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Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Jalen Mcferren is the starting point guard for the Chico State men's basketball team. He is averaging almost 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. He is also shooting 91 percent from the free throw line.Though his team has lost 3 games in a row, it is to no fault of Mcferren. He is one of th...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Wildcats win home opener

Wildcats win home opener

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Gabriel Moreno

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

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

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Kenta Mcafee

October 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Cydney Nance

October 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

  Jalen McFerren said he would like to continue being an example of unity on campus and bring awareness to injustices and attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. McFerren is a junior shooting guard for the Chico State men's basketball team and is among several Wildcat athletes attempt...

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Kenta Mcafee

April 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Having your name called, followed by a standing ovation and being surrounded by your fellow seniors is the reason athletes dream of Senior Night. As senior guard Drew Kitchens watched his teammates celebrate with their families from a seat on the bleachers, he realized it would only remain a dream...

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

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

Kenta Mcafee

March 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

Patrick Pace

February 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Tyler Harris scored a team high 13 points for the men's basketball team in their conference-clinching 64-57 victory against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Feb. 25 at home. On a night where starting sophomore point guard Jalen McFerren was ill, the Wildcats needed the next man to...

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