Men's Basketball

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Basketball Season 2016 - 2017

Flag Ceremony

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John & Donna Kleinmaus, members of the Veteran Color Guard,
help the Holy Angles Dance Team present the American Flag at
a recent Men's Basketball Game.

Spring 2017 Team

 

Team - spring 2017

Row 1: Evan Rathke, Derrick Chaney, Javon Williams, Sam Krause
Row 2: Rohan Behari, Emmett Williams, Matt Lane
Row 3: Asst. Coach Art Gerhardt, Shaun Fischer, Aaron Rathke,
De'Andre Johnson, Randy Howard, Miles Perkins

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

Marshfield All-Tournament Team

evan - dre

Evan Rathke and De'Andre Johnson were named to the Marshfield Classic All-Tournament Team.
Evan was also selected MVP of the Tournament.

Season 2016 - 2017 Stats

February 25 & 26 WCC State Tournament Results

The UW-Washington County Men’s Basketball team advanced all the way to the championship game but lost a heartbreaker to the number one seeded UW-Waukesha Cougars Sunday 73-68 at Just a Game Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.

Having played the later game in the bracket the day before and giving everything they had to post a huge 75-71 upset victory over WCC Western Division champion UW-Marathon County on Saturday, the Wildcats returned to play the championship game only 18 hours later against a Cougars team that coasted in their semi-final game earlier Saturday.  Still, the Wildcats were in such good physical and mental shape that they almost brought home the first WCC championship in school history.

The lead changed hands multiple times in the championship game until the conference player of the year from two years ago, UW-Waukesha’s Trent Prater, connected on two consecutive NBA range three-pointers as the shot clock was winding down to give the Cougars a 71-65 lead.  UW-Washington’s Aaron Rathke answered with a three-pointer to cut the lead to 71-68, but the Wildcats rimmed out their last four shots of the game and the Cougars added two points for the final margin.

The Wildcats played most of the championship game without their leading scorer for the season Dre Johnson, who uncharacteristically was in foul trouble all game and eventually fouled out on a very questionable call after playing only 18 of the 40 minutes in the game, finishing with 8 points.  In their semi-final victory on Saturday, Johnson played tremendously leading the Wildcats scoring with 28 points.

UW-Waukesha, with their entire starting five returning from the WCC Eastern Division championship team of two years ago and having all five starters selected as Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Eastern Division all-conference players this season, completed another Eastern Division championship this season and added the state championship by winning 25 times while losing only twice all year.  The UW -Washington County Wildcats, who were actually picked for a lowly 6th place in the seven-team Eastern Division in the Men’s Basketball Yearbook pre-season poll, surprised the prognosticators by managing to walk off the court victorious 21 times this season while leaving the court after the championship game having tasted defeat for only the 7th time.

Very deservingly the Wildcats Evan Rathke was selected to the 2017 all-tournament team after scoring 25 in the semi-final and putting up 31 in the championship game.

The Wildcats started fast in both games, jumping out to a 10-2 lead against the UW-Marathon Huskies and a 6-2 lead over UW-Waukesha.  In the Saturday game, UW-Washington never trailed, though UW-Marathon did cut the lead to one late in the contest before the Wildcats went on a run to close out the game.

Statistically in the semi-final for the Wildcats, Dre Johnson scored 28 with 8 rebounds and his usual nearly foul-free game with only one foul.  Evan Rathke hit for 25 points with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocked shots.  Javon Williams had 6 assists, 3 steals, 7 rebounds, and 5 points.  Aaron Rathke scored 11 and added 4 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer had 9 rebounds and 8 points.  Derrick Chaney had 2 points and played well defensively.  Randy Howard also played well defensively but did not score.

Statistically in the championship game, Evan Rathke led the way with 31 points and 5 rebounds.  Dre Johnson scored 8 with 6 rebounds in his limited action due to fouling out.  Shaun Fischer had 11 rebounds 5 points and 2 steals.  Javon Williams had 10 rebounds and 2 steals, Aaron Rathke scored 7 points and added 4 rebounds.  Derrick Chaney had 7 points and 3 rebounds.  Miles Perkins hit both of his shots for 4 points, and Randy Howard was the assist leader with 2 while also scoring 6 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.

