Men's Basketball

2015-2016 Basketball Season


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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.

The Wildcats return to action next Monday, November 30 when they travel back to same gym in Appleton to face traditional power UW-Fox Valley Valley.


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.

The Wildcats who are currently tied for first place in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference East Division

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.
The win gives the Wildcats a share of first place in the WCC East.

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.
 Next up for UW-Washington County is the start of conference play.  Wednesday night the Wildcats travel to UW-Sheboygan for a 6pm start, and Saturday the team returns home to host UW-Marinette for a 2pm start in West Bend.

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.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, November 7 at home for a 3pm start vs. UW-Marathon.

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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