Wednesday, January 14, 1976
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By BILL STIEG
COME OF THE PLAYERS spent the day setting their winter
term schedules straight, some just rested. Coaches Johnny
Orr and Bill Frieder juggled numerous administrative problems
and watched the snow mess up their recruiting plans.
But above all, yesterday was a day of rest for Michigan's
basketball team as the Wolverines didn't practice for the first
time since Christmas. After five games in nine days, it seemed
a fine time to step back and look at just what the team had done
in the last month and a half.
Michigan started the season ranked in the top twenty
and laden with more talent than Orr had ever seen on a roster
sheet of his very own. Now, thirteen games and ten wins
later, the Wolverines are sitting pretty for a run at the Big
They've done, really, all that's been expected of them, con-
sidering the rigorous schedule they've played. Michigan's only
losses were to Tennesee (ranked ninth), Nevada-Las Vegas
(ranked fourth) and top-ranked Indiana.
"And the haven't been embarrassed by anyone," adds Orr.
He's right-the Tennessee loss was by a point on, Tennessee's
court, the Las Vegas game was marred by inconsistent officiat-
ing, and the Wolverines didn't play their best against Indiana.
Michigan, quite simply, can beat those teams. Few left
Crisler Arena Saturday convinced Indiana was better than
Now Michigan has ample time to prepare for a poor
Michigan State team, and another week to get ready for a
trip to Purdue and Illinois.
"If we win those two and the MSU game, hang on to your
hat!" says Orr. If that does happen, no one should be surprised
to see Michigan cruising towards that Feb. 7 rematch with
Indiana with a full head of steam and every intention of beating
the Hoosiers on their own court.
They have the personnel to do it:
Rickey Green may be the best guard in the Big Ten. He's
averaging over 18 points a game and is the person who makes
Michigan's fast break go. He seems reckless at .times on de-
fense, and sometimes he tries to do too much by himself when
the offense sputters, but his quickness and ability usually allow
" Phil Hubbard is playing better than any freshman can
be expected to play. Despite his slight build, he refuses to
be bullied under the boards, and his remarkable poise,
especially against Tennessee and Indiana, deserves praise.
" Wayman Britt has not only continued his much-heralded
defensive play, but has added an improved outside shot to his'
repertoire of skills. More importantly, he is the quiet, respected
leader that all successful teams need.
* Steve Grote got off to a bad start this year but lately has
come on strong and has shown glimpses of the kind of play that
pushed Michigan into the NCAA's last year.
John Robinson has slumped recently, but those who have
seem him at his best know he can play like crazy when he gets
the ball-inside. And his defense and rebounding are still going
0 Dave Baxter doesn't look like a Big Ten guard but
the floppy-haired lefty with the pipe-cleaner arms and legs
somehow manages to be Michigan's most consistently effec-
tive sub and the team works well with him in there.
" Joel Thompson can jump and shoot as well as anyone,
and as soon as he controls where and when to use those abilities
he could be great.
By The Associated Press d#I Nial
UNIONDALE, N. Y. - Clark=
Gillies scored a first-period goal lb
and Glenn Resch made it stand
up with some brilliant goaltend-
ing, giving the New York Is- uiort
landers a 1-0victory over the
Detroit Red Wings last night. NIGHT EDITOR
Resch turned aside 27 shots RICK BONINO
to post his fifth shutout of the.......
season, stopping a number of _.
Detroit breakaways and other j There were only five pantl-
scoring opportunities caused by ties in the game, three against
an occasionally sloppy New the Islanders and two against;
York defense. Detroit.
DETROIT goalie Jimmy Ru- * * *
therford, replacing the injured park prolific
Ed Giacomin who fractured his BOSTON - Defenseman:
wrist in practice Monday, play- Brad Park scored twice as the
ed a strong game but the Red Boston Bruins tallied four goalsI
Wings were unable to support in the first 10 minutes last!
him with a consistent attack, night and extended their un-
The only goal of the game beaten string to eight games
streak, continued their home rand scored on a power play
domination of -the Penguins. for a 5-2 lead.
