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Saturday, April 3, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, April 3, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Gymnasts'

bid

for

finals

fails

- -- --- -- - By BETSY MAHON ?an
The Michigan gymnasts, current- st
ly Big Ten Champions and de- d a w
fending NCAA kings, finished a dis- ha
appointing fifth in the Preliminar e
ies of the NCAA Championships S w
last night. The Wolverines, who ot
found themselves in sixth place So,
after Thursday's compulsories put NIGHT EDITOR: th
up a strong fight in yesterday's op- RANDY PHILLIPSse
tionals, but were unable to make
up the difference. a
a .lam"We started missing Thursday," still rings event with a total of c
said a somewhat dejected Newt 26.8, Ted Marti and Monty Falb of
Loken, "and it became contagious. each scored 8.85 in that event while ci
We did real well in the compul- Mike Sale managed a 9.1. Thisi mi
sories but it just wasn't enough." combined with an 8.5 in the con- si
Iowa State came away with first pulsories gave Sale a total of 17.6 q
u place honors scoring 153.65 in the and he missed making the di- Fe
gcompulsories and 164.30 in the op- vidual finals by .10. lei
tionals for a total of 317.85. South- Mrichinals Tlcs fourt in
sl to u hplc he oth Mig an hea so acd forh n
er Illinois who led after the con a-lsmise but un rntely
,e"frteWlvrre.Te floo u eTeycised u dnrisaot s
pulsories finished second with a the teams finishing in front of o
itcombined score of 317.35. Rounding them were New Mexico, Penn I
" out the three finalists in today's S and Jowa aten three so th
triangular finals is Pennsylvania teams to finish in frnt of them inS
State with an overall of 316.80. thehrea rie.4 nhis en t
...>,. nteonaelmines. uThis ete as ,
New Mexico totalled 314.40 to highlighted by a 9.4 performance
slip into fourth place ahead of the on the part of Ward Black, who
}f~~coe Wovrie w.7o manage to rac -t
ve in o m edito. also missed making the individual
up 313.35 points. California, Air 'finals by .10. All-arounders Ray wt
Force, Louisiana State and San Gur an g Rick M e t h i
Jose rounded out the competitors s oe 9.5 singsa meve t
AB Wssterd 9.15io inyfsi ninplsls iht nin ooe.o h te tte ves
Michigan went into the optionals
trailing Southern Illinois by 5.10 s The evening events proved less H
t o successful for the Michigan for- of
wlfor a the Wolernesthey fin-: tunes. They finished a disappoint-
:.:T well for -h Wovrns Th.2 fin-=mnc ihl e:
ished second in the side horse comn- ing seventh on, the parallel bars,!M
..~4petiion s Mie Glck soredan with only hapless Louisiana State h
and San Jose making poorer show-
8.0 Ra !aa .5adDc ings. Freshman Bill Hudgins
Crdyny a 9.30. Kaziny's mark com-sere
bined with his 9.05 in the compul-s easuerlathe 9ihis first
Siona meet bu his teammates .m.n.
had less luster. Murray Plotkin-
.9.175 to tie him for second plaicescrda 8.5wieRkM-
-Associated Preste mnthe individual competition. He scored n 8h7 ghle R he M-
MEL DANIELS (top left) of the Indiana Pacers grabs a rebound will compete in tonights individual Curdy tallied an 8.65 which were
Pacer, tralingby seen ponts n ' o Rogr Bron andBob eto- etoliky, hnota hetrscor-gaensoughor tobe complete fiwis.h
from Wilbert Jones of the Memphis Pros in the opening game of the finals, the only Wolverine to be soe 9 st seno-gh by most
theironoed Amehea B9ktbl Asp-Clle ilasad im urdsa Ghowin, Te byt mosty
ABA Western Division playoffs in Indianapolis last night. Indiana oord ther e r a k
won 11498 In the foreground is the Pacers' Warren Armstrong Michigan finished fourth in theo e t tas
ShmisThe Wolverines finished fourth
hfon the high bar with a score of
27.35. Ed Howard led the squad i
Krky' Jm Lon h with a 9.2 performance while Ted
'' 'Marti scored 9.15 and Rick Mc- 0p
Pac rs mas Pr s, 14-8;Curdy,9.0. While these scores werea
goodtheywere not enough to ruffle 1e
osn s squeak past Floridians the feathers onthe other confer-
ence hapions.b. v.
On the last event they partici- t]
By The Associated Press an 85.74 lead by the, end of the mates Bill Keller and Mel Daniels pated in, the long horse , the 'M' g
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana third period on the hot shooting yadded 23 and 22 points gymnasts made their last desper-. Bi
Pacers, trailing by seven points in) of Roger Brown and Bob Neto- INetolicky, who was held score- !ate stab for a berth in the finals. wi
the first half, caught fire' in the licky. less in the first half poured in iThey finished third with 27.60,points
second last night to beat Mem- Indiana built leads of 20 points Ihis game total of 13 points in the only .15 out of first. All of the per- at
phis 114-9,8 in the first game of !three times in the final period !third quarter. formers in the event-Rick Mc- to
their American Basketball Assoc- Char~lie Williams and Jimmy * *Curdy, Ray Gura, Ted Marti, Rusty ar
itho estaern Defeniong paoAf Jones score .24 points apiece to Colonl i co m n Pierce and Ward Black-scored 9.0 th
The acer, deendng A A! Clonls i com and or above but it was too late to have t
4 champions, tied the Pros at the ;lead Memphis. Brown topped all ____
hal a 5555an raedawy t .screr wth 6 oitsan tam-. .LOUISVILLE -Louie Damp-- -----.___
hr ier hit a 12-foot jump shot with
mtMiePataddtofe Pi122 second remaining and team- E.F b ur~c-
thirows seconds later to give theb u
Kentucky Colonels a 116-112 vc
vi-Aoy over the Floridians in the
a#fiirst game of their American Bas- Aclip Inc
ketball Association's Eastern Divi-
sion semifinal playoff last night.
IKentucky held the lead fiom I3 I eAscatdPe,
y: :midway through the third quartei TAPFa-RiheHbe;
S~- . until the final 50 seconds when diildapai fhm n n
r: Kentucky's Jim Ligon hit a hook drv3nsx.usa mtsugj
:>.>> ?:; '':"r >? {::: shot to put the Colonels ahead buried Cincinnati 12-0 yesteirday
:> 112 111. ;:: in exhibition baseball.
. * *Hebner clubbed a tw o-irun ho-

