Road win ends Wildcats’ losing skid


Rashad Parker

The Chico State men’s basketball team ended its losing skid in good fashion against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks Saturday night with an 82-70 victory.

Rashad Parker had a game-high 28 points, while Sean Park and Jordan Semple both added 15 points of their own. Semple also had a double-double by grabbing 10 rebounds.

Parker scored 17 points in the first half. Making three of his five 3-pointers contributed to a ‘Cats 26-10 run to end the first half and go into halftime leading 43-32.

Chico State shot 48.2% from the field, while Humboldt State only shot 36.5%. The ‘Cats outscored the Lumberjacks with points in the paint 32-20.

In the second half, Chico State would not be stunned again and held the lead the entire half. The largest lead of the night was 56-40 with 13:37 play. The ‘Cats would win with ease in Lumberjack Arena which is one of the toughest places to play.

Chico State improved to 12-4 overall and 8-4 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The next four games will be at home for the ‘Cats starting with Sonoma State on Jan. 31.

Sergio Sanchez can be reached at [email protected] or
@sergechez on Twitter.