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The Michigan Dily-Saturday, January 13, 1979-Page 7


Not this time... icers

The Michigan icers tried, but they
just couldn't do it. That pretty well
sums up last night's 6-5 overtime loss to
Colorado College at Yost Ice Arena.
What more can you ask of a team that
now owns a 5-12 league record (7-14
All the roads pointed to victory but
the dumbfounded Wolverines were for-
ced to take a detour.
THINGS LOOKED good for the Maize
and Blue until Detroit native Dave
Feamster notched a power play goal,
tying the game at 5-5 with just two-and-.
one-half minutes left in regulation time.'
Michigan's Steve Richmond watched
vainly as he sat in the penalty box due
to an illegal check on CC goalie Scott;
In the overtime stanza, it was veteran
winger Gary Reinking who capitalized
on a defensive mistake 6:04 into the
period and sent the Michiganders to

their sudden death, the fifth loss in a
row for the luckless Blue icers.
The worst thing about the game was
watching the Wolverines' amazing
comeback go down the drain.
Both teams came out skating rather
lethargically in the initial stanza as the
Tigers took a 3-0 lead on one cheap and
two rather flashy goals, all late in the
THE MIDDLE stanza was to be a dif-
ferent story, though. The rejuvenated
Maize and Blue pucksters jumped on
numerous scoring opportunities,
picking up four goals to one for the
With Colorado College's Dave Delich
still in the penalty box for his second
period tripping penalty, junior center
Dan Lerg wasted little time in putting
the Wolverines back in the game. A
mere 12 seconds into the period, Lerg
took a pass from right winger Roger
Bourne and converted, his first score

since returning to action in December
to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Ironically, just 20 seconds after the
Rocky Mountain icers were back at ful
strength, having been at a two-man
disadvantage, freshman defenseman
Brian Lundberg scored his initial goal
of the year on a blistering slap-shot
from the blue line.

ni e(
FOLLOWING A score by the Tigers'
Delich at 5:46 of the second period, the
Michigan comeback continued as Lun-
dberg, named the game's second star
by radio station WRCN; tallied his
second goal of the night on a truly
amazing shot from just inside the left1
point. The puck hit a Colorado College
dwefens .e k, hn"~~-A near tu



more Tiger players land one Michigan
man, before finding its way into the net,
as baffled netminder Owens never even
saw the puck.
Rookie sensation Murray Eaves put
the Wolverines back in the game with
his second point of the night on a power
play goal at 14:56 of the second period.
Tied 4-4 going into the third stanza,

senior captain Mark Miller put the'icers
on top as he slipped the puck into the
Tiger net, adding to his team leading
goal total.
The Wolverines were content to lay
back and protect their lead for thd rest
of the period and were on the verb of
victory until the Tiger's Femaster sent
the game into sudden death play.
Scoring-1. CC-Kelly (Christofferson; Ban)
10:00; 2. CC-Aikens (Delich, Reinking) 11 35; 3.
CC-Reinking (Delich, Feamster) 17:06.
Penalties-CC-Reichart (tripping) 14:46 M-
Miller (hooking) 15:16; CC-Feamster (interfer-
ence) 18:48.
Scoring-4. M-Lerg (Eaves, Bourne) 0:12,5;,M-
Lundberg (Olver, May) 4:02; 6. CC-Delich (Veam-
ster, Aikens) 5:46; 7. M-Lundberg (Blumf 1:43;
8. M-Eaves (Lerg, Miller) 14:56.
Penalties-CC-Reinking (tripping) 0:36; CC-
Soldvedt (tripping) 1:43; M-Lundberg (cross-
checking) 5:1; M-Richmond (highsticking)
8:14; CC-Christofferson (holding) 14:24; M-May
(hooking) 16:31; CC-Delich (tripping) 17:37.
Scoring-9. M-Miller (Lerg) 6:11; 104 CC-
Feamster (Delich, Aikens) 18:01.
Penalties-M-Perry (roughing) 2:08; CC-
Lundgren (roughing) 2:08; M-Wheeler (holding)
7:03; M-Richmond (illegal check) 17:28.

