Page 8-Sunday, January 16, 1983-The Michigan Daily
'M' bites Badgers, 62-57
y JIM DWORMAN
Michigan can win a basketball game without Eric
The Wolverines proved it last night with a 62-57 vic-
tory over the Wisconsin Badgers at Crisler Arena.
Turner, Michigan's best performer, played only 22
minutes in the contest - just four in the second half
- and was totally ineffective. He scored a season-low
of two points and his seven turnovers overshadowed
his two assists.
Instead of Turner, it was injury-slowed Robert
Henderson and reserve guard Dan Pelekoudas who
spearheaded the come-from-behind victory. Hender-
son, a starter since the Toledo Blade Classic, did not
play in the first half last night due to a sprained knee
suffered in the Minnesota game. He started the
second half, however, and his defense rebounding,
and enthusiasm paved the way for Michigan's
PELEKOUDAS, MEANWHILE, replaced Turner
early in the second half and got the Michigan offense
on track. He moved the ball around crisply, dishing
off for six assists, and pressured the Wisconsin guar-
ds into numerous turnovers.
Five minutes into the second stanza, the
Wolverines began their charge when forward
Richard Rellford blocked a reverse layup by the
Badgers' Brad Sellers. Leslie Rockymore followed
the play by sinking a 20-foot jumper from the left
wing to make the score 40-35 in favor of the visitors.
Pelekoudas then forced Wisconsin's Ricky Olson
into dribbling the ball out of bounds and Rockymore
again hit a long bomb.
HENDERSON, IN TURN, knocked the ball away
from Olson and Rockymore once more hit from 20.
After a Wisconsin free throw made the score 41-39,
the Wolverines took the lead on a three-point play by
Tim McCormick. The Michigan center took a lob
from Pelekoudas and powered home a layup over the
Badgers' Scott Roth, who fouled McCormick in the
Roth then committed an offensive foul and Mc-
Cormick returned to the forecourt to hit a jumper
from just inside the foul line to give his team a 44-41
AFTER THAT, Wisconsin never again got within
three points of Michigan as the Wolverines patiently
worked their offense.
Rockymore led the Michigan attack with 23 points
on a 10 for 14 shooting performance. McCormick ad-
ded 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Cory Blackwell led the Badgers with 16 points and
The Wolverines started out well enough. After
Michigan lost the opening tipoff, Turner stole the ball
from Badger freshman guard Ricky Olson and soon
afterward Rockymore sank a 20-footer from the left
wing for the first two points of the game.
On Wisconsin's next possession, McCormick
smothered an inside layup by Scott Roth and it looked
as if Michigan would dominate the early going.
It was not to be, however.
Although the Wolverines worked to a 14-13 lead af-
ter four minutes of play, they could not find the
basket for almost the next six minutes. Wisconsin
switched from a man-to-man defense to an active,
two-three zone and denied Michigan any type of shot.
The result was little ball movement, five Turner
turnovers and Badger leads of 24-14 and 32-20.
Michigan then scored the final six points of the half
- the last two on a pair of McCormick free throws
with the clock expired - to cut the Wisconsin lead to
Min FG/AFT/A R
A PF Pts
3/7 0/0 3 1 1 6
2/5 1/2 0 1 4 5
7/14 3/3 10 3 3 17
10/14 3/3 1 3 2 23
0/1 2/2 2 2 0 2
0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0
0/1 1/2 2 0 1 1
0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0
1/1 2/2 0 6 3 4
2/4 0/0 5 1 2 4
25/48 12/14 28 17 16 62
Min FG/A FT/A
40 7/17 2/2
39 0/6 6/8
33 5/12 3/4
24 6/12 0/0'
26 0/0 0/0
20 2/3 1/2
14 0/1 2/2
4 2/2 0/0
A PF Pts.
1 1 16
3 3 6
2 4 13
0 2 11
0 2 0
0 3 5
1 1 2
0 0 4
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan freshman power forward Richard Rellford drives for the hoop.
22/54 14/18 24 7 16 57
First half score: Wisconsin 32, MICHIGAN 26
Illinois upsets Ohio State, 63-55
CHAMPAIGN (AP) - Guard Derek
Harper scored 21 points, 15 in the
second half, to lead Illinois to a 63-55
Big Ten basketball win over 20th-
ranked Ohio State yesterday.
Forward Anthony Welch added 16 to
the Illini effort. Harper's output tied his
season-high set earlier in the season
against Illinois State.
