UW-Fox Valley Men’s Basketball
- 2011-2012 Season Summary
- 2012 WCC Tournament Results
- Cyclones Fall in WCC Semi-Final
- UW-Fox Advances In WCC Tournament
- Cyclones Defeat UW-Marshfield
- Cyclones Earn Thrilling Overtime Victory
- Cyclones Beat UW-Richland
- UW-Fox Men Get Road Win
- 2012-2013 Team Picture
- 2010-2011 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Regular Season Summary
- UW-Fox Men Earn 2011 WCC-East Title
- January Update
- 2010-2011 Team Picture
- Men's Basketball Recruits and Newcomers for 2010-2011
- 2009-2010 Season Summary
- 2009-2010 Season Preview
- Rabas to lead Men's Basketball Program
Regular Season Standings
Saturday February 18, 2012 (1st Round)
|#5 UW-Sheboygan||70||at||#4 UW-Marinette||65|
|#6 UW-Washington||81||at||#3 UW-Manitowoc||68|
|#7 UW-Fond du Lac||72||at||#2 UW-Waukesha||101|
|#5 UW-Rock||62||at||#4 UW-Baraboo||57|
|#6 UW-Baron||68||at||#6 UW-Marshfield||74|
Wednesday February 22, 2012 (Quarterfinals)
|#5 UW-Sheboygan||68||at||#1 UW-Fox Valley||74|
|#3 UW-Manitowoc||70||at||#2 UW-Waukesha||77|
|#5 UW-Rock||54||at||#1 UW-Marathon||59|
|#3 UW-Marshfield||73||at||#2 UW-Richland||74|
Saturday February 25, 2012 (Semi-finals hosted by: UW-Marathon)
Sunday February 26, 2012 (Championship)
2012 WCC All-Tournament Team
|Travis Puyleart||UW-Fox Valley|
Cyclones Fall in WCC Semi-Final
The UW-Fox men's basketball team came up short in its bid to repeat as WCC Tournament champions, falling to UW-Richland 70-67 on Saturday at UW-Marathon in the tournament semi-finals. In a game that saw 24 lead changes and 11 ties, the Road Runners made the last few plays to earn the victory over the Cyclones.
Travis Puyleart, who led the Cyclones with 21 points, connected on a 3-point play to give the Cyclones a 67-66 lead with under a minute to play. However, on their next possession, UW-Richland guard Ervin Johnson recovered his own errant pass in a loose ball scramble, and converted a lay-up to give the Road Runners a 1 point lead. Johnson would force a turnover on the Cyclones next possession and convert it into a lay-up with 0:12 seconds remaining, for a 70-67 UW-Richland lead.
UW-Fox would get two shots to tie the game in the last 0:12 seconds, but neither would fall. The Cyclones struggled shooting most of the game, converting only 10 of 31 three-point attempts.
Despite committing 12 first half turnovers, and giving up 10 offensive rebounds, the Cyclones led at the half 35-34. UW-Fox would take much better care of the ball in the second half, and only give up 1 offensive rebound, but their shooting woes would prove to be too much to overcome. The Cyclones shot 34% in the second half, and only 37% for the game.
With the loss the Cyclones end the season 22-3 overall. Despite the tournament loss the Cyclones still claimed another regular season conference championship. The back to back titles are a first in school history, as is the third consecutive 20 win season.
UW-Fox Advances In WCC Tournament
The UW-Fox men’s basketball team battled back from an early 12 point deficit on Wednesday night to post a 74-68 win over UW-Sheboygan in a WCC Tournament quarterfinal game. With the win the Cyclones advance to the tournaments final four, which will be held in Wausau at UW-Marathon beginning on Saturday.
Alex Nelson’s 3 pointer in transition gave the Wombats an early 22-10 lead. Chris Searl, seeing his first action off the bench since dislocating his knee on January 28th, sparked the Cyclone offense with two assists culminating in UW-Fox lay-ups. Those lay-ups started a Cyclone run that would see them take a 32-31 lead on a Travis Puyleart 3-point play with 4:18 left in the first half. UW-Sheboygan countered with a run of their own to take a 38-36 halftime lead.