PITTSBURGH has not won
here since its first season in the
NHIL, 1967-68. The Bruins have
a 19-0-2 record sincerthe Pen-
guins' only victory in their sec-
ond Boston Garden appearance.
Park intercepted a clearing
pass and drilled a 30-footer past
goalie Michael Plasse at 7:13.
He backhanded in a shot for a
power play goal at 9:16, raising
his season's total to 13.
Gregg Sheppard put Boston
in front to stay with his 20th
goal, and Dallas Smith bounc-
ed a score off Pittsburgh de-
fenseman Barry Wilkins to$
make it 2-0.
Ron Stackhouse and Pierre
Larouche got two goals back
for Pittsburgh in the second
period. It was Larouche's 24th
goal. However, Darryl Edest-
MEN TAKE 2ND
A T LAN TA - Butch
Goring and Bob Berry scored
second-period goals to back
Rogie Vachon's fourth shutout
of the season and spark the Los
Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory
over Atlanta last night.
THE LOSS snapped the
Flames 11-game home unbeaten
streak :and a six-game Atlanta
unbeaten string. The Flames
had won 16 of their previous 22
starts against only four losses
and two ties.
Goring, who has scored 10
goals , in his last 11 games,
snapped the scoreless tie after
6:57 of the middle period when
he beat Atlanta goalie Dan Bou-
chard with his 18th goal of the
The women's basketball
game between Michigan and
Eastern Michigan scheduled
for last night was cancelled
due to inclement weather,
according to a source at
with a 6-2 triumph over the
4 The Bruins, 7-0-1 in the
Boe Fedhouse in pi
The contest was to be the
season opener for the Mich-
igan women's team. The wo-
men's next actionis sched- By MB DILLON
uled for 8:00 p.m. Friday and PAM YOUNG
night in Crisler Arena. Top - notch performances by
skiers Deb Lewis, Sandy Bac-
__th_ sanyi, Chris Wolf and Stephanie
game e 9 of the first pe- Buttrey propelled the Michigan
iod. Rookie Bryan Trottier set Women's Ski Team to a close
it up for the Islanders by tak- victory over MSU in the Mid-
ing the puck in the right corner west Collegiate Ski Association
and then firing a crisp passout meet at Crystal Mountain near
to Gillies in the middle. Gillies Traverse City last weekend.
skated in and ripped a quick Lewis, captain of the wpmen's'
shot into the net over Ruther- team, raced' to a thrilling third
ford's left shoulder for his 19th place finish in the -dual slalom
goal of the season, to win a bronze medal, while
Photo courtesy of Nevada News Bureau
MICHIGAN'S OUTSTANDING transfer guard, Rickey Green
(24), shoots over Las Vegas-Nevada's Robert Smith (10) while
Rebel teammate Glen Gondrezick (25) watches in action from
a 108-94 Wolverine loss. Green, a transfer from Vincennes
Junior College, leads the Michigan cagers in scoring so far
this season with an average of over 18 points per game.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Lynn pinned best male athlete
,i r r iump
Bacsanyi captured fourth. Wolf, of John Dehlin, Jeff Diehl, Pat
Buttrey and Val Fortson earned Munson, Mac Jacobs and Kelly
seventh, 'eighth and ninth place Shenan.
respectively. thTough competition is expected
Lewis is optimistic that Mich- from Michigan Tech and North-
igan will continue to present a ern Michigan in the Governor's
strong challenge. race.
h"We really expect to do well "It's not going to be easy to
this year," she said. "This is beat the funded schools that
the first time the women's practice four times a week at
team has had a lot of depth." rented ski areas," said Mun-
In the men's overall competi- son. "We've just got to think
tion, the Spartans dashed Mi forward and make it through
igan's hopes for the first place those gates."
trophy, forcing the Wolverines Munson has borrowed an idea
to settle for second place. from another Michigan team
Wolverine Jeff D ic h 1 was that he thinks will speed up the
awarded a silver medal for sec- team's improvement.
ond in the individual's category
while captain Pat' Munson and
Mac Jacob ranked 12th and 14th'J NU R
jfor Michigan,.A U R
Next week, approximately 12
midwest ski teams will par-CLA N E
ticipa e in the Michigan Gov-E
ernor's Cup Invitational to be
held at Crystal Mountain.
