WCC All-Conference Team
This was Kate’s first year playing for UW-Washington County. She is the type of player every coach dreams of. She put hard work in both on and off the court. She is currently majoring in nursing and made the Dean’s list as High Honors this past Fall. She led her team in many different categories. Out of the 9 games played, she had a total of 166 points for an average of 18.4/game. She had a total of 128 rebounds, giving her an average of 14.2/game. She also had 24 blocked shots. Kate’s presence on the court was known.
Rightfully so, Kate was named co-captain. Even with it being a losing season, Kate still showed her leadership skills and ability to stay positive. Kate played with heart and determination, at every game. She was very disappointed to see our season end early. Once Kate is done with her perquisites courses at UW-WC, she plans on transferring to either: University of Wisconsin -Madison or University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and continue her education by pursing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.
Wed. Dec. 10th - UW-WC vs UW-Rock 63 - 76
On Wednesday, December 10th the Wildcats were at home against UW-Rock County. With seven healthy Wildcats, and the home crowd, they were ready for business. The first half was all Wildcats, they would go into half time with a 3 point lead. However, UW-Rock was not going home with a loss. Sharp shooting from beyond the arc for Rock made the difference, they would go 11/33 for the night. While the Wildcats fought hard for 40 minutes, it wasn’t enough. UW-Rock would come away with the win 76-63. Kate Laatsch finished the game with 25 points and a season high 29 rebounds. Klopp had 14 points while Perlberg added 7 points and 12 rebounds. The Wildcats are currently 0-10 overall and are looking to regroup over the winter break.
Sat. Dec. 6th - UW-WC vs UW-Marshfield 29 - 57
On Saturday, December 6th the Wildcats traveled up to UW-Marshfield. The six players for UW-Washington County would try to get that first W. However, only scoring 10 points in the first half would not get the job done. The Wildcats made some adjustments at half time and turned it up during the second half. While they ended up losing the game, they only scored 3 less points in the second half then Marshfield, a small victory. The final score was UW-WC 29 and UW-Marshfield 57. Laatsch had 12 points, 9 rebounds. Klopp had 6 points and Cara Perlberg grabbed 7 rebounds.
Wed. Dec. 3rd - UW-WC vs UW-Waukesha 37 - 84
On Wednesday, December 3rd, coming off a tough loss, the Wildcats played at home against UW-Waukesha. The first 10 minutes of the game were a great battle but soon a trapping press would make for Wildcat turnovers and easy points for Waukesha. The Wildcats were stuck at 19 points and did not score the last 8 minutes of the first half. They would go into half time being down 46-19. Things would not get any better during the second half. The Wildcats ended up losing the game 37-84. Kate Laatsch continued to show the conference her ability to score and rebound. She ended the game with 22 points, 19 rebounds and 7 blocked shots.
Mon. Dec. 1st - UW-WC vs UW-Manitowoc 55 - 57
On Monday, December 1st, the Lady Wildcats took on UW-Manitowoc’s Blue Devils, at UW-Manitowoc. Both teams came into the game winless, at 0-6. The Wildcats took an early and promising 20-7 lead. Soon that lead began to slip away. They would go into half time with a 26-18 lead. The Blue Devils came out at half time with a vengeance, sharp shooting from outside quickly got them back in the game. At one point, the Blue Devils were up by 8. Good shooting by Kaylee Klopp and aggressiveness by Kate Laatsch led the Wildcats back to a tied game. The Blue Devils were able to get a 2 point lead with less than 10 seconds left. A missed free throw by the Blue Devils and the Wildcats ability to move the ball up the floor, gave Jessica Curley a good look from beyond the arc. It didn’t fall. The Wildcats fought a good battle and ended up losing 55-57. Kate Laatsch continued to show her athleticism by having 26 points and 13 rebounds. Kaylee Klopp added 16 points for the Wildcats.
Wed. Nov. 19th - UW-WC vs UW-Fond du Lac
The Lady Wildcats played at UW-Fond du Lac last night. Going into the game UW-FDL Falcons were 3-3 in conference and UW-WC Wildcats 0-5. The beginning of the game was an even battle but the Wildcats poor shooting and turnovers, quickly gave the Falcons time to capitalize. The half time score was 20-40. The second half would not get any better for UW-WC Wildcats, due to an injury in the first half, Jessica Curley was unable to play the entire second half. The Falcons sharp shooting from beyond the arc 6/14, and 31 points off the Wildcats turnovers resulted in the final score of UW-FDL 76 and UW-WC 40. Kate Laatsch had 22 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocked shots. The Wildcats play at Silver Lake College on Monday night.
Mon. Nov. 17th - UW-WC vs UW-Richland
The lady Wildcats faced UW-Richland last night, at UW-Richland. The Wildcats came out a bit flat as UW-Richland scored 6 points in the first minute of the game. After a time-out, they were able to get back in the game, however, it was not enough. Good outside shooting from UW-Richland and turnovers from UW-Washington County, resulted in UW-Richland wining 70- 44. Leading the pack of scores was Alissa Carter with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Melisa Wirsbinski added 8 points for the Wildcats.
Sat. Nov. 15th - UW-WC vs UW-Marinette
Kate Laatsch had 17 points and 16 total rebounds. Jessica Curley had 13 points and 9 rebounds. The first 15 minutes of the game were an even battle but UW-Marinette ended the game with 32 points off of turnovers making it a fast paced game. The six players we had for UW-Washington County fought hard. The final score was: UW-Washington County 51, UW-Marinette 85.
The women's basketball team plays scheduled games in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference from November through January of each year. Championship games are played during the month of February. The team competes against other University of Wisconsin Colleges including Fond du Lac, Fox Valley, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marshfield, Richland, Rock, and Waukesha.
Practice is held Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. The season officially began in November.
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