Sunday; February 22, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, February 22, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
Baxter's emergence .
. . . right on time
By KATHY HENNEGHAN
MICHIGAN'S CONVINCING 92-81 win over Purdue yesterday
was a consolidated effort all the way. "It was a great exhi-
bition of teamwork," said Michigan coach Johnny Orr.
But one player who deserves special mention is substitute
instinct of aSteve Grote. But Baxter has proven himself to be
ers on the team. He isn't the speedy, awe-inspiring little gunner
Rickey Green is. He doesn't roam the baseline with the killer
guard Dave Baxter, probably one of the most underrated play-
a valuable asset to the Michigan team in his own right.
"Baxter's not a substitute," says Orr. "We consider him
more of a third guard."
Baxter seems to be gaining confidence in his own abilities
at every outing, showing little trace of his old slightly nervous,
hesitant'style in game action. Coming off the bench in the past
two games, the slender sophomore has a total of 30 points, and
has been a more than adequate playmaker.
Heads-up passing really paid
off yesterday. Baxter had six
assists in the game. At a point
early in the first half, he was
.redited with three straight
assists in a stretch which saw
Michigan's lead increase from
16-15 to 22-15.
Equally impressive was his
shooting performance, in terms
of style as well as accuracy.
Baxter did not hesitate to put
the ball up when the opor-
tunity was there. A six for
seven effort from the field and
four free throws in four at-
tempts resulted in a career
high 16 points.
Crisler Arena fans showed
their increasing appreciation
with a rousing ovation when
Baxter left the contest with
Dave Baxter 1:10 remaining.
"Baxter did an outstanding job coming in off the bench,"
said Orr. "In the first half, he's the guy who got us going-no
question about that.j
"He's been playing very well in practice-he's been out-
standing the past couple of days. He shot the ball with great
confidence. Baxter was a great shooter in high school, and the
thing to remember is that he's just a sophomore," Orr con-
"The freshman eligibility rule has really changed peo-
ple's expectations. We didn't used to expect guys to be good
'til they were juniors. Now these guys come in as freshmen
and expect to be great, and they're disappointed. But Baxter
still has two years to go."
"Well, the more time you play, the more confidence you get,"
said the soft-spoken Baxter. "Coach Orr has been giving me a
lot more time with the first string in practice. I feel a lot better
about my shots-the ones I put up now feel pretty good. Before,
I wasn't as sure."
With an NCAA tournament berth within reach, the Wolverines
have to be very happy with Baxter's emergence as a dependable
player. It couldn't have come at a better time.
Oregon shocks UCLA, 65-45
LOS ANGELES (p) - The aggressive Oregon Ducks stun-
ned cold-shooting UCLA 65-45 last night to become the first
team to beat the Bruins in Pauley Pavilion in their last
' 99 games.
Frigid UCLA, which scored but 14 points in the firsts
half, had last lost at home on March 6, 1970, to rival South-
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By BILL STIEG Grote 11 and substitute Dave' 12:19 left.
Three Michigan guards hit Baxter 16, a career-high for the The 22-point
double figures and freshman sophomore in what was perhaps gan's biggest.
center Phil Hubbard scored 22 his best game. The skinny lefty Blue matched
points in a crucial and convinc- hit six of seven shots, all four l the last time
ing 92-81 win over Purdue yes- of his free throws and dealt out After that, th
terday to boost the speedy Wol- six assists. increasinglyr
verines very close to an NCAA While the guards kept the Boilermakers
playoff berth. crowd excited with their fast make the fina
The victory pulled second- breaking and outside shooting, able.