. full court
Cagers sinkingfast. ..
... Hubbard still subpar
UICK! SOMEBODY throw this Michigan team a rope. It's sinking fast,
and the waters aren't even deep yet.
he Wolverines walked the plank in West Lafayette again Thursday
night, as the Boilermakers drowned Michigan, 77-67. It was the second such
drubbing for the Maize and Blue in just three conference games, and the
games were not altogether dissimilar.
Against Iowa it was Ronnie Lester who did the Wolverines in, and this
time the villain was named Jerry Sichting. Sichting turned what had been a
relatively close game into a hopeless cause for Michigan, as he sank all ten
of his free throws in the last seven minutes, coming on five one-and-one op-
So the story was the same, with only the names changed to protect the
innocent. But the Wolverines were far from being innocent. They were guilty
of getting in over their heads, falling behind and having no choice but to foul ,
Sichting and the other Boilermakers late in the game.
While both lhsses were non-team efforts, the play of two men'who had
carried the club in the preseason deserve comment: Phil Hubbard and Mike
Hubbard just another player
Mike McGee is the only player I've ever seen who can look bad through-
out so much of a game and still finish as the leading scorer. Thursday night,
aside from a three-minute span in the first half when he dropped in four
buckets, McGee looked plainly anemic, yet finished with 19 points. But he
had only five in the second half while hitting just one of eight from the floor
and had several shots blocked down the stretch.
It is the play of Hubbard, however, which is the cause for most of the
concern. The once-great center is now struggling so much it is almost sad to
watch. His obvious loss of quickness, jumping ability and reflexes since the
recurrence of the knee trouble has turned the 1977 All-American into just
another player. Maybe it was due in part to the six-inch height difference; but
Purdue's 7-1 Joe Barry Carroll looked like a kid playing in the sandbox.
Put Hubbard on a 6-1 center and he might have some fun too. But the
most obvious differences between the old Phil and the new Phil is his sudden
propensity for foul play. Consider his five personal fouls in 24 minutes against
One-in the first minute of play, Hubbard gets the ball near the top of the
key. With his back to the basket, Hubbard fakes left and dribbles right,
whereupon he promptly topples a 7-1 wall. Carroll hadn't fallen for the inef-
fective fake, but he sure did for the charge.
Two-With 5:38 left in the first half, Hubbard collides with Purdue's Ar-
nett Hallman. Guard Brian Walker had put up a lob pass intended for
Hallman, and as Hubbard fell off of Carroll to help out, he only had eyes for
the ball.
Three-Four minutes into the second half,
Hubbard fights to gain a defensive position on
Carroll and is called for a foul away from the
Four-On Purdue's next possession, Hubbard
plows into Carroll trying to bat away a pass. He
is on the bench with four fouls and still 14:39 to
Five-Hubbard returns to the line-up with 9:56
left, receives a baseline pass, fakes one way and
charges another. Carroll finds himself on the
floor and Hubbard finds himself back on the ben-

Scoring: CC-Rienking (Delich, Aiken),

Doily Photo by PAM MARKS
battle a pair of Colorado College skaters in front of

MICHIGAN CAPTAIN Mark Miller looks on as one of his teammates1
the Tigers' goal. The Wolverines lost to CC, 6-5, in overtime.

.1 2
CC-Owens...............5 13
M-Mason ................ 9 10
CC .....................3
M....................... 0 4




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Ilattered cagers battle, Wisconsin

Special to The Daily
MADISON-When it rains it pours.
Or blizzards.
THIS HAS NOT been Johnny Orr's best week. Be-
sides the fact that the Wolverines have dropped two
games in a row in the Big Ten and face a must game
against Wisconsin today.. . besides the fact that star-
ting guard Keith Smith wasn't able to come with the
Wolverines due to academic questions.. . besides the
fact that Phil Hubbard still isn't able to go at full
strength with his troublesome left knee . .. besides
the fact that Marty Bodnar's thighsnare so bruised
that he was not able to practice and is questionable
dfr today's game ...r
Mike McGee is hurt.
Michigan's top scorer suffered a hip pointer during
Thursday night's loss to Purdue. Although McGee
was able to play the rest' of the game, the pain
became worse during the night and McGee was kept
out of last evening's practice along with Bodnar. Add
another "questionable" label by his name, too.
To make matters even worse, Orr faces the task of
regrouping his squad following the disappointment of
the Purdue loss. With the possibility of having only
nine bodies on call when the whistle blows-well, you
see the problems.
SMITH'S TROUBLES began late last week. While
checking to see if all the players had kept their
athletic eligibility, Orr and assistant coach Bill
Frieder found one professor who had not turned in a
grade for the freshman guard. Since Smith had suc-
cessfully passed his other classes, it was not expected
that he would be in any real trouble. But since there

was a possibility that Smith could be ruled ineligible
if the marks were bad enough, he has not even seen
any action since last Saturday.
Reached yesterday at his West Quad room, Smith
maintained that the problem stemmed from an in-
complete he took in an Afro-American class that has
recently been cleared up, making his return to the
team next week probable.
What Bodnar faces is the inevitable result of being
hit too many times in-the same place-in his case, the
right thigh. Late in Thursday's contest, Bodnar took a
knee from Drake Morris and went down hard. It was
hoped that a day's rest would enable Bodnar to an-
swer the bell.
For more sports-
See page 8
If worse comes to worse, the Wolverines could
present a lineup like this: Tom Staton and Johnny
Johnson at guard, Alan Hardy and Paul Heuerman at
the forwirds and Hubbard at center. Thad Garner
has been running a fever but will be available for ser-
vice as will Mark Lozier. Seldom-used John Garris
and Mark Bodnar would also be in reserve.
With problems like these, even Wisconsin (7-5
overall, 1-2 in the conference) appears threatening.
The Badgers claimed their first conference victory