One of the major highlights for the UW-Washington County Men’s basketball team was the outstanding positive energy provided by the teammates who were not in the game.  Led by Matt Lane, who eventually totally lost his voice yelling constant support to his teammates, Emmett Williams, Miles Perkins, Rohan Behari, and Sam Krause all deserve tremendous credit and were extremely vital members of the team.  Each of them played well during the season, but the rotations were shortened for the tournament.  Still, these guys continued to work very hard in practice and helped make the team much better for having their presence and positive attitudes.  It is truly players like Lane, Williams, Perkins, Behari, and Krause that comprise the unsung heroes in sports that can make a good team great, and these players clearly played a primary role in the team’s success.

The team would like to thank the many fans who supported them all season both at home and on the road.  Their cheering in the stands continued at the state tournament as they made Just a Game Field house in Wisconsin Dells feel like a home game because so many Wildcats fans were in attendance.  Their endless support all year definitely energized the team. 

Additionally, the team sincerely appreciated the efforts of Athletic Director Debbie Butschick and Athletic Trainer Lori Dauss who played significantly key roles throughout the team’s season and sacrificed much of their own time to benefit the team. 

Many thanks and appreciation also go out to the members of our dedicated and talented local media team.  Our local media was absolutely spectacular the entire season.  The crew at West Bend Community Television did an amazing job expertly covering all of the team’s home games and posting them online for all to see.  Additionally, the Washington County Insider and the West Bend daily News did an excellent job providing coverage of all the UW-Washington County basketball action.  Their work made the season extra special for everyone involved with and interested in the progress of the team.

Our entire team took the loss very hard, saddened that we could not bring home the championship that we worked so hard for.  Though the team was picked for second to last place in the preseason poll, we never believed it.  Our team firmly thought we could rise to the championship level and win it all, and that was one of our primary goals.  We have great sports fans in the UW-Washington County region that deserve a men’s basketball championship and our team tried our best.  It was with heavy hearts that we returned to campus exhausted and with a runner-up trophy.  For now, the drought continues, but we know that somewhere out there in our area are the future players who are going to break through and win the first men’s basketball championship in school history.  Perhaps, the future champions are even reading about our team and dedicating themselves to attend this excellent University in West Bend – our beautiful campus in the park that we affectionately call the “U”, UW-Washington County.

February 18 - UW-Sheboygan
WCC State Tournament - Quarter Finals

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team played well at both ends of the floor advancing to the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference post-season tournament with a convincing 92-64 victory over UW-Fond du Lac in West Bend Wednesday night.

The guys now travel to play at UW-Sheboygan on Saturday at 2 pm with the winner advancing to the Final Four.

In the Wildcats win Wednesday, Shaun Fischer had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and added 3 blocked shots and 3 steals.  Dre Johnson scored 24 points including 4 3-pointers and had 4 assists.  Aaron Rathke also hit 4 3-pointers and scored 17 to go with 5 assists.  Evan Rathke had 15 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals.  And Derrick Chaney scored 12.  

The Wildcats burst open a 47-23 lead at halftime and started strong in the second half to put the game away.  As usual, the team demonstrated their tremendously positive attitude, team unity, and spirit as players on the bench continuously vocalized supportive comments to their teammates on the floor throughout the game.  Everyone in uniform for the Wildcats saw a minimum of 10 minutes of game action on the court as the team walked off the floor having outscored their opponents for the 19th time this season in 25 games.

February 15 - UW-Fond du Lac
WCC State Tournament - First Round

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team played well at both ends of the floor advancing to the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference post-season tournament with a convincing 92-64 victory over UW-Fond du Lac in West Bend Wednesday night.

The guys now travel to play at UW-Sheboygan on Saturday at 2 pm with the winner advancing to the Final Four.

