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Sunday; February 13, 1977

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with second-stanza burst, 8-3

Proving that all bad things
must come to an end, too, Mich-
igan's hockey team capped a
weekend sweep of Denver last
night, 8-3. The crucial victory
-reversed the Blue momentum
after three straight disastrous
The win, which vaulted the
Wolverines into sole possession
of third place in the WCHA, re-
furbished Michigan's previously
crumbling hopes of gaining a
home berth in next month's
opening rounds of the confer-
ence playoffs.
A four-goal burst in a 55-
second span midway through
the second period keyed the
Wolverine victory, squelching
a dull defensive struggle that
had nearly put the 4,510 Michi-
gan faithful to sleep.
With .,Michigan leading 2-0,
Pioneer Perry Schnarr- shoved

Da i
- TO G -0
the puck past goalie Rob Palm-I
er, narrowing Michigan's lead to
one at 13:13.
But in less than a minute, th6
Michigan icers nearly ran hap-i
less goalie Ernie Glanville outf
of Yost Arena. The determined
dekers rammed in three goals
to put the contest out of reach.!
Mark Miller started the surge
for the Blue'as he took a pass
from Mike Coffman and fired
the puck past Glanville 27 sec-
onds after the Denver goal.

Twenty-one seconds later,
Glanville came way out to
stop another Michigan scoring
threat only to watch Kip
'Maurer skate around him and
slide the puck into an empty
With his head still spinning,
Glanville watched again'as Bill
Thayer drew him to the left side
of the crease and then fed Kris
Manery. The Blue captain eas-
ily hit the right side of the net,
making it 5-1 Michigan.
"Our scoring finally came
back this weekend," said Mich-
igan coach Dan Farrell of the
fine offensive performance.
"When we were losing all those
games, we weren't playing that
poorly. We just weren't scor-
For the first half of the game
it looked like neither team would
score as lady luck and both
goalies kept the puck out of the

Both Palmer and Glanville
made some tough saves in the
first period, but on more than
one occasion they ended up on
the ice with the puck sitting
there crying to be flipped in, to
no avail.
At one point, Debol took a
beautiful feed on the left side of
the net and slammed it past
Glanville only to watch it carom
off the opposite goal post.
To finally open the scoring,
Greg Natale skated down the
right side and fired a slap shot
off Glanville which Manery
rebounded and put in. The
power play score was Man-
ery's 100th career goal and
boosted his lead as Michigan's
most prolific goal-getter ever.
Michigan's second goal came
on a picture perfect power play.
Dave Debol waved his stick
overhead, signaling to Bill Thay-

er who hit him with the puck in
front of the net. "Deebs"
rammed the puck off Granville
and then pushed the rebound in
to make it 2-0.
Two minutes later, the second
period fireworks began.
Farrell was especially pleased
with the Wolverines' fourth
straight win over Denver this
year. "We've never swept a
team twice in one season as long
as I've been here," said the
Michigan mentor.
Sweeping Denver was even
more impressive, since Farrell
teams had only beaten Den-
ver three times before this
season. MICI
Now the dekers turn to the wrest
task of playing five of their re- mate
maining six games on the road.
Next weekend, Michigan travels
to Minnesota to meet the sev-
enth place Gophers.
Minnesota is one of five teams 'r
jammed within five points of
one another in the conference.
The top four finishers will earn
home playoff sh~ots. Wisconsin
and Notre Dame have just aboutI
locked up the first two spots. I

