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Page 10-Tuesday, November 24, 1981-The Michigan Daily
TURNER SHINES IN 106-69 WIN

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By BOB WOJNOWSKI
With less than a minute to play, Eric Turner,
Michigan's freshman prize from Flint Central, took a,
pass at midcourt, head-faked a Windsor player at the
free-throw line, zipped down the lane between two
defenders, and went high over the Windsor center
with a one-handed slamdunk which brought the house
down.
Up until that moment, the crowd-a sparse
gathering of 6,120-had seefi nothing of note in
Michigan's easy 106-69 exhibition romp over Windsor,
but now they were satisfied.
"I'LL TELL YOU what," said Michigan's head
coach Bill Frieder, in reference to the dunk. "I've
never seen a guard at Michigan do that."
IndIeed, the long-awaited debut of the slender
freshman from Flint was a memorable one, over-
shadowing splendid performances from senior cap-
tain Thad Garner, Ike Person, and Joe James.

While Garner was scoring 17 first-half points on
four-for-four field-goal shooting and 9-for-11 free-
throw shooting, Turner was mixing occasional
flashes of brilliance with common freshman tur-
novers. All the while, the Wolverines were pulling
away to a 53-33 halftime bulge.
Frieder started a quintet of Garner and Dean Hop-
son at forward, Turner and James at guard, and 6-7
junior Person at center, and he saw nothing last night
which would necessitate a change in that lineup.
"I THINK IF the starting unit practices well this
week they'll be starting against Arkansas," he said.
But the starters didn't remain intact for long, as
Frieder shuffled players in and out frequently,
utilizing his entire bench in the process. And
everybody scored except for 7-2 center Jon An-
tonides.
The first half was actually much closer than the
score- indicated, as the Lancers held a 21-20 lead

Windsor
midway through the half before the Wolverines, on
three consecutive baskets by Person, pulled away to
a 38-25 advantage.
IT WAS MUCH of the same in the second half as
Michigan moved:out to leads of as many as 39 points.
"I was basically pleased," said Frieder after the
game. "I saw some good points, but they're young
and it showed."
Garner, Person, and Phil Hermanutz of Windsor all
tied for game-scoring honors with 21 points apiece.
Turner was next with 18 points on 8-for-15 shooting as
well as a game-high 12 assists, many of them blind
flings off of the fastbreak. *
Michigan out-rebounded the Lancers 49-26, with
Garner garnering 14 of them. But it was clear from
the start that Turner was the player everybody came
to see, and he didn't disappoint.
"I was glad to see him play well," said a pleased
Frieder. "We've got one helluva player there."

Hoop luncheon like

'Laugh-In'

By JOHN KERR
Although the Big Ten basketball
season is no laughing matter to any Big
Ten coach, Sunday's annual Big Ten-
basketball press conference in Chicago
more resembled a Wednesday evening
at "Laugh Tracks" than a press con-
ference.
Aside from the usual spiels about the
expectations and personnel of their
teams, some of the coaches turned into
comedians, and one lectured his
audience on the ethics of college
athletics.

MICHIGAN COACH Bill Frieder all
but predicted gloom forthe Wolverine
squad and even managed to joke about
it.
"I'm not gonna panic this year," he
said, "but I dlid put my house up for
sale."
Although Frieder did break up the 200
reporters, he, nor anyone else, could
compare with Michigan State coach
Jud, Heathcote. Heathcote apparently
thought that he was auditioning for
Johnny Carson's spot on the "Tonight
Show" as he rivaled one of Carson's

best monologues.
He likened Spartan forward Derek
Perry's speed to "a turtle walking in
quicksand."
ON HIS status at Michigan State,
H4athcote said: ."I'm in a ,position
where I have to sell rebuilding to save
my job. So we're rebuilding this year.
Next year we'll be rebuilding too."
On the fact that many' Big Ten
athletes never receive a degree Heath-
cote said: "Most of our kids graduate
on schedule. It's just that our schedule
is five to six years."
But even though the mood was light,
one coach, Indiana's Bobby Knight,
took the opportunity to lecture the press
on illegalities in college sports. Using
the public's positive and caring respon-
se to Indiana player Landon Turner's
crippling auto accident as an indication

of the goodness that college athletics
can produce, Knight said- the press
should work harder to uncover and put
an end to illegal practices in college
athletics.
"ATHLETICS THAT nourish
something like that (the response
toward Turner) can't be all that bad,"
the Indiana coach said.
Knight, though, got almost as many
laughs from his red plaid sportscoat as
Heathcote got from his jokes.
When the coaches were serious,
almost all of them agreed that Min-
nesota, Iowa, and Indiana were the
teams to beat in the conference this
season. Illinois, Michigan State, and
Northwestern were tabbed as possible
"surprise" teams. /

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
WOLVERINE CAPTAIN forward Thad Garner is- fouled by a Windsor
defender in last night's exhibition game at Crisler Arena. The Wolverines
triumphed, 106-69.

Women hoopsters
rout Windsor, 116-37

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By KEN SHORE
Michigan's women's basketball team
ended an undefeated preseason with a
bang last night as they soundly
defeated the University of Windsor 116-
37.
The team was led in scoring by
freshman standout Peg Harte with 25
points followed by seniors Diane Iietz
and K.D. Harte with 16.
THE EVENING was not all good
news as it was announced that 6-1
freshman center June Hardy is ruled
ineligible for the upcoming season. As
a result, the team is left with no back-up
post player.
"We will have to go with a fast
breaking team" states coach Gloria

Soluk. "The fast break runs well with
the small ones."
The lone remaining post player is the
5-8 freshman forward guard Harte. Ac-
cording to coach Soluk "not many post
players can handle Peg Harte."
The team opens its season this
weekend in the Grand Rapids Press
Tournament.
"WE ARE real confident going into
the tournament," said Soluk. "We have
every capability of winning it. It would
be real nice to start off the season with
two wins and no losses."
"With the loss of Hardy we will have
to adjust on the fly. But look to
Michigan having a good season if we
get off on the right foot."

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