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Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Esther Briggs

November 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 57 point win for the Chico State men's basketball team is only one small indicator of how it will do in the upcoming season.Currently ranked sixth in the nation, the team played against Future College Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game of the year. The result was a 108-51 victory with every Wildcat o...

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

Kenta Mcafee

March 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the longest losing streak capping off its season, the Chico State men's basketball team won the CCAA season title, but couldn't keep its momentum going and finished with a 22-7 overall record. The Wildcats began their season with a strong start, losing just one game in their preseason. During...

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

Danielle Pubill

March 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State basketball teams, both men and women, set many personal records as well as historical records this season. Both teams won individual, team and coach awards. Robert Duncan, junior guard and 2016 CCAA Player of the Year, led the Wildcats to many of their wins this year. He is the fifth...

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

Patrick Pace

March 2, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost their second game in a row to the eighth seeded Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles 37-54 on March 1 at home. This loss knocked them out of the CCAA championship tournament in the first round. The team has lost two games to the Golden Eagles in the...

Wildcat women end season on the road

Wildcat women end season on the road

Esther Briggs

February 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Whitney Branham led all scorers with 20 points in the last season game against the Cal State L.A. Eagles where the Wildcats fell 83-61 at The Eagles' Nest in L.A. on Feb. 27.Branham started off the night hot. The sophomore guard knocked down four 3-pointers, giving her 41 treys for the seaso...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Kenta Mcafee

February 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team's eight-game winning streak was broken after a loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Feb. 19, 61-67. Despite the 'Cats leading by 17 points in the first half, they could not hang on. Chico State now has a 20-4 overall record, a 14-3 conference record and are ...

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal Poly Pomona

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal Poly Pomona

Carlos Islas

February 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With national television and a good chance to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Chico State women’s basketball team let a good chance slip away when they lost 66-49 against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Friday, Feb. 19 at home. The loss is the Wildcats' third straight and drops their record to...

After hot start, women’s basketball team loses to San Bernardino

After hot start, women’s basketball team loses to San Bernardino

Carlos Islas

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After leading the entire game and giving up 31 points during the fourth quarter, the Chico State women’s basketball team lost its second consecutive game against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 57-68 on the road on Saturday, Feb. 13. The loss drops the ‘Cats season record to 10-12 ove...

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Gabriella Bermudez

February 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team suffered a frustrating loss against the UC San Diego Tritons, 47-68, on Feb. 12 in La Jolla.The loss drops the 'Cats overall record to 10-11 and 5-10 in conference play. First Quarter:The 'Cats came out of the gates strong to begin the game, holding the lead ove...

Chico native shines in first basketball season

Chico native shines in first basketball season

February 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Chico State ends their away losing streak

Chico State ends their away losing streak

January 22, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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. ...

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