Chico State men off to their best start since WWII | Local Roundup

The Chico State men’s basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona 74-64 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten. The 7-0 start for the Wildcats is the best start since the 1942-43 season.

Chico was led by Joshua Hamilton who scored a career-high 20 points in the win.

Malik Duffy pitched in 14 points for the Wildcats while Calvin Wright Jr. led Chico in rebounding with eight.

The Wildcats will host Sonoma State next Saturday night.

Butte 77, Folsom 73: Rolontae Knowles led the way with 15 points 12 rebounds and 5 assists while Issac Wood had a team-high 20 points. Derrek Gordon had 12 points and 10 rebounds while Aashay Verma added 10 points and three blocks.

The Roadrunners are now 6-3 on the season and will be at Contra Costa on Dec. 7.

Women’s college basketball

Chico State 67, Cal Poly Pomona 63: Chico State picked up the win which was head coach Brian Fogle‘s 200th win of his career.

Morgan Mathis lead the Wildcats with a career-high 15 points, Jordan Morris added 10 points to go along with five rebounds, while Charity Gallegos, Myli Martinez, and Jazmyne Lillie contributed seven points apiece. Gallegos also posted six assists, four rebounds, and three steals, with Lillie pulling down four rebounds in the Wildcats’ win.

Mt. San Antonio 50, Butte 43: Meghan Weinrich led the Roadrunners with 20 points for the second consecutive night. Weinrich also had a team six steals.  Tati Osa and Sanaya Shrader each had five rebounds while Cassidy King lead the team with three assists

Boys high school basketball

Pleasant Valley 74, Atwater 55: PV defeated Atwater (Gilroy) 74-55 on Saturday for consolation honors at the Whitney tourney. PV (4-1) was led by Luke Kremer with 19 points. Chase Mitchell scored 17 points and collected 10 boards while Noah Thomas chopped in 16 points.

Coach Tim Keating noted the defensive play of Bryson Snelling who scored four points and had  seven boards

Kremer was selected on the all-tournament team.

The Vikings next play Stagg at their home tourney on Thursday at 6:30 pm

El Camino 63. Chico High 46: Rashad Samuels and Odin Nielsen lead Chico in scoring with 14 and 12 respectively in Friday night’s loss at the West Park Tournament in Roseville.

Chico High 71, West Park 42: Chico hit 11 three-point shots while Rashad Samuels led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points. Jaiden Henry added 13, Alex Padilla and Phil Bernardez each chipped in 11, and Bernardez was selected to the All-Tournament team. The Panthers went 2-1 in Roseville which brings their overall record to 2-3 on the season. Chico gets very little rest this week, they play at Lincoln High School on Monday, they are home vs. Woodcreek (Roseville) on Tuesday, then begin play in the Marysville tournament on Thursday.




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