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Page Eight


Sunday, April 3, 1977,

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, April 3, 1977

etters tame ats
By LISA ALLMENDINGER In second singles action, Ann Kercher placed a second
Michigan victory on the board when she defeated Nolan Julia
Chalk up another victory for Michigan women's tennis team. 6-2, 6-4.
The Wolverine women trounced Northwestern, 8-1 at the Track Kercher was also happy with her play. "I'm real pleased
and Tennis Building yesterday. with my backhand and I stuck with my forehand. I didn't run
"The match was easier than we expected. Everyone played around it," she said.
reasonably well," said women's tennis coach John Atwood. Jodi Strom had a big win in the third singles slot unending
The indoor surface also gave Michigan a slight advant- sectionally ranked Clair Roehn. Strom won the first set easily,
age. "We're not used to the slowness and our timing was off," 6-1, and then engaged in a fierce ground stroke battle for her 7-5,
said the Wildcat's number one player, Aimee Conlan. second set win.
Conlan, the only national ranked player on the Wildcat team Barb Selde added to the Michigan victory with her fourth
fell to Kathy Karzen, Michigan's ranked player, 6-2, 6-2. singles 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of Northwestern's Bev Tuite.
"We've played against each other in junior tournaments and "I felt really good. For th-e first time in a really, really long
it was pretty even," Karzen said. "It went one way or the other." time, I had my mind under control. I was consistent."
"I thought it was a good match. I was up for it. I'm pretty "Michigan hit more crisply, all the way around," said Wild-
pleased," Karzen said. } cat coach June Booth. "We were tired for some reason, after our
-- - -I match last night with Michigan State."
Micki Perket felt the fatigue the most. "I'm really out
coach es look of it. .really tired today," she said as she came off the
G ri d ! court. And, Debbie Rentschler took advantage of that with a
6-0, 6-0 victory.
] In the sixth singles spot, co-captain Jan Karzen won easily in
Or 1 rep R~en entSstraight sets over Northwestern's Ann Yoshidi.
In doubles action, Northwestern proved to be more of a threat.
Kathy Karzen and Selden had a field day with passing shots in
By ROB EVAN and William Jackson. the first set, gaining many points on'their net volleys.
A NEW PAIR of linebackers But, the second -set was a much closer contest. Trading
Most of the talk about the will be playing behind the line, games, the Michigan duo hammered away backhand lobs to prove
1976 Michigan football team cen- with the departure of All-Amer- that they were the tougher team and took the match and the sec-
tered around the offense and ican Calvin O'Neal and Jerry ond set, 7-5.
players such as Rob Lytle, Jim Vogele.g sKercher and Rentschler had an easier time of it though. In
Smith, Rick Leach and Harlan Although it is still too earlythfisseNohwtrnm agdotkeaaeadtent
Huckleby. to pencil anyone into the start- the first set Northwestern managed to take a game and then it
This is understandable since ing lineup, junior Jerry Meter was Michigan'sl d ledaae 6.eheswsyntakSnge dhedsat .6-e.
the offense was the most prolific and sophomore Ron Simpkins The second set proved to be a battle. The Wildcat team of
in the Wolverine's history, lead- both saw plenty of action in the Julia and Tuite traded games with their Wolverine opponents,
ing the nation in total offense, fall, and appear to be the lead- but in the fourth game the Blue women took the lead and event-
scoring and rushing. ing candidates. ually the set 6-3.
CONSEQUENTLY the defense The coaches have also been Despite Northwestern's dismal final score, the third dou-
had to take a back seat as the impressed with the play of jun- bles team of Perkt and Stacey Miller proved to be a sur-
media and fans drooled over the for Steve Graves at middle prising bright light. In a good show of talent, they upended
offense, guard. their Michigan foes Jan Karzen and Strom 6-3, 6-4.
However, as any coach will THE WOLF position, which Booth spoke of her team's showing with the statement, "It's
tell you, defense is the name of departing Jerry Zuver handled early in the season and we have nowhere to go but up."
practices left in the spring sea- Hcontended for b senior Atwood summed his team's performance by saying it was a
son. Michigan's coaches are tek and s nior, ay ond JP good warm-up for the Purdue Invitational where his Wolverine
paying particular attention tok ndteam will meet Big Ten reigning champion Ohio State.
players who can step into the The other opening in the sec- "If we can get by them we will be in good shape for the State
seven vacant positions on the ondary is at the strong safety (championship) and the Regionals. We have to end the season
defensive squad. position. Sophomore Gene Bell in the top two in the Midwest to get into the Nationals."
THE ONLY returning starters looks like the likely replacement If Michigan can beat Ohio State they will be assured of doing
from last fall, are defensive for Jim Bolden. well in the Big Ten and a place at the Nationals.
ends Domn Tedesco and John An-
derson, safety Dwight Hicks, LOSE TENTH STRAIGHT, 4-3
and defensive back Jim Pickens.
According to defensive coor-
dinator Bill McCartney there is
a lot of young talent ready to
"We're encouraged with what

