The Orion

Corey Silverstrom dominates the hardwood and the gaming world

Silverstrom celebrates with his teammates after winning the NCAA West Region title. Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Patrick Pace

November 6, 2017

Basketball isn't Corey Silverstrom's only aptitude. Silverstrom is also a professional gamer, which is something most people do not know about. Silverstrom, also known as “Legggit," within the competitive gaming community is a member of Team Vendetta. Silverstrom and his team have competed in M...

’Cats won the West, now what?

Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017

The Chico State men’s basketball team came together at the right time to make an improbable run in the NCAA Championship Tournament.Faced with the challenge to either rise up and win their region from an unfavorable seed or lose and end their season, the ‘Cats decided to scratch their way...

Best ’Cats in the West

Ellis and Duncan hug after a win Photo credit: Jordyn Smith

Patrick Pace

March 15, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team won the West Region of the NCAA tournament against UC San Diego thanks to the team's two starting junior players. Forward Isaiah Ellis, named the most outstanding player of the tournament, had 35 points and guard Corey Silverstrom had 21. Ellis kept the 'Cats...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Junior guard Jalen McFerren shoots free throws during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Junior guard Jalen McFerren dribbles against sophomore guard Joseph Lynch during a Wildcats scrimmage. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Gabriel Moreno

November 7, 2016

A 36-point loss last season to Arizona State left the Wildcats yearning for revenge.The Chico State men's basketball team was unable to overcome Arizona State Nov. 6 and fell 70-78. It wasn't a lack of effort on the Wildcats part. Chico State led 40-37 by the end of the first half and had the largest l...

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Sophomore guard Nate Ambrosini shoots in the paint during a scrimmage on the Wildcats home court. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016

Despite the lack of veteran players, the men’s basketball team went 22-7 and made it to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament and NCAA Tournament last season. The team tacked on some impressive players and chose to utilize its key returners who can stabilize the team. Senior...

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

Sophomore guard Nate Ambrosini prepares to take a jump shot during a Wildcats scrimmage. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team was evenly matched by Arizona Christian University Nov. 4 but managed to come away with a narrow win.The teams both shot 44 percent in the game, going 22-50. The game was primarily decided by the three-point battle and the points at the charity stripe. Chico Sta...

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Corey Silverstrom attempts to free himself from a defender and get in position to receive an inbound pass. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

October 28, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team opened its season Oct. 28 with a scrimmage. The team battled itself with junior point guard Jalen McFerren leading half the team against junior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom. Although the game was only an exhibition match, the teams were quick to show off...

Superstitions across sports

Corey Silverstrom practices dribbling before a game. Photo credit: John Domogma

Gabriel Moreno

September 8, 2016

Superstition is common among the athletes at Chico State. Senior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom, has several different superstitions to enhance his game."I personally have my own superstitions, I like to show up early to each game to try to get in the zone. I also have a certain playlist to listen...

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

Senior Tanner Giddings looks for a teammate to pass the ball in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

March 28, 2016

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 teams push toward playoffs

Junior Tyler Prange (left) and senior Tanner Giddings (right) in games against Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

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...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Sophomore Jalen McFerren takes a shot against Cal State Stanislaus while junior Robert Duncan looks for the rebound. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016

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...

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