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Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Kenta Mcafee

February 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team was able to extend its win streak to five, and bring its overall record to 17-3, after a 64-56 victory over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 6. The win brings Chico State’s conference record to 11-2, and their home game win streak to...

Women’s basketball team lose close game

Women’s basketball team lose close game

Carlos Islas

February 6, 2016


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After a hot start to the game, the Chico State women’s basketball team could not recreate its opening form and lost 55-53 in a close game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 5. The loss drops the Wildcats season record to 9-10 and 4-9 in conference play. First quarter: The Wildca...

Chico native shines in first basketball season

Chico native shines in first basketball season

February 3, 2016


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After being red shirted last season, first year McKena Barker is already starting to turn heads. A Chico native out of Pleasant Valley High School, she helped lead her high school team to multiple championships as well as being named Senior Athlete of the Year. Although new to Chico State, she is al...

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

January 31, 2016


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The Chico State men's basketball team was able to bring their winning streak to four, and bring their overall record to 16-3, after a 85-50 victory over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors at home on Saturday, Jan 30. The win brings Chico State's conference record to 10-2, and their home game win strea...

Women’s basketball team extends win streak to three

Women’s basketball team extends win streak to three

January 31, 2016


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In a game in which there was only one lead change, the Chico State women’s basketball team extended its win streak to three after beating the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors 62-52 at home on Saturday Jan. 30. The win sets Chico State's season record at 9-9 and 4-8 in conference play, increasing its win p...

Chico State junior getting national attention in breakout season

Chico State junior getting national attention in breakout season

January 27, 2016


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It’s been a long and hard-fought journey for junior guard Robert Duncan. Going from high school, to the Air Force, to red shirting his freshman year, Duncan started from the bottom and now he’s here. Leading the Chico State men’s basketball team in assists (4.1), rebounds (5.9), scoring (15.9)...

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

January 26, 2016


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With a conference record of just 3-8, and an overall record of 8-9, the Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to snap its losing streaks. Although the women's basketball team has been unable to find its stride and break into a winning streak, several players have attempted to take on the bu...

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

January 24, 2016


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The Chico State women’s basketball team won its second game in a row beating Simpson University 78-62, Jan. 23 in Acker Gym. It was the first time the two non-conference teams have ever faced each other, and the Wildcats left their mark all over this game. The win boosts Chico State's record to 8-9 o...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

January 24, 2016


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While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Wildcats win third straight game

Wildcats win third straight game

January 22, 2016


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In a game that featured 12 lead changes, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on the road 83-73 on Thursday, Jan. 21. With the win the Wildcats take sole possession of first place in the CCAA conference and improve its overall record to 15-3 and 9-2 in conference...

Chico State ends their away losing streak

Chico State ends their away losing streak

January 22, 2016


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The Chico State women's basketball team won 65-59 in a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on Jan. 21 in San Marcos. The win is their third in conference and gives them a conference record of 3-8, and overall record of 7-9. First Quarter- Chico State quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead. ...

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

December 13, 2015


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In a thrilling neck-and-neck game that was decided by a half-court buzzer beater, the Chico State men’s basketball team defeated the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 83-82 at home after trailing the entire game on Dec. 12. It seemed like the game was over when the Cougars’ Darnell Taylor made...

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