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March Madness!
Chiefs, Flint Northern battle


Central broke open a tight game with a
13-point fourth quarter explosion
yesterday and ran to a 70-58 triumph
over Highland Park in Class A
semifinal basketball action.
The Chiefs will meet Flint Northern
Saturday in the Class A final at the
University of Michigan's Crisler Arena.
Earlier, Flint Northern defeated defen-
ding Class A champion Lansing
Everett, 53-50.
Pontiac and Highland Park fought to
a 34-34 standoff in the first half.-
Bears 8-2 to take a 46-39 lead with 2.25
remaining in the third quarter.
Highland Park fought back behind
the shooting of Harvey Hale and 6-2
senior Freddie Davis, but could only
manage to draw to within, 53-52, with

5:30 left in the game.
Shooting accurately and stealing the
ball, the Chiefs outscored Highland
Park 15-4 to.close out the game.
Flint Northern
* *
* vs.*
* *
Pontiac Central
* *
* 2:30 p.m. *
Junior Clyde Corley led the Chiefs in
scoring with 22 points, while senior An-
thony Ball topped Highland Park with

IN THE OPENING game, guard
Craig Tucker scored 14 points, in-
cluding two crucial free throws in the
last minute of play, to lead Flint Nor-
thern to its comeback victory.
Tucker broke open a seesaw battle
and gave Northern a 50-46 edge. Flint
then went into a stall and fended off
Everett's last-ditch attempt to regain
the lead it had carried early in the
Everett, getting balanced scoring
from four starters, jumped off to a 17-7
lead with just under two minutes gone
in the second quarter.
THEN FLINT found the distance to
the basket, and outscored Everett 10-2
to trail by only one point at the half, 22-
Everett, which finished its season at
22-2, got 18 points from forward Tony

..Ecorse eyes Muskegon Hgts.

Vilianova stuns Hoosi
IE.Louisville rallied from an 11-point fith's throw-in to send the
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - deficit with 7.49 left in regulation to the first overtime.
Speedy guard Rory Sparrow made a tie it at 74-74 on three straight Watkins hit a jumper fro
twisting, turn-around layup with baskets by Wilson in the final 2.01. with 15 seconds left in the
>three seconds left to give the under-
thdog ova lcats a e - The Cardinals had a chance to put time to tie it 82-82 and
from-behind 61-60 basketball victory the game away with a second left in missed another chance t
over 13th-ranked Indiana University regulation when they had possession game when Wilson's 18-fo
in the NCAA East Regional of the ball rout of bounds under with three seconds left bc
seinalslast nth A Et. RgDePaul's basket, the rim.
Villanova will play the winner of But DePaul forward Curtis Watkins hit 16 for DePa
Fiay's P la nia gae Watkins knocked down Darrell Grif- upped its record to 27-2.
rFriday's Duke-Pennsylvania gamev
Y. for the right to go to the national
semifinals in St. Louis. V
Indiana held an eight-point half-
time lead and built the margin to 10
early in the second half. But the x
Hoosiers' offense stalled and it
became a one-man show by Mike ~
Woodson, who scored 12 of Indiana's
meager 17 second-half points.
Villanova was in danger of being
blown out of the game in the first
half when Indiana's Wayne Radford
pumped in 19 points, but Villanova's
Keith Herron kept the Wildcats in
the game with 19.
Woodson took game scoring
honors with 24 points, but Radford
was limited to three points in the
second half.
The 6-2 Sparrow, who had 12 poin-
ts, scored the game winner after
Villanova's defense had slowed the
Hoosier run-and-gun game to a 4
Indiana's lead was up to 11 points
with 14:40 left in the game, but . .
Villanova chipped away, forcing In-
diana turnovers and switching from
a zone to a tight man-to-man defen-
* * *
Deamons squea,
LAWRENCE, Kan. (UPI) - Dave
* Corzine hit a layup with six seconds
eleft in the-second overtime period -
giving him a career-high 46 paints -
to carry seventh-ranked DePaul to a
90-89 victory over 14th-ranked
Louisville last night in the Midwest
Regional semifinals of the NCAA
tournament. AP
In the second game of the double- Keith Herron (33) of Villanova harrasses Hoosier Mike Woodson
header No. 11 Notre Dame took on terday's 61-60 upset victory by Villanova. Woodson of Indiana h
No. 18 Utah for the right to face high 24 points while Herron paced the Wildcats with 19. Indian,
DePaul in the Midwest champion- many as a dozen points, but could manage only 17 second half poi
ship game Sunday. the sticky man-to-man defense of Villanova.

