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Page Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, July 27, 197 6

Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, July 27, 1976

Yugoslavia beats Soviet Union,
will play U.S. for gold tonight

MONTEAL.--There will be no rematch for
the Olympic gold medal in men's basketball
between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Yugoslavia saw to that yesterday with a meticu-
lously orchestrated 89-t4 semifinal victory over
the Russians.
With Drigin Kivanovic ptmping in 27 points
from outside and Kresimir Cosic, a former
Brigham Young University star, adding 20 from
underneath, Yugoslavia moved into tonight's
championship game.
MEANWHILIE, All- neri-an Scott May and
Quinn Buckner, a pair of Indiana teammates,
led the United Sstes into the finals with a 95-77
victory over Cauada
May, college b sketball's Player of the Year,
led the Yanks with 22 ioints and Tom Lagarde of
North Cartiina turned in his best performance
of the tournament, scoring 16 points, 10 in the
final half. His total inclided three dunks.
Bitckner and All American Adrian Dantley of
Notre Dame each hid 12.
A capacity crowd of 16,000 jammed the Forum,
the maoritv hoping for a Canadian upset, al-
though there wts a large American contingent
waving the U.S. flag.
But America never trailed, using an early 14-2
streak to build a 22-8 lead after only seven
minutes had elapsed. May produced six points
and Buckner and Phil Ford of North Carolina
four apiece.
Canada, sparked by the game's leading scorer,
Phil Tollestrup who had 25 points, rallied to
within six points with 5-40 left in the half but the
U.S. team reeled off eight in a row again and
Canada never got any closer than 11 the rest of
the way.

ALTHOUGH they had beaten the Soviets five
consecutive times over the last three years, the
Yiigoslavs were underdogs in their semifinal
match. "They are the gold medalists," said
Mirko Novosel, the attorney who coaches Yugo-
slavia. "We are in the Olympics and beating
thenm is very difficult."
Novosel's team made it look very easy at the
start, running 'tip a 19-4 lead in the first 51'2
minutes with Kiscanovic throwing in five very
c'ick baskets. tie and his backcourt partner,
7oran Slavnic, forced turnover after turnover by
theI Rissians.
"Thev are very fast," Novosel said of his two
grards. "And they played very well today."
B1t almost as ciijickly as the lead was built,
it wis dissipated. With two minutes left, the
So-iets caught tip and the score was tied at
halftime, 42-42.
"It is very difficult to lose a 15-point lead in 10
minutes," said Novosel. "In the dressing room,
I told them they had to start over . . . to play
a new game, point by point, one at a time."
Beating the Russians was no new feeling for
Novosel, but he had to admit he was surprised
at the outcome. "We know their players and we
know how to play thet," he said. "Still, yes,
it was a surprise."
It will be his list game as Yugoslavia's coach.
He has announced he will r e tIi r e after the
Olympics.
IN THE WOMEN'S tournament, seven-foot
Iuliyaka Semenova poured in 20 points in the first
half last night and the gold-medalist Soviet
Union raced to a 98-75 victory over Japan, clinch-
ing the silver medal for the United States in
Olympic women's basketball. -AP

Adrian Dantley of Washington, D.C. goes for a hook shot
as Canada's Lars Hansen attempts to block it in action last
night. The U. S. won handily, 95-77, to move into the finals
against Yugoslavia tonight. Canada's Bill Robinson looks on.
Tiger win

Crawford leads

ly The Associated Press
MI LW AU K EE - Jimn
Crawford, an undistinguished
Detroit relief pitcher, retired 22
consecutive batters and came
within three outs of a combined
no-hitter before the Tigers de-
feated the Milwaukee Brewers