place Michigan three games Hubbard took care of the dirty "I thought w
ahead of the third-place Boiler- work inside. strong in the fi
makers in the race for Big Ten The 6-7 freshman jammed minutes of th
runner-up. Michigan stands 11- home 11 of 14 shots from all said Michigan
3 in the conference (18-5 over- parts of the lane and controlled Orr. "And tha
all) with four games left. Pur-'13 rebounds. On defense, he ren- very good bask
due slipped to 8-6, tied with dered Purdue center Tom Schef- play got a litt
Michigan State. fler inoperative (two points, four the end but th
Major conference second- rebounds), forcing the Boiler- game was gone
place finishers are eligible for makers into a three-guard at- Michigan se
the NCAA 32-team tourney, tack. best for the Bc
and the 11th-ranked Wolverines Sub forward Alan Hardy play- they come to C
would be shoo-ins for a spot ed another fine game, totalling ago the Wolve
if they stay in second. eight points and ten rebounds in Riveters, 111-84
They'll stay there for sure if 17 minutes. As a team, Michi- fans still talk;
they continue to play like they gan out-boarded the visitors, Purdue fell, 9
did yesterday. A Crisler Arena 46-36, to help launch its fast key, late-seaso
crowd of 12,928 and a regional break. Yesterday,I
tq'levision audience watched The rebounding and the back- three-guard o
Michigan's guards combine for court speed sparked a 19-6 Wol- man-to-man
47 oints in the fast-paced game. verine breackthrough at the fenses to tryt
Rickey Green scored 20, Steve start of the second half that ilar fate. Mic
deflated Purdue. Leading 43-34 quickness foil
Purdue pummelled at the half, Michigan went on a "Our quickn
PURDUE tear that included eight points story in the s
FG FT R F Pts by Green to go up, 62-40, with said. "With (6
Jordan 8-21 7-10 4 1 23 -
Walls 6-12 1-2 14 4 131
Sebeffier 1-2 0-0 4 4 2'
Macy 5-13 0-0 4 2 10 Ho i r
Parker 9-25-6 0 2 23Hsiers m ar
White 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Thomas 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 -
MCarter 0_O0-0 7 2 0b up
Team 7 Ubm sI
TOTALS 33-77 15-20 36 17 81
FG FT R F PtsI
brit 3-14 1-2 4 0 7 58 From Wire Service Reports ABERNETH'
iubbard 11-14 01 13 3 22 BLOOMINGTON - Indiana ior, paced the
Green 9-17 2-2 1 4 20 half charge
Grote 4-8 3-4 3 3 11 forward Tom Abernethy match- Ray Williams
Baxter 6-7 4-4 2 3 16 ed his career high with 22 points Ray kiliam
hardy 3-5 2-2 10 yestrdayfndnfoethepecon
Thmpo 0-0 0-0 00 Ydefensead frkeptscot
Staton 0a 0-0 0 0 o time this season led the unde- early in the g
Ilergan 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 feated and top-ranked Hoosiers May finished
Team 6 past Minnesota,76-64 in Big playing much(
TOTALS 39.69 14-17 46 23 92 patMnnst,766, Bg four personalf
Attendance--12,928 4 4Ten basketball action. raised Indiana
for the season
man) Britt in there, it doesn't
lead was Michi- matter if they come in with
The Maize and three guards."
it twice later, Purdue used guards Eugene
with 7:10 left. Parker, Kyle Macy and Jerry
he play became Sichting for much of the second
ragged and the half along with forwards Wayne
were able to Walls and Walter Jordan. Jor-
al score respect- dan and Parker were the most
potent Boilermakers, scoring 23
e were very, very each. Walls tallied 13, and Macy
irst ten or twelve and Sichting ten each.
e second half," Despite a 3-for-14 performance
n coach Johnny by Britt, Michigan hit 56.5 per
at was against a cent of its shots and 82.4 per
ketball team. Our cent of its free throws. Purdue
le loose there at hit only 42.9 per cent and 75
at was after the per cent, respectively.
1e."As for the NCAA berth, Orr
ems to save its refuses to say much, though
oilermakers when his smile was extra-broad and
risler. Two years he didn't say, "We don't have
rines blitzed tie it yet" with much conviction.
