Men's Basketball

2015-2016 Basketball Season

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Feb. 17   UWWC vs UW-Marinette  (WCC State Quartfinal Game)

The UW-Washington County Men’s Basketball team lost to the defending conference champions 75-68 at UW-Marinette Wednesday night.  The Wildcats end their season with a 14-11 record, continuing to improve their record each season over the past few years.  Trailing by as many as 18, the Wildcats fought their way back surging ahead by two points before a series 3-pointers late in the game gave the win to the Buccaneers.

For the Wildcats in the season finale, five players scored double-digit points led by Dre Johnson who scored 15 and added 7 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer had 11 points, 9 boards, and 3 assists.  Tim Pridemore had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals.  Darius Britton scored 11 to go along with 4 assists.  Aaron Rathke scored 10 with 7 boards.  Hayden Steinhardt led in steals with 4.

Feb. 13  UWWC vs UW-Sheboygan (WCC State Play off Game)

The UW-Washington County Men’s basketball team outscored UW-Sheboygan 27 to 9 in the final minutes of their 88-76 victory in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Playoffs Saturday afternoon in West Bend.  Though UW-Sheboygan’s TJ Pitsch was hitting shots from all over the court, going 8-15 on 3-pointers, 8-16 on 2 pointers, and 8-8 on Free Throws while scoring a school record 48 points, the Wildcats countered with a balanced attack featuring six players scoring in double figures.  Dre Johnson had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.  Tim Pridemore led the Wildcats scoring with 18 and added 4 blocked shots.  Hayden Steinhardt had three 3-pointers and scored 13 while adding 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 assists.  Shaun Fischer had 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Darius Britton scored 12 with 6 rebounds.  Aaron Rathke had 10 points and 6 rebounds.  For the game, the Wildcats connected on 89% of their Free Throws (16-18) and outrebounded the Wombats 48-31

Feb. 8   UWWC vs UW-Fox Valley

The UW-Washington County Men's basketball completed their regular season with a 76-64 victory over UW-Fox Valley Valley.  Scrappy hustling defense was the difference for the Wildcats, holding the Cyclones to only  31% shooting for the game.  Dre Johnson led the Wildcats attack with 21 points and 11 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer scored 15 and added 5 blocked shots.  Tim Pridemore filled the stats sheet with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocked shots.  Darius Britton scored 9 and had 6 rebounds.  The Wildcats shot 93% from the free throw line and 45% from the floor.

Feb. 6   UWWC vs Concordia JV

UW-Washington County's Men's basketball lost to the highly talented Concordia University - Wisconsin JV team 100-97 in overtime Saturday afternoon.  Hartford's Darius Britton led the Wildcats attack scoring a career high 32 points on 11 of 15 shooting on field goals and 9 of 12 Free Throws.  Darius added 7 rebounds and 3 assists.  Dre Johnson scored 18 and hit 7 of 12 field goals and 3-3 free throws.  Dre also grabbed 9 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer scored 17  on 7-14 shooting.  Domo Richie, Hayden Steinhardt, and Tim Pridemore led in steals with 3 each.  Richie scored 14 on 6-12 shooting.  Pridemore led in assists with 5.  Aaron Rathke led the rebounding with a game high 13 and hit 3-6 shots finishing with 8 points. 

The difference in the game was 3-point shooting where the Falcons hit 17 of 34 while the Wildcats only made 3.

Slinger's Josh Hau led the way for the Falcons with a game high 33 points, connecting on 6-8 3-pointers and 11-18 shooting overall plus 5-6 Free Throws and 4 assists.

The Wildcats out-rebounded the Falcons 47-36 in the game.

Feb. 3   UWWC vs UW-Waukesha

The UW-Washington County Men’s basketball team lost 74-70 against UW-Waukesha Wednesday night.  Leading the charge for the Wildcats was Aaron Rathke with a double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Tim Pridemore scored 16 and added 7 rebounds and 3 steals.  Shaun Fischer had 11 points and 6 boards while Dre Johnson scored 8 and pulled down 7 boards.  Darius Britton fired in 10 points and blocked a pair of shots.  Point guard Javon Williams led in assists with 7 before leaving the game after taking a hard hit. 