In the 2nd half the Cyclones got a lift off the bench from guard Adam Kaminske, who scored 14 points on the night, hitting all 5 shots he attempted. His 3-pointer with 10:33 remaining gave UW-Fox a lead it wouldn’t relinquish, and a little later his 3 point play would push the lead to 5 with under 8 minutes to play.
Perhaps even bigger was the job he did defensively on reining WCC player of the year Tim Schwoerer, who scored 22 points in the first half. Kaminske helped hold him to only 2 points in the second half, which was key to the Cyclones win.
Travis Puyleart led the Cyclones with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Korey Jagiello and Tanner Hackl provided a nice one two scoring punch in the post. Jagiello finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Hackl 10 points and 7 rebounds. Trevor Smith handed out 3 assists and recorded 0 turnovers in 35 plus minutes of action. All 5 of his points came in the games final minutes, including a driving lay-up with the shot clock inside of 5 seconds, and 3 free-throws in the final minute.
The UW-Fox men will play UW-Richland in a WCC Tournament semi-final game on Saturday night in Wausau at UW-Marathon. Tip-off is set for 6pm.
Cyclones Defeat UW-Marshfield
On Saturday the UW-Fox men's basketball team (20-2, 10-1) defeated UW-Marshfield 64-58 at Marshfield.
The Cyclones knocked down five three-point field goals in the second half, and got 18 points after intermission from Travis Puyleart, to help key the victory.
The Cyclones held UW-Marshfield to 2/18 shooting from 3-point range (11%) and 32% field goal shooting overall.
UW-Fox finished 17/22 (77%) from the free-throw line, with Puyleart connecting on all 8 of his second half attempts.
The host Marauders had four players in double figures, but the visiting Cyclones, got 26 points from Puyleart.
Korey Jagiello and Trevor Smith also chipped in with 8 points each.
The 2012 WCC-East champion Cyclones return to action on Monday night.
The Cyclones travel to UW-Manitowoc for a 7:30pm tip-off.
Cyclones Earn Thrilling Overtime Victory
In a game played at an extremely high level by both teams, the UW-Fox men’s basketball team gutted out a hard fought 79-75 overtime victory at UW-Waukesha on Monday night. The win guarantees the Cyclones of a number one seed in the East bracket of the WCC tournament, and a share of the WCC-East conference championship. The repeat conference title is a first in the history of men’s basketball (the Cyclones won the WCC-East conference title last year).
Despite shooting 46% (6/13) from 3-point range in the first half, the Cyclones found themselves down 42-34 at the break. UW-Waukesha beat up UW-Fox inside in the first half. Cougar post Josh Gierhahn was almost flawless recording 15 points and 6 rebounds.
The Cougar lead would swell to 13 on several occasions in the second half. However, each time the Cyclones would battle back. A Korey Jagiello basket with 10:11 remaining cut the UW-Waukesha lead to 59-49. From there the Cyclones would close the gap and eventually take a 64-63 lead on a Travis Puyleart 3-point field goal with just over 4 minutes remaining.
Down 66-68 with just over a minute left, Puyleart came off a flare screen and buried a triple from the left wing to give UW-Fox a 69-68 lead. After a defensive stop, Puyleart was fouled and made 2 free-throws to extend the lead to 71-68. But, then it was the Cougars turn for some heroics.
Cougar sharpshooter Matt Vraney, who was limited by an ankle injury, came off the bench to hit an off balance fade away 3 with 0:12 seconds left to tie the game at 71. It was Vraney’s first shot of the game, after having not played until that point in the second half. UW-Fox would turn the ball over on its next possession, but clamped down on defense and did not allow UW-Waukesha to get off a shot in the final :03 seconds.
In overtime the Cyclones got early stops on defense and never found themselves down. With 1:04 left Adam Kaminske nailed a deep 3-point shot in front of the Cyclone bench to break a 75-75 tie and give UW-Fox a 78-75 lead.