AP Photo
Hold me tender hold me tight.
TORONTO AND BUFFALO are playing keep each other away from the puck. Maple Leaf Ian Turnbull (2) prevents Sabre Jim
Lorentz (8) from taking a stab at the puck. In the background Borje Salming (21) is battling an unidentified Sabre. Goalie Mike
Palmeteer (29) watches his defensemen battle and the puck bounce.



Kingman going west?

By The Associated Press
ST EESUG .The New York Mets said Sat-
urday they have talked with the
Los Angeles Dodgers about a'
possible trade for unsigned
slugger Dave Kingman and said
his contract demands are $800,-!
000 more than the club's final
In a blistering attack on King-

Mets' final offer was $200,000 a
year for anywhere from two to!
six years while Kingman is ask-
ing $2 million for six years after
coming down from an original
demand of $2.7 million.
During the off-season, King-
man asked the Mets to keep the
contract negotiations private.
McDonald issued his remarks
Saturday after Kingman held a


man, which included computer number of news conferences on
figures showing that he is a be- his own earlier in spring train-
low-average clutch hitter despite ing in which he attacked thevw
his numerous home runs, Joe Mets' management and said the o
McDonald,the Mets' general club's salary policy wasin "the I
manager, said he was convinced dark ages."
Kingman would play out his op- "We have made a final offer w
tion. to Dave and we are sd far apart D
we are convinced he is going to h
FOR THE first time, McDon- play out his option," McDonald h
ald disclosed the salary the club said. "We obviously don't have s
has offered as well as King- any ongoing negotiations. We
man's asking price. He said the will attempt to trade him, but

being restricted toI

KINGMAN HAS hinted he
would like to be traded to the
Dodgers. On Thursday, he said
e would play out his option if
he is not signed when the sea-
on opens April 7.
"I talked to Al Campanis, the
Dodgers' vice president in
harge of player personnel with-

in the last 24 hours," McDonald
said, adding that the talks with
the Dodgers would continue.
"Dave would like to keep the
conditions under which he would
sign between himself and my-
self" McDonald continued, "but
we want him to agree he will
never ask for less from another
club than he is asking from as."
Kingman indicated he would
not lower his demands if traded.

we've seen so far, but there
still needs to be improvement
by the fall. The winner of the
Big Ten will have to have a
great defensive team," McCart-
ney commented.j
"Our most glaring weaknessI
is our defensive line," he con-
tinued. The coaches are faced
with the formidable task of re-!
placing standout tackles Greg
Morton and John Hennessy.
Those presently under consid-
eration are Chris Godfrey, Rob
Taylor, Curt Greer, Rob Keitz,

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Wayne Bianchin
scored on a rebound with 12.
seconds remaining to give the1
Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 vic-
tory over the Detroit Red Wings
Saturday night and close out the
home half of Detroit's worst
National Hockey League season
in its 50-year history.
The loss was Detroit's 10th inf
a row, a club record,. and con-i
tinued a team winless streak
which has now reached 18

The game was tied three
times before the winning goal,
Bianchin's 26th of the season
but his first shot on net of the
Lowell MacDonald gave
Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead in cele-
brating his return to the Pen-
guin lineup after missing 77
games with a knee injury,
scoring a power-play goal at
the 43-second mark of the first

son with a goal at 12:25 of the
second period, smashed the
record at 2:16 of the final
period when he took a pass
from Jacques Lemaire and
fired a low shot past Wash-
ington goalie Bernie Wolfe.
The record-breaking tally was
greeted by an ear-splitting
standing ovation. The Montreal
Forum crowd of 16.369 also saw
the mighty Canadiens set NHL
marks by posting their 59th tri-
umph of the campaign - they