ny significant effect on the final
andings.
Iowa State controlled yesterday's
appenings finishing first in two
vents, still rings and long horse,
hile they came ii second in two
hers, high bar and parallel bars.
outhern Illinois finished first on
he high bar and finished a close
econd on the rings.
In the competition for individual
,wards a variety of performers
ame to the front. Stormy Eaton
New Mexico won the floor exer-
se competition and Russ Hoff-
aan of Iowa State walked off with
de horse honors. Charlie Ropie-
uet of Southern Illinois and Ben
ernandez of Indiana tied for the
ead on the rings while Pat Ma-
cney from little known San Fer~-
ando Valley College wen the long
orse crown. Brent Sirmons of
owa State took first place on the
arallel bars and Tom Lindner of
outhern Illinois won high bar
onors.
The team finals featur ng Iowa
Mate, Southern Illinois and Penn
sate will be held this afternoon
vhile the individual finals will be
feld this evening. Special attrac-
ions will be presenting of the
lelms Award to Michigan coach
newt Loken and the presentation
dthe Nissen Award to the best
enior gymnast. Michigan's Rick
McCurdy is in the running for this
onor.
HOME OPENER:

BameDetroit meet for two.

By ELLIOT LEGOW ;
With a relatively successful trip
o Arizona to their credit b u t
ith many problems still to work
Lt, the Michigan baseball team
pens its home season today with
doubleheader against the Uni-
ersity of Detroit.
Winners of six of ten against a
ariety of opponents in Arizona,
he Wolverines will be trying to
et in shape for the important
ig Ten season which gets under-
way in late April.
Coach Moby Benedict will let
ll four of his pitchters, Jim Bur-
on, Mickey Elwood, Pete Helt,
nd Tom Fleszar work today in
he two seven inning battles with
he g itans.
sy Reds;
hians, 5-2
day with a 4-2 victory over their
Eugene farm club.
Roger Freed had two hits for
he Phillies who jumped off to a
-0 lead after two innings and
held on.
Greg Lucinski had atwo-run