The Cyclones would get consecutive stops on defense, but were not able to convert at the free-throw line, giving the Cougars life. Korey Jagiello came up with an offensive rebound off of a missed free-throw with :06 seconds left in OT. He stepped to the free-throw line and made the first of two sealing the 79-75 victory for UW-Fox.
The Cyclones shot 50% (13/26) from 3-point range, and pulled down 12 second half offensive rebounds, 19 total for the game. Despite allowing the Cougars to shoot 56% on 2-point field goals, UW-Fox held UW-Waukesha to just 3/16 shooting from 3-point range. They also limited the host Cougars to just 7 offensive rebounds in the second half and overtime.
Puyleart led UW-Fox with 21 points and 6 rebounds, after being held to just 3 points in the first half. Jagiello added 13 points, and Kaminske 12 points and 5 rebounds for the Cyclones. Trevor Smith scored 8 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and had 2 assists in 39 minutes of play. He and Kaminske recorded 0 turnovers in almost 61 minutes of play between the two.
The Cyclones return to action on Wednesday night when they host UW-Marathon. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm at the UW-Fox Fieldhouse.
Cyclones Beat UW-Richland
The UW-Fox men’s basketball team avenged its only loss of the season with a 77-64 home win over UW-Richland. Aaron Gosse (Green Bay NEW Lutheran) had a career high 18 points off the bench to help spark the host Cyclones.
Korey Jagiello scored 16 first half points to help UW-Fox jump out to a 41-27 halftime lead. Gosse also netted three 3-point baskets in the opening half.
In the second half the Road Runners narrowed the gap to 9 points on a few occasions, but could never get any closer. The Cyclones defense held UW-Richland to 24% shooting from 3-point range, while shooting 58% overall in the second half themselves, and 49% for the game.
Jagiello finished with 23 points, on 9 for 11 shooting, and 11 rebounds to lead UW-Fox, while Travis Puyleart (Green Bay Preble) added 10 points. Trevor Smith (Appleton North) had 4 assists and 3 steals for the Cyclones.
The Cyclones move to 16-1 overall on the season. They will return to WCC-East action on Monday night when they travel to UW-Waukesha to take on the second place Cougars. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm.
UW-Fox Men Get Road Win
Chris Searl hit 2 free-throws with :06 seconds left to seal a 51-47 Cyclone win on Wednesday night at UW-Washington. It was Searl’s first game action since he aggravated a lingering knee injury back in November.
The Cyclones built on a 21-16 halftime lead early in the second half. A Korey Jagiello basket put them up 34-24 with 12:48 left in the game. However, the Wildcats slowly chipped away at the lead and tied the score at 40-40 with 5:29 left.
Over the next two minutes the Cyclones would go on a 6-0 run keyed by two Jagiello baskets and capped off by a Travis Puyleart driving lay-up. Once again the Cyclones couldn’t put UW-Washington away. A Wildcat basket with :37 seconds remaining made the score 49-47, setting up Searl’s game clinching free-throws.
The Cyclones defense limited the Wildcats to 1/18 3-point shooting (5.6%) for the game. UW-Fox struggled from long distance as well, but shot 54% (13/24) overall in the second half. The Cyclones also had a 34-22 rebounding advantage for the game.
Jagiello finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead UW-Fox. Fellow sophomore Travis Puyleart scored 14 points and had a career high 9 rebounds.
UW-Fox improves their overall record to 13-1, 7-0 in the WCC-East. They return to action on Friday night against Fox Valley Technical College at 8pm in the UW-Fox Fieldhouse.
2011-2012 Team Picture
UW-Fox Men Earn First 2011 WCC-East Title Since 1993!
The UW-Fox Valley men's basketball team defeated UW-Waukesha 81-68 on Monday night to run their WCC-East record to 10-1, 19-1 overall. With the win the Cyclone men earned their first conference championship since 1993, when National League Umpire Gerry Davis headed the program.
