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Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Connor Mcpherson

December 17, 2018


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Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this point it was also clear that the Wildcats wanted to send these fans home upset, and did so by saving ...

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 12, 2018


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McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and is currently working on her masters for public administration. In her previous season with Chico St...

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 7, 2018


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The Chico State women’s basketball team showed that chemistry and determination on the court brings desired outcomes. The Wildcats maintained paced movement with their immaculate passing and did not allow Stanislaus State to keep up throughout the night.“This one is huge, it’s our first...

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Wildcats trounce Gators in first conference win

Connor Mcpherson

December 2, 2018


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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-...

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Ricardo Tovar

November 11, 2018


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Head coach Brian Fogel's team hosted its annual Tip-Off Social that was open to the public Tuesday. Held at Bidwell Golf Course, it was a great chance for eager fans to get a look at this year's edition of the team. It was a warm and welcoming social environment. Full of happy chattering from fans a...

A look into the next generation of Wildcat basketball leaders

A look into the next generation of Wildcat basketball leaders

Courtney Chapman

March 4, 2018


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“The seniors are huge leaders on the team right now. They definitely built our foundation and are leaving a legacy with us. I think that’s huge and when they leave, we will continue to carry that legacy,” said freshman Brynn Thoming.As Chico State's beloved seniors finish off their...

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 ...

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...

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...

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Cydney Nance

November 14, 2016


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The Chico State women's basketball team rallied behind the incredible play of sophomore forward Natalie Valenzuela Nov. 12 to pull off a 59-44 win against Notre Dame University.Valenzuela posted double-digit scoring numbers for the second consecutive game, along with five rebounds and four blocks. V...

Women’s basketball team loses first preseason game

Women’s basketball team loses first preseason game

Cydney Nance

November 11, 2016


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A double-double by junior forward Natalie Valenzuela wasn't enough to lift the Wildcats over Dominican Univerisity Nov. 11. Valenzuela had 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in 33 minutes to snag the first double-double of her career. Despite the successful performance of Valenzuela,...

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