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Page Eight

THE !MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, December 5, 1976

FORDHAM "O'D, 78-57

ichganro

By DON MacLACHLAN urr said.
The Michigan Wolverines TWO MINUTES LATER,
used a balanced scoring attack Hubbrd, who had a game-high
and very aggressive defense 15 rebounds, grabbed a-defen-
to thrash the scrappy Fordham sive carom and hurled a half
Rams 78-57, in a physical, court pass to Tom Staton.'Sta-
foul - plagued game yesterday ton got tied up by two Rams
in Crisler Arena. and the ball squirted loose.
"I like to play physically," Six players converged on the
said Michigan coach Johnny ball, and Station emerged the
Orr. "But tackling guys driv- winner shuffling a quick pass
ing to the basket - that's an- to Dave Baxter, who was open
other story." under the Ram basket.
WITH 7:19 REMAINING and Before Baxter could get off
the Wolverines comfortably his shot, Fordham forward
ahead 63-42, Steve Grote took an John O'Neil sent the skinny De-
inbounds pass from Phil Hub- troiter flying out of bounds.
bard and drove to the hoop for "I expected to get fouled,"
what appeared to be an easy Baxter said. "I could see him
lay-up. coming fast out of the corner
However, freshman Tom of my eye, so I prepared my-
Kavanaugh, who had just hit a self."
20-foot jumper at the other end "BOY, AT TIMES aggressive-
of the floor, sped back on de- ness is good, but basketball is
fense and grabbed Grote in the a game, not warfare," Baxter
air, smashing the Cincinnati added.
Kid to the floor. "Gee whiz, I could put guys
The enthusiastic crowd of 13,- out there to tackle guys," Orr
c 241 went wild as Kavanaugh said. "My guys aren't patti-
was ejected from, the game. cakes - we play aggressivelyi
"He did not mean to have a but we don't foul intentionally."
flaerant foul," said Ram coach Staton, who played a rough
Dick Stewart. "He was a fresh- game himself, did not really
man trving to do his very best." mind the contact.
"That really unset me - "I myself like to bump
tackling guys unnecessarily," heads," Staton said with a
S-__. - - chuckle.

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his second foul. After Hardy' dous lift in the first half," Orr
hit another free throw, Hubbard said. "He shot very well."
and O'Neil traded baskets, then Both teams were hot in the
Baxter went to work. first half as the Wolverines hit
Teamed with Green, who re- on 58 per cent of their field goal
placed Grote four minutes be- attempts while the Rams shot 52
fore the intermission, the sharp- per cent from the field.
shooting junior accounted di- The two squads cante out
rectly for the Wolverines' next playing good defense after the
ten points. intermission and with fifteen
Leading 31-24, Baxter stole minutes to play the Wolverines
the ball and fed Green for a led 49-34.
day-up. After the Blue defense Nine seconds later the vocal
forced a turnover, Staton fed Michigan fans got a taste of
Baxter, who swished a 20-foot- what was to come for the rest
er boosting the Wolverines into of the game.
an 11 point lead. STEVE GROTE stole the ball
After Tom Bergen missed a and fed Staton, who was bitch-
free throw, Baxter canned the ered attempting to dunk. Staton
rebound with two minutes to calmly sank both free throws
play in the half. and Michigan led 53-36.
After 'Kavanaugh hit on a
BAXTER CONCLUDED his j-rmper, the Wolverines reeled
first half heroics by swishing off seven unansfered Doints to
two jumpers from the corner, seal the fate of the Rams.
and Michigan headed into the Five free throws by ,Grote
locker room with a 41-28.half- and a tip-in by Hubbard pit
time lead. The 6-2 guard fin- Michigan in front 60-38, and
ished the first half with 8 three minutes lat-r the fire-
points, hitting all four of his works began. Three Rers
shots, 2 rebounds a steal and were disqualified on fouls d:r-
one assist in six minutes of ing the game.
plaving time. Mi hinan's hustling def-nse
"Baxter gave us a tremen- forced Fordham into 26 turn-
Fo'dhamq flashed overs - ten more than their
season average.
MICHIGAN "We were good on defense,"
w FG/A FT/A R PF TP Orr said. "We put heat on

