Feb. 11, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The UW-Washington County mens basketball team concluded its regular season winning a very close game 85-80 in Manitowoc against 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 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 missed a 2-point attempt, Evan Rathke iced the game with 4 seconds to play on a pair of free throws; the Wildcats converted on 20-22 free throws for 91%.