P-ige 10-Sunday, January 25, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Williams boosts Bucks over Michigan
By SCOTT M. LEWIS
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - It's been said here
at Herb Williams is the best center in
e country - when he wants to be.
ist night, he obviously wanted to be
e best, as the Michigan Wolverines
ould readily attest.
The Ohio State pivotman was simply
vastating in the second half, scoring
points and blocking three shots as the
ickeyes handed the Wolverines a 69-
defeat in front of a sellout St. John
THE LOSS DEPRIVED Michigan,
w 12-3 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten,
a share of the conference lead. Ohio
ate, meanwhile, moved into first
ace tie with Purdue and Iowa at 4-2.
The Wolverines' lack of height and
ilk proved a distinct disadvantage in
e second half. That's when Williams
ok control. With his team trailing by
ur points at 16:20, Williams hit a short
iok and a jumper to even the count at
, and two Williams free throws gave
e Buckeyes a 46-44 lead.
The teams traded baskets for a few
minutes thereafter, before Williams
took charge again. He repulsed a Thad
Garner shot and rambled down court,
where he was fouled and converted one
of two free throws.
AFTER MICHIGAN'S Mike McGee
made one of two from the line, Williams
connected, this time from 15 feet to
slice the margin to 51-50.
Garner split a pair of free throws and
sank a 19-footer to push the lead back to
four, but Williams and his towering
Buckeye mates reversed the trend for a
final, decisive time.
Clark Kellogg, who swept the boards
clean most of the evening as he grabbed
a game-high 15 rebounds, hit from the
side of the key.
THEN, AFTER A Michigan miss,
lumbering Jim Smith followed up a
missed shot as Ohio State regained a
lead it was not going to surrender.
Try as thy might to penetrate the
lane, the Wolverines were unable to
with 6 9-63 vi*ctory
defense, Ohio State played like a team
which was expected to contend for a Big
Ten, if not a national, championship.
"When they decided to play, we
couldn't get a shot off," Frieder said.
"They're the best front line in college
basketball. As far as the blocked shots
are concerned, they had Jim Smith,
who's 6-9, on Mike McGee," he con-
tinued, his voice trailing off.
McGee led Michigan with 21 points,
despite making only six of 18 shots.
Garner scored a season-high 16 and
Marty Bodnar added 13, including six
straight points in a spurt opening the
The Wolverines stay on the road this
week, visiting Northwestern and
Wisconsin, while the Buckeyes travel to
meet second-ranked Virginia today.
dent the Buckeye middle in the latter
stages of the game. On one possession,
Williams smothered a Garner shot and
the next time down the court blocked
one by McGee.
THE OSU FAITHFUL, who have
been somewhat disenchanted with
Williams' performance this season -
that is prior to last night - had every
reason to roar in delight as the home
team, led by its senior center, applied
heavy defensive pressure in the last
"This was by far the best game for
me," said Williams. "At 6'5", you can
let him (McGee) get off the ground,
then you can dictate what happens and
at 6'8", he (Michigan center Paul
Heureman) couldn't get up with my
Michigan Coach Bill Frieder called
Williams "one of the finest players in
the country. I'm glad he's a senior," he
OHIO STATE increased its margin to
59-54 as Carter Scott hit from the
baseline and Williams slammed home
an errant shot.
The Buckeyes continued to run
roughshod over Michigan before
Frieder asked for the second timeout in
a two minute span.:
By the time Michigan could end the
Buckeyes spree, the home club had
scored ten straight points. Rebounding,
blocking shots, playing relentlessly on
Garner ............ 40 6/11
Heuerman......... 30 2/3
Bodnar, Marty .. 38 6/10
McCormick ....... 21 1/5
James............. 7 0/2
Person........... 3 0/0
Hopson............ 1 0/0
Bodnar, Mark ..... 1 0/1
Pelekoudas ........ 1 0/0
R A PF Pts
5 0 3 21
9 5 3 16
3 4 3 13
2 2 0 4
4 ' 0 3 4
3 2 1 1
00 ' 1l 0
0 1 1 0
0 0 1 0
34 15 20 63
Totals............200 28/58 13/20
Halftime: Michigan 32, Ohio State 32
17 18 69
Totals............ 200 23/57 17/27
Tumblers roll by CMU
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
M' RIGHT WINGER Jeff Mars (11) and defenseman Tin! Manning (4) look on as goalie Paul Frickler swats away a
Gopher shot on goal. Unfortunately, Ficker wasn't enough, as Minnesota defeated Michigan 7-3 to complete a weekend
COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP
By BARB BARKER
and WENDY CLARK
The Michigan women's gymnastics
team annihilated Central Michigan,
130.9-121.85, yesterday at Crisler Arena,
sweeping the top four all-around
"I'm pleased. It was a real blowout,"
said Michigan head coach Sheri Hyatt.