In the Wildcats win Wednesday, Shaun Fischer had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and added 3 blocked shots and 3 steals.  Dre Johnson scored 24 points including 4 3-pointers and had 4 assists.  Aaron Rathke also hit 4 3-pointers and scored 17 to go with 5 assists.  Evan Rathke had 15 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals.  And Derrick Chaney scored 12.  

The Wildcats burst open a 47-23 lead at halftime and started strong in the second half to put the game away.  As usual, the team demonstrated their tremendously positive attitude, team unity, and spirit as players on the bench continuously vocalized supportive comments to their teammates on the floor throughout the game.  Everyone in uniform for the Wildcats saw a minimum of 10 minutes of game action on the court as the team walked off the floor having outscored their opponents for the 19th time this season in 25 games.

February 10 - Silver Lake

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team concluded their regular season by winning a very close game 85-80 in Manitowoc against 4-year school Silver Lake College.  The Wildcats showed a lot of poise in the last minutes of the game going from a tie score to a 5 point victory.  Evan Rathke had 29 points hitting 9-13 on 2-pointers and 8-9 free throws while leading in assists with 7.  Aaron Rathke scored 18 as he connected on 4-5 3-pointers and 4-4 from the line and led in blocked shots with two.  Dre Johnson scored 16.  Shaun Fischer led in rebounding with 9 and scored 9 points.  On their final four possessions of the game, Shaun Fischer hit a tough highly contested shot in the paint, Aaron Rathke hit a pair of free throws, then with 16 seconds left, Randy Howard hit a two more free throws that put the Wildcats up by 3.  After the Lakers (Silver Lake) missed a 2-point attempt, Evan Rathke iced the game with 4 seconds to play on a pair of free throws.  In the game, the Wildcats converted on 20-22 free throws for 91%.  

February 6 - UW-Fox Valley

The UW-Washington County Wildcats Men's basketball team found itself in a back and forth battle for the first 12 minutes of their game at the UW-Fox Valley Cyclones in Appleton as the lead changed hands seven times.  But when the score reached 20-19 in favor of the Cyclones, the Wildcats launched an 18-2 run to close the half with a commanding 37-22 lead.  Beginning the second half the Wildcats maintained the momentum and bolted out to a 66-39 lead before emptying the bench and closing with an 80-59 victory. 

Evan Rathke led the charge with 19 points on 8-11 shooting and another monster rim bender elbows to the rim dunk in transition.  He added 8 rebounds and a game-high 6 assists and his defense was sensational as he forced several Cyclones to alter their shots to avoid being blocked by Random Lake High School's all-time leading shot blocker.

Randy Howard posted his second consecutive double-double for the Wildcats with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  Howard also played tremendous defense.

Shaun Fischer had 13 points and 8 rebounds and Dre Johnson scored 11 with 5 rebounds.

Javon Williams led in steals with 2 and hit 2-3 shots to go with 4 rebounds and a pair of assists.  Miles Perkins hit 4 of 5 for 8 points.

The game marks the 17th time the Wildcats have left a gym with a victory out of 23 games.  The regular season comes to a close Friday night when the Wildcats travel to Manitowoc to face 4-year school Silver Lake College in a 7 pm game played at UW-Manitowoc.

February 3 - Fox Valley Tech

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team fell behind early but came on strong for an 80-71 win at Appleton's Fox Valley Tech.

Evan Rathke scored 21 with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 blocked shots.  Dre Johnson scored 16 and had 8 rebounds.  Randy Howard worked third shift the night before the game but managed his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer had 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots.  Derrick Chaney continued his high shooting percentage hitting 4 of 5 with 9 points.  Aaron Rathke added 7 points and 6 rebounds.

The Wildcats were out-rebounded 54-49, and only scored 12 points in the paint, but the Wildcats press forced 20 turnovers by the Foxes.  FVT's star power forward Joe Scheithhauer was nearly unstoppable as he hauled in 22 rebounds to go with a 20 point performance.

