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Men’s basketball beats Dominguez Hills

Men’s basketball beats Dominguez Hills

Samuel Wolfson

December 6, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday night, winnig by a final of 69-59. The first half of the game was all Wildcats as they shot 46 percent while the Toros were held to 25 percent. Chico State went into halftime with a lead of 15. Jordan Semple stepped up with a ...

Womens basketball falls just short at Thanksgiving Classic

Womens basketball falls just short at  Thanksgiving Classic

Lars Gustafson

November 22, 2014


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[box]Alaska Fairbanks 81, Chico State 77Scoring: Annie Ward (15); Hannah Womack (12); Lauren Johnson (12); Courtney Brignac (10).Rebounds: Chanelle Di Croce (9).[/box]Coming off a comeback win against Dixie State where the Wildcats scored eight points in the final 18 seconds to secure a 70-68 victory, the Chico State women's basketball team lost 81-77...

Womack lifts womens basketball team past Dixie State

Womack lifts womens basketball team past Dixie State

Jose Olivar

November 21, 2014


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[box]Chico State 70, Dixie State 68 · Points – Hannah Womack (17) Michelle Walker (11) Whitney Branham (10)· Rebounds – Michelle Walker (5)· Assists – Hannah Womack (5) [/box] Down a point with 5 seconds left in the game, senior guard Hannah Womack sunk a 3-...

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Sergio Sanchez

March 5, 2014


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Men's basketballGiordano EstradaGiordano Estrada is second in assists for Chico State, averaging 2.4 per game. He averaged 10.1 points per game this season. Estrada scored in double figures for the 'Cats in 14 games this season.Most memorable part about being a Wildcat: "It's my first year here and what I'll remember is the sense of brotherho...

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014


Filed under Sports

It seems like every weekend one Chico State athlete or another is making a huge play or part of a heroic accomplishment. But even heroes need heroes. Many Wildcats have their own personal sports icons to thank for greatly influencing the way they play their respective sports. ...

Announcer recalls calling ‘Cats games

Announcer recalls calling ‘Cats games

Angelo Boscacci

February 26, 2014


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May 17, 1939 marked the first time a baseball game was broadcast on TV. Princeton beat Columbia 2-1. People had two options for catching the game before television made its way into homes — buy a ticket and sit in the stands or turn the dial on the radio. Mitch Cox, associate director of athletics, ha...

Athletes prepare for high-pressure situations

Athletes prepare for high-pressure situations

Sergio Sanchez

February 24, 2014


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The bases are loaded with nobody out and the cleanup hitter steps into the batter's box. On the court, there are five seconds left on the clock and the team is down by a bucket. These are examples of pressure situations teams and athletes go through during a season. Practice and mental preparation help Chico ...

Long distances do not derail family support

Long distances do not derail family support

Nicholas Woodard

February 18, 2014


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Family matters; in life and in sports. Chico State athletics are no exception. Family plays a huge role for many Wildcats in their respective sports, regardless of distance. For players like Sarah Rebibo, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, family is the very reason she got into the sport. Rebibo said she began playi...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Triple threat leads winning streak

benjamin marquez

February 10, 2014


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Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

Dynamic duo take ‘Cats basketball to great heights

Dynamic duo take ‘Cats basketball to great heights

benjamin marquez

February 5, 2014


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The San Antonio Spurs had Tim Duncan and David Robinson, who won multiple NBA championships together and were a successful duo. Now, Chico State's McKenzie Dalthorp and Analise Riezebos, senior forwards, are mirroring the Spurs' duo and developing their own legacy on the women's basketball team.Both Dalthorp and Riezebos ...

Transfer student brings new edge to Wildcat basketball

Taylor Maddox

December 17, 2013


Filed under Sports

Chico State received an early Christmas present this winter, in the form of a scrappy 6-foot-1-inch player out of Concord. In his first year as a Wildcat, senior guard Giordano Estrada has taken the men’s basketball program by storm, putting on a clinic for fans at Acker Gym with stunning 3-pt shooting displays and tireless defensive effort. Estrada has been an integral contrib...

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