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Tuesday, January 15, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Sever

SPARTANS SMASH ILLINOIS

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From Wire Service Reports
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - John
Laskowski threw in an 18-footer
and a pair of free throws in the
waning moments last night as
Indiana o v e r c a m e tenacious
Northwestern 72-67 in a Big Ten
basketball game.
The Hoosiers, tied with Wis-
consin for 13th in the national
rankings, trailed 67-66 when Las-
kowski, a reserve swingman,
popped in a shot with just over
one minute remaining to put
Indiana ahead to stay.-
After a couple of exchanges
in which neither team could
score, the junior hit both ends of
a bonus free throw situation with
18 seconds left to make it 70-67
and ice it. Then reserve forward
Tom Abernethy added two more
free tosses.
Indiana raised its conference
record to 3-1 and its overall mark
to 10-3, while Northwestern slip-
ped to 1-3 and 6-7, respectively.
The Indiana victory dimmed a
25-point, 14-rebound effort by
Bryan Ashbaugh for the Wildcats.

sport~s
NIGHT EDITOR:
JOHN KAHLER
Indiana was led by Quinn Buck-
ner's 15 points, while Steve Green
added 13, Abernethy 10 and Scott
May 10 noints and nine rebounds.
Northwestern held several leads
in the second half while hitting
11 of its first 15 shots after the
intermission. The Wildcats fin-
ished up with 27 of 53 from the
floor, while Indiana hit a cool
29 of 76.
111lini beaten
CHAMPAIGN-With three play-
ers hitting 20 or more points,
Michigan State broke loose with
10:50 to play last night to defeat

Illinois 90-82 in a Big Ten basket-
ball game.
Illinois, 1-2 on conference ac-
tion, twice blew 14-point leads
in the first half and trailed 41-
39. The Illini went ahead 59-57
at 10:50 in a surge geared by
Jeff Dawson's 12 points.
Terry Furlow and Ed Wilson
of the Spartans each made lay-
ups after steals and Mike Robin-
son added a basket as MSU went
ahead 63-59 to stay.
Robinson totaled 24 points,
Furlow 21 and Lindsay Hairston
wim

20 as MSU boosted its league
mark to 2-1.
Jeff Dawson topped the Illini
with 35, getting 21 in the first
half. Rick Schmitt added 22.
The crowd of 4,685 was the
smallest for an Illinois game
since the Assembly Hall opened
in 1963.
* * *
Tigers pun ishedc
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Larry
Fry led a second-half surge that

i carried Mississippi State past a
depleted Louisiana State 89-75
last night in a Southeastern Con-
ference college basketball game
in which the Tigers finished with
only four players.
LSU coach Dale Brown sus-
pended seven Tigers earlier Mon-
day for breaking curfew here the
night before the game. That left
LSU with only five players after
forward Collis Temple fouled out.
With 57 seconds remaining,
LSU had only four men on the
court.