HIGAN'S RICH LUBELL and MSU's Dennis Brighton perform a heady aria in last night's
tling version of "Nutcracker Suite." The slumping Lubell lost his match, but his team-
s still managed to shell the Spartans, 30-9.
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By AP and UPI
IOWA CITY - Osborne Lock-
hart sank two free throws with .
16 seconds left to end an Iowa
rally as No. 8 Minnesot~a es-
caped with a 61-58 Big Ten Con-
ference basketball victory here
The Gophers led 55-46 with
1:25 to play, but Terry Drake
hit three straight baskets in
less than half a minute to cut
Minnesota's margin to 55-52.
Dick Peth added four points
to make it 57-56 with 20 sec-
onds remaining, but Lockhart
hit his clutch free throws and
guard Phil Saunders added two
more to ice the Minnesota
- The Hawkeyes led 31-28 at in-
termission but hit only 27 per
cent in the second half before
a capacity crowd of 13,365 in
Iowa Fieldhouse.
Center Mike Thompson led
the Gophers with 23 points and
14 rebounds, and guard Ray
Williams added 12 points. Min-
nesota improved to 9-2 in the
Big Ten and 18-2 overall.
Bruce King, who moved into
second place on the all-time
Hawkeye scoring list, had 18
points and 16 rebounds as Iowa
dropped to 5-5 in the conference
and 13-6 overall.
Minnesota 61, Iowa 58 t
Purdue 102. Northwestern 84
Michigan State 71, Ohio State 57
Wisconsin 62, Illinois 60
Providence 99, Long Island U. 85
Vilanova 90, George Washington 77
Georgia 92, Mississippi 76
Kentucky 89, Auburn 82
Maryland 84, Clemson 78
Central Michigan 76, E. Michigan 72
Cincinnati 84, Georgia Tech 73
Grand Valley 80, N. Michigan.69
Kansas State 86, Kansas 83
Marquette 86, Manhattan 60
Michigan Tech 68, St. Cloud 57
Notre Dame 84, S. Carolina 66
Rutgers 68, W. Virginia 66
Tennessee 91, LSU 64
Kent State 70, W. Michigan 68

'Cats dumped
EVANSTON - Eugene Park-
er scored 28 points and led a
second half comerack yester-
day which lifted Purdue to a
102-84 victory over Northwest-
ern and kept alive the Boiler-
makers' chances in the Big Ten
basketball race.
The triumph lifted Purdue's
conference record to 9-3 and
left the Boilermakers two
games behind first-place Mich-
igan in the loss column.
Purdue trailed 52-46 at the
half bf re Walter Jnrdan

western with 18 and Jerry Ma-
rifke added 16.
Northwestern never trailed in
the first half and the Wildcats
made five steals in the first
six minutes as they sped to a
20-8 lead with Tony Allen scor-
ing half the points.
Wayne Walls and Gerald
Thomas helped cut North-
western's margin to 29-26, but
Purdue Coach Fred Schaus was
called for a bench technical
and Marifke connected on four
straight free throws to put
Northwestern ahead by seven.
* * *

- W ~-,,J ~That leaves the other five
teams to fight it out for two
three-point play with 17:45 left spots tLast night, the Michigan wrestling team found
in the game gave the Spartans "Last year we got to play at that things get easier the second time around.
a 45-28 bulge. home with 17 wins. I think we The wrestlers improved on a 27-15 triumph
Ohio State, which lost its will have to come up with four earlier this season by scoring a convincing
seventh straight game and fell wins in the next six to play at 30-9 victory over an injury-riddled Michigan
to 7-13 overall and 2-9 in the home this time," anticipated State team in their second meeting of the
Big Ten,rnever really threat- Farrell. year.
ened after that. After Minnesota, cellar dwell- THE WOLVERINES' were spurred on by the
The closets the Buckeyes got er Minnesota-Duluth lies ahead strong performances of three seniors appear-
was 60-50 on a pair of free before the season finale with ing in their final home meet. Harold King pro-
throws by Terry Burrns with Michigan gtate. igi hi ia oeme.Hrl igpo
3:52 left, but Kelser's three- vided a fall at 190 pounds, Mark Johnson gained
point play and dunk shot put Denver leveled a major decision at 177 and Ed Neiswender
Michigan State back in com-1 ' also turned in a strong win.


