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Chico State loses second conference game

Chico State loses second conference game

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The combined effort of junior forward Jo Paine and junior guard Whitney Branham Dec. 4 couldn't lift the Chico State women's basketball team over Cal State San Marcos.The loss extends Chico State's overall season record to 5-3 and gives it a conference record of 0-2.In her 33 minutes on the court, Pa...

Women’s basketball team loses conference opener

Women’s basketball team loses conference opener

Cydney Nance

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team's reappearance in the fourth quarter couldn't save the team from suffering a loss in its conference opener Dec. 1 against UC San Diego. The game between the Tritons and Wildcats stayed close until the third quarter, as Chico State scored just nine points while UC ...

40 point win for Wildcats

40 point win for Wildcats

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Every player on the Chico State roster contributed to the scoring column in the men's basketball team's 95-51 win over Simpson University Nov. 28.Ten on the roster scored, but five stood out by breaking into the double digits. Junior forward Isaiah Ellis took elevated his game from behind the arc to a ...

Four game win-streak for three-point shooters

Four game win-streak for three-point shooters

Kenta Mcafee

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fifteen three-pointers from the Wildcat roster gave Chico State a dominating 79-68 win in its game against Northwest Nazarene Nov. 26.Junior guard Corey Silverstrom led his team for the second straight game. In the game against Academy of Art Nov. 25, Silverstrom sank five shots from beyond the arc a...

Wildcats rain down three’s at home

Wildcats rain down three’s at home

Kenta Mcafee

December 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A storm of three-pointers led the Chico State men's basketball team to a landslide victory over the Academy of Art Nov. 25.Acting as the eye of the Wildcats hurricane offense, junior guard Corey Silverstrom remained determined throughout the game to keep his team in the lead. Silverstrom scored 24 points...

Wildcats win home opener

Wildcats win home opener

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

’Cats wins five consecutive games

Gabriel Moreno

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team earned its longest winning streak since 2014 Nov. 22 with a win over Fresno Pacific University.The Wildcats dominated the first three-quarters of play, outscoring Fresno 75-46. The almost 30 point lead came from the incredible shooting performance from the free-...

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A perfect record in the Carl's Jr. Coslet Classic has prepared the women's basketball team for its upcoming conference season.The team closed out Dixie State 65-55 Nov. 19 to extend its overall season record to 4-1. Chico State has a four-game winning streak, tying its longest win streak last season.In...

Branham leads Chico over Western Oregon

Branham leads Chico over Western Oregon

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Whitney Branham led the Wildcats to a win Nov. 18 against Western Oregon.Branham scored 25 points, 11 of those were from free throws. With perfect shooting from the charity stripe and four three-pointers in the game, Chico State was able to take a 70-67 win.During her 34 minutes on the c...

Big three leads to big win

Big three leads to big win

Cydney Nance

November 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team snagged a 64-54 win over Holy Names University Nov. 16 behind the scoring explosion of junior guard Whitney Branham.Branham scored 20 points and shot five three-pointers to lead the Wildcats in scoring. In each of the Wildcats three preseason games, Branham has poste...

Briggs drops below perfect

Briggs drops below perfect

Gabriel Moreno

November 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the first time since starting his career at a Wildcat, first-year center Justin Briggs shot below 100 percent against Dominican University Nov. 16.Although the center missed out on a perfect shooting performance, Briggs still carried his team by hitting six shots out of 10, and snagging 14 points...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

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