ILLINOIS LED 30-27 at the end of an
error-filled first half. Early in the game
the Buckeyes went four minutes
without a basket. Illinois followed that
by going more than eight minutes
without scoring a point.
Illinois came out firing at the start of
the second half, building its three-point
halftime lead to 44-35 with 12:21 to go,
but the Buckeyes scored three baskets
in less than a minute to pull to within
The Illini, 12-5 overall and 2-2 in the
Big Ten, managed to maintain the lead,
and send Ohio State to its second defeat
in three Big Ten contests. The
Buckeyes are 9-4 overall.
Indiana 81, Purdue 78
WEST LAFAYETTE, (AP) - Randy
Wittman and Ted Kitchel scored 23
points apiece yesterday, including 10 of
Indiana's final 14 points from the free
throw line, as the No. 4-ranked Hoosiers
turned back a second half rally to beat
Purdue 81-78 in a Big Ten Conference
The Hoosiers, taking control with a
20-2 burst midway through the first
half, held a 20-point lead before the
Boilermakers' comeback. Purdue cut
the margin to 15 at halftime and
steadily closed the gap in the second
Purdue center Russell Cross, held to
one point in the first half, pulled the
Boilermakers within 73-67 on a three-
point play with two minutes to go. In-
diana's Jim Thomas then hit two free
throws but Dan Palombizio countered
with a three-point goal for Purdue.
Michigan State 67
EAST LANSING (AP) - Substitute
forward Barry Wohler stole the ball
from Michigan State's Scott Skiles and
sank the winning basket with four
seconds remaining to lift 17th-ranked
Minnesota to a 69-67 victory over the
Spartans in Big Ten basketball yester-
Minnesota outscored the Spartans 9-2
early in the second 'half before
Michigan State hit three straight
buckets to tie it at 44-44. The game was
tied eight times in the final 20 minutes.
Minnesota lifted its record to
the Big Ten and 11-2 overall
Michigan State fell to 2-2 and 9-5.
Iowa 73, Iowa State 56
IOWA CITY (AP) - Greg Stokes led
all scorers with 21 points as 12th-rated
Iowa used balanced scoring to defeat
Iowa State yesterday 73-56 in a non-
conference basketball game.
The victory lifted Iowa's record to 11-
2. Iowa State fell to 8-5.
Three other Hawkeyes scored in
double figures. Michael Payne tallied
14, while Bob Hansen and Steve Carfinc
each collected 12 points.
Barry Stevens led Iowa State with 18
points and teammate Ron Harris added
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan freshman Roy Tarpley goes for the basket over Brad Sellers (32)
and John Ploss of Wisconsin.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Women ers drop OSU
By STEVE HUNTER record and the Eastern Intercollegiate
The Engineers of Lehigh come to Wrestling Association crown.
Crisler Arena today at 2 p.m. to face the PROBABLY THE most impressive of
Michigan grapplers, and they'll be the Engineers, however, is 142 pounder
looking to avenge last year's 20-19 hear- Darryl Burley. As a freshman he won
tbreaker at the hands of the the NCAA title at 134 pounds and
Wolverines, finished second the following two years.
The last big gun for Lehigh is Junior
With a lineup of nearly all upper- Jim Reilly at 167 pounds. Reilly will
Lehighs pobably he vrier in t face Michigan's Scott Rechsteiner and
dual meet this year. It has a 4-3 advan- this match could be tremendous, as it
tage in head to head competitions, and pits the sophomore Rechsteiner, one of
lo o k s is looking to improve its season record, Michigan's top wrestlers (with a record
after suffering losses to number two of 11-5) against the veteran Reilly (a
ranked Iowa, and top-ten ranked Iowa red-shirted Junior), who has an overall
St. and Northern Iowa. record of 39-13.
AN OUTSTANDING core of wrestlers REILLY ISN'T the only veteran
at the lighter weights is Lehigh's though. "They've got some pretty goo
strength, starting with 118-pounder people up and down that lineup," com-
Bobby Weaver. Weaver, a senior, was a mented Michigan head coach Dale
member of the 1980 Olympic team and Bahr.
last year compiled an impressive 21-3-2 The extra experience may pay off for
record on his way to a third place finish Lehigh, which has no freshmen and
at the Nationals. He started out strong only two sophomores in the lineup, and
this season, winning seven of his first nine returning lettermen.
eight matches. Michigan's hopes will rest on the
In the 126 pound weight class the heavier weights, Tim Fagan at 158 (9-
to d a Engineers have Junior Rich Santoro. 5), Rechsteiner at 167, Kirk Trost at 190
Despite missing most of last season (13-6), and Rob Rechsteiner at the
with an injured shoulder, Santoro has Unlimited class (19-4).
a career record of 25-8. Therefore it looks like the proverbial
Things don't get any better for the immovable object will meet the
Wolverines at 134 pounds. Senior Pete irresistable force tomorrow at Crisler
Schuyler holds an outstanding 35-9-2 arena.
