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Sund©y December 5, '1971


Page Eleven

Sunday, December 5, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven







Roses are nice ...
but don't, forget Henry
SN'T IT FUNNY how smetimes when you're enjoying your-
self doing something, you kind of forget that doing some-
thing else might be just as good, or even better?
Like, you're frolicking on the Cyclone at Coney Island and
you think it's the greatest. But then one day you find yourself
on some exotic tropical island and you kick yourself for wasting
your time with all that other hoopa.
Or, you're really into chocolate cale, until you get a taste ofj
banana cream and you start to go ga-g.
Well, it happens. You go through the fall, and Michi-
gan's Wolverines are tearing up the football world. You for-
get about everything else. Nothing could be so great.
Then, football season ends for a while, and you pick your-
self up out of bed and stumble down to Crisler Arena to catch
a basketball game. You're watching the game, and all of a sud-
den, like a bolt of lightning, it hits you. You forgot something.
You forgot how great that guy Henry Wilmore was.
Well, dammit, it's early in the season alright, but Wilmore
has just got to be one of the greatest college basketball players
in the country. He jarred the memories of 9,818 spectators yes-
terday in Michigan's 90-69 rout, by putting on a show that would
leave Ike and Tina Turner with their tongues hanging in awe.
Henry just tossed in 38 points and hit for six assists, while
his 631/2 inch frame leaped and fought for 16 rebounds. If those
figures don't sound all that impressive for one of the country's
greatest, you had to see the game.
Besides providing Michigan's offense, Wilmore person-
ally took care of two of the enemy, drawing fouls from Jim
Patterson and Mike Steele until they had no more to give,
He had them both on the bench and out of the game for
the last six minutes.
Coach Johnny Orr, Wilmore's staunchest supporter for play-
er of the year, did not pretend that his team's victory was not
a one-man show.
"Our offense ran real well," he said. "We got the ball to
Henry. I don't know how many Henry would have scored If he
had hit all his free throws."
The reason that Orr probably thought Wilmore could have
scored more was that Henry gave the ball away much more
than hot-shooting high scorers usually do. "Maybe he's self-
conscious," Orr suggested.
But it's Wilmore's humility that makes him share the
glory' with his teammates whenever he can. "I don't believe
in hogging the ball, I learned that a ,long time ago," he said.
"This game's got to be a team effort. Anyone can do it."
That last point is easy to argue, since there just aren't that
many players around who can do the things Henry can. His
most amazing move yesterday came in the middle of the second
half, when he really caught on fire and the crowd was going
He ferociously ripped a rebound off the defensive backboard,
and drove to mid-court where he was met by two defenders. He
whipped the ball behind his back and fird a perfect strike into
the hands of Ernie Johnson, cutting under the hoop for a layup.
After a move like that, it's difficult to get excited about
the normal things that Wilmore does. Like going up for a
layup against a 6-7 forward and just hanging in the air un-
til the big guy lands. Or going one-on-one against a bigger
man (Wilmore always gets a bigger man) and putting the
ball behind his back or through his legs a couple of times.
Named as an All-American and one of the nation's top
five sophomores last year may be a mild prelude to the honors
in store for Wilmore this year. As a member of the U.S. team in
the Pan American Games this past summer, he gained tremen-
dous experience.
"I've gained so much more knowledge since the Pan Am
games," he said, "plus I'm quicker and stronger than last year."
But one of the duties falling to Wilmore more than ever
this year is manning the boards, and it's bound to take a toll
on his scoring,
"Going to the boards more has to cut down on my scor-
ing," Wilmore says. "But with (Ken) Brady out, I've got
to help Johnson and Lockard. I'll try to do what they need
me to do."
As long as Henry does what they need him to do, two
things are assured: Michigan will never lose a game and Wil-
more will be the country's greatest college basketball player.

