The Orion

Seven Wildcats receive All-CCAA honors as regular season comes to a close

Senior Kayla Taylor, 30, sets a screen for fellow senior Whitney Branham, 3, against UCSD. Both were award winners for the Wildcats Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Andrew Baumgartner

March 3, 2018

The Chico State men's and women's basketball players were awarded with All-CCAA honors for the season as the regular season came to a conclusion.On the men's side of the ball, Isaiah Ellis, Jalen McFerren, Corey Silverstrom, and Justin Briggs all won awards.For the women, Whitney Branham, Kayla Taylor, and McKena Barker were all reci...

With sweep of Seawolves, both men and women bring playoff basketball to Acker Gym in Chico

Whitney Branham, McKena Barker, Jo Paine and Shay Stark huddle up in a matchup against UC San Diego Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Courtney Chapman

February 24, 2018

The Sonoma State Seawolves were no match for our Wildcats this weekend with losses of 75-68 against the women and 65-62 against the men. Seniors Whitney Branham and Kayla Taylor were putting work in on the court and points up on the board. Branham ended the game with 18 points while Taylor ended her...

Wildcat men win on memorable Senior Night at Acker Gym

Justin Briggs (25) slams home a dunk in Satuday's matchup against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Kailah Cabiles

Courtney Chapman

February 18, 2018

The Wildcats were victorious 71-63 against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars at home Saturday night for Senior Night. Corey Silverstrom, Jalen McFerren, and Isaiah Ellis all played their final home game at Chico State and were honored with a ceremony before the night's gamee. The night brought a lot...

Isaiah Ellis scores CCAA Player of the Week

Wildcat, Isaiah Ellis, is named CCAA Player of the Week after a strong start to the season. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Courtney Chapman

January 31, 2018

Chico State forward Isaiah Ellis added yet another accomplishment to his Wildcat career after winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week Award for Jan. 22-28. The Antelope High School alumnus has been an essential player for the Wildcats men’s basketball team on bot...

Branham struggles, Ellis and McFerren with season highs in split verse Dominguez Hills

Isaiah Ellis shoots a field goal in the Wildcats home game against Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Justin Couchot

Katalina Santamaria

January 27, 2018

The Chico State men's basketball team continued its win streak with a 82-64 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday. Seniors Jalen McFerren and Isaiah Ellis led the Wildcats to a victory over the Toros, scoring a season high 24 points each. This is now the ’Cats fourth straight win, with no sig...

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Isaiah Ellis had a season-high 22 points to lead the Wildcats past the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Terren Pouncy

November 19, 2017

Despite the stigma of Humboldt State being difficult to play against and their incredibly loud arena, the Chico State Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks by 10 points. The final score was 77-67. With Saturday’s win, the Wildcats improve to a 2-1 overall.Center Isaiah Ellis scored a total of 22 p...

’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...

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017

Chico State went from being the fourth best team in the conference to the champion of the West region of the NCAA Championship Tournament. The ’Cats utilized every player in the rotation to the best of their ability, and scoring at a more rapid pace than in the regular season.During the two games...

Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Wildcats win first round of NCAA's

Patrick Pace

March 20, 2017

Sophomore forward Marvin Timothy scored 12 points and provided a huge boost for the Chico State men's basketball team as they defeated Western Washington University 96-83 in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Timothy was the perfect complement to junior forward Isaiah Ellis, providing...

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...

Wildcat of the Week

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

March 7, 2017

Isaiah Ellis is a junior forward for the Chico State men's basketball team. During his first year as a starter, Ellis averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and has emerged as one of the leaders of the team. He has improved as a player every year and the Wildcats will need him to show up if th...

’Cats win big in the Bay

Marc Wilson

February 28, 2017

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team heads into the postseason with a new-found momentum.After putting up 78 points in their victory over Cal State East Bay Friday, the Chico State men’s basketball team stayed red hot and scored 72 points in its 72-57 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay. The ...

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