February 1 - UW-Waukesha

The UW-Washington County Men's basketball team played well but lost 103-92 in Waukesha last night.  The team committed a season-low 7 turnovers but had a season high with three players fouling out as the Wildcats were mysteriously whistled for 21 fouls in the 2nd half after only 5 in the 1st half.

Evan Rathke led the Wildcats charge with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists while connecting on 5 three-pointers.  Dre Johnson scored 23 and added 7 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer had a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.  Charlie Witek also scored 14 for the Wildcats who return to action tomorrow night in Appleton when they face Fox Valley Technical College.

Jan. 30 - UW-Manitowoc

The UW-Washington County Men's basketball team jumped out to a 21-5 lead to open the game at UW-Manitowoc, eventually extended the lead to 74-44 late in the game, and finished with an 81-61 victory to run their record to 15-5 on the season.  Playing in only his second game with the team, Marian University transfer and Kewaskum native Charlie Witek scored 13 to go with 9 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and 2 steals in only 17 minutes of action.  Dre Johnson scored 15 points and added 7 rebounds.  Evan Rathke scored 14 with 5 assists and a pair of steals.  Randy Howard had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.   Shaun Fischer scored 8 with 7 rebounds.  Javon Williams had 6 rebounds.  Derrick Chaney scored 8 with 4 rebounds.  Miles Perkins added 5 rebounds for the Wildcats who posted a 61-44 rebounding advantage in the game.  All 13 Wildcats played well and each player managed to attempt shots in the game.

January 28 - UW-Marshfield

The old sports quote "nothing is more meaningless than the score at halftime" was never truer than in the UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team's game Saturday in West Bend.  Trailing to UW-Marshfield toward the end of the first half 34-32 until Emmett Williams' 3-pointer from the left corner gave the Wildcats a slim 35-34 lead at intermission, the Wildcats stormed out of the locker room and blasted the Mauraders with a 23-0 run to open the second half.  The barrage included slam dunks by Evan Rathke and Dre Johnson as well as a flurry made shots from the floor by all five of the Wildcats veteran players who will be moving on to play at 4-year universities next year.  

Due to the lead, the freshmen players went in and took the full court press off, but still continued the onslaught and by game's end had posted an 111-68 victory thanks largely to the Wildcats 76-34 second half.

The Wildcats who had made only 2 of 16 3-pointers in the first half and connected on only 14 of 47 shots in the first half exploded in the second half making 8 of 14 from behind the arc and connecting on 27 of 44 (61%) on all field goal attempts, while adding 14 of 19 from the free throw line.  All 13 Wildcats contributed quality minutes.

Five Wildcats hit double figures in scoring and three scored season highs led by Dre Johnson's 33.  Cedarburg's Sam Krause and Hartford's Emmett Williams also logged career collegiate highs with 14 and 10 respectively.  Dre hit 5 of 9 from 3 point land and Sam hit 3 of 4 from distance.

Hartford's Shaun Fischer tallied 17 points with 7-7 free throws and added 9 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 3 assists to his totals.  Offensive and defensive standout Evan Rathke from Random Lake recorded a team season-high with 9 steals while adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists to go along with 13 points.  Random Lake's Aaron Rathke had 4 assists and 4 steals and went 100% from the line.  Emmett Williams and Germantown's Randy Howard each had 3 assists and 3 steals.  

Playing in his first game for the Wildcats, Kewaskum's Charlie Witek, who transferred back from Marian College last week turned in a quality 14 minutes with 8 points and four rebounds.  Witek is expected to be a major force for the Wildcats and he will be unleashed more in the near future.

Shorewood's Miles Perkins grabbed 6 rebounds in 12 minutes of action as he continues to become a beast on the boards for UW-WC.