Henry Wilmore found his hot
hand yesterday, firing in 38
points as the Michigan Wolver-
ines outmuscled Western Michi-
gan 90-69 for their second
straight win of"the young sea-
The smooth junior got rolling
midway through the first half
with a twisting delayed-reac-
tion layup and free throw. That
three-pointer pushed the Wol-
verines into a 19-13 lead, and
Wilmore dealt the helplessvBron-
cos deuces the rest of the way.
Both teams came out scrap-
ping in man-to-man defenses,
and early action saw cagersI
tumbling over the hardwood like
jacks. Western exhibited a com-
plete lack of finesse, usually just
feeding the ball to 6-3 forward
Chuck Washington and then
jamming under the boards.
Providing the first-half spark
for the Wolverines was gangly
center Ernie Johnson, who out-
foxed Bronco soph Mike Steele
for eight points in as many min-
utes. Commenting after the
game on Johnson's unorthodox
moves and occasional miscues,
Michigan.mentor John Orr said,
"Sometimes Ernie's feet get go-
ing before his hands are ready."
Western's Washington, a can-
ny twenty-seven year old service
veteran, couldn't find the range
with his line-drive jumpers and
the Broncos had no one to take
up the offensive slack. Not un-
til the second half was two min-
utes gone did Washington zero

in from the outside, and by that
time the Wolverines were ahead
by twenty.
A soft jumper from the key
and an accompanying free
throw by John Lockard gave Mi-
chigan its biggest lead at 26-19
with 7:31 to go. Two charity
tosses by Johnson, another
jumper by Lockard and a bucket
by Wayne Grabiec oozed the
Wolverines into a 32-21 margin.
Western coach Eldon Miller call-
ed his boys in for a pit-stop at
this point, but that didn't stall
Michigan. Western's inability to
penetrate and Wilmore's increas-
ing dominance spurted Michigan
into a healthy 49-29 halftime
So magnetic was the Michigan
offensive attack that a frisky,
canine (Jewell Jenkins in dis-
guise?) joined a first-half fast
break. The basketball-loving pup
was escorted from Crisler Arena
by a pair of burly gendarmes.
The second half was more tar-
get practice for the Wolverines,
although their sloppy play and
Washington's shooting did edge
Western Michigan to within
seventeen points on a couple of
Wilmore tossed in twenty-five
footers, clicked for layups after
cuts over the middle and did his
best to foul out the whole Bron-
co squad. In all, Henry con-
nected on 12 of 17 from the
foul stripe and drew the fatal
fifth on both Steele and twenty-
five year old forward Jim Pat-

Wilmore started to strut his
ballhandling stuff with a few
minutes to go and drew enthus-
iastic responses from the crowd
of 9,818, although his dexterity
occasionally resulted in turnov-
Late in the game Wilmore
broke down the court, threw a
few lightning moves on his de-
fenders, lost the ball, picked it
up again and whistled a bullet
to Johnson under the hoop for
two points. Wilmore was credit-
ed with six assists and sixteen
rebounds for the game.
Wilmore's carom capering led
the Wolverines to a 54-38 ad-
vantage on the boards, especial-
ly impressive considering the
strong-arm jumpingjack nature
of the Bronco front line. John-
son snagged fifteen rebounds,
while Lockard was given seven
will more points?

