The Orion

Men’s basketball is bouncing back

Patrick Pace

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Robert Duncan scored 18 points on 7-13 shooting and led the Wildcats to a convincing win against Cal State Stanislaus in the last regular season home game of his career.It was senior night for Duncan and forward Michael Bethea Jr. They opened the game by scoring 8 eight points for the ‘Cats. The ̵...

Women’s basketball third straight loss

Patrick Pace

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team dropped it's second game in a row to Cal State Stanislaus, making their next two games crucial if they want to participate in the postseason tournament. The Wildcats opened the game up strong, scoring the first 11 points and sending the Warriors into a panic....

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Jalen Mcferren is the starting point guard for the Chico State men's basketball team. He is averaging almost 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. He is also shooting 91 percent from the free throw line.Though his team has lost 3 games in a row, it is to no fault of Mcferren. He is one of th...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After two 10-16 seasons, Chico State women's basketball seems to be trending in the right direction again. The Wildcats are currently 14-8 overall with a 9-3 record at home and are currently in 7th place in the CCAA. They could have a chance to go to the CCAA postseason tournament for the first time in...

‘Cats win in a thriller

‘Cats win in a thriller

Patrick Pace

February 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Freshman Justin Briggs scored a season-high 19 points in 22 minutes of action in a win over the Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes Jan. 27 at home. Briggs set the tone early with two huge dunks with 14 points in the first half, and led his team throughout the game along with junior guard Jalen Mcferren. A...

‘Cats struggle in Coyote territory

Katalina Santamaria

January 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After three straight wins at home, the Chico States women’s basketball team started the new year with a tough loss against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Despite a slow start, the 'Cats were able to come close to the Coyotes, but ended up falling short, losing 58-63. Coyotes dominated the g...

Altheles celebrate holidays on the court

Altheles celebrate holidays on the court

Jordan Jarrell

December 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While students are watching their calendars and counting down the days until winter break begins, basketball players at Chico State are practicing for their upcoming games. Student-athletes don’t always have the luxury of going home to see their families during the season, according to junior forward...

Professionals deserve mercy

Jordan Jarrell

December 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports

A single bad night can haunt an organization in any sport, and to prevent it, there should be a standard mercy rule. Getting beaten by 13 points in baseball is devastating to athletes, coaches and the team itself and takes the competition out of a game. At a certain point, it becomes clear that a team...

Men’s basketball team holds promise this season

Makayla Hopkins

December 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team is sacrificing its winter break to defend its home court. The team currently holds a 7-2 overall record and is 1-1 in its conference. The Wildcats' two losses came from the top competitors they have faced this year, the University of Arizona Wildcats and the San...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Makayla Hopkins

December 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Only three of 19 three-point attempts fell for the Chico State women's basketball team Dec. 9 game against Humboldt State. Along with the 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc, Chico State also committed 21 turnovers in its 42-44 loss. The inability to take advantage of their possessions and ineffective...

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