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ip Sunday, January 24, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Pnge Nine

Sunday, January24, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Paoe Nine

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wolverines

rally

past

Wildcats,

97-87

Wilmore lifts cagers
from 12 pont deficit
By MORT NOVECK
Special To The Daily
EVANSTON-Michigan had more trouble with North-
western than they expected, but the Wolverines rallied from
a seven point halftime deficit to defeat the Wildcats 97-87
here last night.
Led by Henry Wilmore, who tallied 17 of his game-high
25 points in the second half, the Wolverines took a 61-60 lead
with 12 minutes remaining after trailing by as many as 12
4 points in the first half.
Although the Wolverines led from that point on, they
didn't put the game out of reach of the Wildcats until the
very end.
Northwestern kept fighting back:
and closed the gap to 82-78 with!
about two and a half minutes left, aily
Sbut the Wolverines managed to
increase their lead even though
Wilmore fouled out with almost
three minutes left in the game.
Harry Hayward, subbing for
Wilmore, and Wayne Grabiec each NIGHT EDITOR:
sunk a pair of key free throws in ELLIOT LEGOW
the final minutes of play to help
preserve the victory. More import- lead
ant, the fouls caused the Wildcats , but Michigan came back to
to lose Ron Shoger, who finished within one, 27-26, with 8:15 re-
the game with 24 points, and Mark maining.
Sibley, who contributed 14. Shoger, who was a perfect 10
Dan Fife also played a key role for 10 from the charity stripe,
in the Wolverines' comeback as he sank a pair of free throws to give
rebounded from a poor first half Northwestern some of its momen-
in which he scored only four points tum back, but Wilmore got one
to hit for 16 points in the second back for Michigan with a free
stanza. throw of his own.
The victory boosted the Wolver But then the Wildcats sank five
Ines into a four way tie for first straight baskets to run their lead
place in the conference with Pur- to 39-27.
due, Ohio State and Illinois. All Despite 11 first half turnovers,
four teams have perfect 3-0 marks. the Wolverines took six more shots
Michigan had trouble from the from the field than the Wildcats,'
opening tip-off in the first half, but they had trouble putting the
and never really managed to get ball in the basket.
going. Except for a brief 8-7 lead Grabec, who is usually sccur-
at the beginning of the game, they ate from the outside, missed on
trailed the Wildcats through the five of six open shots before be-
first half. ing benched with three fouls. Fife,
The Wildcats then went on a who was forcing most of 'us shots,

Ouch! Denver drubs

lethargic

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KENNY BOOKER (23) of UCLA deflects a pass from Notre Dame's Austin Carr (left) intended for
Irish center John Pleick (right). Notre Dame upset the number one ranked Bruins 89-82.

seven point spurt to take a 14-81

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Shoger
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NORTHWESTERN
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6-14 4-5
5-16 5-10
5-9 3-3
4-11 6-7
7-14 10-10
2-5 0-0
0-1 0-0
0-0 0-0
Totals 29-70 29-37
MICHIGAN

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missed six of seven.
Except for the play of Rod Ford,
who scored 10 of his 14 points in
the first half on five of five, field
goal shots, and Ken Brady, who
snagged s e v e n rebounds and
dumped in as many points, de-
spite spending some time on the
bench, Michigan would have been
even further behind.
The Wolverines had trouble get-
ting the ball to Wilmore in the
first half. The sensational 6-3
sophomore, who went into the
contest as the conference's lead-
ing scorer with a 39.5 average, got
off only six shots, sinking three
of them.
The Wolverines have now won
nine of their last ten games and
sport a 9-4 mark overall. Their
next game is against Purdue Tues-
day at 8 p.m. at Crisler Arena.

UCLA,
SOUTH BEND UP) - Inspired
Notre Dame, with brilliant Austin
Carr exploding for 46 points,
knocked top-ranked UCLA from
the undefeated ranks with a stun-
ning 89-82 basketball victory here
yesterday.
Before a mind-blowing Irish ca-
pacity crowd of 11,343, the aggres-
sive ninth-ranked Irish led all the
way except for a 47-47 tie early in
the second half to break the
Bruins' current season victory
string at 14 and shattered the
NCAA champions' two-year vic-
tory streak at 19.
Carr almost single handedly
put the erratic Bruins down by
pouring in 17 field goals and 12
of 16 free throws.
UCLA's Sidney Wicks, who was
supposed to have a showdown with
Carr to see who is the nation's,
premier college player, was effec-
tively checked by Notre Dame's
Collis Jones. Wicks went without
a field goal the first eight minutes
but wound up the Bruins high
scorer with 23 points.
Jones contributed 19 points be-
sides his harassing of Wicks who
was so frustrated in the first half.

