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purs cruise in semifinal opener
LANDOVER, Md. (AP)-San Antonio quarter lead with a 13-4 spurt late in the ference semifinals last season, scored while squeaking past the Atlanta
guards George Gervin and James Silas period and then put the defending 28 points and forward Larry Kenon ad- Hawks in the previous series, again
combined for 62 points, easily over- champions away as Gervin scored 10 of ded 24. played a ragged game which drew a
shadowing another poor performance his 34 points in the final period. Bobby Dandridge paced Washington few boos from the capacity crowd of
by Washington's guards, and led the The second game of the best-of-seven B obby anddge paed n 19,035 in the Capital Centre o
Spurs to a 118-97 Victory over the series will be played on Washington's with 25 points guards were unable t Starting guards Kevin Grevey and
Bullets in the opener of the National home court tomorrow afternoon before broutch ult rswreunbe to m Strtng ads evin Greeey an
Basketball Association's Eastern Con- the action switches to San Antonio fog produce. Tom Henderson were replaced early in
feechminsi atngt the third and fourth games. The lead changed hands frequently the first half, but their replacements
ference championship last night SILAS, WHO was not with the Spurs early in the third quarter before the were equally inept. Phil Chenier, who
San Anons Cenda ird- whn hy ost to ashington in the cn- Spurs ran off their 13-4 streak with six was scoreless until the seventh game of
champions opened an 86-75 third- hdifferent players scoring. the Atlanta series, was only 2-for-10 in
The Bullets, who appeared below par the first half.
P iE ki E Js
This Week in Sports
As the spring college sports season enters its final few weeks, Michigan's
teams are all beginning to point for, or are involved in league championship
competition this weekend. Here's a brief synopsis of what's up on the
Wolverine sports scene
In its quest for another Big Ten championship, along with a share of
the limelight in the NCAA tournament, the Blue netters finish their regular
season this weekend with home matches against Ohio State tomorrow and
Indiana on Monday. The OSU match will begin at 1 p.m. at the Varsity Cour-
ts, with the Monday tilt with the Hoosiers beginning at 11a.m. OSU has only
one loss in Big Ten play.
On their present swing through Texas, Brian Eisner's charges reboun-
ded from an April 28 wipeout at the hands of Trinity to register wins over
Colorado and Texas A&M, raising their season record to 17-2.
While the Buffaloes presented little threat in Michigan's 7-2 win last
week, the Aggies gave the Wolverines some Texas-size problems before
Matt Horwitch, Mike Leach and Jack Neinken each registered singles
victories for Michigan, while Leach and Jud Shaufler and Neinken and Pete
Osler teamed up for doubles victories.
The Blue nine's opportunity to bounce back from Tuesday's double-
header loss to Western Michigan had to be delayed for a day yesterday, as
rain forced the cancellation of Michigan's twinbill tilt against Indiana. The
Wolverines, currently 11-9 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten, search for brighter
skies today, along with a win at Ohio State.
The women fence busters came back yesterday in the state tournament
at Grand Valley to stay alive in the loser's bracket, following Thursday
night's 4-1 loss to the host team.
Michigan knocked Oakland, whom they'd also handled with ease earlier
this year, out of the tournament with a 4-2 victory and were slated to play the
loser of the Western Mithigan-Ferris State game last night.
Michigan scored one run in the top of the first against Grand Valley, and
then could do no more as Julie Zyjewski went the route for the Wolverines, her
season record falling to 5-6. The loan bright spots were Diane Hatch, who
went 2-3 including her eighth triple of the year, and catcher Sheryl Tominac,
who had a double in going 2-3.
Michigan then had to beat Oakland to stay in the double elimination
competition, and they did, as Theresa Gardocki hurled her thirteenth win
without a loss this year. Outfielder Hatch was again the hitting star, turning
in a second 2-3 effort at the plate.
The Wolverines will make their first home appearance of the outdoor
season today, as they meet Indiana in their lone outdoor meet of the year.
Indiana is the odds-on favorite to cop top honors in the upcoming Big Ten
championships to be held in Ann Arbor two weeks from now.
The running events are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., with the field
events getting under way an hour before.
Fresh off a first place in the Go Blue Invitational, played on the friendly
home layout of the Michigan Golf Course, the Blue putters are in the midst of
the Spartan Invitational, played on MSU's challenging Forest Akers layout.
Meanwhile, Red Simmons' women's track squad is in Champaign bat-
tling for the Big Ten crown. The Wolverines are banking on strong perfor-
mances from field persons Penny Neer and Deb Williams, who paced
Michigan to a second place finish in a quadrangular meet at Purdue last
Led by Kathy Karzen, whose 17-5 record at number one single.is tops on
the squad, Michigan's women's tennis team will wind up its regular season
with a match against Penn State tomorrow at 10 a.m.
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Mark Fidrych will start against Minnesota this afternoon, making it the first time
in almost a year that Fidrych has taken the mound for Detroit. Fidrych was on
the disabled list since April 5 due to tendonitis in his pitching arm.
Oakland tops Yanks
By The AssociatedPress
NEW YORK-Wayne Gross knocked
in five runs with two homers and Dave
Revering and Mario Guerrero drove in
two runs apiece last night as the
Oakland A's spoiled Jim Beattie's
return to the major leagues with an 11-5
victory over the New York Yankees.
Gross walloped a two-run shot in the
second inning off Beattie, 0-1, then hit a
three-run blast to cap a four-run ninth
for the A's. Revering had an RBI single
in the sixth and a sun-scoring double in
the seventh, when the A's scored twice
to break a 5-5 tie.
Three runs by the A's in the sixth and
two more in the seventh off Beattie
enabled Oakland to overcome a" two-
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and reliever Al Hrabosky a 5-4 victory
over the Cleveland Indians last night.
Cowens led off the 10th with a single
off Cleveland reliever Sid Monge, 1-2.
He stole second and went to third as the
throw by catcher Bo Diaz skipped into
center field for an error. McRae
followed with a high fly to left to score
the winning run.
Hrabosky, 3-0, came in with the bases
loaded with two outs in the seventh and
retired eight batters in a row before
Toby Harrah doubled in the 10th.
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