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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Nodaks Clinch WCHA Title

Cagers Dumped into Cellar

By JOHN SUTKUS
North Dakota finally got to play
their kind of hockey last night and
they came away a winner over
Michigan, 4-1.
"We just died out there," sighed
Michigan coach Al Renfrew. "The
philosophy just didn't work some-
where tonight. We couldn't keep'
two men on the puck handler."
"The philosophy" worked to per-
fection on Friday night as the
Wolverines nailed the Nodaks to
the boards, 2-1. Forechecking with
a passion and dogging the puck
handler all the way down the :ce,
Michigan's icers made the Dako-
tans cough up the puck and bot-
tled up their defense.
But it didn't go according to
the script last night.
The win clinched the WCHA
title for North Dakota. Even if
they should drop both ends of the
two game series at Michigan Tech
next weekend' and even if Mich-
igan should sweep, a pair at Min-
nesota the Nodaks Win it, edging
in. by the slimness of .005 per-
centage point.
If Michigan had won the two
games, the situation could have
been the other way around. Then,
double wins for both teams next
weekend would have left the Wolv-
erines .005 on top.
FIRST PERIOD SCORING: M. -
Lucier (Binnie, Boysen) 5:08. Penal-
ties: ND-Lyons (illegal check) 0:41.
ND-Abrams (interference) 9:53. M-
Lee Marttila (illegal check) 10:27. M
-Lord (elbowing) 14:25.
SECOND PERIOD SCORING: ND_-
Brandt (unassisted) 3:28. Penalties:
M-Domm (interference) 1:07. M -
Lee Marttila (holding) 13:09. M -
Thompson (interference) 16:39.
THIRD PERIOD SCORING: ND -
Ogden (Kartio) 4:06. ND--Tuff (Gas-
parini, Lafond) 7:23. ND -- Kartio
(Brandt, Munro). 8:31. Penalties: ND
-Brandt (tripping) 4:54. ND-Gas-
Parini (holding) 11:47.
Saves:
Curran (ND) 9 8 9-26
Herman (M) 8 9 7--24

'We Tried...'
"We tried. We were really up
for this game," offered Mark
Thompson. "But . . ." His voice
trailed off into what almost was.
T- -npson, along with Dean
bucier, Bob Boysen, Danny Wal-
ter, Greg Page, and Captain Mike
Marttila, skated his last home
hockey game for Michigan last
night. The six seniors took the
traditional path around the Coli-
seum's center M' shortly after the
Dekers installed Mel Wakabayashi
in the Hall of Fame.
Captain Marttila expressed the
exasperation in concrete terms.
"We just didn't play very good
hockey. That's the trouble with a
team like that. They got going and
once they did they went fast."
Fluke Goal
Defenseman Thompson bemoan-
ed the scoring of Dakota's first
goal. "You can't play good hockey
for only one period against that
team. It's a tough way to finish
it.
"They got a good break, a fluke
goal. It works for them. We did
all we could. The defenseman on
the play (Phil Gross) did what he
was supposed to, but the puck
bounced."
The score nullified a lead that
the Wolverines had held for nearly
a period. With the game barely
five minutes old, Lucier took a
drop pass from Randy Binnie just
inside the blue line and held it.
While the crowd begged "shoot!
Shoot ! ", the senior wing coolly
waited for his opening and fooled
Sioux goalie Mike Curran for a
1-0 Michigan lead.
Instant Replay ... Almost
It looked like a replay of the
game the night before. Michigan
kept the pressure on North Da-
kota's defense and kept their of-
fense bottled up.
But the Nodaks came back onto.

the ice for the second period and
switched the film, taking just 3:28
to knot it.
They ran away and hid in the
third period, breaking loose for
three goals in the first eight and
a half minutes. The cushion was
plenty for their defense to work
with and the title was theirs.
"They're real tough out there
in front of that net," continued
Marttila. The Sioux defense kept
the area in front of Curran clear-
ed of Wolverines.
No Handle'
Michigan could never find the
handle on rebounds. Centering
passes were just a little too far
away. The opportunities were al-
most there.
"The break worked for them.
They fired up and flew. We got a
good crowd, it was a fight for the
title, and then we couldn't give
them good hockey," concluded
Thompson.
The opportunity for the Big Ten'
title lies ahead. Michigan will
close out its regular season next
weekend with a two game set-to
with Minnesota which will decide
that conference crown.