I~~ £pt qhe d I
Yaz out with bad back
WINTER HAVEN, Fla.-Carl Yastrzemski, the Boston RedI
Sox' slugging 37-year-old outfielder, has a more serious back ail-
ment than first believed, the club reported Friday.
"Carl is suffering from muscle spasms in his lower back, and
the condition is more serious than what we thought," said Man-t
ager Don Zimmer.t
"We don't know for sure, but right now it looks as if
he'll be out aonther seven or 10 days."1
Yastrzemski, who is heading into hs 17th year with the Red
Sox while closing in on baseball's all-time leaders in many de-X
partments, pulled up lame and had to be scratched from theq
lineup before an exhibition game Thursday.r
He said that he felt something pop when he slipped while
throwing a ball from left field in a game Wednesday.


Buffalo nips Milwauke

By The Associated Presso
BUFFALO-Clutch baskets by Rocets roar


Roberts shelled in Tiger loss
A couple of baseball 'veterans-pitcher Phil Niekro and in-
fielder Bill Melton-continued their hot spring performances
Niekro, the knuckleballing mainstay of Atlanta's mound corps,
allowed two hits in seven innings and picked up his fourth exhi-
bition victory as the Braves edged Baltimore 4-3. The Orioles
scored all their runs in the eighth off Mike Marshall.
Meanwhile, Melton collected three hits, including his
seventh home run, in the Indians' 4-2 rain-shortened seven-
inning triumph over the Seattle Mariners.
The best pitching performance of the day belonged to Texas'
Bert Blyleven, who held the Houston Astros to one hit-Enos
Cabell's ground single in the fourth-in seven innings of the
Rangers' 3-2 victory.
Dwight Evans hit a two-run homer and Luis Tiant allowed
two unearned runs in five innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated
the Chicago White Sox 6.4.
The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Detroit's Dave Roberts
for seven hits and five runs in the fifth inning-including
Jerry DaVanon's leadoff homer and Garry Templeton's two-
run triple-and beat the Tigers 7-3.
Two-run singles by Butch Wynegar and Lyman Bostock in
the eighth inning rallied the Minnesota Twins past the Phila-
delphia Phillies 6-5 and Bobby Murcer's three hits helped the
Chicago Cubs overpower the San Francisco Giants 12-3.
Warren Cromartie's tie-breaking two-run homer led the Mon-
treal Expos over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 and run-scoring hits
by Robin Yount and Sixto Lezcano in the first inning enabled the
Milwaukee Brewers to defeat a split Oakland squad 3-1 in a


Chuck Williams and John Gia-
nelli carried the Buffalo Braves
to a 94-93 victory over the Mil-
waukee Bucks last night.
Adrian Dantley led the Braves"
with 32 points and broke the
Buffalo rookie scoring record set
by Bob McAdoo during the 1972-
73 season. Dantley now has 1,452
points while McAdoo scored 1,-
441. Dantley also pulled down 10'
The Braves, who had trailed
by as many as 15 points, went
ahead to stay 89-87 on Wil-
liams' driving layup with 2:54
left in the game.
Gianelli scored to increaseI
Buffalo's lead to 91-87 with 1:54
left, and after Brian WintersI
tallied for the Bucks, Gianelli
completed a three-point play to
give the Braveq a 94-89 edge.
Two late baskets by Junior
Bridgeman closed out the scor-
Bridgeman paced the Bucks
with 26 points and Brian Winters
added 20.
Milwaukee played without cen-
ter Swen Nater and forward Bob
Dandridge, both of whom were
out with ankle injuries.

HOUSTON - Rudy Tomjano-
vich scored 33 points to lead the
Houston Rockets to a 106-93 vic-
tory over the Celeveland Cava-
liers Saturday night.
Tomjanovich, the f o r m e r
Michigan standout, broke out of
a seven-game shooting slump, in,
which he had been averaging
less than nine points a game,
with 16 points in the first half.
However, the Rockets did not
put the game away until late in
the fourth quarter when Hous-
ton outscored Cleveland 14-5 to
lead 99-87 with just over two
minutes to play.
The v i c t o r y moved the
Rockets to within one game of
clinching the NBA Central Di-
vision title. Cleveland's loss
prevented the Cavaliers from
gaining a playoff berth.
Calvin Murphy s c o r e d 22
points for the Rockets and Tom-
panovich and Moses Malone
combined for 25 rebounds. Bingo
Smith led Cleveland with 15
p o i n t s and teammate Foots
Walker added 14.