"It wasn't surprising. I knew we'd do
ON THE VAULT, Michigan
established a slight lead with Kathy
Beckwith and Teresa Bertoncin cap-
turing the two top positions, respec-
tively. But it was the tumblers' perfor-
mance in the uneven bars competition
that set the pattern of dominance which
prevailed throughout the meet.
Michigan took five of the top six places,
outscoring Central by slightly less than
The Wolverines managed to expand
their margin to six points following the
balance beam - notoriously one of
their weaker events - and in floor
exercises they levied the crushing blow,
taking all top five positions as Beckwith
led the way with an 8.5 mark.
Beckwith, Angela Deaver, Bertoncin
and Diane McLean were the meet's top
four all-arounders. McLean, a
sophomore from Farmington Hills,
gave her best performance of the
season by placing among the top four
scorers in every event except vaulting.
DEAVER, WHO HAS shown steady
improvement throughout the season,
made a powerful showing on the uneven
bars and the floor. Bertoncin was first
in the bars event with an 8.7 mark.
"We had fewer falls than usual and
were really able to fluidly execute our
routines," said Hyatt. She added that
her team "really did well" despite an
outbreak of the flu that limited this
week's practice time to just one day.
Central coach Donna Piper admitted
her team was tired "because we had a
meet (Friday) night. I didn't expect to
do well, but we should have performed
much better than we did. I guess the
problem was fatigue."
The Wolverines, now 4-4 on the
season, compete in the Windy City In-
vitational next weekend in Chicago.
Gophers ice Blue,
By MARTHA CRALL
The Michigan Wolverines took
their second straight drubbing at
the hands of the Minnesota
Gophers, 7-3, in the hockey game
last night at Yost Ice Arena.
Michigan wasn't dominated in
the first two periods like it was
Friday night, but the Wolverines
fell apart in the third, opening the
door for four Gopher goals.
THE GOPHERS' came out
shooting as usual in the first
Former U.S. Olympian Neal
Broten, who had been injured and
taken off the ice early in the
period, returned to the ice at 3:19
to get, Minnesota going. After
Michigan failed on its first power
play opportunity* the Gophers
scored their first goal at 8:26. The
sophomore center took a pass
from Steve Ulseth and beat the
defense, knocking in the puck for
a 1-0 lead.
At 12:10 the Gophers scored
their second goal with a little help
from their opponents. Kevin Har-
tzell brought the puck up the left
side of the Michgiari zone and
slapped a shot that goalie Paul
Fricker caught between his legs.
But the puck dropped and slid off
defenseman John Blum's skate
behind Fricker and into the net.
The power play goal was scored
at 12:10, giving Minnesota a 2-0
MICHIGAN CAME out battling
in the second period. After an on-
slaught by the Wolverine offense,
Roger Bourne finally capitalized
when he lifted a shot from bet-
ween the faceoff circles over
Gopher goalie Jim Jetland's left
shoulder at 5:44.
At 18:22, when, on a power
play, the Wolverines were swar-
ming all around the Gopher goal,
acting head coach John Giordano
pulled Fricker in favor of a sixth
shooter, but Tom Rothstein was
whistled for holding to quiet the
Not only did it quiet the
Michigan offense, it fired up their
counterparts. Nine seconds later
Jeff Teal scored the shorthanded
goal at 18:33 much to the surprise
of the 5,843 partisans.
BUT THE Wolverines were still
very much in the game. Min-
nesota's Hartzell took care of that
in a hurry, though, as he opened
the third period scoring with only
47 seconds off the clock on an
At 2:34 Minnesota scored again
on a Butsy Erickson shot from
the middle that spelled the end of
Fricker for the evening.
Giordano put senior Rudy Var-
vari in goal at 2:35, but the ex-
plosive Gopher offense was not
kind to him, either.
MICHIGAN scored next,
however, at 4:33. Bourne scored
his second goal of the night on
passes from Gordie Hampson
and Dennis May.
The Gophers answered twice,
though. Brad Doshan knocked
Minnesota's sixth goal through
Varvari's legs. The score,
assisted by Teal and defenseman
Mike1Meadows, came at 6:42.
