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eweomers Key to 'M' Cagers' Success

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Perhaps the answer to why the
Michigan basketball fortunes have
taken on a bright aspect after
turning in a good game against
Ohio State and upsetting Iowa
Monday night can be attributed
to the improved play of the new-
comers in this year's lineup.
Monday night the Wolverines
did not succumb to the tendency
to fade under the pressure of a
close game, especially in the last
few minutes. This happened
against South Carolina and Port-
land. The newcomer's improved
individual play and ability to work
together better averted this.
Cantrell Settles Down
Case in point is sophomore Bob
Cantrell. Ineffective in his first
games, he has now settled down
to consistent and effective play.
Coach Dave Strack feels this is due
to the fact that, "He has gained
a lot of valuable game experience
and does not feel the pressure as
much as in those earlier games."
Cantrell turned in his finest
game against Ohio State in lead-
ing the Wolverine scoring with 17
points. Monday night the home
town fans saw him play for the
first 'time since before Christmas
and from the crowd reaction, he
,And his 14 points were well re-
ceived. His defensive work was
also noticeable.
Herner Draws Praise
Doug Herner, who came off the
bench in the closing minutes Mon-
day night to score two important
baskets drew praise from Strack.
"I was very pleased with his per-
formance," he said.

-Daily-Ed Langs
)CKED SHOT-Iowa's Don Nelson (15) prevents this shot
Michigan's John Oosterbaan from going in. Oosterbaan,
higan's . leading scorer was held to 10 points in Monday
it's clash which the Wolverines won, 56-55.

[unnicliff Signs with -ChicagoBears;
West Tops East in NBA All-Star Clash
By The Associated Press

John Harris, although he fouled
out against Iowa, contributed his
usual good defensive game. He
often forced Andy Hankins and
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other Hawkeyes to shoot high over
his extended arms as he jumped
in defense. This resulted in inac-
curate shots. He had 13 rebounds
to his credit.
John Oosterbaan, a bright spot
in the lineup all year, ironically
had one of his coldest nights in the
scoring department. He still
turned in a good performance with
key shots, including the basket
which tied the score at 55-55, and
10 rebounds.
Decrease in Errors
The decrease in thernumber of
errors committed in a game have
been evident in the last two games.
Against Ohio State they com-
mitted only 11 errors, the same
number as the Bucks. It was the
same story with Iowa. "Fewer
than ten mistakes is considered
good and this is hard to do."
Not a Newcomer
One member who is not a new-
comer is Tom Cole, who sank the
winning free throw that won the
game Monday night. Cole has been
particularly hot from the free
throw line lately. He made seven
for seven against Illinois and was
four for four against Iowa. In the
game with the Hawkeyes he also
Mat Burned
In Fire at
Field House
A wrestling mat worth $3,000
and a two-wheeled trailerwere
destroyed in a fire at Yost Field-
house two hours after the Michi-
gan-Iowa' basketball game Monday
Ann Arbor firemen said the
cause of the blaze was undeter-
mined.butt is possible that a
spectator at the game dropped a
cigarette on the mat. The 38-foot
synthetic rubber mat was rolled
up against a wall of the field-
Michigan's basketball t e a m
practiced in the Intramural Build-
ing yesterday afternoon.
The fire was discovered by a
plant protetton guard who. called
the firemen. No damage except to
the mat, trailer, and a scorched
set of double doors was reported.
Thick smoke hindered the work
of the firemen and it took two
hours after the fire was put out
to clear the fieldhouse of smoke
even though all the windows were
open. At one point the smoke wa
so dense that the floor of the
basketball court could not be seen
with all the overhead lights on.

