Page 8-Thursday, February 16, 1978-The Michigan Daily
FACES BADGER'S UNDEFEATED KEMP:
Churella ets his chance
ALl FOR TITLE!
News & Happenings
By GEOFF LARCOM.
Wrestlers Mark Churella of Michigan and Lee Kemp of
Wisconsin have had the same problem this season: finding
a challenging opponent.
For Churella (13-2) and Kemp, whose opponents have
managed only two ties this year, difficult matches have
But a lack of competition will be the least of the grap-
plers' worries Friday night, as the two defending NCAA
champions will meet in what should be the best individual
match of the Wolverine and Badger seasons.
"Mark is real conf iden . He's go-
ing to go for broke andb e re Iaggres-
CHURELLA, A JUNIOR from Farmington, won the
NCAA championship at 150 pounds last March after
finishing third in his freshman year. He went on to win a
gold medal at 163 pounds in the Junior World Games over
the summer. For this, Churella was elected the United
States Wrestling Federation's Grand Champion for 1977.
Kemp counters with his own list of triumphs. In addition
to winning his second straight NCAA crown at 158 pounds
last year, he added a second Big Ten title. Kemp now holds
almost all Wisconsin varsity records including: best win-
loss record: 39-0 (season), 112-6-0 (career, prior to this
Add it all up, and it spells one thing: dynamite competiton
on the wrestling mat.
"KEMP 1S THE toughest wrestler, pound for pound, in
the country," said Michigan assistant coach Cal Jenkins.
"He's extremely strong, as well as being exceptionally
Shed no tears for Churella though. He's got plenty going
or himself as well.
"Mark will be the aggressor," said Michigan head coach
Bill Johannesen. "Unlike Churella, Kemp's style is to wait
for the other guy to make a move and then he'll use his
strength to counter that move."
WHICH IS ANOTHER way of saying: If Churella attem-
pts to take Kemp down to the mat, it had better be a super-
bly executed move.
In their only previous meeting, Churella lost to Kemp 5-4
at the Junior Nationals, a summer competition for top high
school wrestlers in the U.S.
For both wrestlers, improvement has been the name of
the game since high school.
"THE COACHES HAVE had three years to study Kemp,
to find an exploitable weakness," said Jenkins. "SQ far,
nobody's had any luck."
Churella, who is wrestling a weight up from the 150 he'll
go at in the Big Ten Meet, feels the match won't be close,
whichever way it goes.
"Mark is real confident," Johannesen analyzed. '"He's
going to go for broke and be very aggressive. There won't
be any stalling around. It should be a high scoring match."
The meet begins at 7:30 at Crisler Arena.
By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Leon
Spinks, turning tiger in the final
rounds, scored a shocking upset
last night with a split-decision
victory over Muhammad Ali to
become the new heavyweight
champion of the world.
Spinks, the 24-year-old ex-
Marine with just seven previ-
ous pro fights, refused to run
out of gas. In an exciting 15th
round he landed a left-right to
the head at the bell that sent Ali
stumbling back to his corner.
His face was a mask of pain and
At the final bell, Spinks' cornermen
jumped into the ring and began cele-
brating. As it turned out, the celebra-
tion was not premature.'
Judge Art Lurie, the first scorer an-
nounced, had it 143-142 for Ali. But the
other two judges voted for Spinks-
Howard Buck 1144-141 and Lou Tabat
The Associated Press scored it 143-
142 for Ali, but there was no question
that Ali was a beaten man at the end.
The 36-year-old Ali, conserving his
strength and picking his spots with
head punches, seemed to be in com-
mand after 10 rounds.
BUT SPINKS would not be denied
boxing's most shocking upset since Ali
won the title from Sonny Liston in seven
rounds Feb. 25, 1964.
In the 13th round, Spinks scored with
a left-right to the head and,as Ali
visibly tired, the challenger landed
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several other good lefts.
In the 14th, Ali, his left eye swelling,
tried to stem the tide with his famous
jab. But Spinks kept coming - and hurt
Ali with the left hood midway in the
round. He followed it with a right-left
and an uppercut in a flurry just before
Spinks clearly outpunched the cham-
pion in the exchange.
As the 15th round opened, the Spinks
followers in a crowd of 5,298 at the
Hilton Pavilion were standing and
cheering and there were some worried
looks in the Ali corner.
The corner had reason to be worried.
ALI FOUGHT the 15tjh round in
furious fashion. But this time it was the
fury of a 36-year-old man and it paled
alongside the fury of a 24-year-old who
had nothing to lose and everything to
And he gained it all.
By BOB WARD
The Big Ten championships for
women swimmers gets under way
today at Champaign, Illinois, starting
three days of competition which should
result in Michigan claiming the title for
the third straight year.
"It will be the fastest Big Ten meet
ever," said Michigan coach Stu Isaac.
His team enters the meet riding a 23
dual meet winning streak over a three
and one half year period. They also
swamped their major competition,
Michigan State and Wisconsin, earlier
in the season.
