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is the first episode in Season 1
and the first episode of the series overall. The episode aired on January 9, 2005.
During her first day at PCA, Zoey Brooks is challenged to a boys vs. girls basketball match by a bullyish guy named, Logan Reese. Logan picks his team, which includes Chase Matthews and Michael Barrett. Zoey chooses her team, which includes Nicole Bristow, Dana Cruz, and Quinn Pensky. The girls lose the basketball game by one point, prompting Logan to tease them. The coach of the basketball team is impressed and then offers Zoey and Dana a place on the team, much to Logan's chagrin.
(portrayed by Sean Flynn
) is the main male character in Zoey 101, the first person that Zoey meets at PCA. In several episodes, people make fun of Chase's bushy hair.
Chase is a dork, but girls enjoy hanging out with him. It is revealed that he is from Baltimore. Chase has a "secret" crush on Zoey that he is afraid to tell her. He has been known to be very clumsy, usually falling down stairs. It was revealed in the episode "Favor Chain", that Chase has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things having to do with comic books.