Feb. 1  UWWC vs UW-Manitowoc

The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team raced out to an early lead and held on for a 76-64 victory at UW-Manitowoc Monday night.   The Wildcats hustling defense held Manitowoc to only 3 baskets for the entire first half as the Wildcats led 33-23 at intermission.  Tim Pridemore scored 16 points with 8 rebounds and 5 steals.  Shaun Fischer had 16 points including 7-7 Free Throws and 8 rebounds.  Dre Johnson scored 15 on 70% shooting and added 5 rebounds.  Aaron Rathke scored 9, grabbed 9 boards and had a pair of blocked shots.  Hayden Steinhardt had 6 points and 7 rebounds.  

Jan. 27  UWWC vs UW-Fond du Lac

The UW-Washington County men's basketball team jumped out to a 41-12 lead and finished with a 104-59 victory at UW-Fond du Lac Wednesday night.  Every player scored points for the Wildcats and six players were in double figures.  Shaun Fischer scored 19 points, adding 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocked shots and a pair of steals.  Tim Pridemore had a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds  He also dished out 4 assists and had 3 steals.  Dre Johnson scored 21 points on 8-13 shooting.  Javon Williams scored 12 and led in steals with 4.  Aaron Rathke added 12 points.  Playing in his first college basketball game, Hartford's Darius Britton scored 10 points with 6-6 free throws and scored a four point play.  Hayden Steinhardt had 7 point and 8 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Jan. 23 UWWC vs UW-Marinette  66 - 73

The UW-Washington County Men's basketball team traveled to Marinette and lost 73-66 on Saturday.  Hayden Steinhardt led the Wildcats with 19 points and 9 rebounds.  Shaun Fischer had 15 points and 11 rebounds.  Aaron Rathke scored 12, while Javon Williams added 10 points.  Tim Pridemore and Fischer led in assists with 3 each.

Jan. 15 - 16 UW-Marshfield Tournament

The UW-Washington County Wildcats came home with the third place award at the 46th annual Marshfield Tournament.  Friday night, the Wildcats lost to host UW-Marshfield 85-73, but rebounded to defeat UW-Fond du Lac 87-66 on Saturday afternoon.  Gogebic outscored Marshfield for the championship.

Wildcats forward De’Andre Johnson was selected to the 5-man all-tournament team.  Johnson scored 25 points with 11 rebounds in the game on Friday and followed that up with a 29 point 15 rebound performance on Saturday.  In the process Dre (as he is called on our team) connected on 21 of his 34 shot attempts including 8-13 from 3-point range.  For good measure, Dre dished out 4 assists in the win Saturday.

Additional highlights Friday included Shaun Fischer’s 14 point, 9 rebound game, Aaron Rathke’s 15 points with 2 steals, Javon Williams 10 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds, and Hayden Steinhardt’s 3 steals.

Among Saturday’s additional highlights were point guard Javon Williams 9 assists and 7 rebounds.  Hayden Steinhardt hit 4 3-pointers finishing with 13 points and 3 more steals.  Domo Ritchie scored 14 points with 5 rebounds and Aaron Rathke added 9 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Jan. 8   UW-WC vs Fox Valley Tech  80 - 68

The UW-Washington County men’s basketball team celebrated their first game of 2016 with an impressive 80-68 home victory over Fox Valley Tech Friday night.  Trailing by four points at halftime, the Wildcats played tremendous team basketball to outscore the Foxes 44-28 in the second half.  

Dre Johnson connected on 9 of 13 shots including a pair of 3 pointers to lead all scorers with 26 points.  Domo Richie fired in 17 points.  Tim Pridemore completed a double-double with 12 points and a game high 10 rebounds.  Javon Williams, Shaun Fischer, and Dre Johnson each posted 7 rebounds.  Javon led the team in assists with 6.  

Aaron Rathke scored 8 and had 6 rebounds.  Defensively, Williams and Pridemore had magnificent performances stifling the quick perimeter players of Fox Valley Tech plus Javon and Tim contributed 4 steals each.  Johnson blocked 4 shots.  Hayden Steinhardt opened the scoring for the Wildcats with a three-pointer from the left corner and later added another clutch three.  

 Dec. 9   UWWC vs UW-Rock  92 - 95

A spirited rally by the UW-Washington County Men’s Basketball ran out of time losing 95-92 at Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division leading UW-Rock County Wednesday night.  Their last second 3-point shot from the top of the key to tie the game just barely missed, but the Wildcats showed many encouraging moments against the West division’s top team.