The Cyclone men got off to a quick start with their defense. The Cyclones held the Cougars to only 13 points over the first 15 minutes of the first half, and 36% field goal shooting for the half.
Christian Krah (Bayport) and Joe Dachelet (Menasha) ignited the Cyclone offense in the first half, which saw the Cyclones shoot 52% from the field. Both players hit all 3 of their field goals and both scored 8 points. Phil Landua (Kaukauna) and Mike Fitzgerald (Xavier) netted 7 and 6 points respectively in the first half.
The Cougars made several runs in the second half, fueled by the penetration and shooting of Milwaukee Vincent grad Sylvester Bracken, who led UW-Waukesha with 22 points. However, they would never get closer than 10 points.
Beau Reshel (Hortonville) scored lay-ups on back to back possessions, and buried a 3 late in the game as the shot clock expired, to push the Cyclone lead back to 15. Lucas Schultz' (Appleton West) transition lay-up with under a minute sealed the Cyclones first Championship in 18 years.
Phil Landua led UW-Fox with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Joe Dachelet finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Reshel, Krah, and Schultz rounded out the Cyclones double digit scorers with 15, 11 and 10 points respectively.
2010-2011 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Regular Season Summary
Wisconsin Collegiate Conference 2010-2011 All Conference Men's Basketball
UWFox January Update
The Cyclones men’s basketball team is off to a 17-1 start overall, 8-1 in the WCC-East division. UWFox has benefited from a solid bench and balanced scoring throughout their first 15 games. Six different players have led the team in scoring during games this season. Seven Cyclones players average 6 points or more a game.
Second year players Jake Coenen (Kimberly) and Phil Landua (Kaukauna) have established themselves as leaders of the team. “Jake and Phil have been very solid for us all year long”, commented head coach Lee Rabas.
“We can depend on Phil to rebound and come up with energy plays, and Jake has been a very calming influence at tight times. He either knocks down a critical shot, makes a great pass, or hits free-throws”.
The new members of the Cyclones program have also been solid contributors throughout the season. Travis Puyleart (Green Bay Preble) has been a reliable scorer off the bench all season. He is the team’s second leading scorer at 10.4 ppg. Beau Reshel (Hortonville) and Christian Krah (Bayport) have started every game for UW-ox. Reshel contributes 7.4 ppg and Krah is second on the team in assists and steals.
First year players Mike Fitzgerald (Xavier) and Korey Jagiello (New London) lead the team in field goal shooting. Fitzgerald is shooting 53.8% from the floor and Jagiello a blistering 71.7% through the first 15 games of the season.
Joe Dachelet (Menasha) and Lucas Schultz (Appleton West) have handled the post duties with consistency throughout the season. Dachelet has started every game, and is shooting 67.4% from the floor and pulling down 4 rebounds/game. Schultz averages 6.5 points/game and 3.5 reb./game as one of the Cyclones top reserves.
Scott Van Dyn Hoven has been a dependable defender and rebounder off the bench in the back court. “His presence makes us a more athletic team”, commented Rabas. Kevin Jukkala has been sidelined since the beginning of January with a hand injury. His injury will keep him out the rest of the season. Jukkala was a consistent on ball defender and legitimate 3-point threat off the bench for UWFox.
The 2010-2011 Team Picture
Men's Basketball Recruits and Newcomers for 2010-2011
The 2010-2011 UW-Fox Valley
men’s basketball team welcomes the
following first year players
to the program:
Christian Krah (5-10, G, Bayport),
Travis Puyleart (6-1, G, Green Bay Preble),
Kevin Jukkala (5-10, G, Ashwaubenon),
Scott Van Dyn Hoven (6-1, G, Little Chute),
Kyle Schuh (6-0, G, Little Chute),
Beau Reshel, (6-1, G, Hortonville),
Korey Jagiello (6-4, F, New London),
Lucas Schultz (6-5, C, Appleton West),
Mike Fitzgerald (6-4, F, Xavier),
Logan Malueg (5-10, G, Marion).