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them and made them turn the
ball over."
GREEN LED the Michigan
scoring brigade with 17 points,
follhwed by Baxter with 13, Sta-
ton and Grote with 12, and Hub-
bard chipped in with 11.
Michigan shot 49 per cent
from the field for the game,
and Fordham hit on 47 per cent.
I-owever. the Rams took only
44 shots the entire game.
"I was thinking they were
afraid to shoot the ball," said
Green, who h'ld the Rams
leading scorer Stan Frankow-
ski scoreless. "You can't win
taki-g 44 shots."
Michigan had a tough day
from the free throw line hitting
on 18 of 31 attempts, missing
r t -st end of bonus situations
frequently.
Ffl" I1\M11TD three play-
ers in do'hle figur-s led by
"N-l 'nd P111 Lomhq-di with
11. ,h D-'n-v tallied 10
poets for the losers.
To-'orrmv, the Wolverines
trnel to Vanderbilt to face the
Commodores in another non-
conf-rence game.
"We've got a tough job at
Vanderbilt," Orr said. "It
should be an exciting game."
Game time is 7:35 CST.

Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
MICHIGAN'S RICKEY GREEN cuts past Fordham's Stan Frankowski enroute to two of his
game leading seventeen points. Frankowski came into yesterday's game as Fordham's lead-
ing scorer but was shutout by Green as the Wolverines beat the battering Rams of Ford-
ham, 78-57.

LIGHTS OUT FOR 90 MINUTES:
Skaters glid e

THE WOLVERINES jumped

by

By BOB MILLERI, The explanation of the trou-
Somebody pulled the plug out ble was that a major power
from behind Minnesota - Duluth line malfunctioned and an emer-
at Yost yesterday, once on the gency high voltage repairman
ice and once off. was summoned to locate the
The Michigan hockey team source of the problem.
can take the credit for blinding In all, the delay took 1 hour
the Bulldogs, 7-1, on the ice in and 48 minutes.
which Michigan coach Dan Far- In the game itself, almost a
rell called "perhaps our best sidelight to the fans that
game all-around this year." stuck it out, Michigan coasted
The real event that left from start to finish.
everyone at Yost in the dark, The Wolverines vaulted to a
literally, happened with 8:49 3-0 lead on goals by Kip Maur-
left to play in the second per- er, Bill Thayer and Dade De-;
iod. Bol.
Michigan was coasting along Duluth ruined Rick Palmer's
with a 4-1 lead when some of shutout at the 9:18 point of the
the overhead lights on the far second period when Mark Pave-
side of the rink unexpectedly lich fired home the Bulldogs'
dimmed. Play was halted im- lone tall-' the gam.
mediately, and very shortly af- Mike Coffman, voted the
terward more lights failed to game's to star, scored the
illuminate correctly.
Th.en, in almost comic fash-
ioen, the entire north end. of the Bulldogs bf
building was darkened, then a
couple lights went on, then all
the lights went out. First Period:
SCORING - 1. Mich - Maurer1
When it becme apparent I (Manery) 6:08; 2. Mich. - Thayer
that the situation was more : (DeBol) 18:36.
serious than expected, the PENALTIES - 1. Mich. - Thay-
er (2-tripping) 3:34; 2. Mich. - De-
game officials, arena mana- Bol (2-hook) 14:14; 3. M-D - Giles
gers, and coaches (Farrell (2-cross - checking) 17:51; 4. M-D -
and Gus Hendrickson from Hedlund (2-interference) 19:54.
Duluth) met to decide what Second period
to do about the incident. 'SCORING - 3. Mich. - DeBol
Burt mith exeutiv (Thayer, Manery) :39; 4. M-D-
Burt Smith, executive direc- Pavelich (Arvidson, Lempe)- 9:18; 5.
tor of the WCHA was phoned Mich. - Coffman (Morrison) 10:16;
but before any decision was 6. Mich. - Coffman (Thayer) 12:00;
7. Mich. - Thayer (Rob Palmer,
made the lights were restored Rick Palmer) 16:13.-
to full power. j PENALTIES - 5. Mich. - Coff-l