For UW-WC, Collin Liebherr led the scoring with 22 points as he connected on 10 of his 12 shot attempts.  Dre Johnson hit on 9 of 14 shots to score 18 points.  Domo Richie added 14 points while Hayden Steinhart made 4 3-pointers for 12 points, and Shaun Fischer had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Assist leaders were Javon Williams with 7 and Seth Schrank with 5.  Schrank led the steals department with 4.  Liebherr added 6 rebounds and 4 assists.  The Wildcats shot 82% on free throws led by Aaron Rathke’s 4-4.

As a team, the Wildcats outrebounded the Rattlers 41 to 36, but lost the turnovers battle 24 to 13.

Dec. 7   UWWC vs UW-Waukesha 74 - 92

The UW-Washington County men's basketball team gave a tremendous effort running in transition and efficiently beating the full court press, but eventually lost at UW-Waukesha 92-74 Monday night.  The Wildcats struggled with the Cougars physical play in rebounding and body contact on shooters, especially in the 2nd half.  In the opening half, the Wildcats hit 58% of their shots to take a 1 point halftime lead against the East Division leaders, but the Cougars got especially aggressive with the shooters after the intermission and the Wildcats could hit on only 21% of their second half shots while the Cougars out-rebounded the Wildcats 51-32 in the game.  Leading the scoring charge for the Wildcats was Dre Johnson with 19 points on 9-13 shooting, Collin Liebherr with 13 points, Aaron Rathke scoring 11 on 3-4 shooting including 2-3 on 3-pointers, and Seth Schrank with 10 points on 2-3 shooting and 6-8 on free throws.  Leading rebounders for UW-Washington County were Javon Williams with 6, followed by Shaun Fischer and Domo Richie with 5 each.  Schrank led in assists with 3.

Dec. 2   UWWC vs UW-Manitowoc  101 - 87

 The UW-Washington County Men's Basketball team defeated UW-Manitowoc 101-87 in the Wildcats final home game of 2015.  After struggled early and trailing by as many as 8 in the opening minutes, the team caught fire when they started moving the ball quickly and efficiently for quality scoring opportunities.  Shooting 63% from 3-point land (12-19) helped the scoring barrage as 7 different Wildcats hit at least one 3-pointer.  All 17 players that suited up for the Wildcats saw action in the game.

Leading the scoring for UW-Washington County were Shaun Fischer with 22, Dre Johnson with 16, Aaron Rathke with 14, Hayden Steinhardt with 13, Domo Richie with 10, and Collin Liebherr with 8.  2014-15 2nd team all-conference performer Tim Pridemore returned to the team making his 2015-16 debut with 6 points on 2-3 3-Pointers, a pair of assists, and took a charge as did Liebherr and Steinhardt.  

Fischer, Rathke, and Johnson led the rebounding with 9, 7, and 6 respectively.  Seth Schrank dished out a season high 12 assists and played a terrific defensive game against one of the conference's leading scorers.  Schrank also led the team in steals with 3.  Steinhardt hit 3-5 on 3-Pointers for the Wildcats who led 49-38 at halftime.  The Wildcats had scored 90 points with 7 minutes to play.  The 100 and 101st points came on a pair of free throws by Cam Young with 41 seconds remaining.

Nov. 30  UWWC vs UW-FoxValley   68-73

The UW-Washington County Wildcats men’s basketball team lost at perennial power UW-Fox Valley 68 - 73 Monday night.

Wildcats power forward Shaun Fischer had a huge game leading all scorers with 19 and leading all rebounders with 14. Fischer also added a pair of blocked shots, 7-8 Free Throws, and did not commit a single turnover in the game. Hayden Steinhardt added 9 points on 3 3-pointers.

Though 10 different Wildcats scored points in the game, the team couldn’t manage to score enough to take a lead after a short lived 10-9 lead early in the contest. Seth Schrank led in assists with 7 while Domo Richie led is steals with 2.

