diego...

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Chico State Guard Calvin Geraci (red) pulls up for the three over UCSD forward Eric Patton (white) during the second half of a game on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

November 25, 2018

A series of defensive breakdowns to start the second half proved to be the Wildcats undoing in their season opener, and despite a hard fought battle, Chico lost to University of California, San Diego 84-68 on Saturday. After a solid first half, CSU Chico looked ready to play down to the wire against the 1...

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...

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...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Junior guard Jalen McFerren shoots free throws during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Wildcats win home opener

Junior guard Isaiah Ellis gets set in the paint and looks for a pass during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

Men’s basketball loses first game

Junior Isaiah Ellis dunks the ball over his opponent in a game. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

November 13, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team found its first loss of the season Nov. 12 against fourth-ranked National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school Biola. The loss marked the Wildcats first against a non-NCAA Division I or II team in 19 games since head coach Greg Clink took over the team. Despite...

Briggs’ blocks lead to comeback

Sophomore guard Nate Ambrosini defends against senior guard Rob Duncan during a Wildcat scrimmage. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

November 11, 2016

One hundred percent shooting from the field, nine rebounds and five blocks from first-year center Justin Briggs led the Wildcats to a comeback win Nov. 11 against the Concordia University Irvine Eagles. After ending the first half trailing 21-35, the Wildcats were able to improve their shooting and...

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Sophomore guard Nate Ambrosini shoots in the paint during a scrimmage on the Wildcats home court. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016

Despite the lack of veteran players, the men’s basketball team went 22-7 and made it to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament and NCAA Tournament last season. The team tacked on some impressive players and chose to utilize its key returners who can stabilize the team. Senior...

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