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

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

Andrew Baumgartner

March 3, 2018


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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 ...

Chico State men and women fall to Tritons in CCAA semifinals

Chico State men and women fall to Tritons in CCAA semifinals

Courtney Chapman and Justin Couchot

March 3, 2018


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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 the women.For the men, they went in as the higher seed in their matchup. However, when you shoot 29 ...

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

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

Courtney Chapman

February 24, 2018


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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...

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

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

Courtney Chapman

February 18, 2018


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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 was a ceremony for the senior players before the game. Their families surrounded them as their tim...

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

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

Noah Enns

February 16, 2018


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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 team fell short of an upset by a score of 67-55. The men’s team came out firing and opened...

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

February 7, 2018


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Have a question for a future Wildcat of the week? Email us at [email protected] or @theorion_sports on Twitter....

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace

November 14, 2017


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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 saw senior guard and team captain Whitney Branham scored her 1000th point as a Chico State Wildcat,...

Wildcat ladies lose first round

Marc Wilson

March 4, 2017


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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 Kayla Taylor gave the Wildcats an early lead, but East Bay bounced back and find its groove to go on...

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Patrick Pace

February 14, 2017


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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 in the CCAA. They could have a chance to go to the CCAA postseason tournament for the first time in...

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


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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 record to 4-1. Chico State has a four-game winning streak, tying its longest win streak last season.In...

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Carlos Islas

September 22, 2015


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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 NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee. The biggest changes in rules for the 2015 womenR...

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