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Page 10--Sunday, December 2, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Spartan Icers get revenge: Blue loses, 6-3

Special to the Daily
EAST LANSING-The mood in Munn Arena last
night was vengeful, as the Michigan State icers made
up for Friday night's 7-2 loss to Michigan with a 6-3
defeat of the Wolverines before a sellout crowd of
Penalties and the power play proved to be the key
to success in the game as six of the nine goals scored
were in those situations. Michigan had six chances
and made only two, while the Spartans also had six
but made four.
DEFENSE WAS tight throughout, if a little over-
zealous at times. Altercations became more frequent
s the game progressed, owing to the intense rivarly
Michigan's Brad Tippett opened the scoring by
poking the puck betweeen ,Michigan State goalie
Mark Mazzoleni's legs at 7:47 in the first period after
a sticky battle of defense.

The Spartans answered back less than ten seconds
later as Frank Finn shot one past a sprawling Paul
FROM THEN UNTIL the third period, the
Wolverines were impotent, allowing five more Spar-
tan goals. Of those five, three were power plays.
Michigan State completely dominated the scoring
in the second period, tallying three goals, two of
which came on the power play. MSU's second goal of
the game by Ken Paraskevin looked like an
illusionist's trick as he pushed the puck around the
side ofthe net and past Fricker in a one-hand-
quicker-than- they-eye motion.
Then, with Blum off for tripping, State's Mike
Stoltzner taking the puck from Ted Huesing took a
shot that richocheted off of Fricker's foot and boun-
ced into the goal.
MARK HAMWAY, centering for Frank Dinn,
smashed the puck towards the goal, broke his stick,
and stick and all went flying in the air.

The third period was Michigan's day in the sun as
power play opportunities presented themselves four
more times. The Wolverines took advantage of two of
The first came with Michigan State's Bill Shutt off
for interference. Defenseman John Blum shot from
the blue line, the puck hit the knee pad of a prone
Mazzoleni and trickled into the goal.
MICHIGAN'S THIRD and final goal of the evening
came on a weak shot in the left corner of the net from
dan Lerg while defenseman Jim Clifford was off for
The Wolverines now sport a 6-4 record in the WCHA
and'are 10-4 overall.
The icers next take on Dartmouth in a non-
conference series on Dec. 7 and 8 at Yost Arena.
Game timnes are 7:30.

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E. Lansing lethargy

Scoring: 1. M-Tippett (Spears and Eaves) 7:47;
2. MSU-Finn (Martin. Huesing) 8:05; 3. MSU-
Hamway (Huesing. Welch) 14:21.
Penalties: M-Lerg (hooking) 0:21; MI-Lundberg
(holding) 1:30: MSU-Shutt (high-sticking) 16:26.
Scoring: 4. MSU-Paraskevin (Lakian, Shutt)
10:05; 5. MSU-Stoltzner (Huesing, Welch) 14:55;
6. MSU-Finn (lamway, Huesing) 17:02.
Penalties-M-Richter (roughing) 7:47; MSU-
Shutt (tripping) 11:37; M-Blum (tripping) 13:04;

M-Tippett (slashing) 16:15.
Scoring: 7. MSU-Hamway (Welch, Finn) 5:48;
8. M-Blum (Manning, Baseotto) 9:04; 9. M-Lerg
(Blum. Richmond) 13:38.
Penalties: MSU-Lynett (elbowing) 2:32; M-
Lerg (hooking) 4:08; MSU-Shutt (interference)
8:06; MSU-Huesing (tripping) 11:45; MSU-Clif-
ford (elbowing) 12:28..

Fricker (M).................... 10
Mazzoleni (MSU).............14

12 8-30
6 15 -35

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Blue shots ambush
Minutemen, 112-64

The 9,267 Michigan basketball fans who came to Crisler
Arena yesterday to find out how good the 1979-80 Wolverines are
going to be will have to wait awhile. They saw what could only
loosely be referred to as a basketball game, as the Blue cagers
humiliated a pitiful Massachusetts squad, 112-64, in the regular

Before the sea on began,
Michigan basketball coach John-
ny Orr pronounced center John
Garris "a new man." And Garris
has thus far lived up to Orr's ap-
praisal. The 6-9 sophomore tips a
shot in for a bucket, one of seven
he tallied in the Wolverines'
112-64 win over Massachusetts
yesterday. Garris' 14-point per-
formance prompted Orr to say,
"that's 16 times as many points
as he averaged last year." Garris
also dazzled the crowd with some
defensive wizardry, as he
blocked several Minutemen

season opener for both teams.
For all intents and purposes, the
ballgame was over with 10:13 to play in
the first half, as a Marty Bodnar layup
completed a string of 18 unanswered
Michigan points in a five-minute period
to make the score 29-6. And it got more
ridiculous from there.
SEVEN MICHIGAN players finished
in double figures, as the Wolverines fast
breaked at will. Forward Mike McGee
paced the cagers with 27 points, connec-
ting on nine of 14 from the field and nine
of ten at the charity stripe.
Time and time again, Michigan used
a tight, "denial" defense to force
Massachusetts turnovers or jump-
balls. Starting forward Thad Garner
played exceptionally aggressive defen-
se, making four steals and diving all
over the place for loose balls. He also
scored 11 points and hauled in seven
rebounds, leading the team in the latter
Reservencenter John Garris also
stood out on defense by blocking six
Minutemen shots in 17 minutes of
playing time. On the other end of the
floor, he notched seven of nine field goal
attempts for 14 points, including two
"alley-oop" slam dunks which drew
technical fouls for hanging on the rim.
"JOHNNY GARRIS came in and was
terrific," said coach Johnny Orr. "He
looked great for awhile. In the first half,.
they (Michigan's players) were all very
strong defensively."
The Wolverines didn't let up with the

