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SPORTS OF THE DAILY

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 10, 1982-Page 9
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Bucks jolt women cagers

THE FOLKS EXPECT YOU TO

WRITE HOME ONCE IN A WHILE.

SpecialtotheDaily
COLUMBUS- The Michigan
women's basketball team had a five-
game winning streak snapped last
night, as Ohio State defeated the
Wolverines, 80-64. The loss dropped
Michigan's record to 9-3 (1-1 in the Big
Ten). Ohio State now stands at 8-2 (2-0
in the conference).
The Buckeyes held a 35-27 lead at
halftime, before extending it to 47-31 in
the first three minutes and 49 seconds of
the second stanza.
BUT IN THE next four minutes and
22 seconds, the Wolverines stormed
back by outscoring Ohio State, 14-2.
Leading the way during this spurt were-
Diane Dietz and Peg Harte, with four
points each.
With 8:07 left in the contest, Michigan
trailed, 55-50, but could never get any
closer than the five-point deficit.
Peg Harte led the Wolverines with 24
bpoints, while her sister, K.D., added 13.
WTerrn Soullier and Diane Dietz notched
nine and eight points, respectively..
Ohio State featured balanced scoring,
as four players-Mary Sivak (17 poin-
ts), Amy Tucker (16), Carla Chapman
(15) and Yvette Angel (10)-finished in
double figures.
Michigan's next contest will be
Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. against
Oakland University at Crisler Arena.
Woman gymnasts 2nd
special to the Daily
COLUMBUS- The Wolverine women
tumblers took second place, with 134.4
points, in a three-team invitational
meet hosted by Ohio State yesterday.
The Buckeyes placed first with a score

of 135.75, while Southeast Missouri
followed Michigan with a third-place
showing of 129.7.
Kathy Beckwith led the Wolverines
by taking the top spot in the all-around
event with a 35.2 total. Beckwith took
second in three different events, with
an 8.6 in the vault, 9.1 on the uneven
bars, and 8.6 on the balance beam.
IN THE FLOOR exercise Beckwith
tied with Angela Deaver for third place
at 8.6. Teammate Cindy Shearon also
took a third in the vault, notching an
8.55 mark.
The Wolverines are now 6-2 on the
year and continue their season against
Illinois next Saturday at Crisler Arena.
Tumblers first
Special to the Daily
EAST LANSING - The Wolverine
men's gymnastics team garnered
several first-place finishes and the
unofficial top spot at the Big Ten In-
vitationals held here yesterday.
Although no official team scores were
kept, Michigan unofficially lead a six-
team field with 268.50 points. Iowa
came in second with 266.4.
Michigan's Kevin McKee finished fir-
st in the floor exercises with a score of
9.5, while teammate Merrick Horn
placed fourth, posting a 9.1 score.
Team captain Nevin Hedlund notched a
career-high 9.45 on the pommel horse to
take first place in that event. Fellow
Wolverine Marshall Garfield finished
fourth in the seame event.
Dave Miller nabbed another first
place for the Wolverines on the rings.
Horn and teammate Dino Manus took
second and fourth, respectively in that

event. '
Bruce qualifies for NCAA's
Special to the Daily
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.- Before the
start of the season, Michigan track
coach Jack Harvey predicted that An-
drew Bruce would qualify for the 1982
NCAA championship meet.
In the first- event of the campaign,
Bruce lived up to Harvey's expec-
tations during yesterday's Kodak In-
vitational held at East Tennesse State.
The former Trinidad Olympian finished
third in the 440-yard run with a time of
47.7.
Michigan co-captains Shelby Johnson
and Mike Shea also competed in final
heats, Johnson finishing sixth in the 60-
yard high hurdles (in 7.59), while Shea
crossed the tape fourth in the half-mile,
running it in 1:52.34.
The Wolverines entered two relays in
yesterday's events, and both qualified
for the national meet. The distance
medley finished third with a time of
9:48.09. Joining that foursome will be
the mile relay squad consisting of
Bruce, Rob Granga, Johnson, and Shea.
BILLBOARD
Registration for intramural basket-
ball begins tomorrow and extends
through next Thursday. Interested per-
sons should signtup between 11:30 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. at the Old IM Building.
Registration entries for' intramural
bowling and ice hockey are also being
accepted beginning Tuesday and
lasting through Tuesday, January 19th.

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Johnson leads scoring attack as
Lakers down Pistons, 130-127

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HERE'S AN EASIER WAY

By JESSE BARKIN
Special tothe Daily

PONTIAC- When the Los Angeles Lakers need the big
play they look for one man, and one man only- Kareem Ab-
dul Jabbar.
Two times in the final 34 seconds, with the Lakers nursing
one-point leads, they went to Jabbar, and both times he
responded with baskets to clinch a 130-127 victory over the
Pistons in a wild finish before 21,045 at the Silverdome.
LEADING 126-1-25, Jabbar took a pass from Earvin John-
son and scored on a sky hook over the Pistons' Kent Benson.
But' Detroit came back quickly and cut the lead to one on a
hook shot by John Long. Then, with 10 seconds left, Jabbar
took a pass from Jamaal Wilkes and drove around Benson to
ice the game. Ron Lee's three-point effort with three seconds
left was not close.
Johnson led all scorers with 40 points, including a crucial
tip-in on a Wilkes missed layup with 1:23 left in the game to
put the Lakers up by three, 126-123. Jabbar had 31 points and
a game-high 13 rebounds.
" !'They (the Lakers) go to the MVP in the league down the

stretch and he makes every big shot," said Detroit coach
Scotty Robertson. "If he misses any of those, we win the ball
game, but he made them and that's why he's MVP."
"I GOT SOMETHING on my hook shot," said Jabbar. "I
got Kent in a one-on-one situation, and fortunately the shot
fell."
The Lakers looked like they would make a short evening of
it, as they jumped to a 30-13 lead after seven minutes and took
a 43-30 first quarter lead with Johnson scoring 18 points on
nine for 10 shooting. But Detroit battled back and took the
lead with six minutes remaining in the half, 53-52, on a jum-
per by Benson. The game was close from then on, as there
were 14 ties and 16 lead changes.
"It was a great game," said Robertson. "It's our best
game of the year."
John Long scored 36 points for the Pistons, and Isiah
Thomas added 28 and led Detroit's fourth quarter drive.
Former Michigan standout Mike McGee made his
professional debut in Michigan, and played effectively at
times in his 14 minutes, scoring six points and grabbing four
rebounds.

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