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Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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 games by an average of 15 points. She has already gone for over 30 points in a game against Hu...

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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 saw senior guard and team captain Whitney Branham scored her 1000th point as a Chico State Wildcat,...

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Chico State women’s basketball team falls short

Jason Spies

March 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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 as the team finished the season with a record of 10-16, missing the playoffs for a second straight...

Wildcats extend kind gesture to injured player

Wildcats extend kind gesture to injured player

Gabriella Bermudez

February 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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, the Chico State women's basketball team lost in the battle against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Tor...

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Kenta Mcafee

February 25, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As the Chico State men's basketball team contends for the top spot in the CCAA, the women's team needs everything to fall in place to make it to the playoffs. MenThe men's team has an overall record of 21-4, and a conference record of 15-3, giving them a one-game lead over second place UC San Diego. The team's confidence has soared with a 9-1 record in its last 10 games. O...

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

December 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After winning its first four games of the season, the Chico State women’s basketball team ventured into the "City by the Bay" to take on San Francisco State in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams last Friday night. Despite shooting 30.5 percent from the field, the Wildcats led for the majority of the game and found themselves in a ...

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Lars Gustafson

January 25, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a tough loss against Cal State East Bay, the Chico State women’s basketball team rebounded and beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 68-53 in Monterey on Saturday night. Both junior forward Brooke Bowen and senior guard Annie Ward had a career night leading the team with 19 points each. Ward went...

‘Cats end five game losing streak

‘Cats end five game losing streak

Lars Gustafson

January 19, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a game that got off to a relatively slow start, Chico State got ahead of the San Francisco State Gators early, winning 67-40 at home on Friday. This was the 'Cats' first win after a tough losing streak of five games. Sophomore forward, Ashtyn Anderson, achieved career highs in scoring and reb...

Women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus

Women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus

Kevin Lucena

December 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team got off to another slow start, but this time the ‘Cats were able to score 50 points in the second half to pick up the win. The 'Cats beat Cal State Stanislaus with a final score of 85-79 to earn the team’s first conference victory of the season. They improved to 1-...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Jose Olivar

November 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

For the first time in four years, former Chico State women’s basketball team point guard Courtney Hamilton was not on the court for the season tip-off. Hamilton graduated last spring with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. During her final season as a Wildcat, Hamilton was placed her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014...

Women’s basketball goes on without graduated guards

Women’s basketball goes on without graduated guards

Nick Reddy

November 11, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Having more new players than returners on any team is always a challenge. With only six returning players for the Chico State women’s basketball team, head Coach Brian Fogel expects some growing pains this season.“It’s a big turnover," he said. "We have six freshmen out there and we...

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