By JOEL BLOCK
Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - You can't
overlook the 36 points by Tom
Kondla.
But in the end, it was reserve
forward Ray Stephens who gave
Minnesota the impetus for an 89-
86 victory over Michigan last
night.
Stephens, younger brother of
ex-Minnesota All-America quar-
terback Sandy Stephens and a
quarterback himself on the Min-
nesota football squad, shut down
a late Wolverine surge with a
driving dunk shot in the last min-
ute.
The "stuff" came after the Wol-
verines had reduced a nine-point
Gopher lead down to a three-point
margin in a minute and a half.
Stephens took the ball around mid-
court and dribbled through a lag-
ging Michigan defense all the way
to the basket unmolested.
The Gophers got off to a quick
4-0 lead in the first half but Mich-
igan went ahead 5-4 two minutes
later on a three-point play by for-
ward Jim Pitts. The Wolverines
pushed their lead up to five with
four minutes gone in the half,
but it was the last evidence of
Wolverine supremacy.
Take Leatht
The Gophers took time out and
just two minutes later a Kondla
field goal shot Minnesota back
into the lead, 14-13. The Wolver-
ines did manage to take the ad-
vantage 29-28 with five minutes
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JIM PITTS

the Wolverines could play was
"catch-up," and they were always
just a step behind the Gophers.
Commenting on his unorthodox
method of employing Stephens,
Gopher head Coach John Kondla
said, "I put him (Stephens) In
when I thought we were flat on
our feet under the boards."
Kundla continued, "The way he
goes up in the air and snaps it
up scares you. He put fear into the
other team."
Fed Right
Kundla said that Kondla's suc-
cesful performance came because
"the rest of the team fed him just
at the right time. With that Dill
guarding him, it's the only way he
could have scored."
Wolverine head coach Dave
Strack explained that he wanted
to put more pressure on their out-
side shooting. "But when we did
that, it opened things up for them
inside."
Pitts played perhaps his finest
game of the season, hustling
around the Gopher defenders, hit-
ting nine of 17 field goal attempts
and four of seven from the line.
Complementing Pitts' 22-point
effort was Dave McClellan, who
scored 13 in sparking the second-
half surge and finished with 19
including nine of fourteen from
the field and fifteen rebounds.
Kondla, who has taken over the
Big Ten's scoring leadership from
IoWa's Sam Williams, hit an un-
believable 16 for 25 from the field,
including ten out of 11 on his
smooth but fatal hook shot.
Paul Presthus, hustling Gopher
captain, put through eight of 12
and added a free throw to finish
as second high for the home team.

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
BOB BOYSEN AND RANDY BINNIE (11) await a rebound in
last night's 4-1 loss to North Dakota. The rebound never came
as Dean Lucier scored Michigan's goal in the first period.

BIG TEN ROUNDUP:
Two Top Teams Trounced

By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON -- Iowa lost an
11-point lead and then edged In-
diana 75-74 in overtime to put
the brakes on the Hoosiers' drive
for the Big Ten basketball cham-
pionship last night.
The Hawkeyes stayed alive in
the title race at 6-4 and dropped
Indiana to 7-3.
Iowa won on a layup by Gerry

Tankers' Freshmen Spring a Surprise;
Stomp Spartans, Hoosiers, Buckeyes

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Jones with 12 seconds to go in From there, they held the Bucks
the extra period. Sam Williams to just two free throws.
had saved the Hawkeyes from de- Purdue Boils Illinois
feat in regulation time by hitting LAFAYETTE - Purdue's Boil-
two reethros o theoneand LAFYETE - urde'sBoil-
two free throws on the one-and- ermakers took an early lead and
one to ties the score at 68-68 beat the Illinois basketball team
with four seconds left. 98-86 yesterday afternoon in spite
MSU Drops of a 32-point performance by the
MADISON-Fast-closing Wis- losers' senior guard Jim Dawson.
consin nudged Michigan 68-64 last Purdue had six players in dou-
n i g h t to keep the Spar- ble figures, however, topped by
tans out of first place in the Herman Gilliam and Henry Eb-
jammed Big Ten basketball race. ershoff with 23 apiece. Dave
The Badgers' fourth straight Scholtz' 20 was the only other
victory lifted them to 6-4 and a Illini two-figure performance.
second-place tie with the Spar- Purdue which hit 52 per cent
tans who lost a chance to draw '
abreast of league leading Indiana. of its shots from the field to Il-
Wisconsin made only two ,field linois' 39 per cent, pulled even in
goals in the last 10 minutes but Big Ten competition at 5-5 and
mashed in on clutch free throws. the Illini were left at 4-6. Now
With Michigan State only one 13-7 overall, Purdue made certain
point behind, senior Dennis Swee- it will not have a losing season.

