THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, May 4, 1977
Home court advantage may
Montreal goalie Ken Dryden looks over his shoulder at the
puck that got away for the New York Islanders first goal in
last night's NHL playoff game. The Islanders got a goal from
Billy Harris in overtime to win 4-3 and send the series back
to the Big Apple for the sixth game.
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Bert Blyleven,
making his first appearance af-
ter a three-day suspension, fired
a four-hitter for his second
straight shutout and Ken Hen-
derson drove home four runs
Tuesday night in a 13-0 rompby
the Texas Rangers over the
A seven-rmn second inning and
foair hits by ex-Tiger Willie
Horton helped Blvieven raise
his record to 3-2. Blyleven, who
was susnended by American
League President Lee MacPhail
after admitting he threew a
beanball at Kansas City's Dar-
rell Porter last week. also
struck nt 12 batters in record-
ing his 32nd career shutout.
HENDERSON hit a three-ran
homer, his third after Horton's
two-oat single kept a rally alive
in the first inning against loser
Vern Rahle, 3-2. Bump Wills,
who also had a four-hit night,
stroked a two-ran homer in the
ninth. his first as a major
The Rangers sent 12 batters
to the elate and collected tine
hits in the so-ond inning upris-
ing against Ruble and two other
NEW YORK - Bucky Dent's
grand-slam home run helped
Mike Torreg: gain his first vic-
tory as a Yankee as New York
beat the California Angels 8-1
The victory was the Yanks'
fifth straight and 11th in their
last 12 games. California has
now lost five of its last six.
REGGIE JACKSON and Graig
Nettles also homered in support
of Torrez, who was making his
* first start for New York since
.being obtained from the Oak-
land A's last week. Torrez, 4-1,
held the Angels to just one hit
over the first five innings.
Reliever Dick Tidrow came
on in the sixth, when Torrez
was forced to retire because of
a blister on the thumb cf his
Tidrow allowed three hits, but
no runs in the four innings he
worked and was credited with
his second save of the year.
CLEVELAND - Mike Cub-
bage's sacrifice fly in the 10th
inning lifted the Minnesota
Twins to a 4-3 victory over the
Cleveland I n d i a n s Tuesday
Tom Burgmeier, 3-1, picked
up the victory in relief of starter
Dave Goltz. Burgmeier went
the final 311.3 innings, getting
relief help for the last out from
MINNESOTA'S Butch Wyne-
gar brought the Twins back
from a 3-2 deficit with a solo
homer in the eighth, his fourth
of the season.
Lyman Bostock led off the
10th with a single off Jim Kern,
0-2. and stole second. He went
to third on a single by Wynegar
and came home after leftfieller
Johnny Grubb made a running
one-handed catch of Cubbage's
line drive. Grubb's throw to the
plate was cut off by third base-
man Buddy Bell who then threw
wild'y to the plate.
BOSTON-Seattle's Bill Stein
hit his first two home runs of
the year and Carlos Lopez drove
in three runs with a homer and
a pair of singles as the Mariners
outlasted the Boston Red Sox
10-8 Tuesday night.
STEIN'S FIRST homer drove
y Thr As"ciatd Pe-s
LOS ANGELES-Kareem Ab-
dul-Jabbar and his Los Angeles
Lakers carry the home-court ad-
vantage to its ultimate test to-
night when they battle the
Golden Gate Warriors in their
deciding playoff game.
The National Basketball Asso-
ciation W e s t e r n Conference
semifinals stand 3-3 in games
with the Lakers winning their
three at the Forum and Golden
State winning all of their at
home in Oakland.
"IT'S SO boggling no one can
figure it out," declared the War-
rior Jamaal Wilkes of his team's
inability to win at the Forum
where they've lost their last 7
outings. It's not a matter of con-
fidence. We've played tough
arenas on the road before . . .
we just start fidgeting and we
can't get our shots."
Coach Al Attles of Golden
State said he just hopes "the
law of averages catches up with
us and we finally win one. Our
guys know what they have to
Attles made a strategic move
in the series when, during game
No. 3, he switched Wilkes to
guarding the Lakers' Cazzie-
Russell. Rick Barry had been
doing the guarding and Attles
felt he and the Lakers' forward
were nullifying each other. The
move has proved beneficial to
the Warriors, yet Russell says,
"I'm thinking about a few
in three runs in the first inning
and finished Boston starter
Rick Wise, 1-2, who lasted just
one-third of an inning and gave
up five runs. Stein's second
homer was a bases-empty blast
in the fourth.
Seattle added another run in
the fifth and got two more in
the seventh on Lopez' first
homer of the year.
The Red Sox, who nad won
three straight, scored twice in
the sixth and seventh innings to
narrow the gap to 9-6, but
Seattle added an insurance run
in the top of the nonth on Jean
Bernhardt's RBI double.