Ford 6-13
Wilmore 9-14
FBrady 6-0
Fife, °5-13
Grablec 1-6
Hart 4-8
Lockard 0-2
Hayward s-i
Totals 32-66
SCORE BY PERIODS:
Northwestern
MICHIGAN

2-4

7-10
3-4
10-13
2-2
3-8
0-2
6.7
33-50
46 41
39 58

11 14
6 25
14 15
7 20
0 4
4 '1
2 0
1 8
45 97
- 87
- 97

arr rip
89=82t
that he was yanked late in the
period by Coach Johnny Wooden.
UCLA, guilty of 15 turnovers,
seemed to settle down when the
Bruins clawed to a 47-47 tie with
the second half little more than
three minutes old.
But Carr kept up his machine-
gun fireato keep the Bruins battl-
ing uphill the rest of the way.
Halfway through the final half the
Irish led by four points, 62-58,
and with less than three minutes
left in the game the Bruins still
were threatening as they trailed
82-78.
However, Carr rang up a pair of
free throws and one field goal in
less than a minute and then put
the frosting on the cake with a
pair of game ending free throws.
It was the first UCLA defeat
since the Bruins bowed to South-
ern California March 6, 1970, by
an 87-86 shading. After that the
Bruins wove together 19 straight
victories.
Wicks, held to 11 points in the
first half, had to struggle for 12
more in the closing half before he
fouled out trying to check Carr
with 1:07 left in the game.
Although Notre Dame's 6-foot-
8, 235-pound center John Pleick
scored only nine points, all in the
first half, his rugged work under
the boards was a big factor in the
Irish triumph.
It was a three-point play by
Pleick that widened Notre Dame's
margin to 12 points at 35-23 with
six minutes left in the first half
and he helped Jones dominate
both the boards in the second half
until he went out on fouls midway
in the last half.
Notre Dame, keyed up despite a
modest 8-4 record, jumped ahead
at the outset, leading 11-5 in a
cautiously played first five min-
utes.
Then the pattern of the game
developed with the Irish forcing
frequent Bruin miscues and get-
ting phenomenal shooting from
Carr from every angle and point
on the floor.I

ABA signs
cage stars,
paper says
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (JP) - The
Charlotte Observer reports in to-
day's edition that 7-foot Jim Mc-
Daniels of Western Kentucky and
Howard Porter of Villanova, two
of the nation's top college basket-
ball players, "apparently h a v e
signed professional contracts with
the American Basketball Associa-
tion."
The paper, in a copyrighted
story by sports writer Frank Bar-
rows, written at Greensboro, where
the ABA All-Star Game was play-
ed yesterday, said both collegians
"apparently accepted large c a s h
bonuses from the ABA."
The story said the contracts
are with the ABA and not with
member teams and that the ABA
apparently will assign them to
the teams that selected' them in
Friday's secret draft in Greens-
boro.
The Associated Press learned
that both were first-round picks
in the draft, McDaniels by Utah
and Porter by Pittsburgh.
Such signings are contrary to
rules of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association, governing
body of collegiate athletics.
The story said McDaniels ap-
parently signed before Dec. 1,
when the college season began, for
$900,000 for five seasons - with
payment spread over 15 years for
tax purposes - and other bene-
fits.
The Observer said ABA C o m-
missioner Jack Dolph, asked to
comment, said, Howard has not,
to the best of my knowledge sign-
ed any contract with any team
in the ABA. The league office does
not have a team."
Asked about signing by Mc-
The paper said the ABA de-
cided at a Nov. 18 meeting at
Memphis, Tenn., to sign players
before their final season of eligi-
bility was completed and author-
ized a $2 million, five-year con-
tract for 7-foot-2 Artis Gilmore
of Jacksonville University.

