The Michigan Doily--Tuesday, December 8, 1981-Page 11
FIRST WIN FOR CAGERS
'M' looks sloppy in 80-58 rout of NMU
Michigan won, and Leslie Rockymore
continued his hot shooting spree by
scoring 17 points.
Those are about the only positive
aspects of the Michigan basketball
team's first win of the season, a 80-58
victory over Northern Michigan last
night at Crisler Arena.
THE WOLVERINES had trouble
rebounding, were lousy from the foul
"line and although obviously a much
superior team to the division II Wild-
cats, seemed unable to nail the lid on
their hapless opposition's coffin.
On the other hand, Rockymore was
eight for 10 from the floor, raising his
season field goal percentage to 70%.
"Rockymore had a pretty good
game," Michigan coach Bill Frieder
said. "Our biggest problem is reboun-
ding. We just are not a solid rebounding
club. We also had a lot of defensive lap-
THREE SLAM dunks by Northern's
Matthew Johnson were the results of a
few of the Wolverines' defensive lapses.
Johnson, a senior forward, was the
game's high scorer with 24 points.
Three times he managed to shake his
defender, two of them on back-door
alley-oop plays, and dunk the ball.
Although the game was not a picture-
perfect performance by the
Wolverines, Frieder was happy to get
that initial victory.
"I don't care what you say, I'm glad
to get a win," the coach said. "In order
to have a chance Saturday (at Western
Michigan) we're going to have to get a
A LOT BETTER indeed. The
Wolverines made only 14 of 26 free
throws, with freshman guard Eric Tur-
ner hitting only two of nine from the
line. And although Michigan out-
rebounded the Wildcats, 38-32, the
Wolverines seemed to have trouble
hanging on to the ball after they swept
it off the boards.
One reason for the Wolverines'
workmanlike play might have been the
fact that the outcome of the contest was
never in doubt. Michigan scored the fir-
st seven points of the game, and after
seven minutes of play, held a 19-6 ad-
In the early going, Michigan's man-
to-man defense was enough to keep the
Wildcats from getting any inside shots,
but after the Wolverines had built up
the 19-6 advantage they began to get
sloppy. Northern managed to close the
gap to 19-14 as Johnson converted four
foul shots and two jumpers.
HOWEVER, AFTER a Wolverine
time-out, Michigan guard Dan
Pelekoudas broke the dry spell with a
driving lay-up. Michigan then
proceeded to outscore Northern, 16-8,
anu wag a 37-=2 lead into the locker
room at halftime.
For the first 12 minutes of the second
half, neither team could take advan-
tage of the other's mistakes, and the
Michigan lead fluctuated between 17
and 14 points. Northern had numerous
opportunities to dent the Michigan lead,
as it took 15 second-half foul shots and
converted only four of them. The Wild-
cats were a horrendous eight for 23
from the foul line on the evening.
A Willis Carter jumper and a Joe
James tip-in gave Michigan a 20-point
lead with seven minutes to play and
from then on, the two teams resorted to
up-and-down, run-and-gun playground
All 11 Michigan players saw action
last nightwith four of them scoring in
double figures. Aside from Rockymore,
Thad Garner had 15, James 13, and cen-
ter Ike Person 11.
A piece of the Rock
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Women cagers split in
By KEN SHORE
Michigan's women's basketball team
suffered its first defeat of the season
this past weekend, falling prey to the
ghost Bearcats of Cincinnati, 93-65, in the
opening round of the University of Cin-
*cinnati-Coca Cola Classic.
'The Wolverine attack in the loss was
-paced by the Harte sisters, K. D. and
Peg, with 16 and 14 points respectively.
THE FOLLOWING' night the
Wolverines redeemed themselves, as
they defeated Indiana State, 82-81.
Michigan started off slowly and
quickly found themselves trailing the
Sycamores, 54-35. But with the help of a
persistent full-court press, the
Wolverines staged a strong comeback
to eventually win the game.
In the Cincinnati loss, "their big
people ate us up," said freshman guard
Connie Doutt. But she went on to say
that the game was "closer than the
: The next opponent in store for the 4-1
.Woverines is Cleveland State, which
eiters Crisler Arena tonight at 7:00
-Men tumblers eighth
:leavily-favored Nebraska, the
defending national gymnastics cham-
pion, tumbled, vaulted, and swung its
way-to 276.35 points and a convincing
victory in the Windy City Invitational in
Chicago last weekend, outscoring its
nearest competitor by 10 points.
Michigan placed eighth in the meet
with a 262.55 total, but' coach Newt
Loken pointed out that a couple of
breaks could have catapulted his team
to second, as eight squads finished
within five-and-a-half points of each
After four of the six events, the
Wolverines were in second place, but
the rings proved disastrous for
Michigan,. which scored a meet-low 38
points in that phase of the competition
to fall well back.
BEHIND 9.7 performances by Kevin
McKee and Milan Stanovich, the
Wolverines took top team honors in the
final event, vaulting, with a 47.20 total.
It was too little, too late, however.
Stanovich was the Wolverines' top
finisher, with 105.25 points, good for
seventh place. Teammate Merrick
Horn placed 13th with 102.25.
Women first in tri-meet
Paced by sophomore Kathy Beck-
with's command performance and a
sweep of the balance beam com-
petition, the Michigan women's gym-
nastics team squeaked past the host
Kent State squad and placed first out of
three teams in its opening meet of the
season last Friday.
The Wolverines' team score of 131.8
was barely enough to surpass Kent
State's total of 131.5. Third-place
finisher Central Michigan was well
back with a combined mark of 121.85.
It was the talents of Kathy Beckwith
that made the difference for the
Wolverines. Beckwith won the meet's
all-around competition with a total
score of 33.5 in four events.
Beckwith's performance on the beam
led the way for a 1-2-3 finish for the Blue
in that event.
The team is back home this Saturday
as host of the Wolverine Invitational.
Tankers win Canada Cup.
The Michigan men's and women's
swimming teams traveled home from
Toronto last weekend sporting the
trophy that goes to the combined win-
ner of the Canada Cup swim meet, in
which the men placed first and the
women seventh, good enough for an
FERNANDO Canales took three first-
place finishes, in the 100-, 200-, and 400-
meter freestyles and was also part of
the victorious 400-meter freestyle relay
Other big performers for the
Michigan men were Kevin "Irish"
Williamson, who captured fourth in the
400 freestyle and eighth in both the 400-
meter individual medley and the 1500-
meter freestyle, and Mark Noetzel, who
nabbed a second and a third in the 100-
and 50-meter freestyles, respectively.
Two grapplers victorious
Of the 16 wrestling teams entered in
last weekend's Penn State Invitational,
five-Penn State, North Carolina,
Clarion State, Pennsylvania, and
Michigan-were nationally ranked in
the top twenty. "We wanted to see how
our individuals stacked up with the best
wrestlers from the East," said coach
Although there were no team cham-
pionships, two grapplers-Joe. Mc-
Farland (118 pounds) and Eric Klasson
(heavyweight)-" stacked up" quite
well by winning their individual
divisions. McFarland, ranked second in'
the nation in his weight class, defeated
seventh-ranked Bob Monahan from
North Carolina by a 8-3 score in the
"walked through the tournament," ac-
cording to Bahr, as he whipped John
Dougherty from Syracuse, 8-1, in the
The Wolverines play host to ninth-
ranked Penn State tomorrow night at
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Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
MICHIGAN'S THAD GARNER reaches for a rebound during last night's
game against Northern Michigan at Cr i sler Arena. The Wolverines, in a
less-than-captivating performance, walked away from the Wildcats, 80-58.
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