29-6 lead. After Massachusetts' forward
Curtis Phauls sank two free throws to
make it 29-8, Michigan ran off ten more
points, and the Minutemen were never
closer than 25. With the score 51-16 and
a minute to go in the half, Phauls went
in all alone on a break, and made a
mockery out of an attempted dunk-the
ball missed the rim and crashed off the
backboard: It was symbolic of the kind
of day it was for Massachusetts and
their first-year coach, Ray Wilson.
"It seemed like everytime those
(Michigan's) kids put the ball in the air,
somebody scored," Wilson lamented.
"They were ready. We got into foul
trouble (six fouls in the first three
minutes), and we just didn't have the
people to replace our front-line
T HE FACT that the Minutemen
missed easy bucket after easy bucket
throughout the contest didn't help mat-
ters. "I told our kids that I don't think
Michigan could have been more
gracious in letting us take the shots we
took and missed," Wilson said.
With a 51-20 lead, Michigan came out
a little sluggish in the second half and
allowed their lead to "shrink" to 55-30
before they took off again. A McGee
layup with 14 minutes of Minutemen
agony left brought it to 67-32 before the
Blue cagers ran off an 11-2 streak.
Freshman Joe James' only bucket of
the game made it 95-45, and the on-
slaught continued. Phauls kept
Massachusetts from total em-

oarrassment oy scoring o points and
pulling in eight boards for top honors in
both categories.
MICHIGAN GOT strong play from its
backcourt, with Keith Smith (12 poin-
ts), Mark Lozier (10), Johnny Johnson
(10), and Mark Bodnar (10) each hitting
double figures. Lozier and Smith also
dished out seven and six assists,
"We were aggressive. This team is
sometimes inconsistent, but I like the
way they play hard."
THE ONLY possible disappointment
for the Wolverines yesterday was the
play of top recruit James. He was one fox
seven from the field in ten and a half
minutes on the floor and only managed
one bound.
"Joe is a little nervous still," Orr ex-
plained, "but I think he's going to come
along and be a better player."
.How much did Orr learn about his
"We just have to wait and see,'' the
dean of Big Ten coaches said. "We
should improve. We were a little better
today than against Windsor, and we're
going to have to be a lot better against
The Wolverines play host to defen-
ding Mid-American Conference co
champs Central Michigan tomorro
night at Crisler.
Minutemen wounde
Mn. FG/A FT/A R A PF Pis


y, full court
Cagrers test. ..
.0. to beat the best
A SECOND DIVISION finish in the Big Ten this year? I'm not so sure.
The Wolverines looked mighty impressive in their 112-64 massacre of
Massachusetts yesterday, but who wouldn't? The Minutemen returned only
one starter and four letterwinners this year from a team which finished 5-22
last year.
They hadn't a prayer, let alone much talent.
No, it's gonna take a few more games against tougher opponents to see
how good, or bad the Wolverines really are. Massachusetts can hardly be
/called competitive. They shot a miserable 40.3 per cent from the field and
turned the ball over 27 times.
But to Michigan's credit, they did what had to be done. They did what
much of the media and many Michigan fans believe they can't do consisten-
tly - they won.
For the Wolverines to have a successful season, it's imperative for them
to get off to a good start. More so than most Big Ten teams.
On paper, only junior forward Mike McGee is an outstanding player. The
rest of the players are good, good enough to beat a Windsor or Massachuset-
ts, but hardly talented enough to defeat an Indiana, Ohio State, or Purdue.
But games aren't won on talent alone. Heck, NCAA champion Michigan
State was far superior to Michigan in talent last year, yet the Wolverines up-
set them 49-48 at Crisler Arena. Wisconsin, ninth best in the Big Ten last
year, hardly a basketball powerhouse, beat both Ohio State and Michigan
State last year.
Head games
No, what's equally important to having raw talent is a superior mental
attitude. That's what Michigan had last year when they upset the Spartans
and that's what they need in order to compete in the Big Ten this year.
And that's what they had yesterday against Massachusetts.
The Wolverines were sky high yesterday, both physically and
emotionally. It was like watching the Harlem Globetrotters run circles
around the New Jersey Reds.
Thad Garner would have made Meadowlark Lemon look like a deaf-
mute. The 6-7 junior forward certainly made up for whatever lacked from
the sparse Crisler crowd.
"Hands up," chanted Garner., "Hands up."
McGee, on the other hand, let his accurate shooting do the talking, ala
Curly Neal. The 6-3 junior second team All-Big Ten forward who was booed
throughout last season, impressed much of the crowd with 27 points in a little
over 23 minutes.
More importantly, McGee dropped in nine of 14 shots from the field and
nine of 10 from the free throw line.
In fact, the team as a whole shot an impressive 57.3 per cent from the
floor and canned 26 of 36 from the line, Michigan's Achilles heel in recent
Everyone played and everyone scored. Eight players saw at least 17
minutes of playing time. Seven scored in double figures. It was truly a team
effort, in every sense of the word.
Time after time, Michigan drove toward the basket, only to dish the ball
off to a teammate for an easy two points. As a unit, the Wolverines ac-
cumulated 24 assists, seven by senior guard and co-captain Mark Lozier and
six by sophomore guard Keith Smith.