4, in a big game "But this helped us," he said.
about. Last year
93-76, in another The Wolverines try to avenge
n game. a previous loss to Illinois Mon-
Purdue tried the day before heading for Iowa and
ffense and both Minnesota next weekend.
and zone de- "We're getting better on de-
to escape a sim- fense," said Orr, assessing his
higan's superior tteam's progress and looking
ed the plan. ahead to the home stretch. "Our
ess really told the defense is strong and our re-
econd half," Orr bounding is super. That Hub-
6-2 forward Way- bard is a tiger on the boards."
Steve Grote played well yes-
terday, after two games in
'1i1which he had more fouls than
o f points. He, too, had six.uassists
!lin Elinga quits
Daily Photo by SCOT I ECR
MICHIGAN'S RICKEY GREEN (24) drives around Purdue's
Tom Scheffler (32) in yesterday's 92-81 Michigan win at
Crisler Arena. Green scored 20 points and was again a key
performer for the Blue in the regionally televised game.
DUFEK PACES 7-4 WIN:
Y, a 6-foot-7 sen-
and a tough zone
he Gophers close
d with 18 points,
of the game with
fouls. The victory
's record to 23-0 n 40i h
and 14-0 in the
By PAUL CAMPBELL
Don Dufek broke a 4-4 tie'
early in the third period on a
beautiful breakaway goal and
Michigan went on to beat Wis-
consin, 7-4, last night at Yost
The Wolverines held a renu-
ous 4-3 lead going into the final
20 minutes. That lead disappear-
ed five minutes into the period
as Badger f o r w a r d Dave
Herbst took a nifty pass from
linemate Bob S'iter and whipped
a slap shot off goalie Robbie'
Moore's pads and into the net.
Wisconsin continued to pres-
sure Moore, and just s it
seemed that they might break
the tie, Dufek picked iP an
errant pass, skated the length
of the ice and slipped the puck
past Badger goalie Mike Dibble.
R DUFEK, who was play-
n only his seventh game
e season, the goal was h-is
d of . year. It brought'
rowd of 4,365 to their feet,!
ing "Duf, Duf, Duf. '
eg Fox kept the ball roll-
or the Wolverines 20 sec-
later when he knocked a
slap shot past Dibble, who
screened totally out of theI
It was the first goal in'
tames for the Port McNeil,
senior. His last tally cane
years and five days ago
he was only a freshman.
n Hoene added an insur-
marker for Mi-higan at
of the stanza. He took a
pass from Domg LindsRog
beat Dibble one-on-one cue-'
lrsinq his balance rnd
g hard into the boards.
EAST LANSING - Forward
Terry Furlow, the nation's third
leading scorer, hit for 27 points
A dto become Michigan State's
isingle season scoring leader
driving the Spartans past Illi-
The seven goals represent remaining regular season ser- nois, 69-59, last night.
Michigan's largest single game ies, they will have to beat the FURLOW HIT a jumper with'
output in the past eight league teams ahead of them. They six minutes gone in the game
games. The performance should travel to Minneapolis next to to break Ralph Simpson's one-
take some of the pressure off, face the second place Minnesota season mark of 667 pons se-
Dan Farrell, who had seen his Gophers in two games and then sn points set
high scoring machine falter return for a home-and-home The win pushed the Spartans'
badly the last few weekends. series against 'the third place
"WE'VE TRIED just about Spartans, March 5-6. 1onferenerall while Iinois slp
everything," sighed the Mich- Michigan will be without the ped to 14-10 on the season and
igan mentor after the game. services of Doug Lindskog in 7-8 in the Big Ten battle for
"Tonight we weren't really Friday's game. He was nailed third place.B
playing that much better than with a ten minute and gamethrlc_
last night or the past few weeks, misconduct when he argued a
but some routine shots went in disputed off sides call n the T 1 - f
for us." .third period. League rules state I T
Doug Lindskog opened the that a Mlayer receiving a game
scoring midway in the first misconduct be prohibited from
period on a power play goal. playing in his team's next game. '81110 t e
Wisconsin stormed back, hew- Farrell recognizes the import-
ever, with tallies off the sticks ance of these games to the Wol-
of Murray Johnson and Tom verines. COLUMBUS-Michign'sal
Ulseth. "We need to establish some
Kris Manery tied the game on m mentum going into the pla- and more importantly outdove
another power play only 27 sec- "ffS," said the coach. "It ill Buckeye's own pool last night
onds into the middle stanza, I be tough to win on the road but meet, 72-51.