"

Squires squeak
HAMPTON, Va. - The Vir-
ginia Squires outscored the New
York Nets 15-6 in the final 4:25
last night and posted a 113-105
victory in the opening game of
their American Basketball Asso-
ciation Eastern Division semifinal
playoff.
Trailing 99-98, the Squires surg-
ed in front to take the lead in the
best-of-7 series behind C h a r li e
Scott, who scored 20 points, and,
Doug Moe,- who got six points in
the last two minutes.
Stickmen meet MSU
The Michigan Lacrosse Club,
coming off a victory over na-
tionally-ranked Bowling Green
Wednesday, will take on Michi-
gan State at home this after-
noon at 2 p.m. Michigan de-
feated the Spartans twice last
season and will be going after
another victory today in a game
to be played on t h e Tartan
Turf at Ferry Field.
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mer in the first inning and add- homer for Eugene.
ed a three-run shot in the eighth * * *
when the Pirates scored nine runs. Expos explode
Vic Davalillo and Bob Robert-
son also homered for the Pirates. BRADENTON, Fla. - Ron Swo-
Nelson Briles held the R e d s boda, acquired two days ago
scoreless for seven innings, from the New York Mets, belted
his first home run for Montreal
yesterday, one of four the Expos
Indians of fed hit in an 18-5 rout of the Pitts-
MESA, Ariz. - Rick Monday burge Pirates 'B' team.
scratched a solo homer and a Rusty Staub- hit a pair of hom-
double off Cleveland's ace lefty ers and John Boccabella one as
Sam McDowell yesterday and the the Expos hammered Bob Moose
Oakland Athletics downed the In- for nine runs in seven innings and
dians 5-2 in an exhibition b a s e- added eight more in the ninth.
ball game. Carl Morton, tuning up for his
Monday's homer in the A's opening day assignment, pitched
second tied at at 1-1 and Oakland four scoreless innings for Mon-
went ahead in the third when treat.
Gene Tenace doubled and scored *re .

All four pitcheis were very ef-
fective in Arizona and all ten
games were completed by the
starters. None of the quartet has1
an earned average over 2.00 butE
all have suffered from ia lack of1
hitting and fielding support.
"Our pitching was just great
and if it continues as it has we'll<
definitely be a contender," Bene-1
dict said yesterday. Burton, the
ace of the staff hurled two shut-
outs in three starts and c o m e s,
back to Michigan with a minis-
cule earned run average of 0.40
and 33 strikeouts in 23 innings.
Elwood and Helt, a pair of!
sophomores, each compiled 1-1 re-
cords but deserved better than
that. Elwood, a right-hander al-
lowed only ten hits in 14 innings
while walking but two and fan-
ning 14.
Heglt, the only southpaw starter,
was even more effective, allowing
Eaonly seven hits and no walks in 13
innings but could only win his
shutout. Fleszar, the fourth start-
er, matched Burton with a 2-1 re-
cord, hurled one shutout and had
the staff's high ERA of only 1.64.
With all this great pitching it's
obvious that poor hitting was the
cause of Michigan's four defeats.
However, it wasn't hitting in gen-
eral, but timely hitting that was
lacking.
"We still need .Ttimely and ag-
gressive hitting to have a good
season," Benedict stresses. He
praises the play of first-baseman
Pat Sullivan who "has b e e n
getting hits with men on base."
However, the hitting by the rest
of his lineup has disappointed
Benedict. "Tom Kettinger hasn't
been hitting up todexpectations,"
Benedict stated although his pow-
erful outfielder slugged at a .310
clip in the southwest.
chances.
runs batted in and that's what up-
sets Benedict. Kettinger should be
starting in left field today, des-
pite Benedict's criticisms and will
probably be joined in the f a r
rneaches of Fisher Stadium by
John Hornyak and Mike Bowen.
?Bowen and Hornyak are tied
for the team lead in average, each
batting .333. Hornyak has also
demonstrated very good power.
with one double and four triples
included in his 21 hits.
The infield has been the Wol-
verines' biggest' sore spot, both
1with the bat and the glove. "The
infield, especially the' left side
has to class itself up," Benedict
said. "The defense by the short-
stop and third baseman was less
than desired."
Benedict relies on Jim Kocolo-
ski at second, Mark Carrow at;
third, and Mike Rafferty at short!
stop most of the time in Arizona.
Carrow batted .250 but did not
perform well in the field.
Rafferty's hitting slipped down
to .192 and his fielding was like-
wise far from adequate. Benedict
experimented with freshman Mark
Crane at both left side posi-
tions of the infield but Crane fail-
ed to hit in five trips to the plate!
and booted two of five fielding
But Kettinger had only t w o
Second sacker Kocoloski, a