nail umue Yvaltr jurum
came out shooting. Jordan OSU bumped
scored the first two baskets COLUMBUS- Michigan State,
of the second halftand eventu- led by sophonmore center Greg
ally put Purdue ahead to stay Kelser's 27 points and 16 re-
at 59-58 with a basket, less bounds, bolted away from Ohio
than four minutes into the State late in the first half for
second half. a 71-57 regionally televised Big
Ten victory over the Buckeyes
Th Boilermakers scored 11 yesterday afternoon.
straight points in that span to Michigan State, outscored the
move ahead 65-58. struggling Buckeyes 19-2 from
Northwestern closed to within the 6:30 mark of the first half
two points at 67-65, but the when it was 26-26 until Kelser's
shooting of Parker and three
tip-ins by Joe Barry Carroll
sent the Wildcats on their way wom en
to their 10th loss in 13 confer-
ence starts. *"
Jordan finished with 18'points tak e f i
while Jerry Sichting added 14 f
and Carroll had 11 for Purdue. In gym nastics
Billy McKinney led North- -
Falling short of a fourth place
.finish by .23 of a point, the
Michigan women's gymnastic
R ES team finished fifth in a field of
.eight at the Big Ten Champion-
Detroit 123, Wayne state 77 ships held yesterday in Chain-
WakeForet 84, N.C. State 77 iglini.
VMI 92, Richmond 87 paign, Illinois.
Massachusetts 71, Rhode Island 63 Host Illinois successfully de-
Nebraska 60, Missouri 58 fended its title with a team
Albion 90, Adrian 83 score of 138.04 followed closely
Toledo 64, Bowling Green 55b ihgnStt' 3.4
Vanderbilt 85, Florida7 by Michigan State's 136.94.
Alabama 73, Mississippi State 69 While Wisconsin easily cap-
Drake 99, Tulsa 72 tured third place honors, Minne-
N. Carolina 106, Tulane 94 sota, Michigan, Iowa and In-
California 84, Oregon state 83 diana tallied a 127.15, 126.92,
Alma 86, Olivet571204ad137repcily
Colorado St. 78, Brigham Young 67 124.04 and 123.72 respectively.
N.H.L. Sarah Flom's third place in
Minnesota 2, Detroit 2 the floor exercise and seventh
N.Y. Islanders 2, Philadelphia 1 place finish in the all-around
Toronto 10, Washington 0 highlighted the Wolverines' sec-
Chicago 4, Colorado 2 ond appearance in conference
St. Louis 3, Atlanta 1 championship competition.

plete control.
Bob Chapman, who scored
nine of Michigan State's first 14
points, finished with 17 while
Edgar Wilson had 13. Larry
Bolden led Ohio State with 13,
followed by Jim Ellinghausen
and Burris with 12 and 11,
Illini stumped
MADISON - Wisconsin's Bob
Fauk, sparking a three-guard of-
fense, led the Badgers to a 62-
50 Big Ten basketball victory
over Illinois yesterday.
The triumph came on the
heels of an upset of Purdue on
Thursday and marked the first
time since mid-December that
Wisconsin had put two victories
Center Ray Sydnor, who
missed the Purdue game with
a foot injury, saw limited ac-
tion yesterday before he re-
injured his foot with less than
eight minutes gone in the sec-
ond half.
Wisconsin held a 36-32 half-
time advantage and jumped to
a commanding 43-36 lead on
Falk's basket- four minutes
after the intermission.
Illinois managed to hang
within six points until - Wiscon
sin's Joe Chrnelich and Jimmy
Smith reeled off seven straight
points for a 59-49 lead with 1:15
Falk, who led the Badgers
with 22 points, then hit two free
throws and Coach Bill Cofield
swept his bench.

FIRST PERIOD Sophomore strongman Mark Churella furthur
Scoring: None.
Penalities: 1. (D) - Thomson, contributed to the effort, coming away with a
2:31; 2. (M) - Debol. 3:37; 3. (D)- pin at 150.

woods, 11:09; 4. (M) - Turner,
Scoring: 1. (M) - Manery (Na-
tale), 6:16; 2. (M) - Debol (Thay-
er), 11:31: 3. (D) - Schnarr
(Woods), 13:13; 4. (M) - Miller
(Coffman) (Debol), 13:50; 5. (M)-
Maurer (McCahill), 14:11; 6. (M)-
Manery (Thayer, McCahill), 14:18; 7.
(D) - Pazelli (Messier), 18:55.
Penalties: 5. (M) - Wheeler, 2:51;
6. (D) - Campbell, 5:11; 7. (D) -
Berry. 5:58, 8. (D) - Hudson, 10:24;
9. (M) - Pacholzuk, 15:51; 10. (M)t
- R. Palmer. 19:50.
Scoring: 8. (M) - Debol (Pachoi-
zuk), 12:47; 9. (M) - Thayer (Maur-
er. Debol), 14:17; 10. (D) - Woods
(Berry, Campbell), 16:28; 11. (M) -
Mauirer (Manery, Natale), 16:47,
Penalties: 11. (M) - Turner. 3:00;
12. (M) - Coffman, 7:52; 13. (D) -
Robinson, 13:00; 14. (M) - Turner,
15:08; 15. (M) - Lerg, 15:08; 16.
(D) - Gibson, 15:08; 17. (M) -
Turner, 19:46; 18. (M) - Ro Palmer,