ea m regro ups

'after loss to Badgers

Sports of The Daily I

V.R. Wrestlers bumped
The Michigan Mat Machine went back to the shop for some
routine maintenance yesterday following the unexpectedly dif-
ficult 22-12 triumph over Northwestern last weekend. Bill Davids,
whose pin was crucial in the Wolverines' victory, was named
Champion of the Week by a landslide vote.
Coach Rick Bay plans to stress team motivation in this
week's workouts. "I've got the same problem Bo (Schembechler)
had with the football team," he explained. "We're facing second
division teams for the next few weeks, and if we don't keep our
momentum up we're in for a lot of trouble come February."
Trouble, in this case, would be a 15-day span within which
the Wolverines will face four of the nation's Top Ten wrestling
teams: Iowa, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Wisconsin.
"I've said all along the Big Ten is probably the best wrestl-
ing conference in the country this year," Bay emphasized ear-
lier this season, and results scored by Big Ten teams against
non-conference foes reinforce this impression. Conference teams
took four of the top seven places at the prestigious Midlands
Tournament held in Evanston just before Christmas, although
two of the league's better teams-the Wolverines and Michigan
State-were not at full strength for the event.
Just last Thursday night the Spartans showed they will be
especially formidable this year when they routed Midlands
champion Oklahoma State, 27-10, in a dual meet up at East
Lansing.
The Spartan junior varsity wasn't so fortunate yesterday
against the Michigan reserves, losing 21-18 in a forfeit-studded
match at Crisler Arena. It doesn't show in the stats, but Wol-
verine 134-pounder Tom Space pinned Michigan State's Gary
Gardner at the 4:21 mark. Space was required to forfeit be-
cause he wrestled for the varsity against Northwestern-an NCAA
rule specifies that a wrestler cannot compete for both his
school's varsity and junior varsity squads within a four day
span.
118-Lance Becker (M) dec. Chuck Wolfe (MSU), 7-4.
126-Steve Thomas (MSU) dec. Tom Fillion (M), 50.
134-Gary Gardner (MSU) won by forfeit.
142-Tom Herder (M) won by forfeit.
150-Keith Mitchell (MSU) dec/ Bil Goen (M), 6-5.
158-Ed Neiswender (M) dec. Jim Clark (MSU), 7-3.
167-Tad DeLuca (M) dec. Oliver Williams (MSU), 8-2.
177-Mark Johnson (M) dec. Amen Bow (MSU), 4-2.
190-Steve Shuster (M) dec. Doug Helmik (MSU), 6-0.
Hwt.-Julius Askew (MSU) won by forfeit.
* * *
Track captains named
Michigan track coach Dixon Farmer announced yesterday
that the thinclads had selected seniors Kim Rowe and Steve
Adams as team captains for the 1974 campaign.
Both are in their fourth year of competition. Rowe, who
hails from Jamaica, has won six Big Ten championships, in-
cluding relays. The talented 440-dash man holds or shares eight
Michigan school records. Last year he set a world record for
an indoor C-level track in the 440.
Adams, the defending indoor shot put Big Ten champion,
and outdoor discus champion, comes from Pittsfield, Mass., and
with his 3.5 grade average was named the top scholar athlete
in the program. At 6-7, 300 pounds Farmer calls him "the big-
gest team captain to come out of any sport in Michigan history."
-Jeff Chown
Skiers finish second
Michigan's Ski Team took second place in both the men's
and women's team standings Saturday in the Michigan Inter-
collegeiate Ski Association slalom race at Schuss Mountain.
Though edged by Bowling Green for team honors, the men were
led by the 1-2 finish of Steve Perkins and Jim Sempere. Support
from Jim Elder and Rick Reynolds in the fifth and seventh spots
clinched the runner-up trophy. The women's team trailed MSU,
with fourth and fifth place finishes from Ann Edwards and
Deb J. Lewis.
The men came back strongly Sunday, topping the team
standings in the United States Ski Association's Central Division
slalom at Crystal Mountain. Michigan swept the first four places
of Class A. Rick Reynolds had the fastest combined time for
both runs, followed by Don Willis, Gary Edwards, and Jim Nye.
The women had an off day, sliding to third place behind Northern
Michigan and MSU. Deb J. Lewis placed second in Class A.
The Ski Team is expecting to make a strong bid this week-
end for the Governor's Cup slalom. They will be racing against
other colleges from through the state.
-Marcia Merker
C *' *
Cedeno to be freed?
SANTO DOMINGO, D.R.-A judge is expected to rule in
the next few days on whether to drop charges of involuntary
manslaughter against outfielder Cesar Cedeno of the Houston
Astros in connection with the gunshot death of a 19-year-old

By BILL CRANE
The Michigan swimmers found
Wisconsin last Saturday a cold
and unfriendly place. In fact, for
the first time since 1967 the
Wolverines lost a Big Ten dual
meet to a team besides the In-
diana Hoosiers.
Michigan's streak was quite a
record, but perhaps the Wolves
now realize what a tough team
Wisconsin is-and how difficult
the remaining schedule might be.
SWIMMING COACH Gus Sta-
ger felt, on looking back to the
Wisconsin loss, that it was pos-
sible the tankers were a bit tired.
The-Big Ten Relays, Illinois, and
Southern Illinois had all come
and gone for the swimmers and
the Badgers were not involved in
comoetition (or "s w i m m i n g
tough" as Stager called it) until
Michigan came to visit.
"We probably should have
rested before this meet instead
of practicing through it," Stager
said, "and we really didn't know
much about them."
A lack of scouting might have
hurt the swimmers but the races
were extremely close-so close
that little factors, like Wiscon-
sin's home-pool advantage and
fatigued Michigan swimmers,
probably called the shots.
For example, the usually de-
pendable Tom Szuba lost an
event by mere inches.
THE BIG TEN season will be.
changed according to Stager only

