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Tuesday, March 13, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Vacation
Sports
Basketball
The highly touted Michigan basketball team ended its season
in a whimper last week by dropping contests to Wisconsin and
Ohio State. The once mighty Blue rolled over and died against
the Badgers Monday night, when they lost by an 94-79 count.
Henry Wilmore was, the high scorer with 27 points. He topped
the Wolverines again Saturday with 16 markers in the anemic
102-87 loss to the Bucks.
The Wolverines closed the season with a 13-11 mark overall,
and a dismal 6-8 Big Ten record, good for only a sixth place
tie in the standings. The game against the Buckeyes marked
the end of collegiate careers for such stars as Wilmore, Ernie
Johnson, and Ken Brady for Michigan and Allan Hornyak and
Luke Witte for the Bucks. And yes, Johnny Orr will take the
reins again next season.
* *
SWrestling
Probably the best news of last week came from Seattle
where the Wolverines grappled to a third place finish in the
NCAA. Jerry Hubbard reversed his Big Ten loss to Wisconsin's
Rick Lawinger by defeating the Badger for the national cham-
pionship. Other Michigan wrestlers turning in stellar perform-
ances were Jim Brown (118) who copped third, Bill Davids
" (126) who finished fourth, Gary Ernst (Hwt.) who was also
fourth, aid freshman Jeff Guyton (134) who managed to place
' fifth.
The big disappointment for area fans was the failure of
Wolverine captain Mitch Mendrygal to advance past the pre-
liminaries, thanks to some highly questionable officiating.
* * *
Another bright spot in the Michigan winter sport scene this
r year was the Wolverine track team. Proving that track is indeed
back, the thinclads were brilliant over the vacation period,
taking second in the Big Ten and eighth in the NCAA indoor
championships. During the Big Ten meet at Purdue Kim Rowe
set a new world record in the 440 for an 8-lap flat track. Coach
Dixon Farmer's squad finished a mere 10 points behind Indiana
as Steve Adams and Godfrey Murray also won individual titles,
in the shot put and 70-yard high hurdles, respectively.
In the NCAA meet at Cobo Hall in Detroit this past week-
end, Rowe took second in the 440 and Murray third in the 60-
yard high hurdles. The mile relay squad placed fifth, helping the
Blue to its best showing in many years.
Swimming
Once again the Michigan swimming team had a great
season but couldn't conquer the almighty Indiana Hoosiers. The
Blue tankers finished second, far ahead of the rest of the field.
Individual titles were won by Tom Szuba in the 400-yard medley,
Stu Isaac in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Pat Bauer in the
200-yard breaststroke. A high NCAA finish seems likely.
Hockey
The Michigan hockey team closed out the season on an
unusually bright note as they stunned North Dakota with a
victory and a tie last weekend. With the 3-2 win and the 4-4 tie
the Wolverine icers broke a losing streak that was longer than
anyone cares to remember. Flaying their final games under
Coach Al Renfrew, the dekers raised their final mark to 5-28-1.
* * *
Baseball
The spring season opened for the baseball team last week as
they took their annual trek to sunny Arizona. The excursion
was not too successful, however, as the diamondmen dropped
all six of their contests. In all fairness it should be noted that
the Arizona schools have been practicing much longer and had
the decided edge in playing experience
Lacrosse
In contrast to the baseball team, the lacrosse squad was
highly successful during their stay in Miami. They won all of
the games they played by decisive margins, beating Miami 18-9,
Florida 11-3, and Florida International 20-5. Bill Kilkowski was
one o the standouts on the trip as he accounted for 14 goals
and three assists. The regular season opens this Saturday with
a game against always tough Oberlin.