TORONTO-Barry Cort, a To-
ronto native making his first
major league start. checked To-
ronto on nine hits Tuesday night
to lead the Milwaukee Brewers
to a 6-2 victory over the Blue
The rookie pitcher, who turn-
ed 21 three weeks ago, struck
ot fide and walked one.
THE BREWERS backed Cort
with a three-run outburst in the
second inning. Von Josha had
a two-ran sinle and Don Money
knocked in the other run with
Money belted his first homer
of the season in the third in-
N.v. Islanders 4, Montreal 3 (OT)
(Montreal leads series, 3-2)
Texas 13, Detroit 0
New York 8, California I
Minnes ta 4, Cleveland 3
Seattle u, Blotna8
Chicago 9, Houston 0
Pittsburgh , Atlanta 7
pt (the 4i4
Cagers sign top recruit
The Michigan cagers have a newcomer from Nebraska's Omaha
North. His name is Mike'McGhee, and his style of play is similar
to Indiana's Mike Woodson.
McGhee, a 6-5, 195 pounder, was named Nebraska's out-
standing basketball player of the year. He's been on both the
AP and UPI all-state team for the last two years. He aver-
aged 38.1 points, 15 rebounds and S assists, in the 1976-77 sea-
son. From the floor he shot 47.9 per cent and, from the free
throw line he hit 76 per cent.
The Omaha North forward, who may play either for-
ward or guard for the Wolverines, has a three year total
of 1,595 points, which averages out to 23.4 points per game.
Yet, he only played in 19 games his sophomore year, scor-
ing 60 points. His last two seasons, he totalled 1,535 points,
which averages out to 31.3 points per game.
Omaha North, a Class A school in Nebraska which includes
the state's largest schools, had a 19-5 season last year. The year
before it went 19-6. In McGhee's junior year, his team fell in
the state finals. Last year, Omaha North was knocked out in
the state's quarter-finals.
McGhee's highest scoring game this year came against
Omaha Gross. He netted 54 points.
"Mike is one of the greatest players in the country. He's
an outstanding scorer, but he also excels in every other
phase of the game. Besides being a great shooter, he handles
the ball well; he's an outstanding passer and a great jumper.
In other words, he's a complete basketball player," Michi-
gan basketball coach Johnny Orr said.
"He has been the most highly recruited basketball player
ever in the state of Nebraska, and we are elated that he is
joining our program," Orr added. - DAILY SPORTS
Debol paces American icers
VIENNA-Michigan's star hockey center, Dave Debol, spark-
ed the United States team to a 4-1 win over West Germany
in the World Ice Hockey Championships last night.
The American team started off sloppily, but gained the
lead at 8:19 of the first period. Debol skated in alone to ig-
nite the red light for the first time in the contest. Deebs, as
his Wolverine teammates call him, led the WCHA in scoring
this year with 71 points.
New Hampshire's Bob Miller also tallied for the Ameri-
cans, putting them ahead for good in the second period.
Mark Heaslip, assisted by Miller, scored 19 seconds later
making the score, 3-1. Bill Schneider netted the final goal
of the game.
things I want to do, but I don't
want to talk about it now. I
want to spring it on them."
It could be that Russell will
do more driving toward the bas-
ket just as he did at times dur-
ing Sunday's 115-106 loss in
However the Lakers' hopes of
reaching the conference finals
against Portland rest primarily
with Abdul-Jabbar, their 7-foot-2
"I KNOW WE can win," com-
mented Abdual-Jabbar. He has
been over 40 points four times
in the current series with a high
of 45 in his last outing at the
Forum. The Lakers have won
their last 13 games on that home
court and 40 out of 44 since the
For the Warriors to win, both
Barry and Wilkes must keep up
their scoring and perhaps get
some help from Phil Smith, who
has been held down with out-
standing guarding by the Lak-
ers' Don Chaney.
Unfortunately for the War-
riors, this best-of-seven series
won't return again to Oakland
where they have beaten the
Lakers 16 straight including five
But Wednesday night's winner
will be the home club against
Portland on Friday and Sundas
in the- first two games.
"When the Lakers beat us at
the Forum, it's like a velve'
hammer," commented Wilkes
the former UCLA All-American
"They beat us, but not badly
The summer tennis pro-
gram held at the varsity
courts on Ferry Field is now
receiving membership appli-
cations for the coming season.
Chris Gagalis, the Track and
Tennis Building manager and
the outdoor court manager,
said the program will operate
everyday from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. until the middle of Sep-
tember. The courts will be
available on a membership
basis plus an hourly rate.
Michigan students' member-
ship fee is $5 plus a $2 an
hour rate. Faculty and staff
have to pay a $7 membership
fee and a $3 hourly rate. The
general public will be charged
$10 for membership and a $4
hourly rate. Members can
bring guests for an additional
fee of $1 plus the hourly rate.
Membership forms are avail-
able at the Track and Tennis
Building, and any questions
should be guided towards Ga-
galis at 763-5088.