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Wednesday, May 8, 1974

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Netmen eye national crown
By GEORGE HASTINGS erhouse Southern California by a score tough assignment for us to play them of the country. Teams from the East,
he Michigan basketball team was of 5-4. on their home court." Midwest, and South just don't beat USC.
ed in its try for a national champion- ON THE FIRST two days after classes Two days later, it was a different And we beat them on their home court,
p this year by Marquette. Michigan's adjourned, the Wolverines celebrated by, story. With the UCLA meet under their where the nationals are going to be held
stlers were edged out in their bid routinely whipping Northwestern 9-0, and belt, the Wolverines defeated USC, a this year."
Oklahoma, and the footballers were then blasting out Wisconsin 8-1. That one team which was just as good as the Following their heady win over South-
lined by a group of jealous athletic loss,, at Wisconsin, incidentally, is the squad that had just clobbered them. Eric ern Cal, the netmen returned home to
ctors. only match out of 63 in the Big Ten Friedler, Kevin Senich, and Karzen all sweep three meets this past week. They
Ut there is still one hope for a na- campaign that Michigan players have won their singles matches, and Fred De- dispatched Illinois 9-0, and then strug-
al title for a Michigan athletic team, drooped. Jesus and Jeff Miller took the number gled a bit in beating tough Southern Illi-
the members of the Wolverine tennis The Wolverine's road trip took them three doubles. nois 6-3, before spanking Purdue yester-
m, flushed by a big win during the on to California, however, and a bitter The meet boiled down to a tiebreaker day.
ester brea k- the west coast, feel defeat at the hands of UCLA. The net- at the end of the third set of the num- The only major source of disappoint-
t they have a very good shot at it. men were swamped, 8-1, as only Jerry her one doubles, with Friedler and Vic ment has been the sore back of highly-
ver the vacation, the Michigan net- Karzen and Jim Holman at number three Amaya pairing up for Michigan. The touted freshmen Peter Fleming, which
were a busy crew, playing seven doubles were able to win a match. Wolverine duo triumped, giving the Wol- has kept him out of action most of the
ches and winning six of them, in- Afterward, a disappointed coach Brian verine tennis team its biggest dual meet time.
ing a 9-0 shellacking of Purdue yes- Eisner philosophized. "We were just a win in many years. But Eisner hopes to have him ready
ay afternoon, to give them a spark- little nervous in anticipation of our first Eisner was ecstatic over the victory. fir the nationals, scheduled for mid-
10-1 overall record. But their most re-div big meet," he said. "Considering "We have worked very hard for a long June. If he is, and a lot of other "ifs"
ad moment occurred last Thursday how -mlch better UCLA is than anybody time for this win," he beamed. "This is go right, Michigan might still have its
a they upset perennial tennis pow- we r-iv in the Midwest, it was a very a first for tennis teams from our part natinnal championship this year.

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Celtics dehorn Bucks, 96-87

MILWAUKEE (M - The
tireless B o s t o n Celtics,
sparked by 28 points each
by Dave Cowens and John
Havlicek, wore down Mil-
waukee with ceaseless pres-
sore last night to win 96-87
and gain a 3-2 lead in the
National Basketball Asso-
ciation championship play-
offs.
The Celtics b r o k e the
game o p e n by outscoring
the Bucks 22-5 during a
third - quarter s u r g e, and
c a n clinch the best-of-
seven series by winning in
Boston Friday.
Cowens, who poured in 17
points in the second half, team-
ed with the 34-year-old Havlicek
and Jo-Jo White, who fired in
18 points, to offset a series-high
37 points by the Bucks' Kareem
A bdul-Jabbar.
The first period saw Boston
control the defensive board and
prevent the Bucks from work-
ing the ball into Abdul-Jabbar,
who scored only one point in the
first seven minutes.
Roston o'itshut Milwaukee 42.9
per cent to 37.2 per cent in the
half, while Milwaukee had a
24-22 rebound edge.
Ahead 47-46 early in the third
qoarter, the Celtics launched
their decisive surge with a pair
of long shots by Havlicek, who
connected on 10 of his first 17
shots.
Interrupted only by an Oscar
Roherston free t h row, the
Celtics fired in six more points
to open a 10-point lead.
Havlicek scored on a goal-
tending call and added two free
throws as the Celtics stormed

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to their best lead of the night,
69-51, with 3:29 left in the quar-
ter.
Milwaukee came down the
floor three consecutive limes
without getting off a shot dur-
ing the Boston barrage. Each
time, the Celtics countered with
a field goal.
Abdul-Jabbar scored two hook
shots, and Robertson hit twice
from the top of the key as
Milwaukee scored the quarter's
final 10 points to close to within
eight points.