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - The Wolverine
women tankers came away victorious
yesterday, slipping past Ohio State, 79-
70, in a dual meet.
Michigan led for ten events before
the Buckeyes took the lead. The meet
came down to the final event, the 400-
yard freestyle relay, and the Wolverine
team of Naomi Marubashi, Kay Lundy,
Leslie Beckstein, and Denise Stuntzner
came through with a victory.
MICHIGAN HAD three people
credited with four first place finishes
apiece. Melinda Copp took first in the
400 medley relay, 100 yard backstroke,
the 200 yard backstroke, and 400 yard
Stuntzner garnered first place
finishes in the 400 yard medley, the 50
yard freestyle, and the 100 yard
freestyle, to go along with her first
place efforts in the final event.
Marubashi, competing in her first
meet for the Wolverines, also came
away with top finishes in the 400 medley
relay, the 200 yard freestyle, and the 100
Michigan coach Stu Isaac was im-
pressed with Marubashi's first meet.
"She got into the fire and really came
through for us," said Isaac.
Red Wings 4, Maple Leafs 3
By JIM DAVIS
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - "It was the biggest
game so far this year. We couldn't af-
ford to lose at all," said Red Wing
goalie Corrado Micalef.
And the Wings didn't.
THE POWER play was Detroit's
biggest ally last night as the Wings beat
the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3 at Joe
Louis arena before a crowd of 18,910.
The Wings scored two power play
goals and fought off five Toronto man-
advantages to get the win. Included was
a Leaf power play opportunity with
slightly more than two minutes to go in
the game. But the Wings and Micalef
made Dwight Foster's twelfth goal of
the season at 9:06 of the last period
Micalef also survived a fight with Leaf
defenseman Jim Korn with only sixtee°
seconds left in the game. The bigger
Korn had a size advantage, but he was
the one bleeding when the players were
THE VICTORY gave the Wings a six-
point lead over Toronto in the Norris
division standings, just two points
behind St. Louis. The Leafs have four
games in hand on Detroit, however.
But that didn't make this victory any
The game got off to a fast start as
Toronto's Rick Vaive picked up a loose
puck and beat Micalef only :25 into the
game. Four minutes later, with Toron-
to's Barry Mellrose and Borje Salming
each in the penalty , box for hooking,
John Ogrodnick re-directed a Willie
Huber slapshot past netminder Rick St
Croix for his 22nd goal of the season.
... four firsts
Redskins whip Vikings, 21-7
Jets rough up Raiders, 17-14
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Riggins thundered through
Minnesota's defense for 185 yards and a touchdown and set
up two scoring passes by JoeTheismann as the Washington
Redskins beat the Vikings 21-7 yesterday, and advanced into
the Naitonal Football Conference championship game.
Riggins carred 37 times, one short of the National Football
League playoff record, and gave a deep bow to the crowd as
he left the field seconds before the game ended. Theismann
completed 17 of 28 passes for 213 yards, including touchdowns
of three yards to tight end Don Warren and 18 yards to wide
receiver Alvin Garrett.
THE REDSKINS, whose only loss during the strike-
shortened nine-game season was to Dallas, will play either
the Cowboys or Green Bay in next Saturday's conference
championship game. The Packers play in Dallas today in the
NFC's other second-round playoff game.
had run five yards on a similar sweep with less than twc
minutes remaining to beat Atlanta 30-24 in Minnesota's
Jets 17, Raiders 14
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Todd's 45-yard pass t
Wesley Walker set up a one-yard scoring plunge by Scott
Dierking with 3:45 remaining Saturday, giving the New York
Jets a 17-14 victory over the Los Angeles Raiders in a second
round National Football League playoff game.
Walker, who caught seven passes for 169 yards on the day
got open deep over the middle and Todd was right on target
Dierking scored the game-winning touchdown on the next
THE CONFERENCE title game, scheduled next Sunday, will be
played at either San Diego or -Miami since both are seeded
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