grabbed 14 rebounds and added 14
points, ten coming in the second
half after a slow start in the first
half. §h
The zone defense was used
against both Ohio State and Iowa. . . ...
When asked if he would continue
to employ it, Strack replied that :
"It depends upon the team we are
playing as to what defense we -ip
use against them.
Best Bet.
"I felt that against Ohio State
our best bet was to use a zone to ,
slow down Jerry Lucas. It worked
well but they were hot from out-
side."Using the same thing against
Iowa to stop Don Nelson worked
since the Hawkeyes were unable to , :.
hit outside.
After a 42 per cent accuracy on
field goals at Columbus Saturday
night, the 30.8 per cent against
Iowa was a letdown. But as Strack
said, "They stuck in there all the
way, never giving up. They were
determined to win." With this type
of play and a field goal percentage -Daily-Ed Langs
which should improve, the basket- ABOUT TO SAVE-Michigan's goalie Bob Gray positions himself against North Dakota's Ernie Dyda
ball season at Michigan could be in the first game on Dec. 15. Gray at 215-lbs. is the biggest goalie in the WCHA, and currently the
very interestg. stingiest. He has allowed only nine goals in his four starts for an average of 2.25.
Goale GyUses Size to Best Advantage
there was another goalie, I'd try you, that's more than half the Unlike Lumley, Gray is not onl:
Can a 6', 215 pounder be a suc- my best to beat him out. fight." the biggest but the best in hi
cessful goalie in the Western Col- "It's not like that on this team. Renfrew, naturally is delighted league, and the big sophomore i
legiate Hockey Association? Dave is a really great guy, and with Gray's performance. The a better than even bet to be a
The answer is yes. Not only we both realize that we are going Michigan mentor calls Gray, "the All-American. Yes, a 6', 21
does Bob Gray, a Michigan net to play, and if I go the first night, best goalie I've ever coached." pounder can be a successful goali
minder fill these dimensions, but then Dave knows that he'll go the "Bob's got real good moves for in the WCHA.
he is currently the best in the con- second night, his size; he's quick, and he knows * * *
ference. In the four conference "An example of this was up at when to come out ant help the Michigan Tech strengthened it
games to date, Gray has allowed Tech Dave, who played there last defense," added Renfrew, "anoth- WCHA position last weekend wit
nine goals, an average of 2.25. year, told me to watch the boards er thing, about Bob is that he's a two victories over Minnesota. Th
Another of his honors is being For one instant I forgot and a great competitor, he's out there Huskies defeated the Gophers, 5-
selected to the All-Star team in board pass set up a goal. playing the best he can all the and 4-2.
time."ignwo.AsoBggs Gai In other WCHA action, Denve
te feaee ret rhave t tell mt Also Biggest Goalie split with North Dakota at Gran
Formidable Goal-tending me out he wouldn't have said any- By coincidence, Harry Lumley, Forks. The Nodaks took the firs
Formdabe Gal-endng e ot hewoudn' hae sid ny-a former National Hockey League game, 4-2, but lost the secon
For Michigan hockey fans of thing. But that's the kind of aHg
last season, it would seem odd that team we are, and I feel honored goalie, came from Gray's home game, 5-4 in overtime.
there would be anyone but Dave to play with a team like ours." town. Lumley held the distinction
of being the biggest goalie in his W C A tanutn 0'S
Butts In the Michigan nets this Luck and Size league- at the time, weighing a
season. Butts, a sophomore last As for his success thus far this good deal over 200-lbs. "Lumley W L Pct. GF GA
season, alternated with Jim Coyle season, Gray modestly attributes and I used to play ball together MICHIGAN 7 1 .875 39 18
who graduated, and these two men it to luck and his size. "I've just in the summer, he never helped Michigan Te 95 13 .750 42
gave the Wolverines one of theMDhienv Tech5953.504 42
been lucky. In this game it's 90 me out in my hockey because he Denver 5 5 .500 45 45
most formidable goal-tending duos cent luck and I've been was always away in the winter North Dakota 4 6 .400 40 39
inteWH:percetlcanIvebn gettingwaalyswy Minnesota 2 4 "333 25 24
in the WCHA. it. Also my size is a help. I think playing pro hockey." Colorado o 10 .000 29 78
With Coyle gone, Michigan any advantage I have over Dave is
Coach Al Renfrew pinned, his because of my size.
hopes on the very competent
Butts. However, among last year's "The defense has been great a,
freshmen Gray was a standout, r. When you've got Morrison,
and when given his chance this Kartusch and Rodgers in front of
season, he has disappointed no WORRIED?
one but Michigan's opponents. Scores
Renfrew went with Gray in the Western Michigan 69, Detroit 57
opener at Toronto, and was not Bowling Green 68, Kent state 56
disappointed. The sophomore from VMI 74, William and Mary 71E AT v
Owen Sound, Ont., allowed only Cincinnati 80, Dayton 61
Penn State 80, Colgate 65
one goal and made 37 stops. His Cornell 86, Syracuse 78 $ *+ ImeIT m
next encouter was the Michigan Valparaso 103, Ball state 85 4n
Louisiana St. 81, Peru Olym. Team 49
Tech opener. Notre Dame 88, DePaul 80
Allowed Only One
Again Gray allowed only one use our condensed
goal, as Michigan won, 3-1 and
Gray had a place on the team.
Renfrew said before the season the 1962 flatterin
began that he planned to go with 9,
one goalie. After both Gray and NEW HAIR-DOS
Butts turned in such good per- are in our window
formances, Renfrew resigned him- au
self to the fact that he would No appointments needed for
again go with two goal tenders. Custom styling ALL SUBJECTS
Gray is very happy to be alter-
nating. "I've never played with a The Doscola Barbers
team like this .one," he said, "on near Michigan Theatre
other teams I've played with, if

