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Tuesday, January 26, 1971

THE WICHIGAN DAILY

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By MORT NOVECK
'IF WE DON'T play well, we won't win," Johnny Orr once
admitted about his basketball team. But luckily for Orr
and Michigan basketball fans, the team has been playing well
and as a result has been winning, even on the road.
Last Saturday's victory was the squad's third of the Big
Ten season against no losses, and like its first, it came away
from friendly confines. The Wolverines played a good second
half against Northwestern, but then they had to. Michigan had
its problems in the first period and the Wildcats roared, at least
for twenty minutes.
"Northwestern played very well," Orr noted, "for 30
minutes they looked as good as anybody. We didn't really do
anything wrong, they took the aggressiveness away from us
and controlled the game."
That they did as the Wildcats held a commanding lead
throughout most of the first half. Northwestern's leading
scorer Ron Shoger went where he wanted, usually right under
the basket, and dumped in 15 points, while the Wolverines
were forced to shoot from the outside.
Unfortunately the shots didn't drop in and as the Wild-
cats controlled their defensive board, Michigan was in trouble.
Northwestern ran their lead up to fourteen, but the cavalry
came to the rescue, in the form of Dave Hart, Harry Hayward,
and John Lockard.
Hart came in first, replacing Wayne Grabiec, who picked up
three fouls midway through the period. Grabiec, usually an ac-
curate shot from the outside, was off and pumped in only one
basket before getting in foul trouble. "Wayne just didn't hit the
basket," Orr commented. "His family was there to watch him
and he was just trying too hard. But he came out because of
the fouls, not his shooting."
One of the quicker men on the speedy Wolverine squad,
Hart gave the team an immediate lift. He picked up six
points before the half ended, but more importantly, he
stopped Shoger. "Hart helped us defensively," asserted Orr.
He was the only one quick enough defensively to do the Job
on Shoger."
John Lockard replaced Ken Brady at center shortly after
Hart came in. His assignment was to get the ball off the boards.
He only picked up two rebounds in the short time he played,
but he used his strength to muscle Northwestern center Barry
Hentz out from under the board.
Henry Wilmore, who usually roams freely over the court,
did some of his wandering on the bench. Wilmore took only
six shots in the half and was replaced by Harry Hayward. Ac-
cording to Orr, "Henry wasn't ready to work at the beginning
of the game. They were physically strong on him and they made
him work for what he got."
Wilmore on the bench usually means disaster for the
Wolverines, but Hayward "did a good job" and Orr feels
that "there's not that much difference with Hayward in
there. He's not that far behind Wilmore as a player."
The substitutes played a large role in starting the Michigan
comeback, but it was one of the team's "old men", senior Rod
Rord who kept them close enough to catch up.
Ford snapped off six rebounds and 10 points In the period,
in addition to covering the court on defense. Orr considers him
"always very good defensively," and adds that "Rodney is always
very valuable to us. He takes a few bad shots, but when he
drives he always gets the bucket."
Though the signs of a comeback were beginning to show,
the Wolverines went off the court at halftime with a seven
point deficit. Orr was worried, but the team was still confident.
"At the half I told them that we shouldn't lose because we
played bad," Orr remembered. "If Ve were going to lose I
wanted it to be because Northwestern played better."
The tear was more confident. "When we got back to
within seven I knew we could do it," Ford commented.
Other members of the team must have had similar feelings
as they came out after the half ready to tame the Wildcats.
It took them nine minutes, but once they took the lead they kept
it
"We were only seven down, and if we played well I knew
we could catch them," Orr asserted. "The team wasn't down,
and that's the sign of a good team."
Dan Fife, the other "ancient" on the team, helped key the
comeback, while making a personal recovery from a poor first
half. Fife shot only one for seven in the period. In addition he
lost the ball on turnovers several times. He dropped in 16
points after getting started, 10 of them in the first 10 minutes
of the half. According to Orr this was because he "started driv-
ing to the basket more."
This was one of the major problems in the first half,
getting in close for the good shot. "We had trouble freeing
Wilmore, Orr recalled. "But we did a little better in the
second half." Wilmore did a little better too, as he picked
up 17 in the final period before fouling out of the game.
The Wildcats lost two players to fouls, Shoger and Mark
Sibley, as they committed 32 violations in the game. Since
Shoger left with 24 points and Sibley with 14 their absence hurt
Northwestern. In addition the 32 fouls allowed the Wolverines to
set two new Michigan records, for most free throws and for
most free throws attempted. The team shot 50 times from the
charity stripe and sunk 33 of them.
"It was great to come back and win that way," Orr
asserted. "I was very happy to win and its great to win
another one on the road."

