Men's Basketball

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Fall 2016 Team


Team Fall 2016








Row 1: Evan Rathke, Aaron Rathke, Shaun Fischer, Rohan Behari
Row 2: Derrick Chaney, Asst. Coach Art Gerhardt, Coach Steve Murphy, Manager Brandon Bump, Emmett Williams
Row 3: Romare Ramsey, Javon Williams, Miles Perkins, De'Andre Johnson, Randy Howard, Rashaun Jackson


Season 2016 - 2017 Stats


January 13 - 14 - Marshfield Classic Tournament

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball squad shared a tremendous team experience over the weekend traveling to UW-Marshfield and returning to West Bend as the champions of the 46th annual UW-Marshfield Classic Basketball Tournament.

Friday night the Wildcats led by one at halftime before going on to an 86-66 victory over the host UW-Marshfield Marauders.  Then, Saturday, the Wildcats came from behind at the half to post a huge 63-59 championship game victory over defending tournament champion Gogebic Community College, a D-2 school that gives basketball scholarships to players.

UW-Washington's intense hustling defense held a Gogebic team that was averaging 85 points per game to a season-low 59 points in the championship.  The Wildcats controlled the tempo, slowing things down by increasing their passes per possession on the offensive side to get the highest quality shot available, while in the process running the shot clock down to lower levels than in past games, effectively limiting possessions and scoring opportunities for the Gogebic Samsons.

Individually for the Wildcats, Evan Rathke was named the tournament MVP and Dre Johnson also received all-tournament honors.  

Evan's incredible effort, sacrificing his body for the team and having to pick himself up off the floor numerous times, together with his all-around performance of tremendous defense, rebounding, scoring, passing, leadership, and composure earned him the MVP recognition.

And Dre Johnson, who also received all-tournament honors last season hit 14 of 17 shots and scored 31 in the championship game.  Dre was the target for the team on offense and scored mostly from the inside after well-executed team plays by the Wildcats and dominating finishing moves by Dre.

January 11 - UW-Sheboygan

Cold shooting as a team and getting out-rebounded resulted in a 69-60 loss for the UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team in their game at UW-Sheboygan Wednesday night.  Aaron Rathke scored 22 points and Shawn Fischer scored 11 to lead the Wildcats.  Wildcats' top rebounders were also Fischer with 8 and Aaron Rathke with 6.  

The team travels to UW-Marshfield on Friday as the play in the 46th annual UW-Marshfield Men's Basketball Classic Tournament.  The Wildcats open with UW-Marshfield at 8pm Friday, then play either UW-Fond du Lac or Gogebic Community College of Ironwood, Michigan in the afternoon on Saturday.

The next home game for the Wildcats is Thursday, January 19 when the Concordia University JV travels to West Bend for a 7pm game.

January 9 - UW-Richland

In their first game action of 2017, the UW-Washington County Wildcats Men's Basketball team defeated UW-Richland 96-72 in West Bend.  Every player in uniform scored at least 3 points for the Wildcats.  Scoring leaders for the Wildcats were Aaron Rathke with 23, Shawn Fischer with 21, Dre Johnson with 18, and Evan Rathke with 14.  Fischer and Johnson dominated the rebounding with season highs of 16 boards each.  

Aaron Rathke converted on 6 of 12 from three-point range.  Assists were led by Fischer and Evan Rathke with 4 each and Evan led in steals with 3.

The team connected on 21 of 26 free throws for an 81%.

One of the additional highlights for the Wildcats was seeing Cedarburg native and 3-point specialist Sam Krause hit his first 3-pointer in his first college basketball game as he joins the Wildcats team for the 2nd semester after transferring back home from Coastal Carolina.  

UW-Washington County travels to UW-Sheboygan County on Wednesday for a very important game that begins at 6pm.

December 12 - UW-Baraboo

The UW-Washington County men's basketball team traveled to UW-Baraboo Monday night and returned with a 75-61 victory, the Wildcat's 8th win in their last 9 games.

Aaron Rathke led the Wildcats with 22 points on 5 out of 6 3-point shooting and 7 out of 8 free throw shooting.  Aaron added 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocked shots.

Dre Johnson scored 16 points, contributing 7 rebounds and 3 steals as well.  Derrick Chaney connected on 7 of his 9 shots to finish with 14 points while adding 3 steals.

Point guard Javon Williams had 6 assists, 2 steals and a team high 10 rebounds.

Evan Rathke scored 8 points to go with 5 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.  Shaun Fischer hauled in 7 rebounds and scored 6 points.  Randy Howard added a pair of steals, a pair of assists, and a pair of baskets.  Rashaun Jackson was 1-1 shooting with 2 assists and a blocked shot.  Rohan Behari grabbed 3 rebounds.

