Wolfpack boys basketball records tied, broken

Having put together the best boys basketball season in years, Elgin Public-Pope John fans should not be surprised to find out that a number of team and individual records were broken.
Coach Michael Becker, who just completed his fourth year as head coach, said last week the team broke two Wolfpack team marks and three individual marks.
During the season the Wolfpack started slow, then came on towards the end of the season. Starting with a victory over Winside in mid-January, the Wolfpack closed out the season winning six of their final 10 games, reaching the subdistrict final where they fell to state tourney qualifier O’Neill St. Mary’s.
Team records broken were
• Assists in a season — 280
• Made 3 pointers in a season — 116
Three individual records were smashed. They were:
• Career assists — Conor Ramold 207
• Career steals — Conor Ramold 130
• Free throw percentage in a season — Paiton Hoefer 34-42 (81 percent)
Hoefer tied another record by making 44 three-pointers during a season. He led the team in scoring with just over 10 points per game. Following close behind was Adam Dreger with 8.9 points per game.
Sophomore Colton Wright led the team in rebounds with 120, three more than Dreger.
Jack Wemhoff led the team in assists with 79, and in steals with 40, one more than Ramold who had 39.
Coach Becker will lose just three seniors (Dreger, Ramold and Cory Romej) to graduation, making next year’s season one to look forward to.