first of his two goals
wild second period at
just before the light
out.
Coffman scored ag
12:00, just after the ga
resumed, marking per
longest 1:44 seconds
tory.
Thayer popped home
ond goal four minute
and Michigan was in co
6-1.
Maurer scored the o
in the final period, giv
five over the weekend.
Coach Farrell was ri
that the delay didn't h
team, wary of Michiga
lapse in the third pe
last Saturday's gameq
R.P.I.
"The fifth goal wa

in the important,, I was wondering if
t 10:16, 1 we could keep our momentum,"
s went said Farrell.I
Farrell praised his players,
gain at especially Coffman, Maurer,
me was Palmer' and the penalty killing
haps the units.
in his- "We were sound, at every
position, our fore-checkingewas
his sec- as strong as it has been all
s later, year," Farrell said.
ommand
Next - week the Wolverines
inly oal play home and home with the
ing him Michigan State Spartans. Michi-
gan is now 9-3 in the confer-j
relieved ence, tied with Wisconsin for
hurt his second, one game behind
n's l North Dakota.

out to a quick 8-0 lead at the
game' otsetbutthe amsGreen, Ricky 8-15 1-5
u butthe as Baxter, Dave 5-7 3-4
kept clawing back throughout Grote, Steve 3-10 6-8
the firs ten minutes. Staton, Tom 5-6 2-2
With 7:35 to play in the half Hubbard, P. 5-11 1-2
Robinson, J. 2-5 1-1
and the Rams trailing by only hardy, Alan 1-3 2-5
four, 25-21, Fordham guard Bill Thompson, J 0-1 2-2
Lombardi was called for trav- Liliard, Len 1-1 0-0
eling. At this point the Michi- Jones, Bobby 0-1 0-0
Bergen, Tom 0-0 0-1
gan pressure defense went to Team
work and the Wolverines went
on a 16-7 tear. Totals 30-61 18-30
"For those seven minutes,
they just pushed us out of our FORDIAM
offen~se," Stewart said. Lombardi, B. 4-8 3-6
After Ala Hardyconverted O'Neir, John 4-8 3-4
one of two charity tosses, Steve aaDunphy, R. 4-4 2-2
Grote grabbed a rebound and Faluon, K. 3-8 0-0
fed Rickey Green for an easy l Baez, Hector 1-3 2-2
lay-up and the Wolverines led Colagreco, T. 0- 4-4
28-21. White, Kevin_ 1-3 0-0
White, Geo. 0-1 1-2
Brown, Kevin 0-0 0-0
TEN SECgNDS later, Bax- Frank'ski, S. 0-1 0-0
ff th h t Team

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0 3 17
3 2 13
3 2 12
4 4 12
15 3 11
3 2 5
2 1 4
1 2 2
1 0 2
1 3 0
1
42 22 78

4
4
4
1
1
5
2
2
0
1
3
30

3
3
5
1
5
T
0
2
0
5

11
10
8
6
4
4

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er came o oenc io re-
place ,Green who picked up

Totals

21-44 15-20

riod of
against
as very

Tumblers crushiW ntro
Men, Women tankers triumph

4acked out

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man (2-cross - checking) 3:19 6.
Mich. - Wheeler (2-tripping) 17:55.
Third period
SCORING - 8. :Mich. --Maurer
(Thayer. cCahill) 1:42.
PENALTIES - 7. Mich. - Hoene
(2-slashing) 8:54; 8. Mich. - HoeneI
(2-holding) 15:28; 9. M-D - Cor-
bin (2-charging) 18:25.
SCORING BY PERIODS
MICHIGAN 2 4 1 - 7
MINNESOTA -
DULUTH 0 1 0 - 1
GOALIE SAVES
Palmer (Mich.) 8 21 6 -3
Heinz (UMD) 14 7 7 - 28

