Lud Wurtz drives to the basket.
Lud Wurtz drives to the basket.

   Ripon College’s Ty Sabin added another school record to his impressive resume last week Friday.

   The senior baller, who already holds the school’s marks for most career points and most points in a single game, broke the single-season points’ record.

   But according to its former holder, Ripon City Attorney Lud Wurtz, it might need an asterisk.

   “My record was before the 3-point line, so if you’re going to write an article, put something in there about that,” he said in jest to the Commonwealth Monday.

   Wurtz, who played for Ripon College from 1974 to 1978, set the record 39 years ago when he scored 697 points during his senior year. That shattered the previous mark of 487 points scored by Jim Cahoon in 1964-65.

   Sabin, who scored 50 points in the game in which he broke the record, added another 31 a day later and now has 755 points.

   He has made 80 3-pointers this season and 280 for his career, which breaks Brad Alberts’ 25-year-old school record of 277.

   Wurtz noted he never thought his record would stand this long.

   “No, I can’t say that [I expected to still have it]; especially when the 3-point line came in,” Wurtz said about the mark.

   Despite the implementation of the 3-point line in 1986, Wurtz’s record hasn’t really been challenged until Sabin came into the Ripon program four years ago.

Read the full story, which includes information about similarities between the two players, as well as the way Wurtz congratulated Sabin, in the March 2, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.