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Page 12-Tuesday, December 2, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Hoopsters handed double defeat

When you have your eight top scorers
returning to your team there is reason
to be optimistic, but when they're
coming back from an 8-20 season it
could be termed cautious optimism.
This will be the case when the
Michigan women's basketball team
opens its home season tonight against
the Windsor (Ont.) Lancers at 7 p.m. in
Crisler Arena.
The Wolverines opened their regular
season last weekend in humble fashion,
losing both games in the Husker In-
vitational in Lincoln, Neb.
IN THE tournament opener against
host Nebraska, Michigan was soundly
defeated, 118-92. Diane Dietz led the
Wolverines with 26 points. It was
Dietz's first appearance at forward af-
ter two years as an all-state guard.
K.D. Harte, a junior transfer from

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... joins 1000-point club

Oakland University, also chipped in
with 15 points.
Michigan then fell to California, 82-80,
in the consolation game. The
Wolverines were again led by Dietz and
Harte, who tallied 20 and 18 points,
respectively. Junior Penny Neer also
scored 18 points and pulled down 12
rebounds against the Golden Bears.
Dietz, who became only the second
Wolverine in history to reach the 1,000-
point scoring plateau, was named to the
all-tournament team.
Despite the team's showing in the
tournament, Soluk is still optimistic
about her team that returns all of last
year's starting lineup, which included
two all-state selections, Dietz and for-
ward-center Abby Currier.
THE WOLVERINE frontcourt will be
led by Dietz, who paced the team last
year with a 19.8 scoring average. In ad-
dition, she recorded a team-high 45
steals and was runner-up in assists with
75. Joining Dietz at forward will be
either Neer or Currier. Neer, who last
year led the team in rebounding, is
pacing the Wolverines in that category
through two games. Currier also will be
vying for a starting assignment.
At guard, the Wolverines have two
newcomers, Harte and Lori
Gnatkowski. Harte transferred from
Oakland after becoming the team's
third all-timescorer in just two
seasons. Gnatkowski was Michigan's
key recruit during the off-season. The

freshman from Carrollton, Mi. was
named to the high school all-American
team last year and has stepped into a
starting position.
Twenty-five-year-old junior transfer
Patrice Donovan gives Soluk her first
sizable player at Michigan since she
assumed the coaching post four years
ago. At 6-5, Donovan provides the
Wolverines with much needed strength
under the boards. She displayed her
talents in the tournament by grabbing
10 rebounds and blocking four shots in
limited action. Neer will also double
from her forward position to provide a
backup-for Donovan.
PERHAPS THE biggest strength of
this years' Wolverine* team is its ben-
ch. Soluk has 13 players on whom she
can confidently call to play at any time.
Among these key players are veterans
Tammie Sanders and Jeanne White.
Sanders, who can play at any position
was the team's fifth leading scorer last
year. White received her notice on the
defensive end, where she was awarded
the first annual Johnny Orr award.
Other Wolverine' players include
senior Brenda Venhuizen, juniors Katie
McNamara and Diane Hatch, freshper-
sons .Terri Soullier and Cindy
With the new-found depth, Soluk
might elect to go to a running game
more often this season, since she will be
able to rest her players regularly.

Grad division race
s an IM'dogfight'
Will 1981 go to the Dogs?
Last year the D.S.D. 'A' team from the dental school took the grad division
title, but the Law Dogs, a law team which received little notice and was formed
only last fall, emerged as a threat to the dental school team. Remarkably, this first
year team finished second behind D.S.D.'A', quite an accomplishment considering
the large number of teams which compete in the grad division.
The Law Dogs consisted of only 15-20 men who were generally considered to be
the best athletes the law school had to offer. However, all team members did not
participate in each sport; rather, each performed in the sports that he excelled in.
The Law Dogs' instant success was attributed to tremendous spirit and en-
thusiasm among the players, according to Law Dogs' player-coach Ross Crown
Another plus was the fact that many of the team members had competedbefore a
other levels of competition.
"We practiced a lot and had a lot of high school and college athletes," said
Crown. "We were also able to recruit some really fine athletes, especially in
So this, then, was to be the year of the Dogs.
However, as Crown said, there was a growing concern among the law teams
that the dental school teams were starting to dominate the intramural grad
To compensate for the disparity, the law school teams devised a scheme. Un
der this plan, the best team in each sport would represent a team called Law Gold,
with the intention of bringing the grad title back to the law school.
"There's a committee for sports recreation," explained Bob Ling, wh
manages the Law Gold squad along with Crown, "and the teams were to compete
in each sport to determine which one will represent the Law Gold squad in the in-
tramurals competition."
Considering how well the Law Dogs team did by themselves last year, it
seemed that this year's Law Gold team couldn't help but do very well. However,
the Law Gold team hasn't produced up to its expectations. In intramural softball
and football competition, neither Law Gold squad advanced past the semi-finals.
The Law Gold football team, which was eliminated in the quarterfinals, was a
big disappointment. The team was represented by the vaunted Law Hike squad.
However, the supposedly inferior Law Dogs team advanced much further in the
grad competition. Crown attributed the poor performance by the Law Gold me
bers to "personnel problems."
So one can only wonder if this
lawyers' scheme wasn't such a good
plan after all. There appears to be a
chance that next year the format will
return to that of old.
WIll the Law Dogs team reunite and
make another bid for the grad title?
"Last year we knocked on the door and
next year we'll kick it down," said

There once was a woman, quite busy
Who ended the day in a tizzy.
She said "Oh my gosh,
I forgot to defrost,
Let's go to the League where life's easy."'
M hiOl .' Me

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Dinner 5:00 to 7:15
end your League Limerick to:
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ou will receive 2 free dinner
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Located in the heart 6f the campus,
it is the heart of the campus..



Sports on Tap
Dec. 3 vs. Kansas, at Lawrence, KS
Dec. 6 Arkansas
Dec. 7 Iowa
Dec. 6 Eastern Michigan
Dec. 5-6 Penn State Invitational



Dec. 5-6 North Dakota
Dec. 5 vs. Eastern Michigan; Kent St.,
at Ypsilanti
Dec. 4 vs. Pittsburgh, N.C. State, at
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 5-6 Penn State Relays at University
Park, PA
Dec. 2 Windsor
Dec. 6 Wisconsin


AP Top
1. Georgia (52)
2. Notre Dame (4)
3. Florida State (4)
4. Pittsburgh
5. Oklahoma
7. Baylor
8. Alabama
9. Nebraska
10. Penn State
11. Ohio State
12. North Carolina
13. Brigham Young
14. UCLA
15. Washington
16. Mississippi State
17: So. California
18. South Carolina
19. So. Methodist
20. Miami, Fla.

11-0-0 1,18
9-0-1 1,116
9-1-0 1,092
10-1-0 1,007
9-2-0 926
9-2-0 865
10-1-0 843
9-2-0 728
9-2-0 682
9-2-0 627
9-2-0 550
10-1-0 498
11-1-0 49
9-2-0 4
9-2-0 437
9-2-0 35
7-2-1 26
8-3-0 135
8-3-0 12
8-3-0 73%

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