By JEFF FRANK
The Michigan women's gym-
nastic team, displaying consis-
tency and depth throughout, de-
stroyed Western Ontario 109.24-
75.13 in their season opener yes-
terday.
The tumblers took the first
four places in three of the four
events, with a fourth place in
vaulting the only Ontario bar-
rier to a clean sweep by the
tumblers.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Bro les done
By The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Tex. - Arkansas
University football Coach Frank "
Broyles has submitted his res-
ignation to school officials, but
no action will be taken on it'
until he finds a successor, it S
was revealed here yesterday.
Sources close to Broyles said I NIGHTI
they had been told by the coach!
that he had submitted his res- JOHN NIEMEYER
igration to the university presi-
dent, but the president declined
to act on it until Broyles finds downs and the Los Angeles de-
suitable replacement. fense throttled the Atlant~a Fal-
cons yesterday for a 59-0 vic-
THlE SOURCES quoted Broy- tory that gave the Rams their
les as sayirg he does intend fourth straight National Football
to retire, Conference Western Division ti-
Broyles was expected to make tie.
an official announcement after On a warm, sunny. afternoon
the nationally-televised game when everything went right for
S turday night between Arkan- the home club, McCutcheon
sas and Texas. gained 121 yards in 20 carries
Broy'Nles heas been the Arkan- even though Coach Chuck Knox
sos roach for 19 years in which took him out midway in the
his Razorbacks won or tied for third quarter.
seven Southwest Conference
THE 59 -POINTS were the

THE WOMEN showed their event sweeps. The only event
depth with four different women that the team did not have a
taking first places, and a total first place finisher was in the
I of nine tumblers placing in the 500 yd. freestyle.
top four in the various events.
Ginger Roby, the junior co- DESPITE THE convincing
captain of the team, sparked the show put on by his charges,
rout with a first place in floor I Coach Stu Isaac preferred to
exercise, and two second places, label the competition as a
one in the uneven parallel bars "tired" one.
and the other in the vault. "We've been going pretty
Mia Axon won the vault with hard for quite a while, so the
a score of 8.07, and, SueStanton girlstwere -no doubt pretty ex-
was third, only three one-hun- hausted," said Isaac.
dreths of a point behind Roby.
Lori Hughes, Kim Olson, Liz
BETH CARLSON took first Lease, Mary Walker, Kity Mc-
place in the balance beam, with Cully, and divers Chris Selfert,
a score of 6.73. The beam com- Lori Wettlaufer and Julie Jef-
netition was marred by many frey were = cited for strong per-
falls, as no one completed an, formances.
entire routine without a fall.
Carlson also finished second in THE MEN followed in the
floor exercise. evening with a methodical
Sara Flom, the heavily re- mauling of a mismatched Hur-'
cruited freshperson from Con- on team. Gordon Downie led the
necticut showed her potential I tankers in a meet that gave
by winning the uneven paral- men's Coach Gus Stager a
lel bars and finishing third in chance to show off his fresh-
the balance beam. men swimmers.
The next meet is January 7th "We didn't et any outstand-
at Western Michigan. ing times, but we didn't expect
to,"commented Stager, "when

