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Wildcats drop second straight home game

Brynn Thoming makes a move to the rim from the low post.

Alex Martin

February 9, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the California State San Marcos Cougars. Unfortunately, the game would end in a loss for the Wildcats with a final score of 57-69. This loss to the Cougars makes the second straight game lost for the Wildcats. Forward Haley Ison express...

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

Maddy Wong dribbles the ball in effort to get away from her opposing guard.

Alex Martin

February 7, 2020

Women’s basketball took on the UC San Diego Tritons on Thursday in Acker Gym, only to lose the game in overtime. The score finalized at 61-69 and the Tritons came out victorious.  Guard Myli Martinez was the Wildcats’ leading scorer of the night with 18 points. Even this, however, was not a big ...

Wildcats find success in a second chance match-up

Vanessa Holland takes a three-point shot against Cal State Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Arrow VanAbrams

January 26, 2020

The Chico State women’s basketball team got their revenge against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles on Saturday night. The Wildcats took a commanding 69-57 victory after getting dominated by a score of 50-88 in their previous match-up against the Golden Eagles.  Although the final score doesn’t reflect a...

Wildcat pregame rituals

Shay Stark shooting a free throw against Holy Names University. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Wesley Harris

December 3, 2019

Game day can be a time when emotions run high in anticipation of hopping on the court. Envisioning the plays an athlete wants to make can cause anxiety as they try to keep their cool. Junior basketball player Shay Stark took me through a typical game day routine.“Honestly, I’m more calm before...

Women’s basketball loses strong lead late.

Maddy Wong serveying the floor against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

November 23, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball season opener Thursday night was not what they hoped for going against Stanislaus State. The Wildcats were in the driver’s seat the first three quarters but mistakes would shoot them in the foot in the fourth.“It's kind of hard right now, but it fe...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

Women’s basketball experience ups and downs in long season

From left to right: junior Madison Wong (All-CCAA and had 10.8 points a game), freshman Mikaila Wegenke (13.7 min. per game and 4.1 points per game), sophomore Vanessa Holland (28.6 min. per game and 7.1 points per game), sophomore Shay Stark (All-CCAA and 11.4 points per game), senior Natalie Valenzuela (last season and 10.5 points per game). Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Matthew Ferreira

March 13, 2019

The Wildcats women's basketball team's season didn’t end the way that they planned on as they missed the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament. It did, however, have a lot of excitement, ups and downs and entertaining games.The team’s season didn’t start on the ri...

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

McKena Barker shoots a layup against Humboldt State. 
Image credit: Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019

Chico State women's basketball lost their fifth straight game, by only one point in Thursday nights game at Cal State Los Angeles, with the largest lead being only six points. The game came down to the final play. The Wildcats were down 49-52 with just over a minute to play when McKena Barker got...

Wildcats fall short in comeback attempt against Cal Poly Pomona

McKena Barker fights for the rebound Thursday night against Cal State San Bernadino Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Matthew Ferreira

February 17, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their game against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday by a score of 62-50. The Wildcats got out to a quick start offensively after junior guard Madison Wong drained a three-pointer to give the team an early 5-2 lead. The teams stayed close through most of...

Wildcats come up short against Stanislaus State

McKena Barker goes up for the layup against Humboldt State Feb. 9, 2019. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019

The Wildcats women's basketball team lost a close game to Stanislaus State on Saturday night. The game was competitive from the beginning and the Wildcats finished the first quarter with a 22-21 lead. Sophomore guard Shay Stark hit a three-pointer, a layup and a free throw in the latter end of the quar...

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Natalie Valenzuela shoots the layup against Humboldt State Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Matthew Ferreira

February 3, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats women’s basketball team lost a very close game in overtime Saturday night to Humboldt State. The Wildcats were a little slow offensively out of the gate and Humboldt took advantage of that, resulting in a 72-76 loss at Acker Gymnasium. Their junior guard Madeline Hatch was...

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

McKenna Barker taking point against California State University, San Marcos Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Matthew Ferreira

January 27, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team found themselves in a hotly contested game against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday night. The game got off to a quick start when both offenses combined for 36 points in the first period to tie the game at 18-18. The Wildcats got off to a great start in the...

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