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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

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

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,...

Sophomore Justin Briggs avoids defense and finds an open shot in a Chicos playoff matchup against Cal State San Bernardino. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Chico State men and women fall to Tritons in CCAA semifinals

Courtney Chapman and Justin Couchot // March 3, 2018

In a must win matchup for Chico State basketball where all 100 percent was needed from all its players, it was the UC San Diego Tritons who stood strong, defeating the Wildcat men 66-49, and 67-48 for...

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

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

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...

Senior Haley Cremen, left, poses with her mother, Penni Cremen. Cremen was one of four seniors  honored during Saturdays Senior Night. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Women’s basketball brings home the win as seniors lead by example

Courtney Chapman // February 18, 2018

The Wildcats showed up ready to defend Aker one last time this year and did just that defeating Cal State San Marcos 74-56 in an explosive game Saturday night during Senior Night for the Wildcats. There...

Wildcat of the Week, Kayla Taylor (30), forces a shot against her opponent and gets fouled. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Men’s basketball team outlasts Tritons, women’s team falls short of upset

Noah Enns // February 16, 2018

The Wildcats split victories Thursday night as the men’s basketball team came away with a win by a score of 66-56 in a tough battle against the UC San Diego Tritons. Despite a strong showing, the women’s...

Photo credit: Kelsey Veith

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

February 7, 2018

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Senior forward Kayla Taylor goes after a jump ball against an opponent. She had 14 points in their recent loss. Photo credit: Jordyn Smith

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...

Wildcat ladies lose first round

Marc Wilson // March 4, 2017

The Chico State Women’s basketball team's season ended in heartbreak as the team lost its first-round game of the CCAA post season tournament to Cal State East Bay. Back-to-back buckets by junior...

Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Patrick Pace // February 14, 2017

After two 10-16 seasons, Chico State women's basketball seems to be trending in the right direction again. The Wildcats are currently 14-8 overall with a 9-3 record at home and are currently in 7th place...

Sophomore forward McKena Barker searches the court for a teammate to pass the ball to. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Kenta Mcafee // November 23, 2016

A perfect record in the Carl's Jr. Coslet Classic has prepared the women's basketball team for its upcoming conference season.The team closed out Dixie State 65-55 Nov. 19 to extend its overall season...

(Left) Brooke Bowen, senior guard and forward,  and (right) Kayla Taylor, transfer forward and center. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Carlos Islas // September 22, 2015

The NCAA has decided to make big changes to the rules for the 2015 women’s basketball season. These changes will make the game more entertaining for fans. Some of the changes were proposed by the...

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