The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 8, 1977-Page 9
Cards creep by cagers;
Women pull off upset
By CUB SCHWARTZ
With only :30 remaining in last
night's 88-85 loss to Louisville, Michi-
gan forward Paul Heuerman had
done everything he was supposed to
do. Replacing Alan Hardy with over
eight minutes remaining in the
game, the freshman had shut off the
back door play which Louisville used
so effectively throughout the game.
He snuck a pass to Joel Thompson
under the basket with just under two
minutes remaining, setting up a
Thompson jam which put Michigan
on top 81-80. Then, less than 30
seconds later, he sunk both ends of a
one-on-one to again give the Wolver-
ines the lead.
But with :22 remaining and Michi-
gan down by one stalling for the
last shot, Heuerman's pass to Tom
Staton was picked off by Rick Wilson,
who drove the length of the floor and
sunk a layup.
While the Wolverines did score on
the ensuing possession, the three-
point lead proved too much and
Michigan was handed its first set-
back of the season.
The lead changed hands 13 times in
the final eight minutes with both
teams scoring nearly every time it
had the ball. With 4:49 remaining
Louisville held a slim one-point
margin, 74-73. But then, Joel Thomp-
son, the game's leading scorer with
29, put on a show for the wild Crisler
Arena crowd which kept Louisville
from blowing the game open.
The 6-8 center drove inside around
two Cardinals and layed the ball in.
After a Rickey Galon jumper,
Thompso'n countered with another
bucket on a pass from Dave Baxter.
Wilson threw in a long jumper and
Thompson followed with a flying tip-
dunk, which brought the crowd to its
feet and a Cardinal time out.
Louisville again connected, this
time on a Booby Turner jump shot,
but Thompson regained the lead for.
Michigan with an easy bucket after
Heuerman slipped the ball past a
By this tirte the clock had run
down to 1:49, with Michigan holding a
slim 81-80 lead. Turner again hit on
an outside shot and when Michigan
Boston 113, Kansas City 109
Philadelphia 122. Portland 110
san Antonio 125, New Jersey 122
Washington 96. Cleveland 95
New York 3, Philadelphia 3
Washington S, Cleveland 3
William and Mary 78, North Carolina 75
brought the ball back down, Williams
hacked Heuerman while attempting
to steal the ball. Heuerman hit both
After Griffith hit from the top of the
key at 1:02, Michigan went into a
stall to protect its one point lead.
Heuerman's pass to Staton was
picked off by Wilson and the Cardin-
al's leading scorer layed in the two
pointer. Baxter, who held the hot
hand from the outside, netted a
20-foot jumper from the corner to pull
the Wolverines within one, but Wilson
connected on both ends of a one-on-
one after a desperation foul by Mark
Lozier and the Wolverines went down
"It was just a tough game to lose
when we played so well and so hard,"
said a disappointed Johnny Orr. "It
was a super game for the 7th of
Louisville coach Denny Crum'
couldn't have agreed more. "I
thought that was a great basketball
game regardless of whether we won
Thompson, who ended the evening
with a career high 29 points, pulled'
down 13 rebounds, 10 in the first half
against Gallon, who at 6-11 has a
three inch advantage.
"Joel played his greatest game ever
at Michigan," commented Orr, "He
Orr also had praise for Baxter, who
notched 28 points and added eight
assists. "He was excellent tonight," he
said. "He shot extremely well."
Wilson provided most of the spark for
Louisville. The 6-4 guard, whom Crum
has called the best guard in the nation,
pumped in 26 points, including 11 of 18
from the floor and 4 for 4 from the free
Turner added 19 more as the Cardin-
als connected on 71 per cent of their
shots in the second half.
The loss at Crisler snapped a 23-game
home win streak and 25 non-conference
victories at home.
By BILLY NEFF
Time was on Michigan's side last
night as the women's basketball team
upended the highly rated Louisville
Cardinals, 71-68, behind the heroics of
In order to speed up the clock prior to
the men's game, the ladies used run-
ning time in the second half, whereas in
the first half, they played the normal
stop time. As Louisville closed the gap
late in the second half, precious seconds
ticked away as the clock kept running.
"It showed us no rank at all; they got-
ta give us a chance to promote our
game too," asserted standout Wol-
verine guard Cameron, who tallied 26
points on twelve field goals (all from
outside 20 feet) and two free throws.
Michigan freshwoman center Abby
Currier, who clicked for 16 first half
markets agreed, "They (Louisville) got
a bad deal." Currier sat out early in the
second half with foul trouble, a definite
blow to the hoopsters last night.
But the Wolverines were not to be
denied as they utilized the clutch and
consistent play of senior co-captain
Terri Conlin near the end of the game.
After a slow start, Michigan's contin-
gent broke out to a 43-32 halftime ad-
vantage behind the bombs of Cameron'
and inside play of Currier. They split 32
points evenly in the first half. '
After Currier fouled out with over 17
minutes remaining in the second half,
the Blue hoopsters fell to pieces. The
Cardinals chipped away at the lead
behind the dominant board play of Val
Owens, to fall barely short when time
Conlin chipped in with twelve for
Michigan while freshwoman Brenda
Vanhuizen, a real scrapper, contribu-
ted 10 to the Wolverines output.
Coach Gloria Soluk, successful in her
debut at Michigan, commented, "We
played a great first half - if we play
like that the rest of the season, we are
going to have a real good season."
Soluk continued, "I think they have a
really good team; we just out-hustled
them out there. I just wish I could have
used my bench more effectively."
For a game that wasn't artistically
beautiful, it counts as a "W," and that's
more than Soluk expected.
Cards do the shuffle
HOL IDA YSPECIAL
FT/A R A T FG/A
4/4 7 6 26 Thompson ............. 14/22
1/2 6 3 19 Baxter ................ 14/27
2/2 2 2 14 Staton ................. 6/11
1/2 8 0 13 McGee ................ 3/10
0/1 1 2 6 Hardy ................ 3/9
0/0 6 1 6 Heuerman............0/0
0/0 0 1 0 Lozier............... 0/0
5 Team .............
8/11 38 16 88 Totals .............. 40/81
FT/A R A T
1/1 13 1 29
0/0 2 8 28
0/1 3 5 12
2/2 5 3 8
0/0 4 2 6
2/2 1 2 2
0/0 0 0 0
5/6 37 21 85
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Score by Periods
First half Second half Final
... 41 44 85
... 43 45 88
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