Travis Puyleart was a 1st team Fox River Classic (FRCC) all-conference player for Preble (Green Bay, WI) High School. He led the Hornets in scoring and was their most valuable player in 2009-10. He was also named to the Green Bay Press-Gazette all area team.
Krah was a 2nd team FRCC all-conference player at Bayport H.S. (Suamico, WI) and team MVP as a senior. He was a reserve on the 2008-09 Bayport team which reached the WIAA D1 state final four.
Fitzgerald was a starter on the 2008-09 Xavier (Appleton, WI) Hawks team which earned a trip to the WIAA D2 state tournament, and won the Eastern Valley conference championship.
Beau Reshel earned 2nd team all-conference honors in the Bay Conference last season. The 6-1 guard helped lead Hortonville High School to one of the schools best conference finishes in recent years.
Korey Jagiello (New London) and Lucas Schultz (Appleton West) were both 2 year starters for their respective programs. Both helped their teams to strong finishes last season, with Appleton West finishing 17-8 and earning a berth in the Green Bay sectional, and New London a spot in a WIAA D2 regional final. As a junior Jagiello helped the Bulldogs to a regional championship and sectional berth against Fitzgerald and the Hawks.
Jukkala was a starter for the Jaguars, who compete in the FRCC, while Van Dyn Hoven helped lead Little Chute to an Eastern Valley Conference Championship, and a berth in the regional title game last season (2009-10).
Schuh and Malueg both played on good high school teams in Little Chute and Marion. They will provide further depth for the Cyclones in 2010-2011.
|Western WI Technical College||18||12|
|Fox Valley Technical College||13||10|
|UW-Fond du Lac||8||17|
|UW-Rock||81||UW-Baraboo||61||WWTC = bye|
|UW-Barron||68||UW-Marshfield||58||Bold = Home Team|
|Fox Valley Tech.||79||UW-Marinette||60|
|UW-Fond du Lac||60||UW-Washington||59|
|Western WI Tech||71||UW-Barron||63|
|UW-Waukesha||82||Fox Valley Tech||70|
|UW-Fox Valley||60||UW-Fond du Lac||45|
|UW-Fox Valley||71||Western WI Tech||58|
|Wes Brown||UW-Waukesha (Waukesha South)|
|Tony DeBrozzo||UW-Waukesha (Hartland Arrowhead)|
|Cole Meyer||UW-Fox Valley (Bayport)|
|Phil Landua||UW-Fox Valley (Kaukauna)|
|Wes Brown||UW-Waukesha||Frank Harris||UW-Washington|
|Marcus Ray||Fox Valley Tech||Cole Meyer||UW-Fox Valley|
|Keegan Kincaid||Fox Valley Tech||*Craig Obry||UW-Fond du Lac|
|*Karl Sachs||UW-Fox Valley||*Ted Voss||UW-Marinette|
|Nick Perkins||Western WI Tech||David Steinbach||UW-Marshfield|
|Derek Thomas||UW-Richland||Aric Zoldlo||UW-Marathon|
|Clayton Oehrle||Western WI Tech||Vance Friendshuh||UW-Barron|
|UW-Fond du Lac||4||8||UW-Richland||2||8|
|Wes Brown||UW-Waukesha||David Steinbach||UW-Marshfield|
|Frank Harris||UW-Washington||Fred Stewart||UW-Rock|
|Ted Voss||UW-Marinette||Derek Thomas||UW-Richland|
|Joe Neary||UW-Washington||Gabe Mitchell||UW-Rock|
|Cole Meyer||UW-Fox Valley||Vance Friendshuh||UW-Barron|
|Craig Obry||UW-Fond du Lac||Aric Zondlo||UW-Marathon|
|Karl Sachs||UW-Fox Valley||Jordon Taylor||UW-Baraboo|
|Sherman Threets||UW-Fond du Lac||John Enders||UW-Marshfield|
|Tony DeBrazzo||UW-Waukesha||Matt Thayer||UW-Barron|
|Kris Weber||UW-Marinette||Dustin Engman||UW-Marathon|
|Anytoine Temple||UW-Waukesha||Cameron Weis||UW-Marathon|
|Chris Searl||UW-Fox Valley||Derek Effertz||UW-Barron|
|Isiah Mader||UW-Fox Valley||Jacob Woggon||UW-Baraboo|
|Oji Dallas||UW-Fond du lac|
|Craig Szopinski||UW-Fond du Lac|
|Wes Brown||UW-Waukesha||David Steinbach||UW-Marshfield|
|Lee Rabas||UW-Fox Valley||Scott Lee||UW-Rock|
2009-2010 Season Preview
The UW-Fox Valley men’s basketball team enters the 2009-10 season with a lot of new faces and many unknowns. With a new head coach and coaching staff, seven new players, and only 4 returning players the one thing Cyclones’ fans can count on is the unexpected. UW-Fox opens their season on November 6 against UW-Marshfield in the opening round of the UW-Fond du Lac tournament.
