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The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team faced a roller coaster ride of a season, ending up ranked 22 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II West Region.The record for the season was 8-14 in conference, 6-5 at home, 3-9 away and 9-14 overall.“The resilience within the team with losing...

Men’s basketball fall to Sonoma State on Senior Night

Men’s basketball fall to Sonoma State on Senior Night

Noah Andrews

March 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats basketball season hasn't gone exactly as they hoped, but they still looked to close out their three seniors careers on a high note.Unfortunately for Marvin Timothy, Keith Datu, and Nate Ambrosini the Sonoma State Seawolves had other ideas in mind. The Seawolves put up a season-high 98 points...

Wildcats shame Warriors on Alumni Weekend

Wildcats shame Warriors on Alumni Weekend

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State came in ready to extend their winning streak on the road when they faced California State University, Stanislaus Saturday night. “We knew this was a big game because the win would help us for playoff seeding in the conference tournament so we really needed to be focused on the game plan,”...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Wesley Harris

December 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went to Humboldt State confidently after getting into a rhythm in its last two victories. The solid d...

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Wesley Harris

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State found their groove in their second consecutive win over Cal State East Bay. The tenacious defense from the Wildcats left East Bay flustered. Chico continued their unselfish play, finding ways to score from nearly everyone who got playing time. Chico State finally got their feet under them in th...

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wesley Harris

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five games cancelled due to the Campfire. Chico State entered San Francisco after falling to UC San Diego...

The endless grind of a collegiate gym rat

The endless grind of a collegiate gym rat

Wesley Harris

September 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Dreams of championships, game-winning shots and ankle bruising crossovers date back to the childhoods of most basketball players. Especially when they observed the legendary professional athletes that came before them.Being able to achieve those dreams at the collegiate level requires going through a...

Wildcats men continue hot streak, women snap losing streak against East Bay

Wildcats men continue hot streak, women snap losing streak against East Bay

Courtney Chapman

February 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats came to play against Cal State East Bay Saturday night winning the women's game 70-64 and the men following suite with a 70-59 victory . The women's team came out on top against Cal State East Bay for the first time since 2013.They were led by leading scorer Whitney Branham and her 17 point...

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Wildcats roll over Jacks

Austin Schreiber

January 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team cruised over Humboldt State on Saturday night, winning 74-36. Although there was a huge crowd at Acker Gym, there was little to no competition in the game, as the Wildcats took control early. By halftime, the score was 34-18, and the Wildcats never looked ba...

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

‘Cats pour buckets on firestorm in Arizona

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team was evenly matched by Arizona Christian University Nov. 4 but managed to come away with a narrow win.The teams both shot 44 percent in the game, going 22-50. The game was primarily decided by the three-point battle and the points at the charity stripe. Chico Sta...

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

Patrick Pace

February 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Tyler Harris scored a team high 13 points for the men's basketball team in their conference-clinching 64-57 victory against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Feb. 25 at home. On a night where starting sophomore point guard Jalen McFerren was ill, the Wildcats needed the next man to...

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