The Orion

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs // March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The...

From left to right: junior Madison Wong (All-CCAA and had 10.8 points a game), freshman Mikaila Wegenke (13.7 min. per game and 4.1 points per game), sophomore Vanessa Holland (28.6 min. per game and 7.1 points per game), sophomore Shay Stark (All-CCAA and 11.4 points per game), senior Natalie Valenzuela (last season and 10.5 points per game). Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Women’s basketball experience ups and downs in long season

Matthew Ferreira // March 13, 2019

The Wildcats women's basketball team's season didn’t end the way that they planned on as they missed the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament. It did, however, have a lot...

Shay Stark goes up for a layup against Humboldt State Feb. 9, 2019. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Noah Andrews // February 24, 2019

"We played really hard tonight and put forward a tough effort for 40 minutes," starting center Mckenna Barker said. "Although we slipped up a couple times, we fought the whole game and that is what matters....

Myli Martinez shooting one of her two made threes against Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Ricardo Tovar // February 16, 2019

Coming off of two losses the Wildcats were looking to defend their home court on Thursday night. Squaring off against the 9-13 Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes seemed like the perfect slump buster. However,...

Natalie Valenzuela shoots the layup against Humboldt State Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Matthew Ferreira // February 3, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats women’s basketball team lost a very close game in overtime Saturday night to Humboldt State. The Wildcats were a little slow offensively out of the gate and Humboldt took advantage...

McKenna Barker taking point against California State University, San Marcos Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Matthew Ferreira // January 27, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball team found themselves in a hotly contested game against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday night. The game got off to a quick start when both offenses combined for 36...

Senior Natalie Valenzuela shots the second of her free-throws against UC San Diego Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Brandon Downs // January 25, 2019

Chico State women's basketball team fights and comes up short against UC San Diego Wednesday night at Acker Gymnasium, putting an end to their four-game win streak. The Wildcats got on the board first...

Chico State's Madison Wong stays in defensive position against Cal State East Bay on Saturday while also scoring a career high 26 points. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Ricardo Tovar // December 9, 2018

Chico State women's basketball came into Acker Gymnasium against California State University East Bay looking to extend a two-game win streak. Extend they did, beating Cal State East Bay 78-59, riding...

Madison Wong defending against UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Connor Mcpherson // December 2, 2018

Chico State women’s basketball won big on Saturday against conference rival San Francisco State, as they achieved their first win in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. A nine point first...

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 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...

‘Cats struggle in Coyote territory

Katalina Santamaria // January 23, 2017

After three straight wins at home, the Chico States women’s basketball team started the new year with a tough loss against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Despite a slow start, the 'Cats were able...

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