in outlook. "We came into this
meet feeling they had to beat us.
Now we have to beat them." A
tribute might be payed to the
loss if the Wolverines garnish
from it that added incentive to
keep on climbing.
The Michigan divers faired no
better than the rest of the team.
Don Craine placed second in both
diving events. But still the meet
could not be reconciled with for
diver Dick Quint. "We were off
our dives and they dove well,"
Quint said. The divers continue
to search for that '10-point dive'
and continue to work morning
and night.
For both Stager's swimmers
and Coach Dick Kimball's divers,
there is a big week coming up.
Stanford invades Matt Mann
waters Friday evening and car-
ries with them a host of talent.
If ever there is encouragement
for a meet, the potential is here
for this one. Coach Stager com-
mented "they're fast," and noth-
ing more need be said.
Michigan State comes to town
Saturday afternoon and renews
the intra-state rivalry. Michigan
quite easily beat the Spartans
earlier this year in the Big Ten
Relays.
WITH TWO tough meets on
hand, the Wolves must hope to
find some way to balance speed
and rest. Two meets in two days
will call on Michigan's depth,

and, for the experienced swim-
mers, any energy that can be
saved will be valuable.
Make sure to see Thursday's
Daily for a preview of the power-
ful Stanford team and their
match-up with the 'M' tankers,
also the outlook for the Spartans.
Until then, the waters at Matt
Mann Pool keep churning and for
the swimmers and divers a test
is drawing near.

AP Photo
"MY GOD, HE MADE IT," gasps C.J. Kupec as a shot from an unknown Minnesota player lands
in the hoop. Pete Gilcud (32) jumps to get a better view of the wonder, while Campy Russell cringes
beneath the basket. The win over the Tarnished Rodents left Michigan 2-0 in conference play.

M-oretto spa
ANY KNOWLEDGABLE Michigan hockey fan will tell you that
this year's Wolverine icers are vastly improved over last
season. A quick glance at their record (11-8-1) will reveal that the
Blue dekers have already more than doubled last year's victory
output of five. But which individual accounts for the biggest dif-
ference between this year's squad and the 1972-73 group that
went 5-28-1?
If you guessed center Angie Moretto, you're right, and you
win a pair of tickets to Michigan's opdning WCHA playoff game
in March, opponent yet to be determined. Don't overestimate
the prize, though, because the Wolverine icers have qualified
for post-season play in only one of the last three years.
If they do make it this year (by finishing eighth or better
in the ten-team league), and indications are that they should,
sophomore centerman Moretto will have certainly earned his
share of the credit. With the WCHA season exactly half over,
Moretto leads the team in goals scored and points garnered, and
can -be found on the ice back-checking tenaciously on defense
and more than holding his own in front of the net on offense.
This is a complete reversal of form over last year.
Many Wolverines fans will recall that Moretto's debut
at Michigan last year was rather well-publicized. The 6-4,
210, Toronto, Ontario-native who wears No. 7 was billed
as "the biggest player the Wolverines have had in years."
The fans may also remember that he finished third in team
scoring with 27 points, but wasn't very fast, got pushed around
in front of the goal, and was rather tempermental.
All that has changed. He is still big, of course, but this year
Moretto is much faster, stronger, and with a year more exper-
ience behind him, has begun to take charge on the ice.
"Angie is controlling the game more," lauds Michigan
coach Dan Farrell, "and as long as he can dictate the speed
of the game, he can certainly help us. He is also far more
consistent."
Moretto played a big role in helping the Wolverines to a
split with North Dakota this weekend, assisting on four of Bob
"The Flash" Falconer's five goals in the two-game set. He thus
climbed over Don Fardig into the scoring lead with 24 points,
and his team-leading 13 goals are three more than he collected
all last year.
"I feel a lot better this year," admitted Moretto after
Saturday's 6-2 romp. "I've lost weight (down ten pounds
from 220), and feel much more confident out there, more at
ease." Somewhat sheepishly, he also conceded that, "This
year I'm a lot more mature."

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. WCHA Standings.

