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Men’s basketball takes a big win in nail-biting game

The first half of the game saw an intense back and forth, with the SeaWolves taking a slight 35-29 lead
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Milca Elvira Chacon
Mens basketball team huddled up while coach is talking to them during half time

In an intense match-up that kept fans on the edge of their seats, the Chico State men’s basketball team earned a hard-fought victory (69-67) in a close game against the Sonoma State SeaWolves Saturday.

From the opening tip-off, it was clear both teams were hungry for the win. The game showcased exceptional skills, tight defenses and impressive offensive plays from the Wildcats. 

“The intensity of the game was very high with the final score being so close but it kept us all locked in and focused to get the job done,” sophomore point guard Miles Daniels said. 

The first half of the game saw an intense back and forth, with the SeaWolves taking a slight 35-29 lead. The Wildcats, however, rallied in the second half, narrowing the gap and setting the stage for a thrilling finish.

“After the first half we felt comfortable but knew we had to capitalize on the adjustments our coaches made during halftime,” Daniels said. 

Despite facing a tough opponent, Chico State fans filled the arena, creating an energetic atmosphere that fueled the team’s momentum. The cheers and support from the crowd echoed through Acker Gymnasium as the Wildcats battled for every point.

In the closing minutes, with the score neck and neck, Chico State seized the opportunity to pull ahead, clinching the victory. 

The 69-67 score reflected the game’s intensity, highlighting the hard-fought battle that unfolded on the court.

The win not only boosts Chico State’s standing in the league but also serves as a testament to the team’s resilience and commitment to success.

As they celebrate this hard-earned triumph, the Wildcats are already setting their sights on the challenges ahead, looking to build on the momentum gained from this win.

“Looking forward to the rest of the season, we are building to win league and earn a spot in the NCAA tournament,” Daniels said.

Chico State’s next game is against Cal State East Bay on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., where they hope to carry the same energy and determination into another exciting game. 

For more information about Chico State Athletics, visit the Wildcats homepage.

Kya Williams can be reached at [email protected].

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Kya Williams, Reporter
Kya Williams is a third year student majoring in journalism and minoring in communications. She was born in Chicago, Illinois but was raised in Santa Barbara where she began her journalism journey. This is her first semester as a staff member for The Orion and she can’t wait for a great year. Outside of reporting on news she enjoys being outside, hanging out with friends and running. 

Milca Elvira Chacon is a journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting. She was a contributor for The Orion last semester, but is now officially working for the student-led newspaper. She hopes to strengthen her writing skills and contribute to stories that will positively impact the community. Outside of journalism, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and working out.

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