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Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

Noah Andrews

March 2, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats hosted the San Francisco Gators Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. It was a game that looked like a blowout at several points early on but ended up coming right down to the wire.It ended with the Wildcats unable to complete the comeback and falling by four points to a score of 74-70.Sen...

Wildcat’s effort not enough, extend losing streak to seven games

Wildcat’s effort not enough, extend losing streak to seven games

Matthew Ferreira

March 2, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball game lost their matchup against San Francisco State Thursday by a score of 78-69. This makes it seven losses in a row and puts the season out of their hands if they want to reach the playoffs.The Wildcat’s offense executed early as they were able to play w...

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Matthew Ferreira

February 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game against Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Saturday by a score of 73-64.The game was competitive throughout but Dominguez Hills was able to pull away with a 38 point second half.The Wildcats were on the right track at the start of ...

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Noah Andrews

February 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

"We played really hard tonight and put forward a tough effort for 40 minutes," starting center Mckenna Barker said. "Although we slipped up a couple times, we fought the whole game and that is what matters. We just have to keep battling and fighting to get into the conference tournament."Chico State wom...

Ball security an issue in loss against CSU Los Angeles

Ball security an issue in loss against CSU Los Angeles

Matthew Ferreira

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game Thursday night to the Cal State University of Los Angeles by a score of 69-57. With the playoffs nearing and a potential spot for the Wildcats still a possibility the team knew that this game was as close to a must-win scenario as it gets.Unfortunately for Chico...

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira

February 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Sports

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and he is here, along with Tovar, to give his thoughts on Wildcat's sports, the MLB season and NBA seas...

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State women's basketball lost their fifth straight game, by only one point in Thursday nights game at Cal State Los Angeles, with the largest lead being only six points. The game came down to the final play. The Wildcats were down 49-52 with just over a minute to play when McKena Barker got...

Broncos trample Wildcats’ winning streak

Broncos trample Wildcats’ winning streak

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats were at an all-time high on their four-game winning streak facing off against California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, the second seed in their conference. That energy was soon shut down by the Broncos’ defensive presence on the court. “We should’ve came out with more energy,...

Wildcats fall short in comeback attempt against Cal Poly Pomona

Wildcats fall short in comeback attempt against Cal Poly Pomona

Matthew Ferreira

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their game against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday by a score of 62-50. The Wildcats got out to a quick start offensively after junior guard Madison Wong drained a three-pointer to give the team an early 5-2 lead. The teams stayed close through most of...

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Ricardo Tovar

February 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming off of two losses the Wildcats were looking to defend their home court on Thursday night. Squaring off against the 9-13 Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes seemed like the perfect slump buster. However, just like their contest in January, the Coyotes emerged with the victory. An 11-2 start by the...

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Brandon Downs

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State men's basketball team got revenge against Cal State San Bernadino with an 11 point victory Thursday night. The Coyotes beat the Wildcats 88-72 back in January, so the Wildcats have been looking forward to Thursday's game for weeks. "I told my teammates we owe these guys revenge, you...

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

The first week of November was a crucial time for Paradise High School athletics: the football team was ready to take on their first playoff game, both soccer teams and the wrestling team were on the verge of qualifying for playoffs, and the basketball teams were getting ready to kick off their season. The...

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