Nov. 23   UWWC vs Fox Valley Tech  74-66

The UW-Washington County men's basketball team traveled to Appleton Monday night and returned with their 5th consecutive victory on the season after outscoring talented Fox Valley Technical College 74-66 in a game that was very close most of the way.  The Wildcats worked very hard to turn a 6 point deficit, trailing 58-52 with 10 minutes remaining, into a 69-66 lead with one minute left.  The final minute was all Wildcats going on a 5-0 run to close the game.

Collin Liebherr connected on 8-11 field goals including 3 of 4 from 3-point range to finish with a game high 26 points.  Shaun Fischer added 15 points, shooting 67% and adding a season high 5 blocked shots.  Domo Richie led in rebounding with a game high 13 boards to go along with 11 points.  Seth Schrank led in assists with 6 and Drew Gallop led in steals with 4.

Nov. 18   UWWC vs UW-Fond du Lac  94 - 55

The UW-Washington County Wildcats Men’s Basketball team roared past UW-Fond du Lac 94 to 55 Wednesday night in West Bend.  All 15 players saw significant action in the game for the Wildcats and all 15 players managed to get rebounds in the game.  Twelve of the guys also found the scoring column.

The Wildcats, trailed 2-0 before storming out to a 17-4 lead early in the game.  Leading 46-27 at the half, the Wildcats maintained sound defense in the second half holding the Falcons to 30% shooting, and outrebounding them 57 to 30 for the game.

Individually, Domo Richie turned in an extraordinary performance scoring 25 (11-15 shooting), with 9 rebounds, 4 steals, and 6 assists.

Drew Gallop scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and added 5 steals.  Dre Johnson scored 11, and Cam Young scored 10 including a monstrous dunk in transition.  Shaun Fischer grabbed 9 rebounds and added 2 blocked shots along with a pair of steals.

Nov. 14   UWWC vs UW-Marinette  90 - 75

The UW-Washington County men’s basketball used their depth advantage of players to run the floor, wearing down and defeating the defending champion UW-Marinette Buccaneers by a final margin of 90-75 Saturday in West Bend. 
After the Wildcats scored first, a Marinette 3 pointer provided the Buccaneers with their only lead as the Wildcats followed with an 8-0 run and never looked back.
Hartford’s Shaun Fischer scored a game high 25 points, hitting 9 of 11 from the floor and 6 of 7 from the line.  His 25 foot 3-pointer at the end of a shot clock gave the Wildcats a 71-53 lead at the time.  The lead later ballooned to as much as 23 points before the Buccaneers closed the game with a late flurry in the final minutes against the Wildcats reserves.
 
All 14 players in uniform saw action for the Wildcats, who currently have their largest roster size in recent memory. West Bend East grad Collin Leibherr worked inside and outside to score 20 points and added 9 rebounds with 2 steals and a 3-pointer.  Brown Deer’s Domo Richie scored 12 points to go along with 4 steals.
Perhaps the catalyst of the game though was point guard Seth Schrank of West Bend East whose alert play led the Wildcat offense>  His baskets scored and several assists came immediately after Buccaneer’s scores and eliminated any attempt for Marinette to gain momentum. Schrank finished with 10 points and had 7 assists with 7 rebounds.  Eleven Wildcats players got into the scoring column.
 

Nov. 11   UWWC vs UW-Sheboygan  84 - 75

The UW-WC Wildcats celebrated Veteran’s Day with an 84-75 victory at UW-Sheboygan in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference East Division season opener.
UW-Washington County trailed early, but took the lead for good in the fifth minute of the game, then held off a late charge by the Wombats to hang on for the win.  Though UW-Sheboygan trailed by double digits for most of the game, they pulled to within 5 points of the Wildcats with 40 seconds to play.  That’s when Wildcats guard Javon Williams scored the final four points on free throws and the Wildcats defense contributed crucial stops.
For the Wildcats, Shaun Fischer, battling through some tightness in his leg, came off the bench to score 19 points and add 7 rebounds.  Collin Liebherr tallied 15 points and led the rebounding with 8.  De’Andre Johnson hit 7 of 10 shots to finish with 14 points.  Hayden Steinhardt scored 12 points and led the assists department with 5.

Nov. 9  UWWC vs UW-Richland  82 - 61

The UW-WC men’s basketball team got off to a roaring start racing out to an early 22-9 lead and posting a 46-22 advantage at halftime, finishing with an 82-61 victory Monday in West Bend.  All 14 players in uniform saw between 8 and 20 minutes of game action and each contributed to the Wildcats victory.  Twelve different players scored points for UW-WC.
 
