The Orion

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Alex Martin

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 to the Cougars makes the second straight game lost for the Wildcats. Forward Haley Ison express...

Wildcats drop a close one in overtime

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 was the Wildcats’ leading scorer of the night with 18 points. Even this, however, was not a big ...

Wildcats find success in a second chance match-up

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 score of 50-88 in their previous match-up against the Golden Eagles.  Although the final score doesn’t reflect a...

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

Matthew Wreden

January 23, 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 a second half comeback over the Chico State Wildcats with a final score of 63-69 at Acker G...

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Matthew Ferreira

January 26, 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 points in the first period to tie the game at 18-18. The Wildcats got off to a great start in the...

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

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

Brandon Downs

January 24, 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 with a 3-pointer but the Tritons quickly locked down their defense by outscoring the Wildcats 17-7...

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

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 point it was also clear that the Wildcats wanted to send these fans home upset, and did so by saving ...

Wildcat of the Week

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 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

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

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

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

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...

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