shortstop last season, batted only plate, despite committing one
.227 but did handle himself well passed ball which caused a Wol-
in the field. Despite the infielding verine defeat.
problems to date, Benedict is not, Also available as a backstop is
expected to. make any changes in Dan Mulvihill who failed to hit
his regular lineup. in 11 at bats on the trip.
The only position that was left i The Wolverines still have plenty
vacant on this year's squad w a s I of work to do before they will be
catcher, and Benedict seems to in go d shape for the Big Ten
have found an adequate replace-' schedule and today's games start-
ment in freshman John Lonchar. ing at 1:00, weather permitting,
Lonchar has batted .273 and will give Benedict a good chance
handled himself well behind the I to work on his squad's problems.
OSU defense tops ig Ten;
Tigers send. five to Toledo
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Defense proved the key to Ohio State's march to the
title in the tight Big Ten basketball race, final official. conference
statistics indicated yesterday.
Second-finishing Michigan was the league's sntop .scoring club.
However, the Bucksd still had the best eye for the basket with
48.4 accuracy from the field. Michigan, winding p a game behind
Ohio State in the title race, was next with 47.2.
No. 2 on defense was third-spot Purdue with an average yield
of 78.7. Michigan was No. 3 with 80.1.
LAKELAND, Fla-The Detroit Tigers optioned five players to the
Toledo farm club yesterday while a sixth was sent there outright
and two non-roster players were returned to the Tigers' minor league
training camp center for reassignment.
Four pitchers were among those optioned to aToledo--Bob Reed,
Lerrin Lagrow, Les Cain and Dennis Saunders, along withoutfielder
Russ Nagelson. Infielder Jim Martino was the fifth player sent to
Toledo.r
* * *
MINNEAPOLIS-Cal Luther was unofficially chosen yesterday
as head basketball coach of the University of Minnesota. Bin has
been Murray, Ky., State's head cage coach for the -past 14 seasons.
Luther's selection was announced at an evening news eornfer-
ence yesterday.
Only a formal vote of the university's board of regents, who gave
their approval in a telephone canvass, is needed to make Luther's
selection official.'This is considered a mere technicality.
Luther, 43, succeeds George Hanson in the Big Ten post.
GENEVA-The United States crushed West Germany 5-1.fyester-
day but failed by one goal to avoid relegatign to group B in the
#World Ice Hockey Championships.
SMITH TO SIGN:
Blazers, inkWik
PORTLAND, Ore. VP) - All- es of the National Basketball As-
American forward Sidney Wicks socation said yesterdayth ey
of UCLA signed a five-year con- would hold a news conference on
tract yesterday with the Portland Monday to announce the formal
Trail Blazers of the N a t i o n a 1msigning of 7-foot center Elmore
Basketball Association. t hSmith, their No. 1 choice in the
Terms of the contract were not!recent college draft.
disclosed, but the Blazers earlier Smith, of Kentucky State, turn-
were said to be ready to offer the ed down a $2.2 million: offer from
16-foot-8 standout a $1.5 million the Carolina- Cougars of the rival
contract. Wicks had been report- American Basketball Association,
ed to be seeking between $1.5 and a Braves spokesman said...
$2 million.kTerms of the multi-year con-
Wicks helped UCLA to its fifth; tract with the Braves were not
straight NCAA championship last disclosed.
weekend, beating Villanova in the! Asked for Smith's whereabouts,
finals. He finished the season with the spokesman said: "He is stash-
a 22-point scoring average and ed away in Florida somewhere.
also grabbed 13 rebounds a game. Even I don't know where he is."
Harry Glickm~an, the executive
vice president of the Trail Blazers,
phich the signing was announced Standings

on two groundouts.
The Indians tied it in the fifth
on McDowell's homer.
In the sixth, Felipe Alou dou-
bled and scored the winner on
Reggie Jackson's single.
* * *
Phils win

