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Thursday, February 24, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nfne

Thursday, February 24, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Poge Nine

Kareem

dominates

Bucks-bath

Stars stud I.M. extravaganza;
Lilliputians win 5'9 cage title

BALTIMORE - The Milwau-
kee Bucks took the lead for the
first time with 2:29 remaining
and defeated the Baltimore Bul-
lets for the 11th straight time
113-105 last night.
f Kareen Abdul-Jabbar scored
35 points, grabbed 17 rebounds
and had six assists for the Bucks,
the Midwest Division leaders
whose mastery over the Bullets
includes five in a row this year
and four straight in the National
Basketball Association finals last
;season1.
A basket by Bobby Dandridge,
who scored 22 points and had
seven assists, put Milwaukee
ahead 103-102 after the Bucks had
trailed throughout - by as much
as 18 points.
A 'basket by Jabbar made it
P5-102 with 52 seconds left, and
then the Milwaukee center re-
bounded , missed Baltimore shot
and scored again on a rebound'of
a Dandridge miss for a 107-102
lead.
Archie Clark scored 23 to pace
the Bullets, who lead the Central
ivision despite a 28-37 record,
a d rookie Phil Chenier added 21.
Wes Unseld, six inches shorter
than Jabbar, snared 22 rebounds.

sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
CHUCK DRUKIS

onds left and drove in for a;
shot to set the stage for the
ning basket.
Suns stroked
ATLANTA - Jim Washin
scored a career-high 28 points
pulled down a personal sea
high 20 rebounds last nigh
lead the Atlanta Hawks to a
118 National Basketball Ass
tion victory over the Phc
Suns.
The triumph broke a two-g
losing streak for the Hawks,'
the loss was only the third i
games for the Suns.
* * *
Black Hawks suabbed
CHICAGO - Third - p
goals by Gerry Meehan and (
Ramsay carried the Buffalo

stuff
win-

bres to a 2-1 victory over the Chi-
cage Black Hawks in a National
Hockey League game last night.
Lakers dry up
WACO - Elvin Hayes pumped
in 33 points and the Houston
Rockets scored their first vic-
tory of the season over the Los
Angeles Lakers, 115-110, in a Na-
tional Basketball game last night.
Blazers bopped
CINCINNATI - Nate Archi-
bald scored a career-high 55
points, powering the Cincinnati
Royals to a 110-106 victory over
the Portland Trailblazers last
night in a National Basketball As-
sociation game.
Archibald, in scoring half the
Royals points, scored one less than
the 56 by Chicago's Chet Walker
against the Royals earlier this
month, the highest total in the
NBA this season.
Considered a small man at 6-
foot-1, 160 pounds, Archibald
holds the third-highest game to-
tal for any Royal behind Jack
Twyman with 59 and Oscar Rob-
ertson with 56.
In his performance, Archibald
hit 20 of 31 shots from the floor
and 15 of 19 from the foul line,

By MIKE MURPHY
* and BOB HEUER
A basketball game that holds
special interest for any Michigan
sports fan and an exhibition match
featuring Hashim K a h a n, the
world's greatest squash player, will
highlight tonight's 41st annual open
house fest of the Intramural and
Recreation Department.
Varsity footballers, including All-
American Tom Darden and multi-
talented Jim Betts, play for the
Magnificent 7, defending independ-
ent divisions cage champions. The
7 meet another contingent of U-M
varsity athletes, the Deolistics
(which includes several baseball
stars) at 8:45 p.m. at the I.M.
Sports Building on Hoover Street.
Preceeding the closely matched
tilt will be more than a dozen
divisional finals in basketball, pad-
dleball, swimming, water polo, and
handball.
Also at 7 p.m., Kahan a pro
from the Detroit Uptown Athletic
Club will demonstrate his wizardry
with a squash racket in an ex-
hibition against local players.
Mini-soccer, a newly derived in-
door version of the international
sport, will be performed, and the
3rd Annual Michigan Volleyball
tourney will run throughout the
night in the main gym.
In addition, rugby, fencing, gym-
nastics, and lacrosse clinics are
scheduled.
The open house program runs
from 7 p.m. 'u&4I 11 p.m. There'
is no admis.VoT,harge.
The infant 5'9 basketball league