HUBBARD NATIONAL CHAMP:
Matmen fly
By JIM ECKER this year, gained sweet rev
"We just wrestled super, there's against his Badger foe with,
no doubt about it. The guys did national championship verdict.
an outstanding job, all of them. Joliet junior thus complete
And now we're established as a hard-won three-year march tc
national wrestling force. top of the 150-pound heap.
So summarized Rick Bay, the
high-flying, obviously enthralled "THERE WAS a lot of pres
mentor of the Michigan Mat Ma- on that guy," related Bay.
chine. Bay, home from the Seattle was a little tight at the start,
wrestling wars with a solid third- wrestled better as the tourna

high at NCAA

Brady voted 'M' cage MVP;
Gashouse gang's Frisch dies
By The Associated Press
" At the Michigan Basketball Bust last night, Wolverine head
coach Johnny Orr announced that center Ken Brady has been selected
by his teammates as Michigan's Most Valuable Player for the 1972-73

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
GEORGE HASTINGS

praised Michigan's mentor.

place finish, took time out yes-
terday for reflections on a season
past and the recently completed
national tournament.j
"YOU KNOW, at the beginning
of the year nobody gave us a pray-
er for national honors," boasted
Bay. "But winning the whole thing
was our goal from the start and
we came pretty damn close."
Michigan tallied 59% points in
Seattle, more than any Michigan
team has ever accumulated in a
n a t i o n a l championship. Iowa
State's winning total was 85, while
runner-up Oregon State garnered
72.
Five Wolverines finished in the
NCAA's upper echelons, paced by
national champion Jerry Hubbard.
Jim Brown placed third, Billy
Davids and Gary Ernst posted
fourth-place showings and Jeff Guy-
ton copped a fifth.
Hubbard, bitterly disappointed af-
ter Wisconsin's Rick Lawinger
bested him for conference laurels

progressed. Jerry's semifinal vic-j
tory (over Ohio U.'s Brian Oswald) 2-1 referees' d e c i s i o n knocked
was an outstanding effort." Brownie' out.
Brown's third came in the tour- Davids wrestled an interesting
nament's m o s t hotly-contested path in Seattle. The Hazel Park
bracket. "It took us an hour and junior fell twice before Penn
15 minutes just to seed those State's John Fritz (the tourney's
guys," informed Bay. "There were second seed), but giant-killed three
several of those cases where one top foes in the consolation bracket.
guy beat another, but had lost to Davids shot down the Mid-
somebody else who the first guy American champ (CMU's Pat
beat (got it?)," Quinlan), the Pac-8 titlist and the
Anyway, the sophomore from To- tournament's top seed and Big
ledo twice decisioned Arizona's Eight king (Oklahoma State's Billy
D Martin). As Bay accurately re-
Dale Brurnit, once in the chain- marked, "He beat some really
pionship bracket and again in the markele by
wrestle-backs for third. Brumit and goad-people."
Brown drew their All-Star match Heavyweight Gary Ernst clever.
last month. ly avoided a showdown with Olym-
pic bronze medalist Chris Taylor
BUT BROWN'S championship by dropping a 6-4 semifinal deci-
hopes vanished after the sopho- sion to Oregon State's Jim Hagen.
more lost what Bay termed "the Ernst missed third place honors
best match in the tournament." by a point, surrendering that par-'
Michigan's grappler and Oregon ticular distinction to Joel Kislin.
State's Tom Phillips battled "Finishing fourth is pretty good
through regulation deadlocked 6-6 for Gary when you consider how
and overtime knotted 3-3. A split, far he's come in just a year,"

