The Orion

Chico State claims first place in 9th straight win

Kevin Lucena

February 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

In a battle of first place teams, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat Cal Poly Pomona to claim first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference as their own. The game took place before a packed house in Acker Gym as the Wildcats improved to 16-5 overall and 13-3 in conference, winning 60-52 over the Bronco...

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Breanna Barnard

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team sealed their fifth win at home by beating UC San Diego on Friday, with a final score of 72-64. The Tritons who were number two in the conference standings gave the Cats' competition to defend their spot. The first half started with an immediate foul by the ...

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Julie Ortega

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats defeated UC San Diego on Friday night to end their losing streak, finishing the game with a final score of 76-70. Junior guard Chanelle Di Croce scored the first 3-pointer of the night for the Wildcats. Di Croce was also one of the four top scorers of the night finishing the game with 10 points.Midway into the first half Chico State lead UC San Diego by 12 points. The Wildcats were...

Senior players lead Wildcats on playoff pursuit

Senior players lead Wildcats on playoff pursuit

Lars Gustafson

February 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guards Hannah Womack and Annie Ward have made the sound of the net swooshing a common occurrence in Acker Gym. According to Ward, her relationship with Womack started when Womack transferred from New Mexico State in 2012. “Since we have played together for so long, we know where each other (is at on the court)," Ward ...

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

Matthew Vislosky

February 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For first-year forward Isaiah Ellis, basketball was the first sport he played and it turned out to be the only one he wanted to be a part of.Ellis grew up watching basketball and following his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, and credits his aunt with getting him started in the sport. "My aunt got me int...

Chico State wins seven straight

Chico State wins seven straight

Kevin Lucena

February 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team picked up their seventh straight win over Cal State Dominguez Hills at Acker Gym Saturday night, with a final score of 67-57.With the win, Chico State now sits at 14-5 overall and 11-3 in the California Collegiate Athletic Asociation. What was a four-way tie for f...

‘Cats struggle late, lose to Cal State L.A. 71-64

‘Cats struggle late, lose to Cal State L.A. 71-64

Lars Gustafson

February 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team struggled to find any offense late in the second half losing a close game against Cal State Los Angeles, with a final score of 71-64. The Wildcats played well as a team with all five starters scoring in the double digits. Junior forward Brooke Bowen lead the team with 1...

Warriors’ guard play elevates team to new heights

Warriors’ guard play elevates team to new heights

Kevin Lucena

January 31, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The NBA is in a golden age of guard play. Most nights, having the best player at that position determines the outcome of the game. From the old guards like the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, to the new kids on the block like Damian Lillard of the Portland ...

Wildcats extends their win streak to six

Wildcats extends their win streak to six

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 31, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats held off a late serge from Cal State L.A. to extend their win streak to six with a final score of 64-59. The 'Cats went up early in the first half and never let the lead go. Going into halftime the Wildcats led 33-21. Cal State L.A. came roaring back in the second half, actually outscoring Chico Stat...

Wildcats tied atop conference with another win on the road

Kevin Lucena

January 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team turned what was a three-point game at the half into a 78-56 victory on the road over Cal State Monterey Bay, using a lockdown defensive effort in the second half.The Wildcats remain tied atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings at 9-3, with the win. It ...

Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Breanna Barnard

January 27, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State alumni Alisha Valavanis will be at the helm for the Seattle Storm as the team's president when the WNBA season starts in the summer. "It's a different opportunity to lead," Valavanis said. "It's a combination of building a team and then there's the administrative side with a front offic...

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

All throughout sports there are strange superstitions or out of the ordinary game-day routines. There are some universal ones that everyone follows. For example, in baseball, if a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter, no one is allowed to talk to him in between innings when he...

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