"I really think we're in a pretty
commanding position right now," Isaac
said. "Second place should be up for
grabs between Indiana, Michigan State
Leading the tankers is sophomore
Katy McCully. Her specialties are the
freestyle and the individual medley,
and she holds the varsity record for
both the 100 and 200 yard freestyle.
Last year at the championships, she
claimed nine individual Big Ten titles
and this year has a shot at claiming
three or four more.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
While the swimmers should not have
much difficulty, the diving team
headed by senior Chris Seufert and
freshperson Julie Bachman could see
some rough water. "Diving will be the
most highly competitive event of the
meet," said Isaac.
Sixers drop Lanier-less Pistons
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Special tb The Daily
Neither team looked like they wanted
to win the game but someone had to as
the high-priced Philadelphia 76ers
snuck by a courageous band of Detroit
Both teams, but especially the
Pistons, were beset with injuries.
Detroit was missing All-Star center Bob
Lanier, and forwards Gus Gerard and
Al Eberhard. During the game bothr
John Shumate and M.L. Carr were hob-
bled by injuries. Meanwhile, the 76ers
did not have the services of superstar
Julius Erving, who has phlebitis.
Doug Collins, the 76ers all-star guard,
took control of the game in the third,
quarter with his team trailing 62-58 at
half-time. Collins notched 18 points (on
9-12 field goal shooting) in a mere 10
minutes to propel Philadelphia into a
93-90 lead after three periods.
But former Notre Dame star
Shumate would not let the over-power-
ing 76ers take command as he con-
tinued to beat George McGinnis inside,
en route to a career-high 30 points.
"Shue" powered his way inside to give
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the Pistons a brief 111-110 lead with
three minutes left in the game.
Philadelphia's Henry Bibby came
down and hit two outside jumpers to put
the 76ers ahead, 114-111. However, Al
Skinner drove inside and drew the
Pistons within one. A Steve Mix foul
shot put Philly up by a basket with 37
seconds remaining. The Pistons worked
the ball around before Skinner mis-
fired and McGinnis snatched the
rebound and the ball game.
Collins paced the 76ers with 36 tallies,
Mix rammed home 26 while the Pistons
were led by Shumate's 30 and Eric
Money's 28. The hard-fought contest
was played before 6,500 Detroit fans.
By The Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Third-ranked
Kentucky got 18 points from Rick
Robey and strong performances from
reserves James Lee and Chuck Alek-
sinas as the Wildcats defeated Ten-
nessee 90-77 in a 'Southeastern Confer-
ence basketball game last night.
The victory, which snapped a five-
game losing streak to Tennessee,
boosted Kentucky's record to 19-2
overall and 11-2 in the SEC.
Robey ended any hopes of a Ten-
nessee upset early in the second half
with a pair of layups and a free throw as
the Wildcats extended a 48-30 halftime
edge to 51-34. Tennessee, the SEC
caller-dweller at 3-10 and 8-14 overall,
couldn't get closer than 11 points the
rest of the rest.
Kentucky took charge in the opening
minutes of the game with Lee and Alek-
sinas making major contributions. Lee
scored 17 points in the 20 minutes and
Aleksinas added 6 of his 10 as the Wild-
cats rolled up several 11-point leads.
Terry Crosby led Tennessee with 22
points while Reggie Johnson added 16
before fouling out with 13:28 left in the
NEW YORK - Ron Greschner and
Phil Esposito scored on power plays
and Pat Hickey tallied his 30th goal,
highlighting a four-goal second period
that carried the New York Rangers to a
6-3 National Hockey League triumph
over the Vancouver Canucks last night.
New York spotted Vancouver a 1-0
lead at 15:06 of the first period. Shelden
Kannegiesser, standing five feet to the
right of the cage, sent a short drive past
goalie John Davidson.
But Greschner. brought New York
even 49 seconds after Vancouver de-
fenseman Harold Snepsts was caught
tripping- Mike McEwen. Greschner
skated past Vancouver center Chris
Oddleifson at the blue line and sent a 20-
foot back-hander past goalie Cesare
Walt Tkaczuk converted Steve
Vickers' crossing pass just under three
minutes later, when Hickey sent a short
backhander past Maniago at 11:24 to
reach the 30-goal plateau for the first
time in his three NHL seasons.
Esposito made it 4-1 at 3:36 just 34
seconds after Oddleisfon was penalized
for holding Greschner. Esposito picked
up a pass which Greschner lofted over
the Vancouver defense and fired into a
unguarded net after Maniago charged
15 feet from his 'cage in an attempt to
poke the puck clear.
I SCORES I
Kentucky 90. Tennessee 77.
Clemson 63. Virginia 55
Duke 76. No. Carolina St. 64
Wake Forest 115. Davidson 82
No. Carolina 92. Kent St. 59
Kenyon 83. Oberline 65
Oglethorpe 73. Piedmont i
Albion 81. Kalamazoo 76
Saginaw Vly. 79, Wayne St. 63
Detroit 113, W. Miehigan 91
Kansas 80, Iowa St. 70
SW Louisiana 97, Centenary 85
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