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Saturday, February 28, 1976


Page Seven

-Saturday, February 28, 197611 THE MICHIGAN DAL'M'y11 PageII Seven-'MIIMIIIIIIIMIMIEIIIMMEIIIMIIMI~liaiIIMEIIIIIMIIIIMIIII Mla 11 iI 11111 s 'u-


Special To The Daily
igan hockey team, perhaps play-;
ing their best hockey of the
year, thoroughlyhdismantledt a
ragged Minnesota team 5-2 at
Williams Arena last night before'
7,455 disgruntled Gopher fans.
With the victory, the Wolverines
crept to within one point of the
third place Gophers.
The game was marred by 30
penalties, the most exciting of
which involved Jim Boo of the
Gophers and Don Dufek of Mich-
igan. who tangled in front of the
Gopher net at the 11:48 mark
of the third period. Both were
issued game misconducts and
game disqualifications, bench-
ing them for tomorrow night's
The Wolverines were never,
seriously challenged except at
the midway mark of the second
period when the Gophers pulled
to within one goal of the Wol-
SThe game had a couple of
interesting facts for Michigan
fans as Rick Palmer started
at goal in place of a sick Rob-
bie Moore. Also, Angie Mo-
retto made a triumphant re-
turn to the ice, scoring the
first goal of the game the first
time he stepped on the ice
since his hand injury.




Michigan coach Dan Farrell'
commented after the game that
"this was the best that we have;
played in a long, long time.
Getting Moretto back was a;
big help and I was very pleased
with the way Rick Palmer play-
ed. He played an intelligent
Michigan opened the scoring
with a power play goal at theI
10:01 mark when Moretto picked
up a loose puck in front of the
Minnesota net and rifled it past
Gopher goalie Jeff Tscherne.F
The Blue dekers widened the
Boo ha ha

margin to two at the one minute'
mark of the second period when
Kris Manery outraced Minne-
sota's touted defenseman Reed
Larson to the puck, deked him,1
and went in past Tscherne toj
put it home.

Michigan's magical center-
man fired across the ice pass
to Don Dufek who made a
slap shot from 20 feet past
Tscherne to make it 3-1 at
Michigan, for all intents and
purposes, salted the contest with
a Dan Hoene rebound shot at
13:25 to make it 4-1 for the Blue.
The third period was more
like Friday night at the Golden
Gloves, as the two teams seem-
ed content to battle it out
amongst themselves.
The Wolverines laid back, ap-
parently satisfied with allowing
the Gophers to play catchup. As

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'ichigan scored the first
i of the third period when
g Natalie slammed home
icious shot from the right
g into an open Minnesota
Minnesota scored the
i goal of the night at 15:55,
n Reed Larson put home
of his patented slap shots
m the point.
spite the big win, Michigan
t improve their standing in
eague much. Michigan Tech
ed Wisconsin 9-3 and Mich-
State nipped Colorado Col-
5-4. But perhaps the big-
news was that fifth place
e Dame dumped Minnesota
uluth 7-5 to stay within two
s of the Wolverines in the
tightening race for the
h and final home playoff

AP Photo
Soaring Seattle Sonic
Seattle's Slick Watts goes high above three Boston Celtics, Kevin Stacom (27), Jo Jo White (10)
and Paul Silas, to lay the ball in the hoop last night in Boston Gardens. Boston won, 122-118.