By BILL ALTERMAN
Two quick scores by Denver's
Pete McNab late in the first period
spelled doom for the Michigan
icers last night and the Wolver-
ines succumbed for the second!
night in a row. 6-3..
"We played pretty well for the
first 10 minutes and the last 20,
but in between we were bad," said
an unhappy Wolverine coach Al!
Renfrew after the game. Michigan
has now lost three in a row.
Indeed in those first 10 minutes
it appeared Michigan would blow
the Pioneers right out of the rink
as they easily outskated them.
It took all of 47 seconds for the
Wolverines to light the red bulb
as team captain Paul Gamsby dug
the puck out from the left corner
and brought it to the front edge of
the point where he slapped it by
Denver goalie John McWilliams
who was screened by one of his
own defensemen.
Seconds later Rick Malette slip-
ped a pass to Tom Marra but the
Wolverine winger missed the open
net on the right.
But then, with 10:30 gone, Den-
ver's Mike Christie zoomed in over
center and gave a perfect lead pass
to .Bob Krieger coming in on the
right. Krieger's slap shot from the
top of the circle easily beat Mich-
igan goalie Karl Bagnell.
Quickly the momentum switch-
ed over to the Pioneers' side and
McNab capitalized on it.
With 17:19 gone in the first
period the Wolverines couldn't
handle the puck behind their net
and Tom Peluso passed it out in
front to McNab who easily pushed
it in past Bagnell.
Then, only 42 seconds later, Mc-
Nab picked up a pass from the
point and knocked the puck in
from the top of the circle to Bag-
nell's left.
From there on out the Wolver-
ines had to resort to catchup
hockey and Denver was able to
take advantage of it.
When Michigan's Gary Connelly
went out for crosschecking in the
second period, it took the oppor-
tunistic Pioneers only 14 seconds
to score as Rick Bragnelo put in
a shot from the center of the right
circle.
Same old tune
FIRST PERIOD SCORING: 1. M
- Gamsby (Falk, Slack) 0:47; 2. D -
Krieger (Christie, Hays) 10:30; 3. D -
McNab (Peluso, Venasky) 17:19; 4.
D - McNab (Helm, Venasky) 18:01.
PENALTIES: 1. M - Marra (2, el-
bowing) 6:35; 2. D - Christie (2,
highstickng) 13:05; 3. D - Palmer
(2, charging) 18:38.
SECOND PERIOD SCORING: 5.
Par (Morenz, Brag n a IG)5:33;
6. M - Slack (Gamsby, Falk) 6:31; 7.
D - Busniuk (Christie, Venasky)
8:10. PENALTIES: 4. M - Connelly
(2, crosschecking) 5:19; 5. D -
Woodley (2, highsticking) 7:55; 6.
M - Marra (2, highsticking) 7:55; 7.
D - Lampman (2, roughing) 7:55; 8.
M - Cartier (2, roughing) 7:55; 9.
41 - Woodley (2, crosschecking)
14:21.
THIRD PERIOD SCORING: 8. D -
Lampman (Christie, Venasky) 4:59;
9. M - Mallette (Lefebvre, Cartier)
8:44;. PENALTIES: 10. D - Brag-
nalo (2, interference) 4:06; 11. D -
Lampman (2, crosscheck) 7:06; 12.
M - Skinner (2, holding) 12:46; 13.
) - Peluso (check in off, zone)
19:22; 14. M . Gamsby (2, slash-
ing) 19:51.
SAVES:
MICHIGAN 10 11 8 - 29
DENVER 8 8 14 - 30

Michigan momentarily was re-
vitalized when. with 6:31 gone in
the period, McWilliams stopped a
shot from his left byMerle Falk
but was unable to keep it from
rebounding out to Brian Slack wo
put it in.
A minute and a half later a
minor skirmish broke out 'nd
when it was finally broken up each
team had lost two men.
Michigan seemed listless, andI
with each team down to three
players, it took Denver only 15
seconds to up the score to 5-2. It
came with 8:10 gone when Vic
Venasky passed from right front
over to Mike Busniuk stationed
15 feet in front of Bagnell and:
the 6-2 freshman poked it in.
Michigan started to press hard-
er in the third period as they
sought to catch up. Renfrew
moved his players around, switc.-
ing Marra back to defense and
moving Michel Jarry up to cent,3r,
but to no avail.
With 4:59 down and Michigan
a man up, Venasky picked up the
puck and sped on down the middle
where he passed off to Mike Lamp-
man streaking by him on his left.
The freshman wing blasted it in
from the inner edge of the circle.
Still, the Wolverines continued
to press and registered their final
tally on a power play at 8:34 of
the last stanza. A shot by Jerry
Lefebvre came out to Rick Malette