Indiana triumphs
ATLANTA - Billy Knight and
John Williamson combined for
60 points Saturday night, lead-
ing the Indiana Pacers to a
106-99 victory over the Atlanta
The victory gave Indiana a
4-0 sweep of their series with
the Hawks in the Pacers' first
season in the NBA. Both teams
are out of contention for play-
off spots.
Knight led all scorers with
32 points and Williamson add-
ed 27.

.. . .

Michel Bergegron's power- set the old record of 58 a year
play goal at 3:15 deadlocked the ago - and finishing their home
game for Detroit at 1-1 after season with just one loss.
one period.
Rookie Steve Coates put De-
,troit in front 2-1 at 7:15 of the'
second period with his first NHL S CO RES
Li goal, but Blair Chapman knot-'-
jted the game at 2-2 with a Pen-1 NBA
gum score at 17:24. Indiana 106, Atlanta 99
Atlanta led 49-44 at the halfi Pittsburgh went ahead 3-2 on Buffalo 94, Milwaukee 93
buriteracoltreakrsthethirdPhil Apps' unassisted effort at Houston 106, Cleveland 93
quarter as the Pacers sped, to a 2:14 of the third. But Bob, its3 rg N.HetoiL
76-70 lead. Len "Truck" Rabin- 2:4P h hid u o ittsburgh 4, Detroit 3
on slored 15 Trck"Robn Ritchie tied it for the final time Montreal 11, washington 0
so cre hthird-quarter with a Red Wing goal at 8:54. Buffalo 1, Toronto 1
points for the Hawks' but the d * * St. Louis 9, Cleveland 2
rest of the team added only six. Philadelphia 4, New York Rangers 1
Canadians Crush Boston 5, Islanders 3
Robinson led Atlanta with 26 MONTREAL - ' EXHIBITION BASEBALL
MOTEAI Montreal's Minnesota 6, Philadelphia 5S
points. Steve Shutt set a National Hock- Montreal 5, Toronto 4
Hawks Coach Hubie Brown ey League record for left wings St. Louis 7, Detroit 3
was ejected from the game in by scoring his 58th and 59th Atlanta 4, Baltimore 3
the fourth quarter after picking goals of the season as the Cana- Tas 3,6Chicago A 4
up his seconl technical foul for diens swamped the Washington New York A 8, University of
arguing. Capitals 11-0 Saturday night. North Carolina 1
The victory gave the Pacers Shutt, who tied the mark of Chicago N 12, San Francisco 3
3445 Milwuakee 3, Oakland 1
a 34-45 record while the Hawks 558 set by Chicago's Bobby t Cleveland 4, Seattle 2,
slid to 30-48. Hull during the 1968-69 sea- I 5 innings rain

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(not including night games)
Atlantic Division

Midwest Division

Texas' freshman sprinter
Johnny Jones crossed the
finish line in the 100 meter
dash in a time of 9.85. The
time bettered the world rec-
ord in the event of 9.95, but
Jones was denied the mark
due to a malfunctioning elec-
tronic timer.
Finishing second to Jones
in the race is Bill Collins,
formerly of Texas Christian,
followed by Arkansas State's
Ed Preson.
Jones, a member of the
gold medal winning sprint re-
lay team in Montreal last
summer, took the ruling in
"The timer is just one of
those things that happen,"
he said after competing in
yesterday's Texas Relays.
"I'm just happy to win."
The timing rule was
changed last summer so that

N. Y. Knicks
N. Y. Nets
San Antonio
New Orleans

W L Pct. GB
48 28 .632 -
40 36 .526 8
36 41 .468 12 f
28 47 .373 192
21 56 .273 27%

Kansas City
Los Angeles
Golden State

47 30 .610 -
42 35 .545 5
40 37 .519 7
40 37 .519 7
33 45 .423 14
27 51 .346 20/


47 31
44 33
43 35
41 35
34 43
30 47



50 27
45 33
43 35
38 39
31 46



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