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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, February 5, 1978-Page 9
Fouls halt Blue comebaek

(Continued from Page 1)
basket," Schaus noted of last Monday's
80-65 Purdue win.
However, Purdue survived and the
primary factor was the foul situation.
Purdue scored 25 points from the chari-
ty stripe, while Michigan had but eight.
"They sank only eight field goals in
the second half and two of them came
right down the stretch. They shot 34
free throws, and we got 13. That's the
ballgame," Wolverine Tom Staton said.
NOT ONLY DID the Boilermakers
get the points, but they managed to get
some key players out of the Wolverine
lineup during the final critical minutes
of the game. Staton fouled out with 7:27
left and Joel Thompson followed 36 sec-
onds later. In both instances, Michigan
was only trailing by five points.
After Thompson left, Purdue's Drake
Morris hit two free throws making the
score 62-55. Then Mike McGee came
down with a rebound and was fouled by
7-1 center Joe Barry Carroll. McGee hit
both, putting Michigan within five for
the last time.

With 5:37 left, Morris connected on
two free throws, making the score 64-57.
Michigan could not score as Carroll
blocked a hook by Tom Bergen. Then,
after both teams missed a scoring op-
portunity, Carroll leaped high over the
crowded lane and tipped. in a rebound
giving Purdue a nine-point lead with
4:30 left.
"CARROLL'S BASKET, that 4ip-in
basket, was a big basket. It gave us a
lift when we really needed it. We
needed a field goal there," Schaus said,
Carroll was an immovable fixture in
the lane throughout the game. He wiped
the boards for seventeen rebounds, and
teaming with Jordan who had 11, the
two often held Michigan to one shot,
especially in the first half.
"In the first half, they were a great
team," said Michigan coach Johnny
Orr." They controlled the boards so
much there in the early going." Purdue
outrebounded Michigan 25-13 in the first
half.

THE BOILERMAKERS jumped out
to a 12-0 lead before Michigan got on the
boards via a goaltending call on Carroll
after 4:43 of play. McGee got the first
Wolverine basket after a drought of
5:37.
"We were flat to begin with, I don't
know the reason why," Orr said. "The
kids think they're moving sometimes
when they're not.
"We've played everyone in the con-
ference now, and I think Purdue is the
best team we've played. But I think
Purdue played better at our place than
they did here," he added.
JORDAN LED the Boilermakers with
19 points, which tied him with McGee
for the game's top scoring honors.
"Generally the toughest games are

when Walter plays the best. I thought
Carroll and Jordan got us going,"
Schaus said.
"That was a big win, because it's one
of the three teams that's in it. Playing
at home, we had ta win this basketball
game," he said.
Head coach Terry Donahue of
UCLA played -in a Rose Bowl game
for the Bruins and also served as an
assistant coach in the New Year's
Day contest in Pasadena.
After serving as head coach at-
Iowa State and Pittsburgh, Johnny
Majors is now coaching his alma
mater, Tennessee.

Boilin' Mad

MICHIGAN

PURDUE

Min. FG/A
McGee...........33 7/21
Hardy .......... 32 3/11
Thompson ....... 31 7/13
Staton..........27 6/12
Baxter.......... 37 3/7
Bergen .........9 1/2
Lozier...........24 1/8
Heverman.......3 1/2
Bodnar, Marty.... 2 0/0
Bodnar, Mark 2 0/0
Team............
Total.......... 200 29/76

FT/A
5/6
0/0
1/2
0/0
0/0
0/1
0/0
0/2
2/2
0/0
8/13

A R
0 8
3 5
3 13
2 3
4 3
0 1
2 1
0 2
0 0
0 0
11
14 44

F
1
3
5
1
4
0
0

T
19
6
1.5
12
6
2
2
2
2
0

Min. FG/A
Jordan ......... 36 6/14
Walls ........... 26 4/8
Carroll.........33 4/11
Parker.......... 37 7/13
Sichting......... 36 1/3
Morris..........18 2/4
Bemenderfer. 7 1/3
Warrick.......... 5 0/3
Barnes............2 0/0
Team...........
Total.......... 200 25/59

FT/A
7/8
2/3
4/6
2/2
3/6
6/6
1/2
0/0
0/1
25/34

A R
2 11.
0 2
1 17
2 2
4 3
1 3
0 5
0 0
0 0
8
10 51

F
3
4
3
0
0
2
2
I
0

T
19
10
12
16
5
10
3
0
0

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Michigan's John Waymann tries to avert the outstretched stick of Notre Dame
defenseman Dan Byers during the second period of yesterday's game at Yost.
The Blue icers lost its second straight game to the Irish, 5-1. For further details,
see page eight.