Lee Rabas took over the reigns of the program as the new head coach in early June. Rabas brings 19 years of basketball coaching experience to the position including a successful 7 year stint as head coach at Xavier High School in Appleton where his teams went 103-56 including 2 conference championships and a WISAA state-runner up finish in 1997-98. For the last 5 years he served as an assistant coach at Lawrence University where the Vikings were 99-27 and made four appearances in the NCAA DIII national tournament.
Rabas has assembled an assistant coaching staff that includes several former college players, and some familiar faces from his tenure at Xavier High School. Drew Demerath, Bob Klein, Rick Vander Wyst, Dave Mader, Zach Zeuske, and John Vermeern bring many talents and strengths to the staff that will help Coach Rabas in building a successful men’s basketball program at UW-Fox Valley.
Karl Sachs (Seymour), Isiah Mader (Appleton East), Bill Wildenburg (Manawa), and Max Anderson (Appleton East) give the Cyclones four experienced players in the WCC. Sachs is the team’s leading returning scorer and will be a key contributor in 09-10. In addition to experience Mader brings size, leadership, and shooting ability to the floor. Wildenburg will provide depth, rebounding, and a physical presence to the UW-Fox front- court, while Anderson will provide steady ball handling and outside shooting.
The list of newcomers includes Chris Searl (Appleton West), Jake Coenen (Kimberly), Phil Landua (Kaukauna), Joe Dachelet (Menash), Cole Meyer (Bayport), Ryan VandeHey (Kimberly), and Kyle Bloedow (Little Chute). Searl and Coenen will provide depth on the perimeter. Meyer, Dachelet, and Bloedow will man the Cyclone frontcourt. Landua and VandeHey give the Cyclones two athletic and versatile wing players.
How quickly the newcomers can mesh with the veterans will be key to the Cyclones early season schedule, as will staying healthy as the team learns to handle a smaller roster. Also pivotal to the season will be the team’s ability to adapt to a new system and coaching staff. One thing is for sure. Every member of the team and coaching staff will work hard in building the program and team in 2009-10.
Rabas to lead Men's Basketball Program
UW-Fox Valley, a member of the Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association (WJCAA) and Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC), has named Lee Rabas as its new head men's basketball coach. He takes over a Cyclone program that finished the 2008-09 season with an 8-17 overall record, and 4-8 record in conference play.
Rabas inherits only 4 returning players from last year's 8-17 team, including one of its leading scorers, Karl Sachs of Seymour, Isiah Mader and Max Anderson of Appleton East, and Bill Wildenburg of Manawa. He is excited about the opportunity to run the men’s basketball program at UW-Fox Valley. “We have a great location, tremendous academic programs, and a growing campus. Add to that the favorable costs, and you’ll see why I believe the potential for this program is off the charts.” Rabas spent the summer of 2009 trying to re-build the roster and is excited about the returners and the new players who will be joining the program in 2009-10.