full court
Rets not to blame.,..
.. .coach Oks aggression
By SCOTT LEWIS
With seven minutes and twenty-three seconds left in yes-
terday's game, quarterback Phil Hubbard reared back and
threw a perfect strike to end Steve Grote at the Fordham
thirty-five yard line. Grote took the pass in stride, and sprint-
ed downfield until safety Tom Kavanagh brought him down
at the two-yard line.
No. . . Michigan and Fordham didn't decide to play foot-
ball at Michigan Stadium as opposed fo staging a basketball
mismatch at Crisler Arena.
It was only the Fordham "basketball" team out there,
trying to make up for, it seemed, the lack of a football
program at the eastern school.
But Michigan coach Johnny Orr didn't think the situation
was all that humorous.
"That made me mad. I'd hate 'to see a lot of our guys
get hurt unnecessarily," said Orr- after the game. "I know
you like to hustle, and we like to hustle, too. But I don't
go for that business of just tackling guys.
"Do you think that was a sterling play on Grote? That
was just a cheap shot,"
Grote, only one of many recipients of Fordham's rough-
ness, agreed with Orr.
"Every time they elbowed us and fouled us, they said
'I'm sorry,' and ten seconds later you'd get another one.
It was just ridiculous, that's what ,it was. When we play
Indiana it's physical, but it's also clean."
That's the difference between the tough, physical basket-
ball played by the best teams in the nation, as opposed to
the dirty tactics employed by the Rams, one of the poorer
squads in the country.
There are two reasons that might explain what happened
Saturday. One is that the referees allowed the game to slip
from their control, which would encourage players to try and
get away with as much as they could. On the other hand, a
coach who encourages,' and- subsequently, defends, unnecessary
roughness should take the blame for a game like yesterday's.
Although it is easy to pin the blame on the refs, Ford-
ham coach Dick Stewart merits the guilt.
For instance; when the referees ejected Kavanagh from
the game, instead of admonishing his player, Stewart praised
him. Upon Kavanagh's return to the bench, Stewart gave Kava-
nagh accolades fit for a player who had just hit a game-win-
ning shot.
Two other Rams fouled out, and Stewart treated them in
the same manner.
"The team reflected its coach," said Tom Staton. He's
from Oregon and that's the way they play out there. But
they weren't as good as some other teams, so they have
to play that Kamikaze type of basketball this year."
In addition, after the game, Stewart yet refused to scold
his teams' overaggressiveness. Instead he made himself ot
to be the culprit.
"He (Kavanagh) didn't want me to kick his ass for get-
ting burned," he said. "It makes me happy to see the play-
ers work that hard. It shows me a lot of courage.
"I think basketball in the past ha always been a physi-
cal game. I think that's the way it evolved, and that's
the way I think it should be played," he added.
Yes, that was the basketball coach, not the wrestling

coaching Hogs

EDITOR:
PATRICK RODE
boosted its record to 9-3-1,
eliminating division runnerup
San Francisco. Atlanta absorb-
ed its ninth loss against four
wins.
Tom Dempsey booted field
goals of 42 and 29 yards but,
surprisingly, missed on his first
three extra point tries. The
first two were blocked by De-
way McClain and Tommy Nobis
and the third sailed wide.
McCutcheon's touchd ow n s
came on a run of four yards
and two of one each,rbut he
also turned in a 40-yard-dash

other to stake the Raiders to
a 14-0 first-quarter lead.
Trailing later 21-17, Allison
then .directed an 89-yard drive
in the fourth period and sent
Larry Isaac over' from the five
for the winning touchdown.
The Bears struck for two
touchdowns in the second peri-
pd- and then took a temporary
lead in the third quarter on a
one-yard run by- tailback Gary
Blair.
Blair, who rained 199 yards
rushing, scored the Bears first
touchdown from the two and
Baylor tied the game at inter-
mission on a 50-yard pass from
Sammy Bickham to Tommy
Davidson.
Brian Hall booted a 40-yard
field goal for Tech in the third
quarter.
DEFENDING CH

Tankers trounce you get ten to fifteen points
By JAMIE TURNER ahead early, you get sloppy."
The Men's and Women's sStager was encouraged bythe
swimming teams both won dual owing of the freshmen free-
meets yesterday against rather style relay team which pushed
meager competition. The wom-. the veteran relayers before bow-
en defeated Oakland University ing. ,6
88-23 while the men stopped Neither the men or women
Eastern Michigan 85-37. return to Matt Mann for a meet
The women put on the most until next year, by which time
impressive performance in the the Big Ten schedule will be-
afternoon with no less than 7 gin.