If it counts for anything, Flint
Beecher was a perfect 20-0 at the end of
the regular season and they had fought
off five tournament challengers in
reaching yesterday's semi-final match-
up at Crisler Arena.
But the Raiders from Ecorse ignored
the Buccaneers' perfection and the
eight losses they themselves had in-
curred over the season and dealt
Beecher a stunning 56-53 defeat.
The victory fooled all the experts, in-
cluding Ecorse , head coach Ken
"I'm surprised myself, but I'm hap-
py," the winning coach admitted after-
wards. "You don't get nothing easy
against them."
The Raiders piled up a 38-30 third
quarter lead, largely due to Beecher
turnovers and missed inside shots. But
at the onset of the final stanza the
Raiders regained the composure they
relied on all year, scoring six unan-
swered points.
Ecorse then crashed the boards,
picking up ten points down the stretch
on tip-ins and second shots, while
Beecher fouls sent Ecorse cagers to the
charity stripe again and again.
The Raiders made good the oppor-
tunity, cashing in on 16 of 25 attempts
in the game to deflate the Buccaneers'
title hopes.

Ecorse must now face Muskegon
Heights today in the 11:00 Class B
championship at Crisler.
"I don't want a letdown," Jackson
said. "I've got to put a fire under them
now. You get medals and stuff now, but
I want the big one."
* * *
Muskegon Heights-Alma
No, Muskegon Heights' Clayton
Cochran is not Irish - as a matter of
* vs.
Muskegon Heights
11:00 a.m.
fact, he's not even close. But the 5-10
junior found the guiding hand of St.
Patrick yesterday, swishing a pair of
free throws with :02 remaining to give
the Tigers a 52-50 victory over Alma in
Class B semi-final action.
Alma led most of the game, nursing a
48-43 lead with 3:50 to play. But just 41
seconds later the Tigers tied the game

on a long jumper by Cochran and a
three-point play from junior Douglas
Each team traded buckets, with
Alma's Mark Ward hitting two tosses
from the free throw line tying the game
at 52 with :46 remaining.
The Tigers opted for the last shot with
Cochran putting on a 40-second drib-
bling show for the crowd of over 7000.
But with five seconds on the clock he
lost control of the ball and in the en-
suing scramble he was fouled by Ward,
setting up the game heroics.
"I just told him to concentrate on the
basket," said winning coach Lee
Gilbert. The task was no easy one as the
city of Alma flocked to Crisler Arena
determined to cheer the Panthers to
But the junior was emotionless,
sinking both tries with no more than a
smile. A 30-foot desperation shot by All-
Stater Jim Moskul fell short and Alma
felt only its third defeat of the year.

during yes,
ad a game.
a led by as:
nts against'

Ironically, Cochran is the poorest
free throw shooter on Gilbert's starting
quintet. "If I could have had anyone at
the line I sure wouldn't have picked
him," Gilbert admitted.

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..Saginaw Sts. face Buchanan

The Class C semi-finals were
designed to bring the four best teams in
the state together. However, it seems
the difference between the first two
teams and the runners-up is a rather
sizable margin, about 77 points.
Bronson High's Class C cinderella
dreams stayed alive for 16 minutes last
night. It was then that senior forward
Cass Wilson led his Saginaw Sts. Peter
& Paul teammates to the destruction of
the Vikings 90-59.
Until Wilson warmed up, Bronson
(10-10 during the regular season)
proved to be more than a match for the
highly favored Crusaders. Employing a
pressure defense and some air-mail
jumpers, Bronson was within two poin-
ts at halftime 36-34. Then Wilson took
Gunning from outside while also
driving the middle, Wilson led an 11-2
streak that effectively dampened Bron-
son's momentum.
"We started running and we just tore
them up," said Crusader coach Leo
Boyd. "Our speed was just a little too
much for them."
After softening the Viking middle,
Wilson started dishing off to teammates
David Bland and Dwayne Parker
enroute to a 27-point third quarter that