"That's three down and only 11 more to go."

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By JOEL GREER
After dropping two key games !
to the Denver Pioneers over the daily
weekend by identical 6-3 scores,
Michigan once again finds itselfj
alone in the Western Collegiateo
Hockey Association cellar.
With Minnesota moving ahead
of the Wolverines on the basis of NIGHT EDITOR:
its series split with Michigan TERRI FOUCHEY
State. Michigan's playoff chances
continue to deteriorate.
Now faced with playing seven "We didn't forecheck the wayI
of their remaining ten league we should," Renfrew explained,
games on the road, the Wolverines "They (the Pioneers) were get-
have failed to gain on any of the ting their plays started in t h e i r
contenders during their three week end too quickly."
home stand. Realizing the move's shortcom-
Losing five of their last six ings, Renfrew moved Marra back
league affairs, four of them com- to defense late in Saturday
ing at home, the Wolverines w i 11 night's game and shifted Michel
have to win on the road, s o m e- Jarry to Marra's vacated forward
thing of a tall order for a team position.
with their problems. Renfrew is not sure whether he
After hosting second-place Du- will continue using Jarry at for-
luth this weekend, the icers will ward. "We'll try it again t h i s
travel to Michigan and Wiscon- week at practice, but I'm not sure
sin before coming home to face what combinations we'll use this
the Irish of Notre Dame in a non- weekend."
conference battle. The troubled
Wolverines will close out their Renfrew has also been concern-
schedule by traveling to Minnesota ed about the team's poor offense
and battling home-and-home lately. "We have to find some-
with Michigan State. .._, .._
The schedule, however, is only
part of the problem as Coach Al Koosman su
Renfrew continues to juggle his personnel.
personnel.
For the North Dakota series de- T ells arrest
fenseman Tom Marra was moved
up to forward in a move which By The Ass
Renfrew said was to get more size MORRIS, Minn. - A suit
up front as Michigan's forecheck-
ing was less than adequate. The the recent purchase of a municip
move failed, however, as the lack against pitcher Jerry Koosman of
of forechecking again spelled and two business associates.
doom for the Wolverines against The 28-year-old southpaw told

thing different.. The team just
hasn't been putting the puck in
the net."
The Wolverine coach cited last
Friday's game as being indicative
of their overall downward scoring
trend. "We had three clean break-
aways, and each time we didn't
get a shot on goal." he mentioned,
"The players have to be more de-
termined out there."
"We definitely lack size in some
areas, Renfrew asserted, "but
more important, we haven't play-
ed to our potential."
On the other hand. Denver de-
monstrated what it takes to win
in this league. Although a rather
young team, the Pioneers played
like seasoned veterans. Their
hard skating, sharp passing attack
proved to be the difference in both'
Pioneer victories. Always look-
ing for the open man, the Denver
attack passed circles around the
unorganized Wolverines.
Denver, now 6-6, had a most
encouraging weekend putting
themselves in a position to peak
for the playoffs. Michigan how-
ever, will have to make a complete
turnabout if it hopes to see any
post season action.
ed for fraud*
!d after game
oiated Press
charging fraud and conspiracy in
al liquor store was filed yesterday
the New York Mets baseball team
Sa reporter the allegationc were not

--Associated Press

Caus clout Celts
Walt Wesley, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, backs away as Boston
Celtic John Havlicek (17) prepares to pass. Wesley and his Cav
teammates pulled through with a hard-fought 117-116 victory
over the Celts last night to give Cleveland its second win in its
last three games. The streaking Clevelanders were led by Bingo
Smith with 31, and super rookie John Johnson who added 27..