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AMPS DETHRONED:

most by any Los Angeles team that set up another touchdown
since 1950. and was the longest run for a
I CQfl1J) Rookie quarterback Pat Ha- Ram this season.
U1) ANGEWS - Lawrence den completed 13 of 21 passes
CutJeon ran for three touch- I for 214 yards as Los Angeles'

Akron

edges Northern

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.: y. .

Tech shares title

College Basketball
SI CI AN; 78, Fordham 57
Viriia Tech 84, Ohio State 77
Nrhestern 73, Ohio 71
lod86, Drake 71
Ilinois St. 81, Central Michigan 76
Nutre i)ame 9, Valparaiso 56
N. C' ndii t 87, Penn St. 61
ODklah7 oma R84, (OkMIa.City 71
holy Cross 96, Vermont 85
(on;aMe 77, Lafavette 75
lassacfi eEts 80,
N«w I am , ;tjre 67

Syracuse 76. Louisville 75
Maryland 58, Princeton 45
St. Johns 63, Vanderbilt 53
Kent St. 80, Akron 78
NFL
St. Louis 24, Baltimore 17
Los Angeles 59, Atlanta Q
College Football
TexasTech 24, Baylor 21
Houston 21. Miami, Fla. 16
NCAA Division II
Semifinals
Akron 29. X. Mchigan 26, OT

LUBBOCK, Tex. - Rodney
Allison ran for two touchdowns
and cooly directed a late scor-
ing drive yesterday as eighth-
ranked Texas Tech held off
Baylor 24-21 to earn a share
of the Southwest Conference
championship.
A desperation 48-yard field
goal attempt by Baylor's Les-
ter Belrose that would have
tied the game was off target

AKRON (UPI)- Quarterback a loss. Dan Harves came in
Marty Bezbatchenko scored a and kicked a 39-yard field goal
touchdown from the 1-yard line to put the Wildcats on top 26-23.
in overtime yesterday to give Akron the ball on the 15 and
Akron a 29-26 win over North- three plays later moved to the
ern Michigan and send the Zips one when Bezbatchenko plung-
to the Pioneer' Bowl next Sat- ed in for the win.
urday for the NCAA Division III
championship. Akron halfback Dave Axner
Northern Michigan led 23-20 led the Zips, scoring touch-
with just five seconds left in downs from 56, 6 and 3 yards.c
the game and appeared head- The Zips' ground game andt
ed for next week's game against solid defense proved the dif-1
Montana State. But Jim Em- ference, with Akron outgain-
bick, Akron's all-time leading ing Northern 271-97 on the
kicker, booted a 35-yard field ground.-

On the next series, Axner
dashed 56 yards for the TD,
cutting Northern's lead to
three. Near the end of the
first half, Akron came up with
a 62-yard drive in 7 plays
with Axner going over from
the 6, giving the Zips a 14-10
half-time lead.
Awrey scored in the third
quarter from the 4, after quar-
terback Tom Kreuger' hit tail-
back Reggis Webster for a 67-
yard pass play to the Akron 5.
Axner scored from the 3 for
Akron and with 9:50 left in the

coach.
The referees, meanwhile, did all they could to keep the
game under control, but it was to no avail. Michigan went
to the free-throw line thirty times, and three Rams fouled
)ut.
"The game was very difficult to officiate," said Orr, "They
called a lot of fouls, and they ejected one guy. I don't know
what else you can do in a case like that."
Dr. Rodney Grambeau, who observes officials at Michigan
games for the NCAA, agreed.
"When a game is played like that, there's not much
the officials can do," he said, "They ejected a player,
and I can't remember the last time I saw that.

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