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Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Ricardo Tovar

February 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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, just like their contest in January, the Coyotes emerged with the victory. An 11-2 start by the...

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Humboldt State

Matthew Ferreira

February 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 of that, resulting in a 72-76 loss at Acker Gymnasium. Their junior guard Madeline Hatch was...

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Matthew Ferreira

January 26, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 points in the first period to tie the game at 18-18. The Wildcats got off to a great start in the...

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

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

Brandon Downs

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 with a 3-pointer but the Tritons quickly locked down their defense by outscoring the Wildcats 17-7...

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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 a career high of 26 points from junior guard Madison Wong. "It was a team effort, it was good team win,...

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Connor Mcpherson

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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 half lead boosted the Wildcats to their fourth win overall, and improved their record to an impressive 4-...

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


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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...

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Lady ‘Cats lose in disappointing fashion

Patrick Pace

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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,...

‘Cats struggle in Coyote territory

Katalina Santamaria

January 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 to come close to the Coyotes, but ended up falling short, losing 58-63. Coyotes dominated the g...

Big three leads to big win

Big three leads to big win

Cydney Nance

November 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team snagged a 64-54 win over Holy Names University Nov. 16 behind the scoring explosion of junior guard Whitney Branham.Branham scored 20 points and shot five three-pointers to lead the Wildcats in scoring. In each of the Wildcats three preseason games, Branham has poste...

Women’s basketball team willed to victory

Women’s basketball team willed to victory

Cydney Nance

November 1, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When the Chico State women's basketball team stepped on the court Oct. 30, its only goal was to come away with the win. Although the team struggled to stay ahead in the game, junior guard Whitney Branham was determined to prevent a repeat of last season's 5-15 record. Branham notched a double-double...

Full Disclosure: Women’s basketball look towards leaders for success

Gabriel Moreno

October 31, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

A heartbreaking six-game losing streak finished off the Chico State women's basketball team last year and left them with a 5-15 conference record. The team tied for last place in its conference and had most of its problems on the road with a 1-9 away record. A lack of defense allowed other teams to...

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