Holland returns to the North Coast


Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico – Chico State’s Vanessa Holland

By Ray Hamill — Former Arcata standout Vanessa Holland will return to the North Coast on Thursday night when the Chico State women’s basketball team plays at Lumberjack Arena.

Holland, a 2017 Arcata grad, is in her third season with the Wildcats, who are in contention for a top-four seed in this year’s California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament with two games remaining.

The 5-foot-7 junior guard has had an impact off the bench this season, averaging 3.8 points a game in 15.3 minutes. 

She scored eight points in the first meeting against HSU earlier in the campaign.

Holland is a dangerous perimeter shooter, shooting 36 percent from downtown, and is third on the team with 23 3-pointers.

The Wildcats are 16-10 on the season and tied for fourth in the conference standing with a record of 12-8.

The Jacks come into the showdown, which will be their last game of the regular season, guaranteed a top-eight finish in the CCAA.

They are 11-10 in conference and 15-11 overall.

Game time is set for 5:30 p.m., with the HSU and Chico men playing at 7:30 p.m.

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