GUYTON IS a wrestler who fool- season.
ed the experts. Not only is he a
freshman, he wasn't even starting * WILMINGTON, Del.-Frankie Frisch, a member of baseball's
for Michigan until a combination HaL M I D.sraykFrischarrest oftbth ballgt
of injuries and sickness threw him Hall of Fame, died yesterday.of cardiac arrest at the Wilmington
into the lineup. And now he's a Medical Center. He was 74.
Big Ten champ and national fifth- In a nineteen year career with the New York Giants and St. Louis
place finisher. As Bay stated, "He Cardinals he compiled a .316 career batting average, also setting sev-
just did a great job for a fresh- eral major league fielding records. But his greatest renown was gained
man." when, as manager of the famous St. Louis Gi'as House Gang, he led his
The rookie wrestled well before team to the 1934 National League pennant and a World Series triumph
succumbing to the third and over the Detroit Tigers.
fourth-ranked 134 pounders. One * * *
significant victory, though, came NEW YORK-UCLA and North Carolina maintained their lock-
against Northwestern's Andre Al- hold on the top 2 positions in the latest Associated Press Top Twenty
len. Allen, the number one seed in rankings.
the conference championship who Minnesota, reeling from successive upsets at the hands of Iowa
lost early in the Big Tens, never
met Guyon. Guyton's success last and Northwestern, plunged all the way from third to tenth place. Their
week eradicated any lingering spot was taken over by Long Beach State, victors over Marquette and
doubts surrounding the Wolverine's Weber State. Big Ten champion Indiana moved up to sixth.
crown.
* NEW YORK-Minnesota and North Carolina were established
MICHIGAN'S greatest disappoint- as clear-cut favorites in a strong National Invitational Tournament
ment was suffered by graduating field after being picked for the tourney yesterday.
senior Mitch Mendrygal. The Wol- However, such schools as Notre Dame, Southern Cal, Massachu-
verines' captain lost to Washing- setts, Missouri, Oral Roberts and New Mexico all cherish hopes of
ton's Hajime Shinjo in what can pulling off a major upset.
best be described as a poorly offi-
ciated match. Even the highly-. .....
partisan Washington crowd jeeredPr e ie
the ref. It's a tough departure for g Poressiono Le gue It nuIngS
a good man.
Michigan's wrestling season is NBA NH
over. No more goals to meet. No Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA
more weight to cut. No more Atlantic Division Montreal 46 9 14 106 284 155
gruelingworkouts in the Crisler W L Pet. GB N.Y. Rangers 44 17 7 95 269 175
Boston 59 13 .819 - Boston 43 20 5 91 285 210
Arena sweat-box. But there's no New York 54 22 .711 7 Detroit 34 23 11 79 226 202
rest for Bay and right-hand man Buffalo 21 50 .296 37% Buffalo 33 23 12 79 229 187
Bill Johanneson. Philadelphia 9 66 .120 51i/ Toronto 23 35 9 55 205 225
vancouver 18 43 8 44 200 305
Central Division N.Y ' Islanders 9 57 5123 147 318
THE ACTIVE recruiting season Baltimore 45 26 .634 - West
started yesterday, with the first Atlanta 42 31 .575 4 Chicago 38 23 8 84 250 199
proiybigt oaea17Houston 29 44 .397 17 Philadelphia 33 26 10 76 254 227
under to fi th gap ft by grdCleveland 25 46 .352 20 Minnesota 33 27 8 74 227 200
uating senior Roger Ritzman. Also, Western Conference Los Angeles 28 31 10 66 204 219
some 177 and 190-pound grapplers Pittsburgh 27 35 7 61 222 230
are needed for insurance and add- Milwaukee dwest Division22 .702 - Atlanta 24 32 13 61 174 20
areuee5 2 72- California 11 42 15 37 167 285
ed depth for incumbents John Chicago 47 26 .644 4 2a Today's Games
Ryan and Dave Curby. The other Detroit 33 39 .458 18 Bufalosat New York Islanders
divisions are solid. K.C.-Omaha 34 41 .453 19 Los Angeles at Minnesota
Michigan returns 55 national Pacific Division Only games scheduled
team points from this year's squad, Los Angeles 52 19 .736 -
more than national titlist Iowa Golden State 43 29 .597 9Y
State and near runnerup Oregon Phoenix 33 40 .452 20RD O
State. With a year's maturity and Seattle 24 50 .324 292 RICHARD ROSE,
some key additions, the Wolverines Portland 17 56 .233 36
indeed "can take this thing." Oniy, ionrly'aucus
362 days remain. Start the cou:t- Yesterday's Result
down! Milwaukee 126. PhoenIx 95 of

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