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#22 Morgan Mathis throws up a shot in a basketball game at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif (Chico State Sports Information)

Morgan Mathis: the Wildcats’ three-point sharpshooter

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 26, 2021

Morgan Mathis is a freshman at Chico State and is one of four new recruits to join the women’s basketball team along with India Starr, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. She has not played in a game yet...

Brynn Thoming makes a move to the rim from the low post.

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Alex Martin and // February 9, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the California State San Marcos Cougars. Unfortunately, the game would end in a loss for the Wildcats with a final score of 57-69. This loss...

Maddy Wong dribbles the ball in effort to get away from her opposing guard.

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

Alex Martin // February 7, 2020

Women’s basketball took on the UC San Diego Tritons on Thursday in Acker Gym, only to lose the game in overtime. The score finalized at 61-69 and the Tritons came out victorious.  Guard Myli Martinez...

Vanessa Holland takes a three-point shot against Cal State Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Wildcats find success in a second chance match-up

Arrow VanAbrams // January 26, 2020

The Chico State women’s basketball team got their revenge against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles on Saturday night. The Wildcats took a commanding 69-57 victory after getting dominated by a...

The Toros bully their way to a second half rally over the Wildcats

Matthew Wreden // January 24, 2020

Forward, Haley Ison, of the Chico State women's basketball team scored a total of 24 points on Thursday night, however, not even this proved to be enough. The Cal State Dominguez Toros would go on to complete...

McKenna Barker taking point against California State University, San Marcos Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Matthew Ferreira // January 27, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team found themselves in a hotly contested game against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday night. The game got off to a quick start when both offenses combined for 36...

Senior Natalie Valenzuela shots the second of her free-throws against UC San Diego Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Brandon Downs // January 25, 2019

Chico State women's basketball team fights and comes up short against UC San Diego Wednesday night at Acker Gymnasium, putting an end to their four-game win streak. The Wildcats got on the board first...

Chico State huddles up during a break in the action against Cal State East Bay in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Connor Mcpherson // December 17, 2018

Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace // November 30, 2017

Whitney Branham is a senior on the Chico State women's basketball team. She is currently averaging 23.8 points per game on a Wildcat team that has won their first two California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Senior forward Kayla Taylor goes after a jump ball against an opponent. She had 14 points in their recent loss. Photo credit: Jordyn Smith

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace // November 14, 2017

The Chico State women's basketball team is now 0-2 after dropping double digit leads in the fourth quarter of both of their games. The latest loss was to Notre Dame de Namur University. In a game that...

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela prevents her opponent from getting to the basket in a game against Simpson University. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Jason Spies // March 21, 2016

The Chico State women’s basketball team had high hopes that this would be the year it would get back to its winning ways and put the losing seasons behind. Unfortunately those expectations came up short...

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela waits for a pass from her teammate in a game on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Wildcats extend kind gesture to injured player

Gabriella Bermudez // February 27, 2016

Visiting senior Monay Lee was commended during the Feb. 25 home game by receiving the honor of scoring the first basket after enduring her season-ending injury of a torn ACL. At the end of the game however,...

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