This game concludes the Wildcats first semester schedule with an 8-3 record, 5-1 in conference play, good for 2nd place at the semester break.

After practicing on Tuesday, the team will recognize the conference's mandatory final exam break, and will not practice again for the next 11 days until restarting practices on Dec. 26.

The Wildcats return to game action on Monday, January 9 when UW-Richland travels to West Bend for a 7:15 pm contest.

December 7 - UW-Rock

The UW-Washington County men's basketball team roared to an 89-55 victory Wednesday night in West Bend versus UW-Rock County from Janesville.

All eleven players on the Wildcats' roster received quality minutes and scored at least one basket in the game.

Dre Johnson scored 23 points, hauled in 10 rebounds, and blocked 6 shots all in only 19 minutes of game action.

Freshman Rashaun Jackson scored 14 and blocked 2 shots.  Randy Howard accounted for 13 points, adding a pair of steals.  Evan Rathke scored 13 and blocked 2 shots.  Derrick Chaney had 6 assists with 5 rebounds.  Aaron Rathke added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.  Shaun Fischer scored 10, while Javon Williams dished out 5 assists and collected 5 rebounds for the Wildcats who led 49-23 at halftime.

The final December game for UW-Washington County is at UW-Baraboo Monday, December 12.

December 5 - UW-Waukesha

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball gave undefeated UW-Waukesha County their second closest game of the season in losing 84-69 last night in West Bend.   The Wildcats are now 6-3 while the Cougars go to 10-0.  For the Wildcats, Evan Rathke had 16 points and 7 assists.  Dre Johnson also scored 16 with 6 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer grabbed 10 rebounds.  Derrick Chaney added 10 points and 6 rebounds.  Javon Williams hauled in 7 boards and had 3 assists.  Aaron Rathke hit 3 3-point shots for the Wildcats who shot just below 30% from 3 land.  On the other side, the Cougars shot 48% from behind the arc which was the difference in the game as they cashed in on 14 3-pointers in the game.  As a team, the Wildcats took care of the basketball with a season low 10 turnovers in the game, but also had a season-low three steals defensively against the strong, fast, and talented Cougars.  UW-Washington County returns to action hosting UW-Rock County Wednesday night in a 7:15 start.

November 30 - UW-Manitowoc

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team ran their winning streak to 6 games with a hard fought 79-69 victory over UW-Manitowoc Wednesday night in West Bend.

The Wildcats' high energy multi-changing team defenses held UW-Manitowoc to just 35% shooting for the game while the Wildcats shot 43%.

For UW-Washington County, Dre Johnson collected a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds while adding 3 blocked shots.  Aaron Rathke had a season high 21 points with 5 rebounds.  Evan Rathke scored 18 on 64% shooting, and added 4 assists and 4 blocked shots.  Javon Williams led in steals with 5 and dished out 4 assists.  Shaun Fischer grabbed 10 rebounds and had 6 points.  Randy Howard scored 7, with 3 assists and a pair of steals while defensively holding Jemale Brown, the conference's leading scorer below his season average.

The 6-2 (5-0 in conference) Wildcats host defending Eastern Division Champion and undefeated 8-0 UW-Waukesha on Monday, December 5 in a 7:15 tip-off.  The game in West Bend, which will feature the two remaining undefeated in divisional play teams, poses a major challenge for the Wildcats, since the Cougars have scored over 100 points in 50% of their games and have an average margin of victory of an amazing 33 points per game.


November 28 - UW- Fox Valley

The UW-Washington County men's basketball squad played very well as a team in racking up their fifth consecutive victory, posting a 78-50 win in West Bend over UW-Fox Valley as the Wildcats remain in a tie for first place in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.

Taking pride in their swarming team defense, the Wildcats shut out the Foxes leading scorer, Pervis Jones, who was averaging 16.5 points a game and held the Foxes next leading scorer, Mike Greip to only 3 points, well below his over 10 points per game average.   Wildcats' premier defenders Randy Howard and Evan Rathke were matched up on those two big scorers and their teammates helped with quality defensive efforts as well.

Dre Johnson scored a game-high 16 and added a dozen rebounds to complete his double-double in only 18 minutes of game time.  Shaun Fischer scored 8 and had a season-high 15 rebounds.