crowned its first champion lastt
night at .the I.M. Building as Team1
6 defeated team 7 in the first-placea
finals. Team, 6 fondly nicknamed
the Lilliputians, came out on top,
of a 43-40 count in a heart-stop-
ping contest which seesawed back
and forth into the final minutes.
The Lilliputians broke it open in
More sports--page 7
the last 60 seconds on a ten-footer
by center Skip Shader, a back-
breaking steal by forward Steve
Shirley, and a rebound bucket by
Rots Hardisky. Room Bishop's two'
free throws with 15 seconds left
iced the win for Team 6.
The 5'9 league was organized to
give the players who have been
cheated in height but not talent a
chance to do their stuff without'
interference from the big goons
who camp under the basket.
Twelve teams in all entered
competition and the quality of
play, especially in the top four
teams, was very good. Ball-hawk-;
ing and stingy defense were the
bywords for most teams and the

"They may be short," comment-
ed Robert Dean, coach of the vic-
torious Lilliputians, "but I'd put
my team up against the best 'B'
team in the intramural leagues
and I'd bet the farm on 'em."
There were trophies on hand for
the winners at the conclusion of
the championship contest and it
was obvious that they meant a lot
to the ecstatic Lilliputians.
Coach Dean took the victory in
stride. "I knew we had the po-
tential to win it," he said. "It was
just a matter of playing together.
I've got 10 ballplayers and they're
all great. Usually my first five
will start the game and get us a
moderate lead, then I'll bring in
the second five and they'll blow
'em right off the court."
What a Start
Bobby Shantz started the first
game ever played by the Houston
Colts. He threw a complete game
five-hit victory.

"big men" who controlled
boards seemed more like
than 5'9.

the
6'9

-Associated Press
Ace of Cubs
Ace pitcher Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubbies takes a
tip from new pitching coach Larry Jenson.

Cavs cuffed
CLEVELAND - Jo Jo White's
jumper from the top of the key
Jith 13 seconds to play gave the
Boston Celtics a 113-111 National
Basketball, victory .over the Cleve-
la*hd Casvaliers last night.
The Celtics led by as much as
16 points with four minutes to
go in the third quarter before
Cleveland. scored nine straight
'oints to trim the lead to 89-84
going into the last period.
With John Johnson scoring 12
points and reserve John Warren,
eight, Cleveland caught the Cel-
tics at 108 with 1:48 left in the
game.
After trading free throws, Dave
'llins hit two charity tosses to
give the Celtics a two-point lead,
but Rick Roberson stole the ball
from John Havlicek with 34 sec-
l Ten vote
to decide fate
of Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (P) - The Big
* en Conference athletic directors
will meet this morning in Minne-
apolis to determine the eligibility
of two University of Minnesota
basketball players, Ron Behagen
and Corky Taylor, suspended for
their part in a brawl with Ohio
.tate earlier this season.
The 10 a.m. meeting in the Cur-
tis. Hotel will be closed to the
public.
Attorneys for the two players
said yesterday they had made a
formal request to Big Ten Com-
missioner Wayne Duke that Ath-
c Directors Ed Weaver of Ohio
State and Don Canham of Mich-
igan be barred from the meeting.
They said Weaver and Canham
had "expressed their bias in the
media" concerning the case.
There was no immediate word
from Duke's office on whether the
'Oequest would be granted.
Canham said yesterday he thinks
the directors will uphold the Uus-
pensions.
BASKETBALL SCORES
South Carolina 94, Toledo 72
Louisville 93, Cincinnati 73
North Carolina 87, Georgia Tech 66
Florida State 70,Jacksonville 61
St. Peter's 116, St. Francis 98
Central Michigan 87, Akron 73
luke 74, North Carolina St. 73, o.t.
Wrthwood 99, Saginaw Valley 96
Olivet 76, Alma 71
Oglethorpe 58, Shorter 54

MOBY'S STICKS:

