Frigid from three leads to third loss


Junior forward Jo Paine attempts a shot at the rim. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Only three of 19 three-point attempts fell for the Chico State women’s basketball team Dec. 9 game against Humboldt State.

Along with the 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc, Chico State also committed 21 turnovers in its 42-44 loss. The inability to take advantage of their possessions and ineffective passing made the Wildcats succumb to the Jacks.

The loss extends Chico State’s overall record to 5-4 and leaves them 0-3 in conference. Humboldt State had yet to win in its conference before facing off against the Wildcats.

A minor leg injury in the second quarter caused senior guard Michelle Townsend to sit out until the second half. Upon Townsend’s return, she missed 5 out 6 three-pointers and struggled to keep her team afloat through her scoring.

Junior forward Jo Paine battled alone on the court as the only Wildcat to earn double-digit scoring numbers in the game with 15. Paine also had a double-double with 11 rebounds.

While Paine made major contributions on offense through her inside scoring, she also committed five turnovers in the game and missed both three-point attempts.

Chico State had an advantage of nine in the rebounding category but was unable to take advantage of the ball, as a result of the inefficient shooting, with only 15 of 50 shot attempts from the field resulting in points.

Key Players:

Jo Paine

  • 15 Points
  • 11 Rebounds
  • 1 Steal

Sherise Porchia

  • 9 Points
  • 7 Rebounds
  • 3 Assists
  • 1 Block

Chico State returns to the court Dec. 17 against Sonoma State on the Wildcats home court.

Makayla Hopkins can be reached at [email protected] or @_MakaylaHopkins on Twitter.