Evan Rathke added 11 points, 2 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists in only 16 minutes of action.  Javon Williams scored 10 to go along with 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 assists.  Aaron Rathke scored 8 and added 3 assists, also in 16 minutes of action.  Miles Perkins and Derrick Chaney each had 7 points and 6 rebounds.  Rashaun Jackson also tossed in 7 points.

After an uncharacteristically high 13 turnovers in the first half, the Wildcats committed only 4 turnovers in the second half.  Most of the starters played less than half the game due to the substantial lead that the Wildcats maintained throughout the contest, in addition to the significant development of the Wildcats young freshmen players.

The team returns to action at home Wednesday night to face UW-Manitowoc, tipping off at approximately 7:15 pm.


November 16 - UW-Fond du Lac

The UW-Washington County Men’s Basketball team moved to 3-0 in the conference with a 76-51 victory at UW-Fond du Lac Monday night.  The Wildcats led 35-30 at halftime and still maintained a 5 point advantage midway through the second half when one of their teammates went down with a concussion and neck injury following a violent collision.  Popular guard Emmett Williams was transferred to the emergency room at St. Agnes Hospital and as he departed on a stretcher he told the guys to win the game.  His words were inspirational as the team dominated play for the next seven minutes to take a commanding lead before emptying the bench.  A CT scan later revealed no serious structural damage and Emmett is expected to participate again sometime after Thanksgiving.

Emmett’s high school teammate Shaun Fischer from Hartford played especially inspired dedicating his performance to his fallen teammate.  Fischer, who had only 2 points prior to Williams injury went on to score 15 more points in the next seven decisive minutes of the game, adding a block, two steals, an assist, and three rebounds over that span.

Evan Rathke led all scorers in the game with 19 points on 7-11 shooting and played outstanding defense.  Fischer finished with 17 points with 9 rebounds and 4 steals.  Dre Johnson shot 50% and finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds.  Andre Bodden made all four of his shots to score 8 points.  Javon Williams added 7 points for the Wildcats who shot 53% from the floor in the game.  1000 point scorer in high school, Aaron Rathke continued taking on a different role than scoring for the Wildcats, contributing to the team with excellent defense and passing, helping the Wildcats move into a two-way tie for first place in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.

Derrick Chaney started the game and made some great plays.  Rashaun Jackson played his first college basketball game and scored his first points of the season on a quick baseline drive to the rim.  Miles Perkins contributed well to the defensive effort of the Wildcats as did Rohan Behari.

UW-Washington County returns to action for a vital stretch of three consecutive home conference games, Nov 28 vs. UW-Fox Valley, Nov.30 vs. UW-Manitowoc, and Dec. 5 vs. UW-Waukesha.

November 14 - Fox Valley Tech

Trailing by one after the first 8 minutes of the game, the UW-Washington County Wildcats ramped up the intensity attacking the interior of the Foxes zone defense and holding Fox Valley Technical College to only 21% shooting in the second half to complete their 90-62 victory.  By game’s end, the Wildcats had outscored the Foxes 44 to 10 in the paint and had forced a season-high 29 turnovers.

Javon Williams led the way in steals and assists with 5 and 6 respectively as well as adding 7 rebounds from the point guard position. 
Andre Bodden scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds to go along with a monster dunk after a baseline drive from the left corner. 
Dre Johnson had 15 points and 5 rebounds. 
Shaun Fischer had another strong game with 14 points and 9 rebounds. 
Rohan Behari and Evan Rathke added 11 points each, and Emmett Williams shot 80% finishing with 9 points. 
Aaron Rathke had 4 assists while Miles Perkins grabbed 5 rebounds and Derrick Chaney had 3 assists and 3 steals.

Everyone in uniform scored points for the Wildcats in the game.  Top defensive standout Randy Howard did not play due to a sprained ankle in the previous game.
The Wildcats return to action Wednesday, traveling to UW-Fond du Lac to take on the Falcons in a 7:20 game.

Movember 12 - UW-Marinette

The high energy swarming team defense of the UW-Washington County Wildcats men's basketball team held UW-Marinette, who were averaging 95.3 points per game after their first four games, to a season scoring low in an 82-67 Wildcats victory at UW-Marinette Saturday.

The win places the Wildcats in a three-way tie for first place in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference with a 2-0 league record, and 2-2 overall.

UW-WC had a season-high 20 steals and 20 assists as a team.  Five players scored in double figures for the Wildcats who return to action Monday night at home versus Fox Valley Tech, then travel to UW-Fond du Lac Wednesday before an 11-day break between games.