An enthusiastic Bill Johannesen, Michigan's
coach, termed the meet "just great
"We had some really great performances.
We're coming along week by week. We should
be at our peak for the Big Tens and Nation-
als," Johannesen said.
King contributed the quickest victory by
pinning Michigan State strongman Shawn Whit-
comb 1:36 into the match. At the start of the
match, King gained a fast takedown and Whit-
comb hit his head on the mat, leaving him
"I THINK KING would've beaten him any-
way," Johannesen said regarding the injury.
"He was ready mentally and that's what this
is all about. He had good practices all week."
"It's regrettable what happened to Shawn
(Whitcomb)," Spartan coach Grady Peninger
remarked. "If we could've had a five-minute
break, it would've been better. But you only
get three."
Churella's fall came 3:05 into the 150-pound
match over State's Bob Pollitt.
"Churella wrestled one of the best matches
in his life," Johannesen noted. Churella dom-
inated the entire match, scoring a takedown,
a two-point near fall and two three-point near

fails before finally pinning Pollitt.
over Rick Warner of MSU at ,167. Team cap-
tain Johnson, (177) in a flurry of takedowns,
came away with a lopsided 18-6 superior deci-
Johannesen was also excited about 142-pound-
er Karl' Briggs' performance.
"Briggs was just great. He really wrestled
right on. He beat a good fifth-year senior,"
Johannesen remarked. "This meet will defi-
nitely help seedings (in' the Big Tens) and I
think Briggs will be in there now."
Briggs scored a 10-4 victory over Spartan
Don Rodgers. Earlier in the week, John Har-
rington was slated to ,wrestle for Michigan
State but he suffered a broken hand last
tan coach said. "We had to use five walk-ons
who had very little practice. It was a° good
meet overall."
Other Michigan victories came at 118 pounds
with a major decision from Todd Schneider
and heavyweight Bob Taylor's first varsity win,
The Wolverines go on the road next week
when they face Wisconsin, rated second only
to Iowa among Big Ten teams.
No dancing in Lansing
118 - TODD SCHNEIDER (M) maJ. dec.
Terry Etvchison (MSU), 9-0.
126 - Mike Walsh (MSU) dec.
134 - Dennis Brighton (MSU) dec.
142 - KARL BRIGGS (M) dec.
Don Rodgers (MSU), 10-4.
145 - MARK CHURELLA (M) wbf.
Bob Pollitt (MSU), 3:0.
158 - Doug Siegert (MSU) dec.
167 - ED NEISWENDER (M) dec.
Rick Warner (MSU), 10-3.
177 - MARK JOHNSON (M) sup. dec.
Jim Ellis (MSU), 18-6.
190 - HAROLD KING (M) wbf.
Shawn Whitcomb (MSU), 1:36.
Hwt. - BOB TAYLOR (M) dec.
John Gurka (MSU), 7-6.

Glanville (D).......17 10
Palmer (M) ..... 10 12


DENVER .............. 0 2 1-3
MICHIGAN ........... 0 5 3-8

Th inclads sit



re lays

I A 1

" r .
! t
shine in
last home
M eets.......'.
Senior co-captain Chuck
Ventura swings his way to a
first-place finish in the pom-
mel horse in yesterday's Big
Ten Quadrangular meet at
Crisler Arena. The meet, won
by Michigan, was the final
home appearance of four
Wolverine seniors. Over in
Matt Mann pool, senior Gor-
don Downie set a new Michi-
gan record to lead the Wol-
verines to a victory over Ohio
Ct.t CiY.nth. . a .rar


Big 10 Standings
Conference Overall
MICHIGAN.....11 1 18 2
Minnesota ..... 9 2 18 2
Purdue........ 9 3 156
Indiana ..... 6 4 11 8
Iowa .. 55 13 6
Illinois . .. S 7 13 11
Michigan State .. 4 8 7 14
Wisconsin......... 4 9 8 13
Northwestern .. 3 10 5 17
Ohio State.......2 9 7 13