Giants go
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The
San Francisco Giants hammered
out 22 hits yesterday including a
home run, two doubles and a
single by Ken Henderson, a n d
rolled to a 12-4 exhibition b a s e-

-Associated Press
WALT FRAZIER of the New York Knicks steals a pass in the
recent Knick-Atlanta Hawk NBA playoffs. The Hawks' Pete
Maravich (44) can only look on. Frazier has allegedly been
N considered in a multi-million dollar deal which would have
Frazier and several other NBA stars jump to the ABA.

ABA DROOLING

Frazier, Monroe may juu

NEW YORK (R) - A $3 million pack-
age deal which could take two of the
top players of the National Basketball
Association - Walt Frazier of the New
York Knicks and Earl "The Pearl" Mon-
roe of the Baltimore Bullets - into the
rival American Basketball Association was
revealed yesterday.
Paul Corvino, president of Sports Pro-
ductions Unlimited, a New York-based
firm dealing in player management, said
he had been discussing such a deal for more
than a month with the ABA Texas Chap-
arrals.
"These have been very guarded nego-
tiations but they are real," Corvino said.
"The package includes Walt Frazier, Earl

discussed the proposed deal with Corvino
and had made a special trip to New York
for that purpose, but had turned it down.
"It's too rich for our blood right now,"
Williams said. "We are not interested in
those terms."
Corvino, told of Williams' reaction, ex-
pressed surprise. "This is the first word
I've had along that line," he said. "Wil-
liams has seemed very interested in our
talks.
"But that does not mean the deal has
fallen through. We may work out other
arrangements. Besides, Ihave a couple of
other ABA teams interested."
He declined to identify them.
Corvino said he believed Williams was

have to fig
000 bracke
Frazier a
their respe
of the top
league.
He wasa
off victory
Thursday r
Garrettt
falo in the
is a 7-foo
center-forw

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The ball victory over the University of
Philadelphia Phillies ended their Santa Clara.
Florida exhibition season yester-
------ -S-AtrOS zoom
HOUSTON-The Houston Astros
scored a pair of runs on infield
York Yankees 2-1 in the first
j game of a novel tripleheader ex-
1 1hibition baseball game in the As-
trodome.
The Astros scored their two runs
ure them in the $175,000-$180,- in the second inning as Bob Wat-
t." son and Dennis Menke led off with
nd Monroe are star guards of singles and Doug Rader walked to
ctive teams, Frazier rated one fill the bases.
men at his position in the Watson and Menke then scored
on ground outs.
a star in the Knicks' 4-1 play- The Yankees scored in the fifth
over Atlanta, completed here inning on a single by Jerry Ken-
night. ney and a triple by Frank Baker.
went from Los Angeles to Buf-
1970 expansion draft. Fillmore h
t-1 forward and Mast a 6-9
vard bothyoung reserves on the '

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New York team. ,
"They are both under contract," an
NBA spokesman said. "Any attempt to
raid them could bring trouble."

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with:
"He's now officially signed a
five-year contract to play w i t h
the Portland Trail Blazers. He
has played on three consecutive
national achmpionship teams at
IUCLA. We only hope he will do
the same for Portland."I
Wicks was asked if he felt he
got a fair deal.

EXHIBITION BASEBALL
r Yesterday's Results
Pittsburgh 12, Cincinnati, 0
Montreal 18, Pittsburgh "B" 5
San Francisco 12, Santa Clara U 4
Oakland 5, Cleveland 2

Tokyo Orions at San Francisco
San Diego vs. Milwaukee
Cleveland vs. Oakland
NBA Playoffs
Thursday's Results

c-Boston
New York
Montreal
Toronto
Buffalo
Detroit
Vancouver
c-Chicago

East Division
W , L T Pts. GF GA
55 14 7 117 384 202
48 17 11 107 251 170
41 22 13 95 282 207
36 32 8 '80 242 201
24 39 14 62 214 288
22 43 11 55 208 298
23 45 8 54 220 290
West Division
48 19 9 105 271 180
124 9k 1 12 gal

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