CHICAGO - Fullback Bill Tun-
cliff of Michigan was signed by
e Chicago Bears yesterday.
Ihe 235-pounder from Ferndale,
.ch., was the Bears No. 5 choice
the National Football player
'Only once was Tunnicliff
rown for a loss last season and
at was only one. yard," said
'ner-coach George Halas of the
ars. "Our scouts say Tunnicliff
s good speed as well as power
d was the best blocking fullback
the Big Ten.'
runnicliff gained 397 yards in'
carries for a 4.1 average in
61. He is the third high draft
nice signed so far by the Bears.
e others are halfback Ron Bull
Baylor, No. 1 choice,. and tackle
yde Brock of Utah State, No. 2.
s * *
ST. LOUIS-The West combined
e talents of rebounder Bob Pet-
, playmaker Oscar Robertson
d uncanny shooter Elgin Baylor
a convincing 150-130 triumph
er the East All-Stars, who lost
spite Wilt Chamberlain's record
ettit, the St. Louis Hawks eight-
ar ieteran, set an all-star rec-
I of 27 rebounds and was voted
st valuable player of the game
r a record fourth time in his
Pettit, who had 25 points, won
e MVP trophy by a 27 to 11
rgin over Robertson, Cincin-

nati's complete player who won
the trophy last year.
Baylor, playing on an army pass,
pumped in 32 points as the West
scored its second straight decisive
victory in the series. Robertson
engineered the West's winning
third-quarter surge
MIAMI BEACH-Today college
football coaches may know wheth-
er they can take a tighter rein
on their teams' performances in
the field.
The National Collegiate Athletic
Association Rules Committee dis-'
cussed yesterday various requests
from the American Coaches As-
sociation, the latter group present-
ed, through a - committee, an 11-
point report.
One request of the Coaches'
Committee is permission to make
two "wild card" substitutions next
season instead of one.
Seeking less restrictions, the
coaches have asked elimination of
a rules committee recommenda-
tion-not a rule-against a coach
sending in plays frequently with
substitutes. Permission for a coach
to talk from the sidelines with one
player on the field during time-
outs also is being discussed.
Today will be devoted to action
by the rules committee on pro-
posals discussed yesterday.
Former Michigan Coach Fritz
Crisler is directing the rules com-
mittee's sesions. He is taking the
place of Chairman Robert R. Ney-

land, Athletic Director of the Uni-
versity of Tennessee.
Neyland was ordered last week-
end to a New Orleans clinic for
a physical checkup.
Big Money
NEW YIRK - Whitey Ford,
baseball's biggest winner in 1961,
became the highest salaried pitch-
er in New York Yankee history
yesterday when he signed a one-
year contract for $50,000.
Yogi Berra, who had been Ford's
batterymate for ten years until
he turned outfielder last season,
also agreed to terms for 1962, put-
ting his signature to a contract
calling for an estimated $52,000.
* * *
Harvey Unamious
MONTREAL - Player-Coach
Doug Harvey of the New York
Rangers virtually clinched a Na-
tional Hockey League all-star
berth for a record 10th time yes-
The 37-year-old defenseman was
named to the circuit's All-Star
team for the first half of the
1961-62 season by an overwhelm-
ing margin.
Carl Brewer of Toronto was
chosen for the other defensive
post. Others selected were right-
winger Andy Bathgate of the
Rangers, Goalie Jacques Plante of
Montreal and center Leonard
(Red) Kelly and leftwinger Frank
Mahovlich of the Maple Leafs.

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