FIRST PERIOD The Gophers came back at Minnesota's play became more at Du
SCORING: 1. M-Moretto (Maur- 8:24 in the period, when War- and more ragged the Gopher point
er, T. Lindskog) 10:01. ren Miller scored. It looked players became angrier and an- ever
PENALTIES. 1. Minn - Vanelli like the tide had turned in grier and the game was disrupt- fourt
(high stick) :30; 2. Minn - Boo favor of the Gophers until ed by numerous fights. berth
(crosschecking) 7:13; 3. Minn-Thip-___ __________
pen (interference) 7:13; 4. M-Mo-
retto (elbowing) 7:36; 5. Minn -
Micheletti (interference) 7:36; 6 . L GR A PL ERS iE K ECID
D)ufek (elbowing) 10:44; 7. Minn -
Miller (elbowing) 15:43; 8. 4Fox
(high stick) 15343; 9. M - Fox
(holding) 18:34; 10. M - T. Lind-
skog (interference) 18:49.
SCRN:2 aey10;31BgMinn-Miller (Madson, Yackel) 8:24;j
4. M - Dufek (McCahili, DeBol)
11:43; 5. M - Hoene (Thayer, Pal-
m.er) 13:25.n By PATRICK RODE with top honors, making the He r
PENALTIES.. 11. Minn -- Baker
(tripping) 6:13 12. Minn - vercho--' championships a race for second stron
ta (high stick) 13:49; 13. -M - With three strong contenders place. wass
tLnds og (tripping) 1:314. M - who have a good chance of tak- Michigan is among the teams year;
THIRD PERIOD ing a first in their class, the with a shot at second place.: sin.
SCORING: 6. M - Natale (Coff- Michigan wrestling team is The Wolverine who looks like he AM
man Moretto) 7:49; 7. Minn-Reed ready to show its strength in has the best chance at taking good
Larson (Vanelli, Thippen) 155. I the Big Ten Wrestlingcham- class is 150with
PENALTIES.. 15. M - Dufek (el- teBg Wetighis weight casi510pound Wt
bowing) 8:08; 16. Minn - Boo pionships. freshman Mark Churella, who main
(fighting / game misconduct) 11:48; The matches are scheduled for sports a 7-3 record. Earlier this Jack
17. M - Dufek (fighting / game sports aand tomorrowarlatrIowa
misconduct) 11:48; 18. Minn - Van- today and tomorrow at Iowa year, the team's leading point who1
nelli (roughing) 11:48; 19. M - City. getter handed defending na- tourn
Hughes (roughing) 11:48; 20. M.- Michigan coach Billy Johanne- tional champion Chuck Yagla his strong
Man (hi ( gh sti k) 15: 17 Minsen said, "The guys are fired up only defeat. Although he later Pueb
Minn - Gorence (roughing) 15.17; and ready to go. We had good lost to Yagla twice and lost to Dono
23. M - Rob Palmer (cross check- practices this week and we're in Minnesota's Robert Schandle, for tI
ing) 15:17; 24. M - Rob Palmer,
(roughing) 15:17; 25. M - Rick good shape. he is likely to be second seed .JoN
Palmer (high stick) 15:45; 26. Minn REGARDLESS of the shape and will probably face Yagla in will r
- Madson (roughing) 17:04; 27. fth inafactch.g"R
misn - Micheletti (roughing) I they're in, it will take a rash the final match.
17:04; 28. M - Natale. (roughing)of upsets before Iowa, ranked Another Wolverine with excel-best,
17:04; 29. M - Thayer (roughing) number one in the nation, can lent possibilities is team captain 5th i
17:04; 30. Minn - Miller (holding) be from off Mark Johnson, at 177. a
-stoppedf walkingwrestlingJth77
_____ ___ _____-~--~-~--~--man




must defeat another Iowa
gman, Chris Campbell, who
second in the Big Ten last
and Ron Jeidy of Wiscon-
[OS GOODLOW also has a
opportunity to come up
a title at 126 pounds. His
opposition though lies in
Reinwand of Wisconsin,
took fourth in the NCAA
ament last year. Two other
g grapplers, Illinois' Kevin
la and Iowa's Mike Mc-
ugh, will also be fighting
he same title.
hannesen remarked, "Amos
make it if he wrestles well."
ealistically, we're third
behind Wisconsin (rated
i the country) and Iowa"
rnesen went on, "Brad Rol-
and Ed Neiswender have
de chances and could help
f we wrestle well and Vis-
in doesn't we could get


Coavh Newt Loken celebrated
his 58th birthday in grand style'
last night, guiding both the,
men's and women's gymnastics
teams to dual meet victories
over Indiana and Eastern Mich-
igan respectively before 2,500
appreciative fans in Crisler.
The men's team upped their;
season dual meet record to 8-1,
blasting the Hoosiers by a score
of 211.50 to 192.80. The women,
meanwhile came from behind
in dramatic fashion to down a,
stubborn E a s t e r n Michigan.
squad 78.45 to 74.95.
Michigan's superb floor ex-
ercise squad started the Wol-?
verines off in the right direction,
with both Harley Danner and.
Randy Sakamoto posting 9.15;
routines. Pete Murao of Indiana
scored a 9.05, but that was the
last nine-plus routine for the
Hoosiers until the final event.
On the pommel horse, Mich-
igan co-captain Jerry Poynton

closed out a superb career with
a bit of a letdown, as he slipped
during his routine, and had to:
settle for second place behind
Greg Sangalis of Indiana.
THREE tremendous perform-
ances on the rings, however, by
Michigan's Joe Neuenswander
(9.35), Pierre Leclerc (9.2), and
Scott Ponto (9.15), dazzled the
crowd as well as salting away
the victory.
"The ring men really came
through and provided a spark,"
said Poynton. "We gained the:
momentum we needed after
The Blue vaulters also swept
the top three spots with Nigel
Rothwell's 9.2 leading the way,
followed by Danner and Leclerc.
Richard Bigras, Leclerc and
Danner also finished one, two,
three respectively for Michigan!
on th parallel bars.
Wolverone Bob Darden, swing-
ing to a near-perfect routine of:
9.35, capped off a brilliant ca-
reer at Michigan in style on'
the high bar. John Turner of
Indiana followed with a 9.1, and

