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Thursday, January 20, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

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Thursday, January 20, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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YOUNG, CENDER SUPPLY SIZE
Women hit new hoop heigts

By CUB SCHWARTZ
Not long ago the prospect of
her daughter growing to a
height of over six feet brought
fear to the life of many a con-
cerned mother. After all it just
wasn't ladylike to tower over
the rest of the world.
This is changing, however,.
due in part to the efforts of
women like Kathryn Young and
Natasha Cender, who constitute"
the "height" of the Michigan
Women's basketball team.
At 6-2 and 6-1 respectively,
the duo towers over the major-
ity .of the other women who
take the court. And rather than
viewing their height as a hin-,
drance, both Young and Cen-j
der have chosen to turn it into}
an advantage on the court.
"I was almost 6 feet tall
by the end of the seventh1
grade." said Cender, "and
my Phys Ed coach said,
'anybody that tall has to play
basketball."
Both women received their
first dose of organized basket-
ball in high school, Cender at
Ann Arbor St. Thomas under
Michigan's current head coachr
Carmel Borders, and Young at
Cass, where along with current
Wolverine teammates Lydia
Sims and Linda Gardner, she
claimed the 1972 state cham-
pionship.
"In high school, with my.
height it was easy to dominate,
there just wasn't anybody that
tall," said Cender. "On two

occasions I had 41 points,
they came mostly from
getting the rebound and
ting it back up."
"College basketball is
ferent though because
aren't the tallest one anymo
you have to adjust."
Cender attended Purdue
a year, and filled the start
center spot on the Boilerm
er squad. She lost interest
becoming an engineer, h
ever, and dropped out
school to work last semestc
"I tried about ten time,
get a hold of Coach Bor
about coming here to play
ketball, but I could n(
reach her."
Finally, last semester
ders called Cender. "She
me at my lowest, I was sic
work and I was ready to c
back," said Cender.
Young, on the other N
came directly to Michigan
was either going to mode
play basketball, she said,1
in the summer of '75 I ta
to Lydia Sims about pla
here. We decided it would
like old times at Cass, s
came."
The presence of two
footers in the line-up is
asset to any women's tea
Michigan no exception. C
der however, has only b
with the squad since Jan.
and consequently is still in
process of learning Mi
gan's style of play.
"I'm new and I have a
to learn," she said, "espei
ly trying to wor~k together

but learn each individual's moves. to work with me on the dunk. national tournament, if the
just I still have to think that extra I know I can get the rim, but team works together.
put- second about making my move the ball keeps slipping out of If the Wolverines do advance
on offense." my hands. 1 guess I have to that far, the fear felt by the
dif- -"Young, a junior in the get more spring in my legs." mothers of two women who-
you School of Business, but a sopho- In the eyes of Young and play on the Michigan basketball
re- more in athletic eligibility, has Cender, this year's team has team will be converted to pride.
started both years. the potential to go a long way As a matter of fact, it al-
for "Last year I was mainly a perhaps into the finals of the ready has been.
ing defensive player, but that has - - -
ak- changed," said Young, who
in has averaged 12 points a game
ow- this year
of Both Young and Cender ex-
er. pressed some disappointment
s to over the lack 'of spectators At
ders their games.
bas- "I guess most people just
ever don't take women's basketball I
seriously, they don't realize
Bor- how competitive it is. The FRI DAY JAN 2
got level of play is constantly
k of improving, and as it does
oome more people are going to LIVE MUSIC:
want to see us," said Cender. CYPRUS ROCK
and, Young agreed with Cender's
."< analysis and a'dded, "If I wouldL S 0$
I or have dunked on that alley-oop LADIES: $1.00 GENTS: $150
then pass from Fertig Monday night, ' 9:00 p.m.-Till?
ked I bet there would be a lot I.D.'REQUIRED
vying more people at our next home
be game, they would want to see 1321 WASHTENAW
o I the girl who can dunk." -
"Joel (Thompson) is gbing
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Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
STARTING CENTER NATASHA CENDER takes a jump shot in last night's practice in
preparation for this weekend's Can-Am. tournament in Windsor, Canada. The 6-1 Cender
and teammate Kathryn Young have provided a big lift in the cager's last three victories.

TROUBLED BY INJURIES:-
Blue tumblers take to the road

II

By BRIAN MARTIN
The men's and women's gym-I
nastics teams both venture to
foreign grounds this weekend
as their traveling squads visit
Minnesota and Ontario, respec-
tively.
Coach Newt Loken returns to
his home town to tangle with
the Big Ten coaches' favorite
to win the conference cham-
pionship, the University of Min-
nesota. After many years of
drought before last year, (their
last title was 1949), Minnesota
has consistantly scored above
200, the magic number in gym-
nastics.
Minnesota also celebrates
their annual Alumni Day this
weekend, with many of them
from Loken's competitive era,
with the Gophers (1938-42).
"THIS IS DEFINITELY our
toughest test yet this year,"
forewarned Loken. "We've seen
them twice so far at the Windy
City and Ball State Invitation-!
als, and. they're very strong."
Minnesota's strength lies in
their all-around men and over-
all depth. With the emphasis;
on all-around competition this
year, the Gophers hold a defi-
nite advantage.
"They're blessed with out-
standing all-around men this
season with Tim La Fleur (1976
Big Ten all-around champion),
Jay Lowinske, Shawn Hayth,
and others," Loken said.
Injuries continue to rack the
Wolverines this year. The Blue's
all-around men, Nigel Rothwell
IiY

and Bruce Schuchard, both suf-I
fer nagging injuries, but Loken{
expects them to compete this
weekend.
UNFORTUNATELY, injuries
are not restricted to all-around,
competitors. This list includes.
co-captain Chuck Venturi (pom-
mel horse) enduring a sore
hand, Gordie Higman (rings,
parallel bars) with a swollenI
thumb, and Rich Nisivaco (all-
around, vaulting) pulled his calf:
mus:le thhis week, to mention a,
few Blue injuries.{

the Wolverines met Western
Ontario in Ann Arbor and sound-
ly defeated them by nearly 35
points.
However, seven. CanadianE
teams will be waiting to greet3
Michigantthe onlyrAmerican
representative. There are ru-;
Morsathat some members from
the Canadian Olympic team will
compete, "but .those are only
rumors," said Coach Ann Corn-
ell.
Only seven women comprise
the team representing Michigan;
for this meet, for teams were

all-around, with Beth Carlson{
(balance beam), Dot Sommers
(floor exercise), Becky CaldronI
(uneven bars), and Sue Stanton
(vaulting) rounding off the rest:
of the team.

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"We can stay with them man- limited to eight performers each
to-man," said Loken, "but their to insure "top caliber perform-
overall depth is their forte. We ;nce from each University,"
need a cushion in each event Cornell said.
for help, but don't have it be- Sarah Flom, Ginger Robey,
cause of these darn injuries."' and Mia Axon compete in the
"We'll beat them in the spe------
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The women's gymnastics team
travels to London, Ontario to
compete in the Western Ontario
Invitational.
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