Page 8-Sunday, January 14,1979-The Michigan Daily
DEEP FREEZE HITS BLUE:
Women cagers stumble, 59-53,
By CUB SCHWARTZ
The normally hot-handed Michigan
women's basketball team battled a cold
front of its own at Crisler Arena yester-
day, falling to Indiana, 59-56.
The Wolverines shot a miserable 32.8
per cent from the floor and only 28.6 per
cent in the second half in falling to the
Hoosiers. At one point in the second
period, the Wolverines missed 16 con-
secutive shots over a span of eight and a
half minutes to fall 19 points down with
JUNIOR GUARD Terry Schevers
broke the ice seconds later on a driving
lay-up through Indiana's tight man-to-
man defense. From there Indiana con-
tracted the chills, failing to notch a field
goal for the next six minutes.
In the meantime, freshpersons Katie
McNamara and Yvette Harris took con-
trol for Michigan at both ends of the
court. Harris, who had collected four
fouls in the first half, entered the pivot
for Michigan and snapped down eight
consecutive rebounds on the defensive
boards along with blocking four shots.
She passed out to McNamara who
tried to stir the stalled Wolverine fast
break offense. While Michigan still
found a lid on the basket, persistence on
the offense boards gave the Wolverines
three and four shots on each possession.
Eventually the shots fell and
Michigan pulled to within five with 3:32
remaining. From there, the teams
traded baskets until the buzzer soun-
"THERE WAS just a lid on the basket
today," explained a frustrated
Michigan head coach Gloria Soluk. "I
don't think they played that great a
defense. We just couldn't put the ball in.
"We didn't make anything in the
second half. I guess it opened up a little
late in the game, but we were just
trying to run to draw fouls," she con-
tinued. "We really didn't run our fast
"Of course, I don't know if we even
showed up to play the game."
Michigan's shooting tandem of Mc-
Namara and Diane Dietz were hit har-
dest by the cold spell. McNamara was
seven of 18 and Dietz could only hit four
of 16, well below her season shooting
"IT JUST happens," Dietz said of her
off day from the floor. "I know it's gon-
na happen a couple of times a year, and
today was one of them. You just have
to keep shooting and hope something
starts to fall."
But a cold spell often prolongs itself
when it affects a shooter mentally.
Dietz was no exception.
"Sometimes you say, 'Am I open?'
and you are. But you move in a little bit
to take shorter shots," she explained.
"Then you hesitate before you shoot,
and you just keep missing."
Harris appeared to be the only bright
spot in an otherwise dismal day. The 6-2
center ended up with 18 rebounds and
nine blocked shots. Yet because of her
early foul trouble, she only played 24
"THEY BLOCKED out really well in
the first half," Harris offered. "I sure
found that out.
"I really like to block shots so it was
rough (playing with four fouls down the
stretch. I was thinking about my leg
because I usually bump people with my
Harris and teammates are facing a
test of stamina these days. The squad
defeated Wisconsin Friday evening and
must face Mid-West Region AIAW
champ Ohio State tomorrow night.
While there is no Big Ten women's
basketball conference at this time, the
difference between Big Ten teams and
other in-state teams is apparent.
"They're tough games," Dietz ex-
plained. "I thought Wisconsin was
physical last night and Indiana was
even worse today. . . they (Big Ten
.teams) are a lot rougher. I'm getting
killed out there."
DIETZ AND Harris admitted the
bunched schedule might be affecting
the team's play. .
Tomorrow's game against the
Buckeyes begins at 7 p.m. at Crisler
37 6/16 0/3
27 2/5 6/8
36 5/16 4/8
3 0/1 0/1
27 1/8 1/2
34 1/4 1/2
29 6/16 3/3
2 1/1 0/0
5 0/0 0/0
White .... ....
FG/A FT/A R
7/18 2/3 3
2/12 1/2 6
1/3 0/1 15
5/11 3/4 6
4/16 3/5 3
0/1 0/0 2
1/2 0/0 3
2/4 0/0 1
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Blue grapplers fall to
By PETE LEININGER
Despite an impressive comeback effort, the Michigan wrestlers dropped
a 26-17 decision to second-ranked Iowa State yesterday at Crisler Arena.
The Wolverines didn't capture a win until the sixth match, when Nemir
Nadhir decisioned Jay Stolzfus 28-7 for a superior decision and his third
straight win. The Cyclones had built up a 23-0 lead prior to Nadhir's match.
Mark Churella, Michigan's two-time NCAA champ, followd Nadhir with
an electrifying pin (at 3:52) of two-time runner-up Kelly Ward, bringing
most of the Michigan fans to their feet.
Churella, taking advantage of a mistake by Ward, put the Cyclone
wrestler in a "guillotine" for the pin.
"He (Ward) kept letting Churella have his arm," said Iowa State coach
Harold Nichols. "I always say you've got to respect the other guy."
Michigan injuries and inexperience in the early weight classes enabled
the Cyclones to build their wide lead.
