UW-Manitowoc Basketball Players Conclude Season, Receive Honors

By UW-Manitowoc

The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc men’s and women’s basketball teams recently concluded their seasons.

The Blue Devil men were the number one seed in last Saturday’s Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) tournament but were upset by UW-Richland 93-98. Freshman Devonte Pinckney (Green Bay Preble HS) was selected to the All-Tournament Team with his team-high 17 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and one blocked shot. The team finished the season with 19 wins and four losses and was the WCC Eastern Division champion with an 11-1 division record.

Looking at the season’s cumulative statistics, sophomore Xavier Fletcher (Clintonville HS) was the second leading scorer and rebounder in the division. He averaged a double-double with 19.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Fletcher was a threat to dunk and rebound, and was also a threat from behind the three point arc, sinking 18 of 21 attempts (38.1%) placing him seventh in the division. Fletcher was selected by the WCC coaches in the Eastern Division to the First Team All-Conference for a second year.

Freshman Olentda Bryant (Green Bay Preble HS) hustled on offense and defense, with 5.6 assists, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.2 steals per game. Bryant earned a spot on the WCC Eastern Division Second Team All-Conference.

Freshman Cole Voelker (Kiel HS) was named to the WCC Eastern Division Honorable Mention team and also earned a WCC Academic All-Conference award for achieving greater than a 3.0 grade point average.

Freshman teammates Oshea Collins (Green Bay East HS), Pinckney, and Cade Berceau (Green Bay Preble HS) also posted numbers noteworthy in the WCC Eastern Division. Collins averaged 12.8 points, and posted the second highest three-point average in the division at 43.3% (13/30). Pinckney averaged nine rebounds per game which placed him fourth overall. Berceau shot 29% from behind the three point arc.

The UW-Manitowoc women’s basketball team finished in ninth place this season with a 1-11 conference record. They struggled through adversity throughout the season but remained committed to the team and played through the setbacks.

Leading the team with some impressive season statistics was sophomore Mallary Schenian (Reedsville HS) who accumulated the second highest point total in the conference with an average of 20.88 points per game. Schenian averaged a double-double with ten rebounds per game and was named Second Team All-Conference.

Sophomore Marrissa Senglaub (Lincoln HS) and freshman Rylee Rassmussen (New Richmond HS) also were among the rebounding leaders in the WCC. Schenian, Senglaub, and Rassmussen also received WCC Academic All-Conference awards for achieving a semester GPA above 3.0 as student-athletes.


Jared Dalberg