Michigan will field its top M E N'S C
five women skiers, Deb Lew- FLORSHEI NS,
is, Sandy Bacsanyi, Kay Tu-
pula, Chris Wolf and Step- $24.80 to $36.80
The men's team will consist $18.90 to $21.80
pue Bowling SNOW BOOTS,
$14.90 to $28.90
-UNION LANES $10.90 to $18.90
:30 a.m. Mon.-Thurs.
.m. Fri.-Sat. 619 E. LIBERTY
.m. Sunday 21 S. MI
Fred Lynn, who completed an 21 homers and 105 RBI. then find that expansion to thet
unprecented baseball d o u b 1 e * two cities had to be postponedc
play this season by winning the Draft dodged or abandoned because of theirt
Most V al ua b le Player andDr t f f inability to receive the alloca-
Rookie of the Year awards, yes- The National Football League tion of veterans.het
terday was named the Male postponed its scheduled expan * * *F
Athlete of the Year, by the Asso- sion draft to stock the Tampa Seattle rattled!
ciated Press. Bay and Seattle franchises and
LYNN, the graceful outfielder also its college draft yesterday ; Major league baseball threat-t
who led the Boston Red Sox to after the two new franchises ; ened to blacklist Seattle if a1
within a bloop single of the had filed a Aint legal action suit by the city of Seattle, the
world championship, received against the NFL Players Asso-|state of Washington and King
88 votes from a national poll of ciation.,j County went to trial, the plain-1
sports writers and broadcasters. Commissioner Pete Rozelle tiffs told the Superior Court.
Fran Tarkenton, the scrambl- said the delay is necessary in The plaintiffs told the court
ing quarterback of the Minne- order to permit the court suf- ; in a motion filed last Fridayj
sota Vikings, finished second ficient time to determine the that they needed to raise their
with 55 votes, and heavyweight legality of the allocation of vet- damage claims because of base-
champion Muhammad Ali, last eran players to the new teams, balf's promise to boycott the
year's Male Athlete of the Year, which had been questioned by city.
was third, collecting 42 votes. the NFLPA. They also said that earlier
Lynn, who received 231/2 of 24 The commissioner s a i d it claims by baseball that a fran-
votes for the rookie award, bat- would be impractical to conduct chise might become available
ted .331 for the Bosox, second the college draft with Seattle have proven false, and that
in the American League, with and Tampa Bay participating, I statements made by baseball
officials recently indicate there
will be no quick expansion of
Baseball'slawyer told the
court yesterday that the gov-
ernments were guilty of "a
shakedown" because of their ef-
forts to use the suit to obtain a
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: NHL STANDNG
Philadelphia 27 6
Atlanta 23 17
N, V. Islanders 22 12
N.. Y. Rangers 17 20
Chicago 16 11
Vancouver 15 17
St. Louis 15 21
Minnesota 13 25
Kansas City 11 27
Montreal 31 6
Ios Aneeles 23 19,
Pittsburgh 15 22
Detroit 14 24
Washington 3 36
Boston 24 9
flffalo 24 12
Toronto 1 16
California 15 24
By The Associated Press
1. Indiana (57) 12-0
2. Maryland 11-1
3. Marquette 0.1
4. Nev.Las Vegas (1) 16.0
5. Wake Forest (8) 11-1
6. Washington 13-0
7. North Carolina 10-1
9. Tennessee 11-1
10. Rutgers 11-0
11. Alabama 10-1
12. St. John's 11.1
13. N. Carolina St. 10-1
14. Cincinnati 11-2 #
15. Notre Dame 6-3
16. MICHIGAN 9-3
17. Oregon State 9-4
18. Centenary 14-,
19. West Texas St. 10-1
20. Missouri 11-2
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Boston 106, Portland 94
Los Angeles 104, Chicago 102
Milwaukee 114, Seattle 10
Montreal 3, Washington 2
N.Y. Islanders 1, Detroit 0
Boston 6, Pittsburgh 2
Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 6
St. Louis 7, Buffalo 3
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