Special To The Daily
by {both slow times and disquali-
fications, the Michigan track
team turned in a disappointing
performance last night at the
54th annual Michigan State Re-
lays in Jenison Field House.
The Wolverines failed to qua-
lify any of their relay teams for
the fast-approaching NCAA In-
door Championships, while com-
ing up with only three individual
champions in eighteen events..
The team ventured to East
Lansing with the purpose of
qualifying a two-mile relay
team of Steve Elliot, Greg
Meyer, Dave Furst and Andy
Johnson for next month's

Everything went according to
plan until the third leg of the
race, where runners from Bowl-
ing Green and Eastern Michigan
bolted past Furst. The team
placed third with a time of
7:35.6, missing the NCAA's qua-
lifying standard by nearly three
Head tract coach Jack Har-
vey could offer no explanation
for the poor showing from the
usually reliable Furst. "I don't
know what happened to him,"
he said. "We were in it all
along.'He just blew it."
The other major Wolverine
setback was the disqualification
of the strong sprint medley re-
lay team. Blue sprinter James
Grace was flying around the fi-
nal curve together with Barton,

Randy Smith and Dennis Bel- through with the best vault of
lamy of Air Force. - his career, soaring over the bar
Grace then illegally cut in at 16-161 in qualifying for the
front of Smith, according to NCAA's. The vault also broke
the offiicals, sending the home his own'meet record of 16-4.
town favorite flying across to "Stokes did the job tonight"
the outside of the track. said Harvey. "He's really
"It was a questionable call," been coming on- strong all
said Harvey of the disqualifica- season."
tion. "Those things 'are always The distance crew supplied
tough to call but it looked like Michigan with its other two 'vic-
Grace may have had enough tories. Meyer captured the
room." three-mile run in 13:47.6 during
/ Michigan's talented shuttle the afternoon session, while
hurdle relay team of Arnett Billy Donakowski easily outdis-
Chisholm, Chuckie Crouther, tanced a weak mile field with a
Gary Hicks and Don Wheller time of 4:08.6.
cruised to an easy victory but "What can I say? We just
was disqualified because of a weren't that sharp tonight,"
false start. Harvey said. "I'm very disap-
On the brighter side, Blue pole ' ointed but I sti'l think that we
vaulter Jim Stokes c a m e can pick up the pieces."

Special To The Daily
eras will be rolling, Dick Enberg and
Billy Packer will be yapping and the
Indiana partisans will be screaming.
A nationwide television audience will
see all these characteristics of a typi-
cal clash between two national powers.
YET INDIANA owns but a mediocre
6-4 Big Ten record, with little chance of
winning its fifth consecutive conference
championship. It appears the Hoosiers
must relegate themselves to nothing
more than a spoiler's role for the re-

rs Blue n
in the Indiana players' minds. And you THEC
can be sure Indiana coach Bobby Indiana's
Knight will do all that he can to im- centerF
press that national audience - which sembled
will undoubtedly include those respon- powered
sible for the final tournament selec- Poor s
tions. jured ba
NOT THAT conference-leading Michi- son all
gan should prove easy victims of an thirty or
Indiana uprising, he's hit
"Just the whole Indiana series gets cent of
us going," said guard Steve Grote. "I don
"They're the only team I'll have a los- it (his in
ing record against in my career. I'd said Kni
really like 'to inflict a big loss on them him, but
down there," he said with a grin, it everyt
In Johnny Orr's seven years as Mich- ,i, ,


ONLY returning star
s championship team
Kent Benson, has h
the indestructible fo
past Hoosier squads.
hooting, possibly due
ack, has hampered th
-American. Although
r more points twicet
a relatively mediocr
his field goals so fG
't think there's any d
njury) hinders his m
ight. "I'm sure it's p
t he goes out there,
thing he has. That's a

rter from teams, hitting 15 of 19 shots on his way
last year, to 32 points.
ardly re- Fellow freshman' Glen Grunwald
rce that's (6-9), finally recovered from an annoy-
ing knee injury, rounds out the Hoosier
to an in- frontcourt.
e pre-sea- Junior Jim Wisman (6-2) and Wayne
i scoring Radford (6-3) fill the backcourt posi-
this year, tions. Radford, recovering from an ear-
re 50 per ly-season slump, replaces Butch Carter
ar. as a starter.
doubt that These guards have posed Indiana's
ovement," biggest problem this year, totalling only
ainful for 16.8 points per game. Michigan's
and gives Rickey Green, Grote and Dave Baxter
ill we can boast a combined average of 38.5.

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