As usual, UW-Marshfield's Cleveland, Ohio Connection came up big for the Marauders as perennial all-conference star, 3rd-year player Joe Estrict scored 29 points with 7 rebounds while fellow Clevelander, Covon Rudolph posted the only double - double in the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  But it was the overall hustle of the Wildcats defense that forced a season-high 35 turnovers to turn the momentum of the game.  The Wildcats committed only 12 turnovers.  Together with the 3 - pointer to end the 1st half scoring, the Wildcats decisive run was 26-0!

Members of the Holy Angels Dance team performed spectacularly at halftime, and prior to the game, the girls joined with members of our area's highly respected military veteran's holding a huge American flag during the National Anthem.  It was a first class day all the way around at the U in West Bend! 

January 25 - UW-Fond du Lac

The UW-Washington County men's basketball team scored an 83-64 victory over UW-Fond du Lac Wednesday night to extend their record to 13-5.  Dre Johnson tallied a game-high 26 points and added 12 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer also had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  Derrick Chaney scored 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting and had 4 assists.  Aaron Rathke led in assists with 5 while Evan Rathke led in steals with 7 and blocked shots with 5.  Javon Williams was 2-2 on 3-pointers.  The Wildcats out-rebounded the Falcons 48 to 18, but the Falcons outscored the Wildcats 22-4 from the free throw line.  The Wildcats play their last home game of the season this Saturday, January 28 at 12 noon when UW-Marshfield travels to West Bend.

January 21 - UW-Marinette

After an evenly played game for the first 7 minutes, the UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team turned up their intensity and executed extremely well offensively and defensively to close the half with a 46-26 lead.  Then the Wildcats blasted the Buccaneers with a 14-0 run to start the second half and began emptying the bench with a 60-26 lead on their way to a 92-56 victory in West Bend. The win completed the Wildcats first seasonal sweep of UW-Marinette in several years having won 79-69 in Marinette on November 30.  The teams have faced each other twice in each regular season as well as in the playoffs each of the last three seasons with the Buccaneers 7 of the 9 games, but the Wildcats seemed to have turned the tide on the rivalry this season.

All 12 Wildcats received significant playing time in the game and contributed to the win, 10 of them adding to the scoring column.

Dre Johnson scored a game-high 31 including 4 of 5 from 3-point land and adding 5 rebounds.

Shaun Fischer scored 13 with 4 rebounds.  Evan Rathke scored 12 while adding 4 assists and 3 steals without any turnovers.  Aaron Rathke led in assists with 5 and had 3 steals.  Freshman Derrick Chaney also had 3 steals and added 2-2 shooting for his third consecutive game without a miss.  Freshman Miles Perkins led in rebounding with 7 and blocked shots with 2.  Perkins and Evan Rathke each threw down monster dunks in the game.

The team returns to action Wednesday night at home in West Bend versus UW-FDL.  Women's game starts at 6:00 pm, with the men's game at about 7:30 pm.

January 19 - Concordia College JV

The UW-Washington County Men's basketball team rallied from an 18 point deficit but ran out of time in a 70-66 loss to the talented Concordia University JV squad.   All 12 players for the Wildcats saw significant action in the game showing a high level of determination and hustle.

Scoring leaders for UW-WC were Dre Johnson with 14 points, Evan Rathke with 13 points, Shawn Fischer with 10, and Randy Howard with 9.

Rebounding leaders were Miles Perkins with 9 and Randy Howard with 6.  Evan Rathke led assists with 6 and steals with 3.  Matt Lane, Emmett Williams, and Shawn Fischer had 2 steals each while Dre Johnson and Sam Krause added 3 and 2 assists respectively.

The men return to action Saturday, Jan. 21 at home for a 2 pm game versus UW-Marinette.

 

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 8 pm 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 7 pm 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 6 pm.

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

Basketball-team-spring16

2015-2016 Basketball 

Basketball-team-spring16

Row 1: Tylan Hall, Javon Williams, Brandon Lastovich, Zach Cull, De'Andre Johnson
Row 2: Darius 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

All-Conference

 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

Front row (L-R): Eric Graf, Zach Schmitt, Nick Holzman, Tim Montag. 
Back row (L-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 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

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