but probably had a few more.
Orr went with seven men for
most of the game, substituting
Steve Bazelon for the foul-pla-
gued Lockard and slipping Ter-
ry Tyler into the game for Dave
Hart midway through the first
In his traditional post-game
rap session, Orr expressed sur-
prise at Western's plan of at-
tack. "They kept running pat-
terns, even when they were
twenty behind," commented Orr.
"I didn't know if they wanted
to win or just stay in the game."
Miller, the 32-year old Bronco
coach, is the former boy-won-
der of small-college Wittenberg
University, where his forte was
defense. To his credit, Miller's
Western squad did play aggres-
sive man-to-man defense against
Michigan, but the Bronco of-
fense lacked invention.
. "We didn't have the adrena-
lin flowing like at South Bend,"
said Orr, referring to Michigan's
101-83 thumping of the green
Irish last Tuesday. He dished
out the praise for his players
and talked about the upcoming
biggies with small college power
Eastern Michigan and number-
one ranked Marquette.
Wilmore's exciting 38-point ef-
fort was supported by Johnson,
17, and Lockard and Grabiec
with eleven each. Dave Hart was
way off all afternoon and col-
lected only five points, but did
add five assists and a hustling
floor game.
Washington poured in 25 for
the Broncos, mostly after the
Wolverines had put the game
out of reach, and led Western
rebounders with 13 grabs. Steele
had trouble hitting the hoop and
wound up with a lackluster 3-10
from the field and eleven points.

g f reb
Wilmore 13-21 12-17 16
Johnson 7-13 3-3 15
Lockard 3-9 5-7 7
Grabiec 4-8 3-3 3
Hart 2-7 1-3 3
Tyler 1-4 0-0 0
Bazelon 2-5 0-0 2
Buss 0-0 0-0 0
Weaver 0-1 0-0 0
S. Brady 0-0' 2-2 2
Whitten., 0-0 0-0 0
Bernard 0-0 0-0 0
TOTALS 32-68 26-35 54
Washington 12-29 1-2 13
Patterson 3-5 2-6 4
Steele 3-10 5-6 8
Sperla 2-6 2-2 2
Coleman 1-8 6-6 2
Sidwenl 1-1 1-1 1
Harper 3-7 0-0 1
Hanold 1-1 0-0 1
Sentz 0-0 0-0 0
Shaw 0-0 0-0 0
TOTALS 26-67 17-23 38
Fouled out-Steele, Patterson


Western Michigan

1 2
49 41
29 40

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb
John Lockard (45) tips one up

Not only did the Wolverines de-
feat Notre Dame for the second
straight time, they exhibited a
winning attitude last night that
hasn't been seen around the Michi-
gan Coliseum for a few years.
Never letting up, the Michigan
icers came from a three goal defi-
-$'scit to send the Irish back to South
Bend with another 6-5 defeat.
The game was practically even
until Punch Carter got involved
in a shoving match with freshman
John Campbell at center ice mid-
way through the second period.
Apparently upset, Cartier skated
across the ice to nail Campbell
with a viscious elbow. Campbell
went down in a heap and Cartier
was sent to the penalty box with
-Daily-Tom Gottlieb a five minute major. The Irish
Henry Wilmore (25) ... swish quickly tied the score 2-2 at 9:01
and went on to get a total of four
Frosh buck Broncos,927




centering pass. Donnelly fired
quickly to Cathcart's glove side
and Michigan was out in front to
"Both of our players thought
the other was going to pick it up,"
commented Notre Dame coach
Lefty Smith on the winning goal,
"That's why Neal was able to get
to it."

goals in a span of two minutes and
fifty-one seconds.
But the Wolverines fought back
from the shock to turn the game
"That's what was missing last
year," shouted Cartier across the
jubilant Michigan dressing room
after the game. The team didn't
give up when we got behind."
The Wolverines got within two
on a goal by Buck Straub late in
the second period and then scored
two quick ones at the outset of
the third to tie the score.
Paul Andre Paris cut the No-
tre Dame advantage to 5-4 at 1:53
and the Wolverines were back in
the' game.
Carrying the play to the Irish
the remainder of the night, Randy
Neal evened the score with Steve
Curry sitting in the penalty box.
Spartan goaltender Chris Cath-
cart made a great save on
Michel Jarry abut Randy Neal was

Michigan coach .Al Renfrew
was extremely pleased with the
there to poke the rebound home at victory mentioning that it "was
4:12. a great win for us but a tough
It was sim -y a matter of Mich- one for them (Notre Dame) to
igan out hustling the Irish that lose."
produced the winning goal. The win gave thg Wolverines