RISING STAR
The New University,
* Poetry & Translation
Magazine
Submissions now
being accepted
for March issue
-in 444 Mason
and the HOP WOOD ROOM

15 75

MICHIGAN ....................... 28
Purdue ............. ............ 44

25 66
38-66
31 - 75

Attendance: 14,123

CONLIN KEYS 81-76 BLUE WIN

Women cgers
By BILLY NEFF shooting of
By BLYWolverines
When star center Abby Currier fouled out with 7:19 Currier and
remaining in the contest and the Michigan women leading and knotted
62-59, things looked grim. But co-captain Terry Conlin came Denise C
to the rescue. The senior from Ann Arbor tallied 11 of the seems to s-
next 19 points for the Wolverines to propel them to an 81-76 Crisler Arer
triumph over Illinois. outside bom
} Mixing in a variety of shots including one underhanded then a 39-371
shovel shot for a three point play, Conlin completely took Michigan
control of the game down the stretch for Michigan. In ad- jump to a 60
dition to her 28 markers, 14 in each half, Conlin excelled Behind the
defensivley and on the backboards (11 rebounds). son, the wo
With Michigan leading 70-68 and four minutes remaining Wolverines
in the encounter, Conlin notched the next seven points for . Cameron
the Wolverines, sandwiched around. an Illinois basket freshwoman
salting away the victory for Gloria Soluk's rebuilding team. for Michiga
"Terry Conlin is a something else- player; isn't she rebounds in
something?" commented Soluk, whose quintet posted their and coming
sixth win of the season. The team is now 6-9, 3-0 in the plush and Jeanne
confines of Crisler Arena. "The peop
However, Terry was not the only shining light for the needed then
youthful five as Currier pumped home 23 points in just 3 never expec
minutes of action on 11 of 19 shooting. The freshwoman On the o
from Lake City, Michigan, added 12 caroms to the Blue Thompson p
cause. really play
The fighting Illini, due to adept interior passing and the Soluk) reall

(op Illtini
forward Judy Kordas, led the slow starting
, midway through the first half, 23-15. But
d Conlin scored the next eight points in the game
the contest at 23.
ameron, a junior guard from Chicago, who
ave her best performances for the hardwood of
na, continued the Wolverine 18-4 spurt with four
rbs to push Soluk's women to a 33-27 lead and
halftime margin.
parlayed the radar-like shooting of Currier to
0-50 and what people thought was a secure lead.
heroics of Linda Wunder and Martha Hutchin-
omen from Champaign outscored the sporadic
to tie the game at 64. And then.Conlin took over!
contributed 12 points to the Blue effort and
in Brenda Venuhizen also reached double figures
an with 10. Natasha Cender registered eight
relief for Currier. Another key factor for the up
women was the bench play of Sara Smolenski
Otto.
ple who came off the bench did a helluva job. We
m since our kids are young," noted Soluk. "We
ct to win but we joist try to play our hardest."
ther side of the ledger, Illinois coach Carla
perceived, "They're a well coached team. They
well together as a unit. She's (Michigan coach
y gotten the most out of the talent she has."

Michigan guards Tom Staton and co-
captain Dave Baxter will be the
featured guests Sunday evening on the
Wolverine Sportsline. The weekly talk
show is heard at 6:30 p.m. on WCBN,
Radio 88.3 FM. Staton, who scored 12
points in Saturday's loss to Purdue, and
Baxter will discuss the Wolverines' up-
3et victory over MSU and their two
losses to Purdue.

Flom-boyant showing
falls short of victory

It was a step up in class for the
women's gymnastics team against
powerful Kent State and step up they
did, breaking nearly every individual
and team record while bowing to the
Lady Flashes 138.1-133.75. Wisconsin
forfeited due to the ineligibility of two of
their top gymnasts.
The team score represented a quan-
tum leap over the previous high score of
128.6 registered in an earlier meet this
season against Chicago-Circle.
SOPHOMORE Sara Flom almost re-
wrote the women's record book in an af-
ternoon of outstanding performances.
Flom captured first place in three of the
four individual events en route to a
record-breaking first place all-around
total of 35.25 points, which destroys her
past varsity mark of 33.0.
Also included in the assault by Flom
were varsity records in uneven bars
and floor exercise in which she scored
9.0 and 9.1, respectively. Added to this
was a first place vault of 8.9.
The only flaw of the meet for Flom
was a fall from the balance beam while
attempting a front aerial, a new trick

for her.
"The scoring seems easier in Ohio,"
said Flom in explaining her success.
"This is the most consistent I've been
all year and my concentration is the
best I've had yet. I went in there and
had a good day."
WERE IT NOT for the presence of
Flom, freshperson Colleen Forrestel
might have been the story of the day.
Forrestel parlayed strong perform-
ances in all the events into an all-
around total of 33.8 points which also
topped the previous varsity record.
Coach Anne Cornell was very pleased
as the tumblers finally cracked their
season long goal of 130 points. "We
looked good today," she said, "we
would have liked to win but Kent State
has a very good program."
"WITH BIG TEN'S (championship
meet) next week it's good to score
well," she continued. "We could place
second judging from our score."
The eyes of the team look to the Big
Ten's in Iowa. A high finish there would
mark the turning point of the women's
gymnastics program. -Daily Sports

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