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Published 2012-12-12T08:00:00Z”/>


In case you missed itJake Martin

<strong>Women’s basketball</strong>

The Chico State women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to six in this weekend’s 40th Coslet Classic Tournament.

Winning back-to-back games, the Wildcats downed sixth-ranked Western Washington University, 75-74, and Seattle Pacific University, 89-77, to remain undefeated on the season.

The team struggled early in Friday’s game against Western Washington, and the Vikings out-rebounded the ’Cats 24-6 in the first half.

After falling into a 17-4 deficit, junior guard Jazmine Miller sparked an offensive run with back-to-back baskets and closed the Vikings’ lead to 21-14.

Senior Monnie Davidson-Mays scored six points, leading the Chico State frontcourt to score 13 of the team’s 26 first-half points.

During the second half, the ’Cats’ guards combined for 41 points to close the deficit. With 46 seconds left in the game, Chico State took its first lead of the night off of a Davidson-Mays steal and layup, helping to seal the 75-74 victory.

The Wildcats bested Seattle Pacific 89-77 Saturday. Sophomore Annie Ward scored 25 points, dished out three assists, swiped the ball twice and swatted one shot during her first start of the season.

Over the weekend, Miller had 29 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and three steals as one of the team’s best all-around players. Junior McKenzie Dalthorp had 23 points and nine rebounds while sophomore Analise Riezebos lead the team with 11 boards. Junior Courtney Hamilton was named the tournament’s MVP with 20 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds and four steals.

By sweeping the tournament, the team’s record improved to a perfect 6-0, and the ’Cats are first in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings at 4-0. Chico State’s next game is on the road against the Notre Dame De Namur Argonauts today.

<strong>Men’s basketball</strong>

The Chico State men’s basketball team lost a close game, 68-66, Thursday against Cal State Stanislaus.

The Wildcats seemed in control during the first half but struggled down the stretch to contain 5-foot-8-inch guard Sam Marcus, who scorched the ’Cats for 18 of the Spartans’ second-half 35 points.

Junior guard Sean Park led the Wildcats with 17 points, shooting 6-11 from the field. Center Jason Conrad contributed 11 points and nine rebounds, and Rashad Parker scored 13 points, had two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

After Thursday’s loss, the Wildcats fell to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the CCAA.

The team’s next game is at home Friday against Simpson University.

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<strong>Jake Martin can be reached at</strong> <a href=”mailto:[email protected]”><em>[email protected]</em></a>

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