Jerry Lefebvre shot the puck the
length of the ice and an icing call
was apparent. But Randy Neal
beat two Notre Dame players to
the puck and found Pat Donnelly
alone in, front of the net with a
when Irish eyes
-Jarry (Mallette) 5:20; 2. ND-Regan
Nyrop, Delorenzi) 18:24. PENAL-
TIES: 1. M-Gagnon (2, crosscheck)
5:21; 2. ND-Nyrop (2, interf.) 13:15;
3. M-Mallette (2, charge) 19:22; 4.
ND (2, rough) 19:22.
M-Mallette (Falconer) 5:20; 4. ND-
Bumbacco (Noble) 9:01 PP; 5. ND-
Regan (Keating, Delorenzi) 10:04 PP;
6. ND-Keating (Lindsey) 11:32 PP;.
7. ND-Lelorenzi (Noble, Regan) 11:52
PP; 8. M-Straub (Neal) 15:24 PP.
PENALTIES: 5. M-Neal (ill. check)

their first two-game sweep since
the 1969-70 season and moved
them into the thick of the West-
ern Collegiate Hockey Association
race with a 3-3 conference mark.
are eryin' . .
7:08; 6. M-Cartier (5, injury) 7:34; 7.
ND-Noble (2, slash) 12:14; 8. ND-
Curry (2, interf.) 13:53; 9. ND-Scha-
fer (2, interf.) 14:50; 10. ND-Stein-
born (2, hold.) 17:02; 11. M-Mallette
(2 slash) 17:30.
-Paris (Gagnon, Jarry) 1:53; 10. M
-Neal (Jarry, Cartier) 4:12; 11. M-
Donnely (Neal, Lefebvre) 15:20.
Michigan 1 2 3 - 6
Notre Dame 1 4 0 - 5
M - Bagnell 11 7 13 - 31
ND - Cathcart 10 9 20 - 39

Sparked by hustling sub forward
Bill Ayler's 17 rebounds and the
hot shooting hand of guard Joe
Johnson, the Baby Blue Cagers
rallied from a 56-51 deficit early
in the second half to down a tough
Western Michigan freshman

foul plagued Campy Russell with
just over four minutes gone in the
second stanza of play, and put life
back into the Wolverine attack.
With the score knotted at 58-all
Ayler took a pass inside from
guard John Kantner and muscled
the shot into the basket. Ayler

squad 92-79 yesterday. was fouled on the play and put
Ayler came into the game for in the free toss to give the Mich-
igan Frosh a three point lead. The
Wolverines were never headed.
Johnson, Athe little 5-10 floor
leader, came back into the game
in the second half after sitting out
much of the first half with three
fouls. Johnson pumped in 13 of
his teams 25 points in the sec-
ond twenty minutes and settled
Michigan down by cooly directing
the Blue five through their plays.
The contest started off with a
bang for Michigan as they blew
out to a 6-0 lead, but sloppy pass-
ing and bobbled rebounds let the
Broncos tie the score at 10-all.
The game then see-sawed back
and forth until the Broncos pulled
into a six point lead with only
.7:30left in the half. As a result
of Western center Charles Milli-
ner's shooting and rebounding, the
Broncos were able to stay close
throughout the game.
Two baskets by Russell and one
by Taylor closed the gap to one
and then Michigan pulled out to
their biggest lead of the half
X 47-39 with 1:30 on the clock.
Some fast bucketsnbytMilliner,
though, closed out the half with
the Broncos down only by four,
Milliner led Western to their
early five point margin in the
second half with four buckets. The
6-7 center ended up with 29
points to lead all scorers, and add-
ed, whonnin 1 rbunds.