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Big Ten Standings

Indiana
Iowa
Northwestern
Wisconsin

7
6
6
6

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3
4
4
4

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.700
.600
.600
.600

Michigan State 6 4 .600
Purdue 5 5 .500
Ohio State 5 6 .455
Illinois 4 6 .400
Minnesota 4 7 .364
and buried in the cellar
MICHIGAN 2 8 .200
Yesterday's Results
Minnesota 89, MICHIGAN 86
Wisconsin 68, Michigan State 64
Purdue 98, Illinois 86
Iowa 75, Indiana 74
Northwestern 95, Ohio State 82

left in the half, but Stephens dis-t
solved it with a jump shot half a
minute later.
Minnesota gained a psycholog-
ical edge at the buzzer when guard
Rich Miller threw in a 40-foot
"hope" shot to give the Gophers
a three-point halftime bulge.
Just as in the first half,'Min..
senota popped in two quick field
goals after the second half tip to
pull away 45-38 with less than
a minute gone.
For the rest of the game, all
SCORES
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Wichita 84, Louisville 78
Houston 87, Creighton 73
Vanderbilt 81, Georgia 61
SMU 85, Rice 84
Duke 77, Notre Dame 65
Davidson 97, The Citadel 85
St. John's 97, Miami (Fla) 70
Yale 71, Dartmouth 56
Harvard 91, Brown 74
W. Virginia 127, G. Washington 97
Penn 93, Columbia 72
Stanford 71, Oregon 58
Kansas 90, Missouri 55
Cincinnati 66, Drake 65
Bowling Green 77, Ohio Univ. 76
North Carolina 110, Virginia Tech 78
Army 64, Navy 54
Alabama 81, Kentucky 71
Penn State 87, Pitt 73
Arkansas 83, TCU 78
Princeton 81,,Cornell 66
Texas Western 97, W. Texas State 67

Sullivan
McClellan
Dill
Pitts
,Bankey
Stewart
Maxey
Edwards
Totals
Presthus
Gardner
Kondla
Barry
Miller
Stephens
Johnson
Totals

MICHIGAN
G FR P T
4-14 4-7 4 2 12
9-14 1-1 15 5 19
5-23 3-3 13 2 13
9-17 4-7 7 1 22
5-10 0-0 4 3 10
3-17 2-3 5 5 8
0-3 0-0 0 0 0
1-3 0-0 0 0 2
36-91 14-21 49 18 89
MINNESOTA
G F R P T
8-12 1-4 9 3 17
5-12 4-6 5 4 14
16-25 4-10 8 3 36
2-7 1-1 1 3 5
3-8 1-1 3 0 7
4-9 0-1 12 2 8
1-3 0-0 2 2 1
39-76 11-23 40 16 89

By DOUG HELLER
It's too bad swimming coach
Gus Stager was off on a recruiting
assignment, because he missed the
most exciting Wolverine perform-
ance of the year as the freshmen,
yes the freshmen, did a complete
turnabout and demolished all op-
position in the Big Ten Invitation-
al Swimming Championships.
Compiling 127 points to 96 for
Michigan State, 71 for Indiana and
16 for a weak Ohio State team,
Michigan reversed the 66-57 de-
feat they had received from the
Spartans at East Lansing. But this
is only part of the story as the
individual times turned in by some
athletes wer ealmost unbelievable
when compared to past perform-
ances.
400 Upset
After the 400-yard medley relay
team opened the meet with an
upset over the Spartans, chiefly
because of a comeback made by
Don Natali on the butterfly leg,
Gary Kinkead easily won the 1000-
yard freestyle by beating his pre-
vious best time by 10 seconds.
And, that's the way it went all
afternoon. Kinkead ended up by
winning the 500-yard freestyle in
4:51.6, possibly the outstanding
performance of the meet. This
time was eleven seconds over his
previous best, and one second off
Roy Saari's winning time in last
year's NCAA championships.
Kinkead also found time to fin-
ish second in the grueling 200-
yard individual medley. This is a

