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Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Gabriella Bermudez

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats decked out in red and black and I even noticed a student waving a Chico State flag as encouragement fo...

After hot start, women’s basketball team loses to San Bernardino

After hot start, women’s basketball team loses to San Bernardino

Carlos Islas

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After leading the entire game and giving up 31 points during the fourth quarter, the Chico State women’s basketball team lost its second consecutive game against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 57-68 on the road on Saturday, Feb. 13. The loss drops the ‘Cats season record to 10-12 ove...

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 lose close game

Women’s basketball team lose close game

Carlos Islas

February 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a hot start to the game, the Chico State women’s basketball team could not recreate its opening form and lost 55-53 in a close game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 5. The loss drops the Wildcats season record to 9-10 and 4-9 in conference play. First quarter: The Wildca...

Chico native shines in first basketball season

Chico native shines in first basketball season

February 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After being red shirted last season, first year McKena Barker is already starting to turn heads. A Chico native out of Pleasant Valley High School, she helped lead her high school team to multiple championships as well as being named Senior Athlete of the Year. Although new to Chico State, she is al...

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...

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

January 26, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With a conference record of just 3-8, and an overall record of 8-9, the Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to snap its losing streaks. Although the women's basketball team has been unable to find its stride and break into a winning streak, several players have attempted to take on the bu...

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. ...

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Women’s basketball: Changing the game in 2015

Carlos Islas

September 22, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The NCAA has decided to make big changes to the rules for the 2015 women’s basketball season. These changes will make the game more entertaining for fans. Some of the changes were proposed by the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee. The biggest changes in rules for the 2015 womenR...

Q&A: Senior Wildcats reflect on time at Chico State

Q&A: Senior Wildcats reflect on time at Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

March 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It is the important people and impactful moments that make up the special experiences that turn into memories for a college athlete. Despite an abrupt end to the 2015 season, Hannah Womack, Annie Ward, Michelle Walker and Sarah Rebibo have had accomplished careers as Wildcats. The departing...

‘Cats lose emotional game on Senior Night

‘Cats lose emotional game on Senior Night

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On a special night that celebrated all the seniors, the Wildcats frustrating season continued as they lost to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 45-58. That night, seniors Annie Ward, Hannah Womack, Michelle Walker, and Sarah Rebibo entered Acker Gym for the last time in their Chico State careers...

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