turned a close game into a 63-45 rout.
"Wilson is probably the most un-
derrated player in the state," said a
pleased Boyd. "I don't think you can
find a person who can move inside like
In the second game, the Buchanan
Bucks did their best to make the drive
back to Iron Mountain as long as
possible with a 96-50 mauling of the
hopelessly outmanned but game Moun-
Leading from the opening tip and ad-
+ VS.
* Sginaw $ts.
+ Peter & Paul
8:30 p.m.
ding distance rapidly, thereafter, the
Bucks displayed an incredible shooting
touch (68.5% in the first half) against
the Upper Peninsula's last represen-

All-stater Gerald Busby, Ron
Williams and Greg Frazier dazzled the
Crisler crowd with their shooting, while
Busby's passing reminded more than a
few of Michigan State's Earvirt John-
"We looked awful good," understated
Buchanan coach Michael Rouse. "I
think the biggest decision was how long
I was going to leave my starters in.
'.I DON'T think they (Iron Mountain)
have ever been against a man-to-man
press before. I think it got them
Buchanan enters the "C" title with
Saginaw St. Peter & Paul with a 26-1
record compared to the Crusaders' 25-
2. Rouse emptied his bench as early as
the second quarter, but the lead kept
building, reaching a high of 50, 92-42,
late in the game.
BUSBY AND Frazier tied Wilson of
Saginaw for night honors with 22 points
each. Busby also had seven rebounds.
and assists, while Bland of Saginaw
grabbed sixteen rebounds.
Tomorrow night's championship
game will be held immediately
following the "D" championship, which
starts at 7:00 p.m.

Anderson Room of the Union
$1.25 admission

* .g"S.



_______________________________________________ U

(World Ranked #5)
Reached quarter-finals of
Wimbledon in 1976
Won Italian Open in 1977
Reached semi-finals at
Wimbledon in 1977
Reached singles finals in
seven WCT
Tournaments. 1977
Reached semi-finals of
WCT Championships. 1977
Won Australian Open. 1978

(World Ranked #13)
Fou utralian Open
Champion. 1953. 55. 71 & 72
Winner of the French Open.
1953 & 68
Four-time runner-up at
Wimbledon. 1954.
56. 70 & 74
Won the U S. Open at
Forest Hills in 1956 & 70
Won the WCT in Dallas
1971 & 72
Won WCT in Jackson and
Hong Kong in 1976

Women tankers rank
tenth at AIA W meet,

The Ann Arbor Civitan Club Presents The 3rd Annual

- _ 4 4
4. .

A costly disqualification is the
margin between Michigan's women's
swim team and sixth place in this
weekend's AIAW national champion-
ship meet after three days of com-
Too many false starts in the 400-
medley relay cost the tankers all the
points they could expect from the race.
They qualified ninth. A ninth place
finish is worth 18 points, which is the
margin between the tenth place
Wolverines and sixth place.
"We're disappointed at that, but we
hope to regain sixth place through

strong swimming tomorrow," said ming' WSi Sailing. Canoeing, Water
coach Stu Isaac. "Before the meet star- Skiing. Scuba Diving. Archery. Ritelry.
ted we had hoped for tenth place, but Tennis. Golf, Teamsports. Fencing.
we'r swmmig s wel tht w'reGymnastics. Crafts & Woodworking.
we're swimming so well that we're Dramatics. Tripping. Photography.
hoping to finish even higher than that." am Radio. Riding (English) Call or
Tankersplcn in the top ten in the write for information &l application Act
placingn etopnow. our openings fill quicklyt
nation include Jody Ford, 8th in the 400- Minmum Age Required 20
medley with a 4:33.17 time, Mary Rish, CAMP OFFICE, Dept. 12
6th in the 100 backstroke with 59.81 and 225 E. 57 St., NY, NY 10022
Sharon Flaherty ninth in the 100 back (212) 752-5853
with a 59.79 in the consolation heat.'

Vitas Gerulaitis vs: Ken Rosewall
for Special Olympics
7:00 P.M. Monday, March 20,1978 Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor

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week minimum trip in Pick-up Camper to Seattle via Yellow-
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