Thursday against Northwestern and have a tradition
of playing Michigan tough in the Wisconsin
BILL COFIELD has a young squad, with nary a
senior in the starting lineup. Wesley Matthews and
Arnold Gaines form the Badger backcourt, Matthews
coming off a 20-point performance against the Wild-
cats. "Gaines and Matthews are explosive and very
quick," commented Frieder Friday. "It will de tough
for us to contain them, especially without some of our
Joe Chrnelich and Claude Gregory compose the
Wisconsin forward tandem-and Chrnelich poured.in
21 points in a successful Thursday outing. Both
average in double figures with different styles--Chr-
nelich more of a physical player while Gregory relies
on quickness.
Perhaps the biggest improvement is in the center
position and Larry Petty. Last season as a freshman,
Petty was way overweight, which affected-his
stamina and thus his point production. He's lost that
weight now, and at 6-9, 245, he presents a large, if not
terribly quick obstacle in the pivot.
Michigan will attempt to regain the aggressive
play that marked its early season contest. Since the
Sun Carnival, the Wolverines have not been able to
put together 40 minutes of solid play.
"We have to eliminate the mental mistakes," said
Frieder. "We really played hard (against Purdue),
but we just weren't sharp. When we got a fast break
going, we weren't able to cash in. We have to be more
mentally alert."
A quick recovery by those in Orr's Infirmary
wouldn't hurt either.

NO CONTEST, 104-27
Women tankers rout Badgers

and so wling
OPEN 'til 1 am
FRI. and SAT.
at the UION

n-v It needs to be pointed out that there were many
controversial calls on both teams throught the game, and Hubbard's fifth
certainly fit that description. The partisan Mackey Arena fans vehemently
voiced their objection to some of the calls, and while it is comforting to know
that official Art White is as highly revered elsewhere as in Crisler Arena, it
doesn't alibi for Hubbard and doesn't provide an excuse for the loss.
Note that not one of Hubbard's fouls came while trying to stop one of
Carroll's shots. Each was either a result of his immobility or a compensation
for it.
In the press conference after the game, Johnny Orr was asked if he
thought Hubbard was playing at about forty per'cent capacity. "I wouldn't
say he's much more," said Orr. "Would you?"
Both assistant coach Bill Frieder and Purdue coach Lee Rose agreed.
that Hubbard has lost some of his effectiveness. "Hubbard is not as good a
defensive player as he was," said Frieder. "He's got to become as active as
he was when he was a freshman and a sophomore."
Big Ten biggies ahead
"He didn't look the same to me," said Rose, who last saw Hubbard at his
best-in the 1977 NCAA's. "He has a different cast of players around him
now, but I thought they hung tough in there without him."
Typical nicities from a victorious coach. But the fact is that of
Michigan's 28 fouls, only once did a Purdue player step to the foul line with
two shots. Much of the night, the Boilermakers were able to get off uncon-
tested shots.
Further evidence of a team defensive breakdown lies in the fact that
only twice in the last 11 games have the Wolverines met their defensive goal
-of holding the opposition to less than 70 points.

Michigan's women's swim team
triumphed over a tired Wisconsin con-
tingent, 104-47, in last night's meet at
Matt Mann Pool.
The Wisconsin team won only the 50
yard breaststroke outright, while gar-
nering a rare dead heat tie for first in
the 50 yard freestyle. Michigan was
overwhelming, sweeping first and
second places in nine of 15 events.
The Blue tankers started off their Big
Ten dual meet season in grand style,
with three double winners. Lori Hughes
finished first in both the 500 yard
freestyle and the 200 yard freestyle.
Lone senior Katy McCully grabbed fir-
sts in the 100 yard freestyle and in the 50
yard free, where she was involved in
the dead heat. Both McCully and
Wisconsin's Sue Cripe finished in a time
of :25.03.
The third double winner was in the
one and three meter diving events,
where sophomore Julie Bachman dove
for the top spots. Michigan swept the
top three spots in both diving com-
petitions. In the one meter event,
Bachman finished a good 20 points
ahead of teammate Barb Weinstein. At
the conclusion of the three-meter com-
petition, Bachman found herself a scant
one-tenth of a point in front of Wein-

There was not much to say about such
a staggering victory. Michigan cOach
Stu Isaac commented, "It was a solid
meet. We knew we would not have
much competition because they
(Wisconsin) were tired. I was really
pleased with the girls effort. They


Monday, Jan. 15-Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1979

didn't slack off at all."
Coach Isaac is already looking ahead
to the Big Ten meet. "We are really
tired. I'm almost afraid to work the
girls any harder. But when Big Ten's
come around, we'll be ready."

COUZENS-January 15, Monday, 7:00 P.M.
-Main Lobby
ALICE LLOYD-January 15, Monday, 7:00
P.M.-Blue Carpet Lounge
SOUTH QUAD-January 15, Monday, 9:00
P.M.-West Lounge
WEST QUAD-January 16, Tuesday, 7:00
P.M.. Dining Room No. 1
Tuesday, 8:00 P.M.-Barbour Living Room

EAST QUAD-January 16, Tuesday, 8:00
P.M.Room 126
OXFORD-January 17, Wednesday, 7:00
P.M.-Seeley Lounge
BURSLEY-January 17, Wednesday, 8:00
P.M.-West Cafeteria
South Quad-January 24, Wednesday, 7:00
P.M.-West Lounge

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