freshman? After the meet, Kin-
kead said, in this week's top rank-
ing understatement, "I never felt
beter in the water in my life than
I did today."
Sullivan Surprise
The other really outstanding
surprise of the day was Tim Sulli-
van, who although not even swim-
ming in the prestigous third heat
of either the 50- or 100-yard free-
styles, managed to win both sec-
ond heats and place second in
each event overall.
The scoring system, 7, 5, 4, 3,,2,
Z, for first through sixth place
respectively in individual events,
and 14, 10, 8, and 6 points for the
relay events, allowed Michigan to
help itself often by entering many
swimmers to win points in the
lower positions.
But diving coach Dick Kimball,
citing Kinkead as an example, de-
nied that this was the reason for
Michigan's showing. Before the
400-YD. MEDLEY RELAY - 1.
Michigan (Dorney, Wainess, Natali,
Sullivan). 2. Michigan State. 3. In-
diana. Time-3:45.16.
ONE-METER DIVING - 1.; Henry
(I). 2. Hahnfeldt (I). 3. McGuire
(M). Points-296.80.
1000-YD. FREESTYLEJI. Kinkead
(M. 2. Nolan (I). 3. White (MSU).
Time--10:33.65.
200-YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Cum-
mings (MSU). 2. Mertz (M). 3.
Zuckowsky (M). Time-1:48.73.
50-YD. FREESTYLE-1. Burrell (I).
2. Sullivan (M). 3. Crittenden (MSU).
Time-:22.31.
200-YD. INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY -
1. Richards (MSU). 2. Kinkead (M).
3. Ware (I). Time-2:03.23.
THREE-METER DIVING-1. Henry

meet, he had figured Michigan
would win, 100 to 98, and the extra
27 points were the gravy.
Kimball, who said that the meet
was sure to spark the varsity, and
Kinkead, were anxious to give
credit to Bill Farley, the freshman
coach and former Olympian for
sparking the team. Farley gave
the credit to the swimmers and
noted that the really amazing part
of the meet was that not one man
performed below par.
But since every meet has to have
something o wrong to make a
story sound remotely objective,
how about Zuchowsky swallowing
water in the 400 yard freestyle
relay and being forced to finish
his leg doing a backstroke? The
result: Michigan lost the race by
3/100 of a second. Oh well, you
can't have everything.
Now the big question is will the
varsity be as up for the Big Tens
as the freshmen were?
(1). 2. McManaman (M). 3. Emond
(M). Points-292.95.
200-YD. BUTTERFLY-1. Chatfield
(MSU). 2. Natali (M). 3. Burns (M).
Time-2:05.0.
100-YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Burrell
(1). 2. Sullivan (M). 3. Kircher (M).
Tune--:4$.3.
200-YD. BACKSTROKE -1. Burke
(MSU). 2. Zuckowsky (M). 3. Dor-
ney (M). Time--2:02.08.
500-YD. FREESTYLE-1. Kinkead
(M). 2. Cummings (MSU). 3. Harri-
son (O). Time-4:51.61.
200-YD. BREASTSTROKE - 1.
Richards (MSU). 2. Ware (I). 3.
Sutton (I). Time-2:17.3.
400-YD. FREESTYLE RELAY - 1.
Michigan State (Nelson, Ware, No-
lan, Latimer). 2. Michigan. 3. Ohio
State. Time-3:20.62.

ney dropped in two foul shots with
37 seconds left.
NU Tops OSU
COLUMBUS - Northwestern
took advantage of Ohio State's
cold shooting at the foul line
throughout the game and from
the field in the final four and a
half minutes last night for a 95-
82 basketball victory which kept
it in contention for the Big Ten
title.
The Wildcats, who led 46-43 at
the half, held a one-point ad-
vantage at 81-80 with 4:24 to go.

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