Seepag 8...
for results of the Michigan-Eastern
Michigan women's gymnastics meet
and a roundup of yesterday's NCAA
football action.

Wright.........18 1/6
Phauls.........37:30 10/18
Stewart........27 4/10
Witkos.........29 5/8
Morrison. 13:30 0/2
Dennerlein .... 32 3/9
Teague ........ 9 0/2
Bierly ........ 27 2/6
Roberts ....... 4 0/0
Anderson...... 3 0/1
Team Rebounds
Totalss.......... 25/62



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Mami (0.) rally upends Michigan

Poor shooting andmissed free throws
came back to haunt the Michigan
women cagers in their season opener
yesterday, as Miami (Ohio) rallied in
the final minute to defeat the
Wolverines, 66-63.
Referring to the first half shooting
and crucial charity misses at the end of
the game, coach Gloria Soluk commen-
ted, "We can't shoot 25 per cent and
win-also the free throws. killed us."
Due to the frigid shooting by the
Wolverines, the Redskins were able to
construct a lead of 52-39 early in the
second half before Soluk implemented a
half-court press with 8:57 remaining.
UTILIZING THIAT press, Michian
valiantly battled back, turning an 11-
point Miami lead into a slim one-point
advantage. Michigan then seized the
lead 57-56 for the first time in the con-
test when freshwoman guard Diane
Hatch made a twisting turn-around
jump shot with four minutes remaining.
Michigan built a short lived five point
advantage (63-58) after another Hatch
jumper, but the Redskins settled down
and the Wolverines failed to score
again, missing from the foul line, late in-
the contest.
The fatal free-throw misses Soluk
referred to occurred with Michigan
holding a precarious 63-62 lead with a
minute left in the game. Last season's
most valuable player, Diane Dietz,

"our best free-throw shooter" accor-
ding to Soluk, failed to connect on a one-
and-one opportunity and junior guard
Brenda Venhuizen missed two chances
from the 15 foot mark with 20 seconds
DESPITE THE disappointments at
the foul line, Michigan was granted one
last opportunity to snag a last-second
victory. With just eight seconds left on
the clock and the score 64-63 in favor of
Miami, the Wolverines had the ball.
But, an offensive charging foul nullified
the scoring possibility, resulting in two
free throws for Miami. The tension
filled contest thus ended 66-63 in favor
of the visitors from the southern part of
the Buckeye state.
Relfecting on the opening game jit-
ters experienced by the Wolverines,
Soluk referred to the broken nose suf-
fered by sophomore guard Jeanne
White as a probably reason. White, ex-
pecting to start at guard, broke her
nose in the pre-game warm-up, altering
the scheduled starting lineup for
Michigan at the last minute, and accor-
ding to Soluk "really shook us up"
resulting in a 10-40 field goal ratio and a
Miami 30-23 lead at halftime.
Commenting on the bright side of the
loss. Soluk mentioned that "the half
court press was fantastic" and that
she "was impressed by the performan-
ce of Penny Neer." Neer, a 6-0
sophomore center, sparkled offensively

with 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds
to lead the team in both categories.
Soluk also hoped that her young team
could build on "this type of defeat" and
be able to improve for the near future.
They should find out soon enough as the
Wolveriens host Adrian College
Tuesday night at 7:00 at Crisler Arena.

McGee....... 24:30 9/14 9/10 4 2 2
Garner.......22:30 4/7 3/5 7 1 2
Heuerman..19 2/5 2/2 2 1 3
Bodnar, Marty 19:30 2/5 0/0 4 0 1
Smith..........18:30 4/6 4/5 3 6 2
Lozier..........21:30 4/4 2/4 3 7 3
Johnson........17 3/6 4/5 2 3 1
Garris..........17:30 7/9 0/1 5 1 1
Bodnar, Mark . 12:30 4/7 2/3 4 1 1
Person.........13 2/4 0/I 5 0 1
James.........10:30 I/7 0/0 1 2 2
Brown......... 4 1/1 0/0 1 0 1
Team Rebounds 5
Totals..........43/75 26/36 47 24 20 112
Halftime: MICHIGAN 50, Massachusetts 21
Fouled Out: Wright
Technical Fouls:2Garris (2). Phauls
Attendance: 9,627



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