THE GOPHERS ended their at- }
tack at 10:34 when Mike Knoke
slipped in the puck from Var-
vari's left, on a cross-ice pass
from Erickson. -
The Wolverines had one final
kick left, as right winger Jeff,
Mars beat Jetland right in front
of the net on a four-on-three
Michigan power play. Passes
from Bourne and Blum assisted
the goal at 12:47,
Scoring: 1. Minn.-N. Broten (Ulseth, Kensen( 8:26;
2. Minn.-Hartzell (unass't) 12:10.
Penalties: Mich.-Tessler (interference) 2:29 2
Minn.-Languein (holding) 6:04 Mich.-Hampsen
(hooking) 10:36'2 Minn.-Bjugstad (hooking) 12:471/
Minn-Teluso (hooking) 16:26.
Scoring: 3. Mich.- Bourne (Hampson, May) 5:44;
4. Minn.- Teal (Doshan, Knoke) 18:33.
Penalties: Mich.- Yoxheimer (elbowing) 0:46;
Mich.- Richter (high sticking) 10:26; Mich.- Bran-
drup (holding) 14:53; Minn.- Rothstein (holding)
Scoring: 5. MINN.-Hartzell (unassisted) 0:47; 6.
MINN.-Erickson (A. Broten) 2:43; 7. MICH-Bourne
(Hampson, May) 4:33; 8. MINN.-Doshan (Teal,
Meadows) 6:42; 9. MINN.-Knoke (Erickson) 10:43;
10. MICH.-Mars (Bourne, Blum) 12:47.
Penalties: MICH.-Manning (interference) 4:54;
MICR.-McCrimmon (high sticking) 9:51; MICH.-
Mannng (high sticking) 11:34; MINN..Larsen (high
sticking) 11:34; MINN.-Meadows (tripping) 11:47;
MINN.-Peluso (interference) 18:50.
Daily Photo by PAUL ENGS KM
ANGELA DEAVER begins her routine on the balance beam during the
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EAST LANSING-The Michigan women's track team finished second yesterday
in the Michigan State Relays that featured eight teams from the Midwest.
Melanie Weaver highlighted the team's performance, taking first in the three
mile run with a time of 16:24.7 that qualified her for the AIAW Nationals at
Pocatello, Idaho March 7-8. Michigan's 60 points was second only to MSU's 92.
The 880-yard relay team of Cathy Sharpe, Renee Turner, Brenda Kazinec, and
Lorrie Thornton also qualified for the AIAW Nationals by turning in a 1:43.3 time,
good for a second place finish.
Thornton also finished second in the long jump with a career best jump of
19'2/4". Thornton had already qualified for the AIAW nationals with her perfor-
mance last week at Western Michigan.
Joanna Bullard turned in her best effort of the year with a high jump of 5-7 and it
is hoped that she, too, can qualify for the nationals.
Although MSU won by a 32-point margin, the score would have been much closer
had Michigan not been disqualified for bumping in the two mile relay.
Purdue finished third with 56 points, followed by Central Michigan with 55,
Eastern Michigan with 35, Ferris State 16, Western Michigan 14, and Southern
Illinois 4 to round out the scoring.
Next Saturday, the Wolverines host Western Michigan. The meet will begin at 6
Jetland (Minn).................8 7
Fricker (Mich).................8 13
Varvari (Mich) ......... .......X X
Close finishes highlight 'M' Relays
By JOHN FITZPATRICK
A number of outstanding performances and several
exciting races delighted a capacity crowd at the
Track and Tennis Building during the Michigan
Relays last night.
Quality marks in the field events were common, as
Michigan's James Ross spanned a whopping 25'8%'"
to win the long jump and qualify for the NCAA's, and
teammate John Nielsen, using an unorthodox discus-
wasn't flowin' well today. In another two weeks I
should be sharper," said Bruce.
In other sprints, Michigan's Shelby Johnson was
fourth in the 60-yard hurdles in 7.48, behind the 7.44 of
winner Carl Hamilton of Western Michigan. Ricky
Flowers of the Concerned Athletes triumphed in the
300 with a blistering 30.39, one of the top times in the
country this year. The Wolverines' 4 x 440 team of
Bruce, Shea, Johnson, and Ken Gardner was barely
The mile and two mile were also well-run races, as
the ;two mile was in particular a good display of
distance running tactics. Former Wolverine Bill
Donakowski led through the first mile in 4:23, and at-
tempted to shake Ted Rube, representing Adidas, by
throwing in break-neck surges similar to those used
by Russian Vladimar Kuts in the 1956 Olympic 10,000
meters. The surges backfired, however, as Rube
passed Donakowski before the last 440, and won the i