The Orion

Former high school enemies come together as teammates

Former high school enemies come together as teammates

Jason Spies

February 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When you graduate high school and move away to college, it’s a lot to take in.For Chico State sophomore guard Corey Silverstrom, finding out that his new teammate and roommate was his old rival from high school made for a very interesting start to his college career. “It was kind of weird the ...

Men’s basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Men’s basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Esther Briggs

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team took on the San Bernardino Coyotes hoping to be the second team in over 100 years to win 20 of their 23 games. After regulation, the Wildcats and Coyotes were tied at 73-73, but in overtime it was the 'Cats that pulled ahead to a 91-79 win at Coussoulis Arena on...

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team extended its win streak to seven, and brought its overall record to 19-3, and their conference record to 13-3, after a 76-71 victory over the UC San Diego Tritons on Friday, Feb. 12. Chico State is now first in the CCAA, jumping over the Tritons.First half:UC San Diego g...

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

February 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After appearing in every game last season as a freshman, sophomore guard Jalen McFerren had a lot expected of him when he hit the court this year.Finishing fourth last season on the team in steals and fifth in assists, he certainly made a name for himself in his first year, and has expanded on his su...

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

January 31, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team was able to bring their winning streak to four, and bring their overall record to 16-3, after a 85-50 victory over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors at home on Saturday, Jan 30. The win brings Chico State's conference record to 10-2, and their home game win strea...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Men’s basketball team loses to Seattle Pacific University 50-62

Men’s basketball team loses to Seattle Pacific University 50-62

December 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball suffered its first loss of the season, losing to Seattle Pacific University, 50-62, on Nov. 27 at home. The team now sits at 3-1 on the young season. First Half- Eight minutes into the game, the Wildcats held a slim 10-8 lead. The Falcons bounced back and took a four-point lead w...

Men’s basketball freshman to pounce on challenges

Men’s basketball freshman to pounce on challenges

Jose Olivar

November 12, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Basketball season is almost here, and with that comes new challenges for the Chico State men's basketball team. The Orion caught up with four freshmen from the team who are expected to take on some of these challenges. The Orion: How does it feel to know that you will be making an impact with the team as a freshman? Jale...

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