Denver
Mich. Tech
Mich. State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Colorado College
Notre Dame
MICHIGAN
Minnesota-Duluth
North Dakota

W L T Pts.
11 5 2 24
10 2 2 22
8 7 1 17
7 7 2 16
7 5 2 16
8 8 0 16
6 9 1 13
5 8 1 11
4 10 0 8

Hockey at Yost

Bill Walton ma not!
travel to Midwest
By The Associated Press practice today then the team's
CHICAGO-Coach John Wooden doctor and trainer will decide if
of top-ranked UCLA said yesterday he will be able to play in the two
that it's still undecided if injured games.
All-American center Bill Walton Although Wooden insists the Iowa
will accompany the team East this game takes precedent over Notre
week. Dame at this time, the Bruins are
Talking via telephone to a meet-|not expected to encounter any dif-
ing of Chicago Basketball Writers, ficuilty against the Big Ten repre-
Wooden was explicit that if Walton sentative.
does make the trip he'll play However, it's a different story
against both Iowa and Notre Dame, against the Irish of Notre Dame,
or riot at all. the last team to score a victory
The Bruins, having extended over UCLA.
their winning streak to 87 games, If Walton plays, the oddsmak-
meet Iowa Thursday night in a eers are calling UCLA a four-
Chicago' Stadium doubleheader, point favorite. Without Walton,
which also includes Oral Roberts Notre Dame will be a four-point
and Loyola, and then journey to ; favorite.

FRIDAY'S RESULTS
Colorado College 5, Michigan
State 4 (ot)
Denver 6, Notre Dame S (ot)
Michigan Tech 4, Wisconsin 1
Minnesota-Duluth 4, Minnesota 3
North Dakota 4, MICH. 2
SATURDAY'S RESULTS
MICHIGAN 6, North Dakota 2
Michigan State 6, Colorado
College 4
Denver 4, Notre Dame 2
Michigan Tech 6, Wisconsin 4
Minnesota-Duluth 5, Minnesota
2
THIS WEEKEND'S GAMES
MICHIGAN at Wisconsin
Minnesota-Duluth at Denver
Michigan Tech at Notre Dame
Colorado College at North
Dakota '
Michigan State at Minnesota

The Top Ten in
College Hockey
1. Michigan Tech (8) (15-3-2) 97
2. Denver (1) (14-5-2) 91
I3. New Hampshire (1) (12-5) 68
5. Michigan State (14-7-1) 43
6. Vermont (9-2) 39
7. Cornell (5-2-1) 38
8. Colorado College (11-9) 31
9. Boston University (8-4) 15
10. Minnesota (10-8-2 14
Penn State 62, Princeton 50
Thiel 61, Bethany 58
Slippery Rock 65, California, Pa. 53
Cleveland St. 61, Eastern Michigan 55
Old Dominion 84, Calif.-Irvine 77
Virginia 110, Athiet s in Action 99
Concord, w.va. 69, Bluefield St.. 57
North Carolina-Wilmington 85,
Atlantic Christian 60
Lubbock Christian 58, Texas
Wesleyan 45
Shippensburg, Pa. 83.
Pitt-Johnstown 58
Alabama 88, Mississippi 71
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Sure enough, the big man has been thrown into the penalty
box only twice in 18 games this season.
Linemate Falconer, who upped his own goal production
from two to seven in one weekend, agrees that Moretto has
changed. "Angie is far faster this year. He's got more desire
now, more confidence. I think all those goals he scored in the
tournament (Flint Tournament, won by Michigan) helped him
a lot."
On the other wing, freshman Gary Morrisson concurs. "You
always know where he'll be - right in the slot. And he's stror;
enough that you know he won't be pushed around in there."
Moretto made an especially notable play Saturday. After
being pulled down from behind on a pseudo-breakaway, he
uprighted himself and recovered the puck before you could
say "Pete Waselovich," and, fired it to a waiting Falconer
who neatly tucked it behind the North Dakota goaltender
for his fourth goal of the night.
After the victory, which put Michigan three points up on the
Sioux in the battle for the final playoff spot, Farrell also had
words of praise for Tom Lindskog. "Tom has been one of our
steadiest defensemen. He is very mature, a sophomore who plays
with the maturity of a senior."
And about Paul Paris, "He has had some trouble scoring
(notched his first goal Saturday night), but has been very,
very effective as a penalty killer." Indeed, with Don Fardig,
Paris pestered the Sioux forwards endlessly, even causing the
NoDaks to ice the puck once while holding a man advantage.
But the big story continues to be that of the big man in the
middle. With the stretch run of the season approaching, a lapse
by Moretto into last year's bad habits could reduce the Wol-
verine playoff hopes to a prayer. But if he should continue to
improve at the present pace, well, how does "Angie Moretto:
Man in Motion" sound?
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