slapping a low drive that drib- we seem to pl-iv good against The Wolverines placed first
bled off Dibble's pads into the yto'n teams. Maybe it is jist their dual meet record to 11-2
THE TWO teams traded oal s well to end the season this Michigan swim team has ever po
THE~TWofteas taded )o_ way. The key to last night's win
From Wire Service Reports
BAY CITY - Quarterback
Mark Elzinga has quit the
Michigan football team, the Bay
City Times reported in its Sun-
"I informed assistant coach
Gary Moeller I'm leaving," El-
zinga was quoted as saying.
"I'm pretty sure Coach Bo
Schembechler knows about it
but I don't think he'll be getting
in touch with me."
"I don't have anything per-
sonal against Schembechler,"
the paper quoted Elzinga as
saying. "He's a good organ-
izer and a good coach on the
college level. He runs the
show his own way."
"We never saw eye to eye on
a lot of things," he said of Sch-
embechler. "He's an extremely
honest man but he doesn't leave
the communications line open
for his players.
"I've been around the man
for four years now and I know
how he reacts," Elzinga report-
edly said. "He just doesn't
have any personality."
e's swimming team outswam
Ohio State's I tankers in'the
to capture the Big Ten dual
in nine of 13 events to boost
, the most dual meet wins a
was the exceptional perform-
McCULLY LEADS SWIMMERS
By DENNIS BASH Ewas the way we swam in the It was fitting that the night
, U preliminaries earlier today," should end as it started, with a
The University of Michigan's analyzed first year coach Stu record. This last one came in
women's swim team cane away Isaac. "We just had too many the 400 yard medley relay,
as very ungracious hostesses people in the races for anyone where DenHarder, Adamson,
by winning the Women's Big to beat us." Kathy Lengenberg, and Kathy
Ten Swim Championship helald The second of the five new Knox turned in a time of 4:07.42,
t Mann lover t ast meet records was set by Mary demolishing the old record of
three days. Paterson of Illinois in he 50 4:11.7.
In amassing 534 points, the r
Wolverines easily out-distanced :yard butte r f 1 Paterson'sI "I'm really proud of those
the defending champs from 0:27.15 bettered her own meetgirls-they swam their earts
Michigan State, who could I record of 0:27.17 in an event
manage only 398 points. Indiana men qualify
was third with 316 points.
In last night's concluding However, Wolverines finish-
I at nig ed first and second in each
a c t o n, Minnesota's Sara of the next two events. Laura
James set the tone for what Adamson and Brevitz scoring
proved to be a record-break-- i n ad breatstoke,
.n ni. He :242cak the 50 yard breaststroke,
ing night. Her 21 1.42 clock- I nd McCully and Knox fol-
lowing suit in the 200 yard
medley destroyed the meet freestyle. McCully's 1:53.71
record she had set Friday by wis the third meet record of
almost three full seconds. th e thid eerder dfo fwe
Michigan's Katy McCully tin- IC h r i s DenHerder followed
ished third behind James in with a record Q:28.58 in the 50
2:13.42, also breaking the old yard backstroke.
record of 2:14.25. Coupled with Peggy Anderson of Wisconsin
Chris DenHerder's fourth place grabbed first place in the three
finish, Debbie Brevitz's sixth, meter diving with a total of
and Kim McCillough's ninth, 491.2 points. Michigan's Sue
the Wolverines totalled 36 meet Gottlieb and Liz Higgins fin-
points in ths one race. ished third and fourth respec-
"One of the keys to victory tively.
