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‘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...

’Cats wins five consecutive games

Gabriel Moreno

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team earned its longest winning streak since 2014 Nov. 22 with a win over Fresno Pacific University.The Wildcats dominated the first three-quarters of play, outscoring Fresno 75-46. The almost 30 point lead came from the incredible shooting performance from the free-...

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

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 rallies against Notre Dame

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Cydney Nance

November 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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,...

Women’s basketball team loses to Humboldt State

Women’s basketball team loses to Humboldt State

Gabriella Bermudez

February 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team continues to struggle through the CCAA conference this season. The 'Cats lost their second consecutive CCAA conference game against the Humboldt State Jacks 67-73 on Feb. 20 at home.The loss drops the team's conference record to 5-13, and its overall season re...

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Gabriella Bermudez

February 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team suffered a frustrating loss against the UC San Diego Tritons, 47-68, on Feb. 12 in La Jolla.The loss drops the 'Cats overall record to 10-11 and 5-10 in conference play. First Quarter:The 'Cats came out of the gates strong to begin the game, holding the lead ove...

Women’s basketball team extends win streak to three

Women’s basketball team extends win streak to three

January 31, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a game in which there was only one lead change, the Chico State women’s basketball team extended its win streak to three after beating the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors 62-52 at home on Saturday Jan. 30. The win sets Chico State's season record at 9-9 and 4-8 in conference play, increasing its win p...

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team won its second game in a row beating Simpson University 78-62, Jan. 23 in Acker Gym. It was the first time the two non-conference teams have ever faced each other, and the Wildcats left their mark all over this game. The win boosts Chico State's record to 8-9 o...

Chico State ends their away losing streak

Chico State ends their away losing streak

January 22, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team won 65-59 in a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on Jan. 21 in San Marcos. The win is their third in conference and gives them a conference record of 3-8, and overall record of 7-9. First Quarter- Chico State quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead. ...

First-year versus transfer experiences

First-year versus transfer experiences

Jose Olivar

September 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

First-year and transfer athletes go through many of the same experiences. A new school in a new place, not to mention a new team to fit into. But what are the differences? The Orion talked to both transfer and first-year athletes about this transition. Here's what they had to say:What is the most challenging p...

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