Page Nine
Liberation
extends to
auto race
DAYTONA BEACH, () - The
Woman's Lib movement, repre-
sented by blonde Smokey Drolet
headed a .parade of cars and
drivers into Daytona International
Speedway yesterday as registra-
tion opened for the 24-Hour en-
durance race.
Drolet, a veteran racer from Mi-
ami. will team with two male
drivers in a Dodge Dart in the
twice-around-the-clock grind that
roars away at 3 p.m. Saturday.
She is one of only three women
among the nearly 500 professional
and amateur drivers who will com-
pete in 4,000 miles of racing dur-
ing the next 17 days.
"I'm still at 117 pounds and it's
all muscle," the slender platinum-
haired driver quipped as she hur-
ried back to her garage.
Asked about the scarcity of
women 'drivers this year, Smokey
said "I really don't know. Some
of the teams that employed
women last year aren't entered.
Maybe it's the economy. We had
our troubles, too."
Scores
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Cleveland 117, Boston 116
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Jacksonville 91, South Alabama 76
Florida 106, Mississippi 86
Penn State 70, Princeton 62
LSV 80, Tennessee 70
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The Michigan Rugby Foot-
ball Club will have their f i r s t
practice of the year at 9 p.m.
tonight in Yost Fieldhouse.
Practices will besheld at 9 on
Tuesday and Thursday nights
and any interested members of
the university are welcome to
join.

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true. He called them harsh and added, "We have nothing to hide."
James W. Nohl, a local resident, filed suit in County Court, ac-
cusing the three men and their corporation, Midwest Empire, Inc., of
conspiring with city officials to defraud the taxpayers and residents of
Morris.
Nohl's suit charges the corporation purchased the bar for $70,000
despite two appraisals that it was worth $125,000 and $150,000.
f LOS ANGELES - All-Star wide receiver Warren Wells of the
Oakland Raiders was arrested in the Memorial Coliseum locker room
after Sunday's Pro Bowl game on a warrant charging probation vio-
lation.
Wells was placed on three years' probation and fined $2,000 after
pleading builty to a charge of attempted rape in 1969 following an
indictment by the Alameda County Grand Jury.

Bob TARANTU
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Students International Store-3
THE PEOPLE'S RECORD STORE

Hoope Piknegs
Well reeders we decided this wk. to give you another crack at
picking all the basketball games this Sat. plus you also get to try
your hand at picking the hockey game, which ain't too tough
if you been to any of their games lately an if so, you have our
deepest apologies.
Its not like as if it was a life and death matter if you get all the
games rite all we do is give you a free pizza from Cottage Inn weather
you want 1 or not plus you get a free bowling game at the Union
for yourself and friend.
Just hang out at the alleys this wk. an you can get a gander
of South Quad's Tom Dewoskin last wk.'s winner
The onely thing is that you got to get your entrees in by midnt.
Fri. as thats the deadline we decided on but we dont care how you
send em in, by person, carryer, male or telegram.
1. MICHIGAN at Minnesota 20. SPECIAL: Duluth at
(pick score) MICHIGAN Hockey
2. Iowa at Northwestern
3. Michigan State at Ohio
State
4. Illinois at Notre Dame
5. Marshall at Purdue
6. Memphis State at Drake
7. Indiana State at Clemson
8. Niagara at St. Bonaventure
9. Virginia at South Carolina
11. Central State (Ohio) at
Eastern Michigan
12. Dayton at Miami (Ohio)
13. Wake Forest at Davidson H
14. Pittsburgh at Bucknell
15. Auburn at Tennessee
16. Navy at NYU Ti e n sa
17. Kent State at Ohio U. I
18. Middle Tennessee at
Western Kentucky
19 Wichita State at Tulsa

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