! MW M~eea:meS:COREM:Sem siasm
out," stated a jubilant Isaac.
Everyone on his team turned
in their best times of the year.
Women's swimming is in the
growing stage sin the Big Ten.
The ability to draw international
figures such as Dominique
Amiand (France) and Sara
James (Germany) should lead
to previously unmatched sta-
i the midile of the period, be-
fore Dan Cormier gave Mich-
igan their 4-3 lead at 15.35.
The victory gave Michigan a
split with the Badgers and up-
ped their WCHA record to 15-13..
They still have a slim two pointI
edge over Notre Dame, who!
split with Michigan State thiss
weekend, in the battle for fourthj
olace. Wisconsin dropped to 9-
17-2 in the conference.
If the Wolverines hope to im-
prove their standing in the two
SCORING: 1. M - D. Llnf1gkoz
(T. Lindskog, Manerv)~ 9:21 PP: 2.
W - M. Johnson (Norwich. Me-
Intosh), 11:57 PP: 3. W - UIseth
(Capough. Eeaves) 16:I6.
SCOING: 4. M - Manerv (Mur-
er. MeCahill). 0:27 PP: 5. M -
Hughes (D. Lindckng), 1:24:.6. W -
Lundeen (B. Suter. M. Johnson
13:52: 7. M - Cormier (Fox), 1535.
SCORING: 8. W - Herbst (R.
cater. Kavolinas), 4:51: 9. M - D-
fe~k (yassisted). 5,.51; 10. MW-
Fox (Thaver), 6:11; M - Hoene (D.
SAVES BY PERIOD
1 2 3 Ti
Moo (M) 6 10 12 281
Dibble (W) 12 19 12 43
A : 4,365
ance of the Michigan divers, Don Craine and Matt Chelich.
Craine placed first in the one and three meter events while
Chelich took a third and second, respectively.
Michigan Coach Gus Stager was particularly impressed
with the performance of the divers, saying, "Ohio State is a
perennial powerhouse in diving and for our divers to do so
extremely well in Ohio State's own pool is amazing."
Another pivotal performance was turned in by Alan Mc-
Clatchey, a transfer from Perth, Scotland, who led all com
petitors in both the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle events and the
200-yard individual medley.
Coach Stager also praised Jim Stewart, saying, "Stewart
swam two smart races that were a key to our win."
Stewart took a second and a fourth in the 1,000 and 500
The Michigan team was especially happy to. win this one
since two of its best swimmers, Gordon Downie and Tom Szuba,
could not make the trip.
JOHNSON STARS IN CCC:
Thainclads in t ourntey
By ERNIE DUNBAR
Strong performances by Andy Johnson and
Dave Furst paced Michigan's victory in the
50th Annual Central Collegiate Conference In-
door Track Championships last night at Eastern
Michigan's Bowen Fieldhouse.
The Wolverines took team honors with 132
points, followed by Penn State with 83 and EMU
JOHNSON'S VICTORY in the 1000-yard run
was the outstanding performance in the cham-
pionships. Leading from start to finish, Johnson
registered a 2:08.5 to set a new fieldhouse and
meet record and qualify for the NCAA indoor
fortunate that we ran so well with the illnesses
Greg Meyer placed second in the tko mile
to bounce back from last night's distance med-
ley fiasco, in which the final lap gun was fired
a lap early.
Doug Hennigar ran strong races in the 60
and 300-yard dashes, placing second in both
"Hennigar's performances in the sprints were
another key factor in our success," commented
Warhurst. "His time of 30.6 in the 300 is a
really fast time for him."
DISTANCE MEN Mike McGuire and Bill
Donakowski ran the mile to get in some speed
MICHIGaN 92, Purdue 81
N'western 90, Wisconsin 77
Indiana 76. Minnesota 6i4
MSU 69, Illinois 59
Iowa 69 OSU 66
N. Ilinois 74
Adrian 72, Hope 71
Georgia 75, LSU 70
New Sork 102. New Orleans 99