Michigan's Carey Culbertson Robey, provided consistent
placed third with a score of 8.95. strength throughout the meet,
MEANWHILE, the Michigan leading the Wolverines in total
women struggled to end their points earned with 29.6.
first intercollegiate season on a H
winning note, downing the East- HOWEVER, the Wolverines
emn Michia tumbles 78.45 turned the tide on the balance
to 74.95. "I'mgan l ersoud of the beam with solid performances
girls,"Loken said. "I'm very by Nancy Kurland, Linda Laat-
very happy with their perform- sch and Robey. Performers
ance." from both teams had trouble.
The Wolverines started out staying on the beam throughout;
strongly in the vaulting exer- an entire routine, with several
cise, finishing less than two performers slipping off three
points behind Eastern when the and four times. Anyone who
event was over. Laura Ross led could manage to stay on the
all Michigan performers with a beam for an entire routine was
high score of 7.35 while Eastern' almost insured of scoring well.
all-arounder Debbie O'Jibway
drew top honors for the Hurons "There were a lot of prob-
in this event with a score of 8.2. lems with the beam," assistant
But on the uneven parallel coach Linda Morton explained.
bars, Michigan had problems. "It was t ' 'st meet in Crisler
Wolverine performers consist- and the guys were here. But
ently failed to maintain mo- Michigan is going to be a strong
mentum rduing routines, slip-: beam team next year."
ing from the apparatus at times,
and losing points. Only a strong However, the floor exerciseE
performance by Ginger Robey proved to be a different story.'



us. If


Hoop sters hit the road

Michigan State, rated number
13 in the nation, and Minnesota,
rated 15th, will be out to take
second or third also. Both teams
defeated 17th rated Michigan in
dal meets this season.
FILLING OUT the Michigan
line.n are Greg Haynes at 118
,oinds, Rich Lubell at 134, Rich
Vallev wrestling at 142 pounds

enabled Michigan to keep with-
in striking distance.






Michigan dominated the event
with graceful performancesI
from Burak, Laatsch, and Ro-
bey. Together, the trio combin-
ed for 22.4 team points to pro-
vide the margin for a team vic-
tory. Robey provided an excel-
lent finale to the evening as she,
danced and flipped her way to
an 8.2. '
"Ginger Robey is a polished'
performer," Loken praised.
"She helps us to set a nice pace
(throughout the meet.)" I

The Michigan basketball team
fights Iowa today to keep its bid
open for an NCAA tournament
berth, while the stubborn Hawk-
eye team, which is in the run-!
ning for an NIT play, is un-
doubtedly up for the battle.
The Wolverines can wrap up
second place with a victory,
over Iowa and virtually assure'
itself of that spot in the NCAA2
Michigan travelled to Iowa
City wthout the services of
starting guard Steve Grote,
fighting a 105 degree tempera-
ture. Dave Baxter, Johnny
Orr's sixth man, Is the prob-
able starter.
The Wolverines have a 12-3
record in the Big Ten while the
Hawkeyes are 8-6 and trail
third place MSU by half a
game. With only three games
remaining, Iowa can finish no
better than third in the con-!
Iowa, physically larger than
the Wolverines, does not possess

the quickness or the depth of
Michigan. The Hawkeyes are
led by Scott Thompson, a 6-3
guard averaging 19.2 points per
game. He is an excellent shoot-
er, playmaker, and defensive
While Michigan is favored to
win, Iowa is a very good team
and should not be taken lightly.
The Hawkeyes have the home
court advantage and only re-
cently had a five game winning
streak broken by Indiana.
Hawkeye head coach Lute
Olson is confident. "We've
only lost once at home," he
said, "and that was to In-
diana. There is no team re-
maining on our schedule we
can't beat."
With an NCAA tournament
bid on the line, the Wolverines
cannot afford to become over-
confident despite the fact that
they beat the Hawkeyes earlier
this season by a score of 104-95.
Michigan head coach Johnny
Orr commented, "These are
two very important games for

and Harold King at 190. Holman
After playing the Hawkeyes, will take on 158 pound duties and
Michigan faces the Minnesota Neiswender will wrestle at 167.
Gophers. They are currently Heavyweight John Ryan will
tied for seventh place with wrestle this weekend instead of
Northwestern holding a 6-9 rec- normal starter Scott Shuster,
ord. who is out with an injury.
Flu riddenl thinelads
to com--pete in relays

our team (this weekend). Iowaj
and Minnesota play well at
home and they have excellent
personnel. We've been playing
well on the road and we can't
let now ."