ing the range from outside.
The Wolverines had a great
amount of trouble getting going
in the first half, and had an aw-
ful time rebounding. Wolverine
coach Dick Honig wasn't too
pleased with the rebounding in the
first part of the game, and re-
marked, "We didn't get any re-
bounds in the first five minutes."
But Honig was quite satisfied
with the play of Johnson and Ay-
ler. "I was very happy with the
way Ayler came off the bench.
And Joe Johnson is a son of a
gun off that (guard-through) of-
fense; he can shoot and he can
Michigan utilized the zone press
at strategic times in the game,
and the press paid off in the sec-
ond half spurt that gave Michi-
gan a commanding lead. Honig
added, "I was impressed with the
zone press; it made those big men
(the Bronco front line) work."
The offense run by the Wol-
verines was put into use only this
past Thursday after the Notre
Dame game. Honig said that the
offense was "a little rusty" due to
the short time for practice, and
that "it took the first half of
play to get going." But he respect-
fully added, "Milliner, he didn't
play too badly, did he?"

Witte-led Bucks squash Ducks;
Minnesota conquers Cyclones

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS - Fifth-ranked
Ohio 'State, behind 7-foot Luke
Witte's 21 points, whipped Ore-
gon 69-57 last night in intersec-
tional college basketball.
The Buckeyes, 2-0, took an early
lead, built it to 30-16 at halftime,
and led the rest of the way.
Bob Siekmann came off the
bench to score 14 points for Ohio
State, 12 of them coming in the
second half. Mark Minor and
Dave Merchant had 10 apiece for
the winners.
* * *
Golden Gophers glow
AMES, Iowa - Towering Min-
nesota, using a telling rebound
advantage, pulled away from Iowa
State in the final seven minutes
last night for a 72-58 non-con-
ference basketball victory.

non-conference basketball contest 10-minute mark of the first half

here last night.1
Paced by sophomore guard Mike:
Robinson's shooting and junior,
center Bill Kilgore's rebounding,'
the Spartans took control of the
game midway through the first
half and maintained a comfort-
able lead.
Robinson took game scoring
honors with 29 points, while Kil-
gore added 20 points and 14 re-
* * *
Riveters drill
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue
outscored Eastern Michigan 21-4
in th'e first six minutes of the
second half and coasted to a 94-2
84 college basketball victory yes-
Center William Franklin poured
in 25 points to lead Purdue, which

before edging to a 31-28 halftime
The Wildcats then took control
of the game to sweep to their first
victory in two starts.
Barry Hentz led Northwestern
with 22 points, and Mark Sibley
added 20.
Milwaukee 108, Chicago 105
Boston 117, Houston 107
Seattle 100, Cincinnati 98
New York 130, Buffalo 90
Atlanta 126 Philadelphia 109
Phoenix at Golden State, inc.
Virginia 126, New York 124
Indiana 115, Carolina 108

Joe Johnson
John Kantner
C. J. Kupec
Campy Russell
Doug Ashworth
Bill Ayler
Kevin Wolff
Mike McGinnis





Junior college transfer Ron substituted freely in the second PRO HOCKEY
Benhagen led the Gophers with half, as 11 players scored for the Pittsburgh 4, New York 2
Montreal 7, Vancouver 0
25 points and a game high 18 re- Boilermakers. Boston 5, Toronto 3
bounds. Clyde Turner chipped in * * * Detroit 5, Los Angeles 1
with 16, Jim Brewer 14 and re- Minnesota 3, Philadelphia 1
serve Bob Nix 12. Hoosiers hurry COLLEGE BASKETBALL
I * * BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Steve Northern Michigan 103, Michigan Tech
Downing scored 16 points before Syracuse 91, Army 77
SSooners stomped injuring his knee to lead Indiana Seton Hall 81, Harvard 80
NORMAN, Okla. - Illinois to a 65-50 college basketball vic- Indiana 65, Miami of Ohio 50
withstood a furious second half tory over Miami of Ohio yesterday. Purdue 94, Eastern Michigan 84



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