who poked it into the left corner
of the net.
From there on out Denver ef-
fectively held Michigan- in check
as McWilliams turned aside 14
shots in the final period, nearly
half of the Wolverines game total
of 30. On several occasions a Wol-
verine missed the open net as his
shot went on by the backboard.
A big disappointment for Wol-
verine fans last night was the
failure of center Bernie Gagnon
to hit the scoring column. Gag-
non sat out Friday's game with a
game misconduct and it was hoped
that the team's leading scorer
would be fired up for yesterday's
contest, but the 5-9 junior was
unable to crack the suddenly
tough Pioneer defense.
Next week, Michigan will end
its home stand with a two game
series against Duluth.
Murray takes first
Michigan's three entrants in
the U.S.; Track and Field Fed-
eration Midwest Invitational
fared well in competition yes-
terday. Godfrey Murrey wyon
the 70 yard high hurdles in 8.4
seconds. Greg Syphax placed
second in the 600 yard run,
finishing in 1:12.2, while the
third Wolverine, Gene Brown
finished fifth- in the 60 yard
dash.

STAY UNBEATEN:
Tankers slam MSUI

71-52

Special To The Daily
The Michigan tankers remained
unbeaten in dual meet competi-
tion by submerging Michigan
State at East Lansing yesterday.
The mermen capture top honors
in 8 of the 13 events, including
both relays.
In crushing the Spartans 71-
52, coach Gus Stager rested some
of his best performers and pre-

vented a humiliation of the cross-
state rivals.. Freestyler Ray Mc-
Cullough and backstroker Chris
Hansen were idle and Stu Isaac
competed in the individual med-
ley rather than his normal event,
the breaststroke.
All three of those swimmers
ranked nationally in the latest
statistics released by Swimming'
World. McCullough's clocking of

Pitt pins grapplers, 19-16;
,injuries reshuffle line-up
Special To The Daily weight, with Gary McClure decis-
PITTSBURGH - The youthful ioning Bill' Davids by a 12-4 score.
Michigan wrestling team fell pray Davids, a freshman wrestling in
to fate for the second week in a his first varsity match, is normally
row, as they lost last night to a a 118 pounder, but had to move
highly regarded Pittsburgh squad up in weight due to King's injury.
. 19-16. Hampered by injuries, Jim Hagen, wrestling for the
which forced a number of lineup Wolverines at 134, was edged by
changes, the Wolverines put up a NCAA runner-up Randy Payne
strong showing, but could not beat 11-9. At 142. Mark Payne of Pitts-
a combination of the Pittsburgh burgh defeated freshman R i c k
team and questionable refereeing. Neff '-15-3, puting t h e Panthers
The loss was the second f o r ahead 9-3.
Michigan in as many weeks, and That lead increased in the next
gave the team a 3-2 record in match, as the death blow was
dual meet competition. A g a i n s t delivered to Michigan. Jerry Hub-
Northwestern last Saturday, the bard was defeating Bud Smeltz 11-
loss came as a result of two for- 3 in the third period, and had a
feits. Both men who had to de- cradle on his opponent when the
fault last week, Mark King at 142 referee called a pin on Hubbard.
and Walt Sexton at 190, were ab- A sellout crowd had intimidated
sent from yesterday's meet, and the referee earlier, according to
*their loss forced five of the Wol- Wolverine assistant coach B i11
verines to wrestle out of t h e i r Johannesen, and this was one of
weight classes, a series of questionable calls that
The meet got off to a good start went ag Michigan

48.2 gives him the eleventh b e s t
time for the 100 yard freestyle
among college swimmers.
Of the Blue natators who did
compete yesterday, two, Larry Day
and Byron MacDonald, were par-
ticularly dazzling. Day won the
200 yard butterfly with MacDon-
ald touching right after him.
Their times, 1:55.14 and 1:55.75
respectively, were just fractions of
a second off the times which rank
them second and fourth in the
event.
The relay teams Stager slat-
ed against the Spartans yesterday
were not the powerhouses t h e y
sometimes are, but both pulled off
victories, the 400 yard medley re-
lay team with relative ease.
Michigan has registered the
fastest time in the event t h i s
year, 3:32.4, nearly seven seconds
faster than the clocking against
Michigan State. The 400 yard free-
style relay squad, also full of sub-
stitutes, swam the course in
3.21.95, six seconds off Michigan's
best clocking this season.
Diving coach Dick Kimball's
trusts performed well, especially
for road competition. Dick Rydze
was the best of the aquatic acro-
bats, winning the one meter event,
and copping second in the three
meter equivalent.
Joe Crawford finished a dis-
appointing fifth at one meter, but
came back strong to capture the
three meter competition.
The mermen, very impressive sG
far this season, will try to extend
their untarnished dual meet status
next Saturday against an oppon-
ent from the Ivy League, Prince-
ton.