Freshman Jim Mathias of Michigan dropped a 3-1 decision to Mike
Farina in the opening match. Mathias led, 1-0, going into the third and final
period but Farina scored three points (one for an escape, one for stalling,'
and one for riding time) and held on to win.
At 126, Cyclone Jim Lord recorded a fall against freshman Mark Pear-
son with 1:21 left in the match.
In the 134 pound weight class, Michigan's Bob Lence, weighing only 123
pounds and in his first match this year, met national champ Mike Land.
Land pinned Lence at the 4:19 mark.
Matt Curtis, a freshman, was also wrestling in his first match. Curtis
couldn't get much offense going, and lost a 13-0 superior decision to Dave
Lou Joseph, although losing a 9-4 decision in the 150 pound class, got the
momentum going Michigan's way with his aggresive wrestling in the third
After winning the 159 and 167 pound weight classes, Wolverine bill
Petoskey lost a 9-4 decision to Dave Allen. That made the score 26-11 in favor
of Iowa State with two matches left.
At 190, Michigan's Steve Fraser (sixth in the NCAA's last year) needed
third period heroics to defeat a very tough freshman, Mike Mann, 9-8. With
only five seconds left, and both wrestlers standing, Fraser shot in and took
Mann to the mat for the win.
In the final match of the night; heavyweight Steve Bennett came on
strong in the third period to decision Cyclone Tom Waldon, 7-4. Bennett was
losing 3-2 going into the final period.
"We expected to take the 190 and the heavyweight matches," commen-
ted a disappointed Nichols.
"Our kids from 150 up looked good. . . . I couldn't have expected any
more," stated Michigan coach Dale Bahr. "I was really proud of the way
Before last night's loss, Michigan had won six straight meets. According
to Bahr, "The key to our success is our running program." The wrestlers
have been running three times a week.
"I was very pleased with this week's results (a win over Lehigh, North-
western and yesterday's effort). If you told me at the beginning of the seasol
that we would be 6-2 now and come so close to Iowa State, I would say you
were crazy," commented Bahr.
The Michgian wrestlers, now 6-2, travel next week to face Indiana and
Indiana State. The next home meet will be February 2 against number one
118-Farina (IS) dec. Mathias (M)
126-Lord (IS) pinned Pearson (M) 6:39
134-Land (IS) pinned Lence (M) 4:19
142-Brown (IS) sup. dec. Curtis (M)
150-Pickard (IS) dec. Joseph (M)
158-Nadhir (M) sup. dec. Stoltzfus (IS)
167-Churella (M) pinned Ward (IS) 3:52
177-Allen (IS) dec. Petoskey (M)
190-Fraser (M) dec. Mann (IS)
HWT-Bennett (M) dec. Waldon (IS)
2 1V cu. fa,
Rent for only
FHalftime: Indiana 33, Michigan 27
Men drown Gophers-;
women also triumph
By MARK MIHANOVIC
The University of Michigan men's and women's swim teams both came
through with victories yesterday and last night, respectively.
The men wiped out Minnesota 83-30, taking all but two of the meet's 13 events.
John Slykhouse paved the way, with victories in the 1000-yard freestyle and 500-
yard freestyle, and a leg in the winning 400-yard freestyle relay. Bob Murray and
Kevin Williamson were both double winners for the tankers. Murray set pool
records (at Matt Mann) in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles with times of 20.64 and
Matt Chelich turned in another outstanding performance
on the diving boards. The defending Big Ten champion won by large margins in
both the one-and three-meter events. His total of 342.45 points in the one-meter dive
was the highest ever by a Michigan diver.
Minnesota had been expected to give the Wolveriens trouble in the spring
events. Coach Gus Stager commented, "We knew we would be able to beat them
(overall). Some of the big guns didn't swim in their events (for Michigan), and
consequently, we went for the sprinters. Art Griffith (Minnesota) has world/n-
tional ranking in the 100-meter freestyle, so we wanted to go after him." The Blue
tankers swept the 100-yard freestyle, holding Griffith out of the scoring.
The women's swim team defeated the Schroeder swim team 152-114 to run
their dual meet record to 5-0. Lpri Hughes and Katy McCully were triple winnes for
Coach Stu Isaac was again pleased by his team's performance. "They're a
class team. They kept their cool. They won a lot of close races."
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An unidentified gymnast was
injured yesterday at the Big Ten
Invitational Tournament when he
accidentally fell off the high wire
and dove spread-eagle into a wet
sponge some 25 feet below. The
judges were not unsympathetic,
however, as they recorded the
unfortunate athlete a 9.3, 9.4 and
a pair of 9.5's.
Seriously, athletes from
Michigan, Eastern, Western, In-
diana and the State twins,
Michigan and Ohio competed in
the compulsory events yester-
The optional events are today,
starting at 10 a.m., leading up to
individual finals at 2:30.
The competition takes place at
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