However, White put in a pair
of 20-foot shots early in the
fourth, swinging the momentum
back to Boston.
Abdul-Jabbar replied with a
hook and two jugamp shots as
'Milwaukee got within seven
points with 7:20 left.
But Havlicek and Cowens
each scored from long range,
and reserve Paul Silas contri-
buted a steal and a basket to
put the Celtics safely ahead
84-71 with 5:58 to go.

B ruins gain triumph
on Orr's timely goal

BOSTON UP) - Bobby Or
scored on a long, bouncing slap
shot with 22 seconds remaining
in regulation time last night to
boost the Boston Bruins to a
3-2 victory over the Philadelphia
Flyers in the opener of the Na-
tional Hockey League's champ-
ionship series for the coveted
Stanley Cup.
Orr came through with his
dramatic goal after the Flyers
had rallied from a 2-0 deficit.
Philadelphia just missed scor-
ing with 55 seconds to go as
Orr managed to smother the

DON CHANEY of the Boston Celtics moves to the basket last
night during his tem's crucial victory over the Milwaukee
Racks in Milwaukee. Chaney contributed his usual brilliant
defensive effort ag'ins tthe Bucks' Oscar Robertson, and
also pitched in with an unexpected total of 16 points on
offense to help pace the Celtics' 96-87 victory.

Wood stifles Tiaers. '1-0

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Chicago's Ed lHerrmann
homered off Lerrin LaGrow in the 11th
inning, backing a two-hitter by Wilbur Wood
and carrying the White Sax to a 1-0 triumph
over the Detroit Tigers in American League
baseball action last night.
Wood and LaGrow matched strong pitch-
ing performances through 10 innings. Wood
allowed only a fourth-inning single to cen-
ter by Mickey Stanley and a 10th-inning
single to Willie Horton while walking four.
I-aGrow had surrended just four hits be-
fore the 11th.
THE TIGERS loaded the bases against
Wood with one out in the 10th on Horton's
ssgie and two walks, but Wood induced
Jim Northrup to pop up and Aurelio Rod-
riguez grounded out to end the threat.
Wood elimsated Stanley moments after
the fourth-inning single, picking him off

first base.
LaGrow gave up an infield single to Ken
Henderson in the second, a single to Bucky
Dent in the third, a double to Carlos May
in the fourth and a single to Henderson
in the seventh.
LaGrow tried to pick Henderson off in
the seventh and both dugouts clearnd when
first baseman Stanley and Henderson start-
ed shoving after the tag. Order was re-
stored quickly.
Twins win
MILWAUKEE-Harmon Killebrew drove
in two runs with a double and single and
designated hitter Tony Oliva hit his first
homee run of the baseball season as the
Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brew-
ers 3-0 behind Joe Decker's eight-hit pitch-
ing iast night.
Killebrew's double in the third inning off

loser Clyde Wright, 3-4, scored Larry Hisle,
who singled and moved up on an error
by teen-age shortstop Raiin Yount. Oliva
lined to second and Rod Carew was dou-
bled off first, but Killebrew came through
with his double.
Rangers stranger
ARLINGTON, Tex. --Elliott Maddox, a
defensive replacement in the ninth inning,
doubled ham a run in the 12th, giving the
New York Yankees a 4-3 victory over the
Texas Rangers last night.
Thurman Munson was safe when second
baseman Dave Nelson, whose two-run sin-
gle in the ninth inning tied the score,
booted his grounder. He moved up on
Bobby Murcer's long fly ball and romped
home on the double by Maddox, who was
sold by the Rangers to the Yankees during
baseball's spring training.

puck near the corner of the
Boston goal. Golie Gilles Gil-
hert was virtually helpless on
the play.
The Bruins rebounded quickly
and moved down the i-:e How-
ever the Flyers appeared to
have the situintion in hand when
suddeply the rolling puck came
back to Orr. He set hinself u>
and let go a slap shot from
about 35 feet out. The puck went
through a maze of players and
nneared to bounce through
Philadelphia goalie Bernie Par-
ent's legs.
The Flyers protested hotly,
apparently claiming that Parent
had been screened by a Boston
player in the crease. However
referee Dave Newell disallowed
the protest.
The defeat was a heartbreak-
er for the Flyers, who have not
won in Boston since their first
NHL appearance here Nov. 12,
1967. They are 0-17-2 in :hat
long stretch at Boston Garden.
The Bruins, well rested after
a week's layoff while Philadel-
phia was locked in a hard-fought
semifinal series with :he New
York Rangers, came out like
gang bsters and dominated the
early action. The tactics finally
paid off with two goals, L3 sec-
onds apart.
Philadelphia fought sack to
tie it early in the third period,
only to see Orr's goal foil their
comeback.
The second game of the best-
of-seven series will be played in
Boston tomorrow agt before
the two tenmsntsmoe tO Phila
del ph forGames3an 4Su-
day and Tuesday.

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