4-3 on Ben Oglivie's run-scoring
single in the 13th inning.
Crawford, who-has dropped
12 of 17 major league deci-
sions and is 0-3 this season,
took over for a wild Frank
MacCormack in the first inn-
ing. He began his string of 22

consecutive outs with the final
out in the first inning and
flirted with a combined no-
hitter until George Scott op-
ened the ninth with a ground
single up the middle.
Crawford, a 25-year-old left-
hander, allowed three hits in 10

brilliant innings but left in fa-
vor of John Hiller with a 3-2
lead after Don Money and Scott
singled with one out in the
Brewers' 11th. Hiller, 10-4, al-
lowed a game-tying single to
Hank Aaron.
Rusty Stauib, who homered
for Detroit in the 1th, singled
with one out in the 13th and
scored the winning run on two-
out singles by Jason Thompson
and Oglivie.
Catfish caught
B A L T I M O R E - The
Baltimore Orioles jumped on
Catfish Hunter for three early
runs, one a solo homer by Al
Bumbry, and beat the New
York Yankees 3-1 Monday night
on Ross Grimsley's six-hit

pitching.
The victory in the opener of
a three - game series left the
second - place Orioles, who
just four straight to last-place
Milwaukee, 13 games be-
hind the Yankees in the Amer-
ican League East.
Hunter, 12-9, yielded two
first-inning runs on consecutive
doubles by Bobby Grich and
Reggie Jackson.
BoSox bombed
B O S T 0 N - Designated
hitter Rico Carty drove in four
runs with a pair of doubles and
Duane Kuiper collected three
hits last night at the Cleve-
land Indians beat Boston 9-4,
handing the staggering Red Sox
their sixth consecutive setback.

Major League Standings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
w L Pt. GB
Philadelphia 65 29 .691 -
Pittsburgh 52 43 .547 131
New York 50 49 .505 17t
St. Louis 42 52 .47 23
Chicago 39 58 .402 27? '
Montreal 32 59 .352 31!
West
Cincinnati 62 36 .633 -
Los Angeles 55 43 .561 7
Houston 51 50 .505 12
San Diego 48 51 .485 14'.
Atlanta 44 54 .449 18
San Francisco 42 58 .420 21
Yesterday's Results
Montreal 2-3, Chicago 1-1
Philadelphia 4, New York 1
Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 2
Cincinnati 9, san Francisco 3
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, ppd., rain
Houston 7 San Diego 0
Today's Games
Montreal (Rogers 3-9) at Chi-
cano (Burris 5-11)
New York (Swan 5-8) at Philadel-
phia (Underwood 6-2), n
Los Angeles (Rhoden 9-0) at At-
lanta (Niekro 10-6), n
San Francisco (Barr 8-6) at Cin-
cinnati (Aleala 9-2), n
Pittsburgh (Kison 7-6) at St.
Louts (Falcone 6-10), n
San Diego (Filkers (-1 or John-
son 0-0) at Houston (Richards 10-
11), n

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. (i0
New York 60 «34 .638 -
Baltimore 47 48 .495 13'
Cleveland 46 47 .495 13'
Detroit 46 48 .489 14
Boston 42 52 .447 18
Milwaukee 41 51 .446 t8
west
Kansas City 58 37 .611 -
Oakland 51 46 .526 3
Texas 47 48 .495 31
Minnesota 46 50 .479 12+.
Chicago 44 52 .458 141,
California 42 57 .424 18
Late games not included
Yesterday's Results
Cleveland 9, Boston 4
Baltimore 3, New York I
Detroit 4, Milwaukee 3, 13 innings
Texas 3, Minnesota 0
Kansas City at California, n
Chicago at Oakland, n
Today's Games
Cleveland (Bibby 6-2) at Boston
(Jenkins 8-8), n
New York (Ellis 11-4) at Balti-
more (Palmer 13-8), n
Detroit (Roberts 9-10) at Milwau-
kee (Slaton 11-8), n
Texas (Perry 9-8) at Minnesota
(Redfern 3-6), i
Kansas City (Splittorff 11-6) at
California (Tanana 11-7), n1
Chicago (Gossage 5-9) at Oak-
land (Blue 8-9), n

The Yugoslavian basketball team celebrates its stunning upset victory over the defending Olym-
pic champion Soviet Union yesterday. Yugoslavia edged the Soviets 88-84, and will meet the
United States for the gold medal. Some people were hoping for a rematch of the Soviets and
Americans after the highly controversial judging decision in Munich in '72 that gave the So-
viets a few extra seconds to score the winning basket.

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