 Scoring leaders were Domo Richie and Shaun Fischer with 14 each, Collin Liebherr with 11, and Drew Gollup with 9.  Assists were led by Seth Schrank with 7.  Gollup led in steals with 3, and rebounding was led by Fischer with 6.  The Wildcats dominated the boards, outrebounding the Road Runners 51 to 29 in the game.
 

Nov. 7  UWWC vs UW-Marathon 67 - 71

The UW-WC men’s basketball mounted a furious rally but ran out of time in a 71-67 loss to UW-Marathon County on Saturday.  Trailing by 20 points with 11 minutes to play, the Wildcats fought back pulling to with 2 at 69-67 with 19 seconds remaining before the Huskies Free Throws iced the game.   
 West Bend East grads Collin Liebherr and Hayden Steinhardt led the Wildcats in scoring with 23 and 11 points respectively.  Dre Johnson added 10 points.  Point guard Javon Williams of Wauwatosa East had 5 assists and 5 rebounds.  Brown Deer grad Domo Richie and Hartford grad Shaun Fischer led the Wildcats rebounding with 7 each.
 

Nov. 4  UW-WC vs Silver Lake College   61 - 68

The UW-WC men’s basketball team traveled to Manitowoc to take on a four year school Wednesday night and lost to Silver Lake College 68-61.  Except for getting dominated on the boards, the Wildcats played a tremendous game in most areas.
 
Statistical leaders for the Wildcats were Dre Johnson with 23 points and 6 rebounds, Domo Richie with 12 points and 2 assists, Collin Liebherr with 9 points and 6 rebounds, and Shaun Fischer with 6 rebounds and 2 assists.  Hayden Steinhardt led in steals with 2 and 3-pointers with 2.
West Bend East graduates Collin Liebherr and Hayden Steinhardt combined defensively to take 3 charges.
Battling from behind most of the game, the Wildcats took a brief lead at 59-58 with 2 minutes to play before a Silver Lake 3-pointer gave the Lakers the lead which they held for the rest of the game.
 

Oct. 28  UW-WC vs UW-Baraboo  77 - 64

The UW-Washington County men’s basketball team opened their season with a 77-64 victory over UW-Baraboo on Wednesday night.  Leaders for the Wildcats included Shaun Fischer of Hartford with 17 points and 9 rebounds, Dre Johnson of Milwaukee CSLL with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Hayden Steinhardt from West Bend East with 11 points, and Javon Williams from Wauwatosa East with 5 assists and 4 steals. 

The Wildcats led 45-41 at halftime and the lead changed hands twice in the second half before the Wildcats took control with shut down defense, holding UW-Baraboo to only 14 points over the final 15 minutes of the game.  In spite of getting outrebounded in the game and committing more turnovers, the Wildcats outshot the Fighting Spirit 41% to 33% from the floor. 

 

2014 - 2015 Basketball Season

 Spring 2015 Team

 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 

 Jan. 29th UW-WC vs UW-Sheboygan 88 - 71

Dominating the rebounding category 55 to 37, UW-Washington outscored UW-Sheboygan 34 to 5 in second chance points and cruised to an 88-71 victory.  Playing in possibly his final home game with the Wildcats, 2014-2015 Conference Player of the Year Evan Rathke had 23 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocked shots, and 3 steals.

The versatile Rathke started the game at point guard, and played every position on the floor for the Wildcats during the game.  Wildcat center De'Andre Johnson recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds.  Collin Liebherr added 15 points and 7 rebounds.  And Domo Ritchie contributed 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals.  Javon Williams led the Wildcats in assists with 6.

Brandon Steinhardt scored just before the halftime buzzer to give the Wildcats the momentum going into the locker room leading 35-26.  Later in the second half, following a Sheboygan rally, Steinhardt delivered an extra long range 3-Pointer that just beat the shot clock and seemed to seal the game for the Wildcats.

  Wildcats Spring 2014 Team

 UWWC Men's basketball team spring 2014

Row 1 ( l to r): 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

 Wildcats Fall 2013 Team

UW-WC Men's 2013 Basketball team

Row 1 ( l to r): 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

 

 

 

 

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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