The Wildcats top defensive player Randy Howard played extremely tough defense on Marinette’s best scorer before leaving the game late in the first half with a sprained ankle.
Javon Williams took over against the Buccaneers leading scorer in the second half and kept him mostly quiet.  Williams added 3 assists. 
Shaun Fischer had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. 
Evan Rathke led all scorers in the game with 21 points and added 5 steals. 
Dre Johnson connected on 8 out of his 10 shots and finished with 18 points. 
Aaron Rathke hit 3-5 from behind the arc and dished out 5 assists while scoring 13 points. 
Freshman Derrick Chaney tossed in 10 points and 3 assists without any turnovers.


Spring 2016 Team


2015-2016 Basketball 



Row 1: Tylan Hall, Javon Williams, Brandon Lastovich, Zach Cull, De'Andre Johnson
Row 2: Daruis Britton, Hayden Steinhardt, Aaron Rathke, Shawn Fischer
Row 3: Coach Steve Murphy, Asst. Coach Jake Cull, Manager Alex Vickney, 
Manager Andrew Gollop


 2014 - 2015 Basketball 
  2015 UW-WC men's basketball team

Row 1: Tim Pridemore, Javon Williams, Hayden Steinhardt, Tim Montag
Row 2: Evan Rathke, Dominque Richie, De'Andre Johnson
Row 3: Alex Dodge, Kimani Miller, Collin Liebherr, Brandon Lastovich
Row 4: Ethan Derricks, Assistant Coach; Steve Murphy, Head Coach; Brandon Bump, Team Manager 

2014 - 2015 Season
WCC All-Conference Team


 Tim Pridemore (2nd Team) and Evan Rathke (1st Team)

2013-14 Basketball Team

UWWC Men's basketball team spring 2014

Row 1: Tim Montag, Jon Lardy, Kyle Gallant
Row 2: Cory Crews, Blake Wiskirchen 
Row 3: Bill Haught, Chris Gough, Evan Rathke
Row 4: Assistant Coach Steve Murphy, Head Coach Russ Thull, Assistant Coach Ethan Derricks, 
Brandon Bump, Manager


2013-14 Basketball Team

UW-WC Men's 2013 Basketball team

Row 1: D.J.Gollwitzer, Tim Montage,Jr., Kyle Gallant, Chris Gough 
Row 2: Brandon Bump, Bill Haught, Evan Rathke, Matthew Lane, Assistant Coach Ethan Derricks
Row 3: 
Assistant Coach Steve Murphy, Will Colassacco,Tim Belland, Tim Hovorka, 
Jon Lardy, Head Coach Russ Thull

2012-13 Basketball Team

UW-WC mens basketball team and coaches

Wildcats 2012/13 Basketball team includes (front row l to r): Eric Graf, Zach Schmitt, Nick Holzman, Tim Montag. 
Back row (l to r): Assistant Coach Ethan Derricks, Justin Lunde, Austin Fechter, Dan Breuer, 
Andrew Wachs, Coach Russ Thull.

2011-12 Basketball Team

group of basketball players

Players: Zach Schmitt, Derick Frederick, Josh Dayton, Chris Bell, Hunter Gross, 
Brandon Roman,  Eric Moderski and Matt McCann. 
Coaches: Scott Poole and Eli Hovorka.

2010-11 Basketball Team

group photo of basketball team

Left to Right:
Front Row – Joe Neary, Jeremy Woods, Matt Christian
Middle Row – Pete Nennig, Jake Cull, Travis Williams, Kyle Wagner, Eli Hovorka, Dan Parker, Mike Backhaus
Back – Frank Harris

2009-10 Basketball Team

group photo of basketball team

Left to Right:
Row 1 – Dan Parker
Row 2 – Jake Cull, Steve Badten, Frankie Harris
Row 3 – Mike Backhaus, Josh Gagnon-Palick, Kyle Wagner, Nick Apel
Row 4 – Coach Scott Poole, Eli Hovorka, Travis Williams, Joe Neary, Asst. Coach Pete Neja

2007-08 Basketball Team

group photo of basketball team

Left to Right:
Front Row: Justin Schneider, Aaron Lofy, Tim Goodearle
Back Row: Coach Scott Poole, Alex Hisbet, Josh Krueger, Nolan Jensen, Matt Erickson, Matt Parrent, Coach Russ Thull


Team Updates

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team season began October 21st. See the schedule for information on our next game.

The team competes in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference with games through January. Championship games are held during the middle of February. Opponents include other UW Colleges (Baraboo, Fond du Lac, Fox Valley, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Richland, Rock County, Sheboygan and Waukesha) as well as non-conference games with technical colleges, such as Fox Valley Tech and others.

Men's Basketball practice is held Monday through Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in the gymnasium.

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