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Women host Wildcats
By MARCIA KATZ posed of their last six opponents. in Kalamazoo. Michigan is
The women's basketball team Their last four victories have seeded number two behind
take their impressive 11-4 record been at the expense of Central Western Michigan.
and six game winning streak in- Michigan, Wayne State, Olivet Borders would like to go in-
to Crisler Arena tonight when1 and Adrian. to the state tournament with a
they face Big Ten rival North-: Michigan squeezed by Central win. "The girls are ready. We
western. in the finals of the Can-Am just have to play a smart of-
Michigan Coach Carmel Bor- tournament in Windsor 55-54, but fense and be patient on of-
ders said she is looking for re- had it easier the second time fense."
bounding strength and more around as they downed the In- T
scoring from her forwards. duns 69-59. This is the first regular season

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Michigan will need all of the
rebounding they can get as the;
Wildcats have a marked height
advantage, with two players six!
feet tall.
Borders expects Northwest-
ern to play a man to man
against Michigan and says the
Blue will have to play "heads
up ball" to defeat the Wildcats.
Since losing to Western Michi-!
gan 70-61, the women have dis-

. The Blue avenged their open- meeting
ing game loss to Wayne State othr.
by defeating the Tarters 71-60 Michiga
in their second meeting. waeu
This past week the Wolverines cancelle
have outmatched Olivet 79-51 not at t
and Adrian 64-55. Freshman ships in
guard Melinda Fertig poured in can only
33 points against Adrian. reports
Tonight's game is a tune-up western.
for next week's state tournament 6 p.m.

for Michigan with an-
g Ten foe, other than
;n State. Northwestern
t even on Michigan's
schedule until Toledo
d out. The Wildcats were
he Big Ten Champion-
February, so the Blue
y rely on the scouting
they have on North-
The game begins at

Michigan's track team heads
into tonight's Wolverine Invi-
tational Relays without the ser-
vices of quartermilers Jeff Mc-
Leod and James Grace, and
middle-distance runner Andy
Johnson. All three runners are
out of action with the flu and
their return to the track is un-
With the Big Ten indoor cham-
pionships coming up March 5-6,
the rash of illnesses has created
some concern for the coaches.
Head coach Jack Harvey com-
mented "We're taking it real
easy with the guys that are sick.
If someone's not feeling good,
we're not going to make them
run. This is basically a low key
meet for us," he added, "so,
we're not going to push anyone."E
HOWEVER, several of thel
Wolverine thinclads should pro-
duce fine performances. Arnett
Chisholm, Don Wheeler, Kevin
Briggs and Charles Crouther will
team in the shuttle hurdle relay
in an attempt to break their cur-
rent varsity record of 29.0.
"We're third in the nation be-
hind Stoen Hall and Maryland
in the shuttle," said Harvey,
"and we'd like to get the record
down to around 28.6. We've run
28.8 in practice," he added, 'so
we'll have a good shot at it."
Michigan's other highlighted
event will be the two mile. Mike
McGuire will be shooting for a
time around 8:40.0, and con-
sidering his varsity record per-
formance of 8:47.4 in his last
two mile, he should have a shot
at it.
"E'S GOING to have to do
it on his own I'm afraid," ex-
ulained assistant coach Ron
Warhurst. "There won't be much
competition for him to run
with," he added, "so Mike will
have to push the. first mile
around 4:16.0 if he wants to run

The Wolverines' other strong
event will be the 300, where
Doug Hennigar, Rob Lytle, Har-
lan Huckleby, Wheeler and
Crouther give Michigan an im-
pressive field. Hennigar will be
the main threat, and after his
second place time of 30.6 in last
week's Central Collegiate Con-
ference Championships, shows
signs of developing into a 'top
300 man.
Hennigar and Lytle will also
compete in the 60 yard dash.
Hennigar will battle former
Olympian Hasley Crawford, who
has won the two previous meet-
ings between the sprinters this
IN THE MILE, Bill Donakow-
ski, Greg Meyer and Mark Fos-
ter will battle it out. Meyer is
considered the favorite, but Don-
akowski and Foster will force
him to run a fast time to win the
Mark Bohlke will be trying to
repeat his triple jump leap of
47'1%" which he recorded last
week in the CCC's. Bohlke has
been steadily improving through-
out the season, and has given
Michigan another high caliber
jumper to team with Abe But-
The field of 250 athletes will
include runners from Bowling
Green, Eastern, Western and
Central Michigan, and the Ann
Arbor Track Club.
-S C O R E S
Boston 122, Seattle 118
Detroit 97, New York 93
Golden State 121, Philadelphia 114
Houston 113, Buffalo 107
Boston 3, Washington 3, tie



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