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Armstrong's Denver..
... young, big, a team
By RICK CORNFELD
The refs last night said ice-whiz Bern'
Could to the hockey game return;
We still couldn't quite reach parity
For Denver showed no charity.
One of these days Al Renfrew is going to win his 200th game as
a Wolverine hockey coach and maybe It will even happen
this year. But against the bigger and stronger Denver team,
Renfrew's smaller players were clearly outclassed.
"Against a quick little man, the quick big man always has an
advantage," said Denver coach Murray Armstrong, the dean of
college hockey coaches. Not only is Armstrong's team bigger, but
it plays better as a team as well.
The team is also young. Armstrong uses six freshmen
and has only two seniors on the team. Before this weekend
Denver was wallowing in seventh place in the Western Col-
legiate Hockey Association, with the second worst defense.
In fact, the only impressive part of the Pioneer team was the
coach, but that is like saying the only impressive thing Alex
Johnson does is hit. Armstrong's team hasn't finished lower than
second in the league in five years. In two months that will be
six years, for Denver is a team on the move and, according to
Armstrong, it will not be stopped, short of the runner-up spot.
"If you'd have played us earlier, you'd have beaten us," Arm-
strong said, pointing out that three weeks ago he revamped his
lineup and changed the style of play.
The chief ingredient in the Pioneer way of playing
seems to be teamwork, underscored with timely, accurate
passing. For example, eight minutes into the second period,
Denver's Christie skated down the ice in the Michigan zone.
With Paul Gamsby in front of him, Christie faked a shot
from about 20 feet out.
Gamsby sprawled on the ice trying to block Christie's shot,
but the Denver defenseman skated past him and passed to Mike
Busniuk on his right. The pass hit Busniuk perfectly, and the
goal was child's play, giving Denver a 5-2 lead.
A couple minutes later, Gamsby took the puck in the
Wolverine zone and skated quickly down the ice on a poten-
tial breakaway. Near the Pioneer zone he spotted Mike
Jarry speeding ahead of him on his right.
He passed to his wide-open teammate, but the puck was too
far in front of Jarry by five feet. The Wolverines missed a great
chance, but then they're used to that.
Near the start of the third period, Denver's passing attack
showed its superiority in an even more dramatic way. Vic Venas-
ky picked up a loose puck and skated toward the Michigan zone.
Somewhere near center ice he shouted back at teammate Mike
Lampman, 10 feet behind him.
Venasky then slowed to let Lampman get ahead of him,
then hit Lampman with a pinpoint pass on the fly at the
blue line. Almost before anyone could say, "What a play!",
Denver's lead was increased to four.
For his own part, Renfrew thought Denver's pretty plays
were a result of the Wolverines giving them the opportunities.
"They got two goals a minute apart (in the first period)," Ren-
frew said, "and it took the strength right out of us. We let up
and we had to gamble."
During the Wolverines' protracted slump, their desire to
win apparently has been strong. "They are doing their damn-
dest," Renfrew said, "but it just isn't working." Last night the
Wolverines came out skating fast and hard, but after they got
behind, they started floundering.
"I didn't think we'd come here and win two straight,"
Armstrong said. He figured his team would split at best,
probably only taking Friday's game, in which Michigan
was without the services of Bernie Gagnon.

DENVER
MICHIGAN

SCORING~
3 2 1 - 6
1 1 1 - 3

for Michigan, as Jpr':-y Hoddy tore
apart the Panther's Al Cox 18-3 in
the 118-lb. cl1a s s Pittsburgh
came right back in the n e x t
The wrong pin
118 POUNDS - Jerry Hoddy (M)
dec. Al Cox, 18-3.

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SCORES

HOOPE PICKINGS
Ohio State 68, Minnesota 66
Notre Dame 89,. UCLA 82
Duquesne 89, St. Bonaventure 68

wavy 85, Baltimore 73
Michigan Tech 91, Bemidji State 67
Murray State 73. G. Kentucky 71
Marshall 80, Bowling Green 64

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