Summer Sublet Supplement

Diamondmen

move south

By JIM ECKER
Another "spring"-training sea-
son is underway for baseball clubs
all over America. Floridian visions
of palm trees; sandy beaches, sun-
shiny 80 degree w e a t h e r, and
scantily-clad beauties pop into
mind at the thought of preparing
for a year of work and play at our
national pastime.
However, for the Michigan base-
ball team there are none of these
pleasures. Coach Moby Benedict's
boyshave been carefullyecajoling
their limbs into preparedness
within the cold confines of Yost
Fieldhouse.
Of immediate concern is paring
down the thirty-man squad into
a manageable crew for the March
third journey to Arizona. The di-
amondmen taken west for a week's
competition against Arizona, Ari-
zona State and Phoenix College
will be couunted on heavily in
regular season play.
THE 1971 WOLVERINES fin-
ished their schedule with a 23-13
mark. Their 10-5 Big Ten finish
was good for a percentage-point
deadlock with Minnesota for sec-
ond place behind the Spartans of
Michigan State.
But commencement has gobbled
up several key Wolverines. Sixty
percent of the Michigan mound-
men are gone, including ace Jim
Burton and fireballing Dan Fife,
both now playing for the big kids.
The left side of the infield, rep-
resented by Mark Carrow and
Mike Rafferty at third and short
respectively, and flychaser Mike
Bowen have also graduated to
greener pastures. Nevertheless, a
solid nucleus of returning letter-
men are ready to pitch, catch, hit
and run Michigan into champion-i
ship competition.
The leadership of the pitching
staff has been inherited by cap-
able juniors Pete Helt and Mickey
Elwood. Helt is coming off an ef-
fective 6-3 season in which he
appeared in thirteen of his club's
thirty-six games, fanned 78 bat-
ters in 76.2 innings, and compiled
an impressive 1.64 E.R.A.
Elwood was right behind with
stats of 12 outings, 56 strikeouts
in 682 innings, and an E.R.A. of
1.97 However, as far as proven
arms go, that's it
Coach Benedict stresses that the
key to success in '72 will be deter-
mined by who he, tabs as the
number 3, 4, and 5 hurlers. Juniors
Gordon Sterling, Mike Vaughan,

Mike Corp and converted infield- didates include Bob Bower and Tom Kettinger returns with his
er Reggie Ball are in the running, collegiate experience. Senior can- .323 average and 18 runchasers.
as are freshmen Craig Forhan, John Hornyak. Hornyak opened Third year man Lean Roberts is
Tom Joyce, and Bill Srock. last year in right field but was re- like the number four man, with
The rapidity of their develop- placed in mid-season by Mike De- Cou in right. David DeMario looks
ment is vital. Helt and Elwood are Cou. back for a try at center with De-
obviously not enough to see Mich- THE RETURN OF DeCou and the versatile Hornyak and basket-
igan through a series of back-to- several of his experienced fly- baller Greg Buss also ready for
back doubleheaders, four of which chasing mates has released Hor- action.
are Big Ten affairs. nyak for possible hot-corner duty.
--Junior Bob Moug is also available, Coach Moby Benedict is en -
COMPLETING THE BATTERY as are sophs Chris Burak and thused over his prospects for the
are a couple of weak-hitting let- Mark Mills. rapidly approaching season. Suc-
termen, senior Dan Mulvihill and The early line at short has sec- cess lies in the depth of his hill
soph John Lonchar. This pair ond-year man Mark Crane in the crs h ees n
combined last season for a mea- lead. Cane saw limited action be-corps, the i n f i e 1 d defense and
ger .193 average, no homers and hind Rafferty last year and could timely hitting. Of the three, pitch-
five ribbies. Freshmen Rich Seid be pressed by one of the multitude ing comes first. "Pitching is con-
and Jeff James rate a good shot of second and third base candi- sistent," remarks Benedict, "while
at displacing the incumbents in dates. Freshmen Rick Van Tonger- hitting and defense are variable."
their battle to don "the tools of on and Mike Weiner are also look-- -- ______-.--____
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