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SPORTS
Tuesday, January 18, 1983

Page 8

The Michigan Daily

Bulldogs upset Scottless Spartans

By CHUCK JAFFE
Michigan State goaltender Ron Scott
may have proven that he is the Central
Collegiate Hockey Association's most
valuable player this weekend. Unfor-
tunately for the Spartans, Scott did this
by being ill and missing a game, as
Ferris State upset the Spartans 4-1 on
Friday night.
Bulldog goalie Norm Young made 47

Bowling Green 4-4,
Western Michigan 1-0
The rich seem to get richer in the
league, as Bowling Green showed an
unusually strong defense in a sweep of
Western Michigan.
John Samansky scored three goals in
the two games for the Falcons, who had
to overcome the stellar goaltending of
Western's Glenn Healy. Healy made 70
saves in the series, but was still unable
to come away with a win.
"I thought we played very well defen-
sively, and that's something we've been
trying to improve all season," said
Falcon coach Jerry York. "Offensively,
we know the goals will come, and we're
happy to get the sweep, but I'm just as
pleased that we only gave up one goal in
two games.''
Michigan Tech 4 (OT)-3,
Northern Michigan 3-9
Michigan Tech's Jim Bissett scored a
shorthanded goal in overtime to give
the Huskies a hard-fought 4-3 Friday
night win. Northern came back with a
nine-goal onslaught on Saturday en
route to a 9-3 blowout and a series split.
"You're in overtime, and you're a
man-down with less than three minutes
to play, so you can't expect to win,"
said Michigan Tech assistant coach

saves in the winning effort, and even
Scott's return in the third period of the
contest did not help Michigan State
overcome the three-goal deficit.
"WE ONLY GOT one goal on 48 shots,
and that's what happened," said Spar-
tan coach Ron Mason. "The way it tur-
ned out, Ferris deserved to win the
game. Tom Nowland didn't play a bad
game in the nets, but we just couldn't
score, so we didn't win."
The Spartans did come back to gain a
series split on Saturday when defen-
seman Gary Haight scored twice, and
Scott overcame his virus and played
well in the net to lead Michigan State to
the 4-2 win.

Herb Boxer. "We were just able to
break their attack and score the win-
ner. It was really important because
Northern played extremely well on
Saturday. They came out and
dominated us early and got a few into
the net. They never gave us a chance,
so we're happy with the split."
Miami 5-6,
Notre Dame 4-9
After losing a close series opener,
Notre Dame used a four-goal, three-
assist performance by CCHA Player-of-
the-Week Kirt Bjork to gain the split.
Bjork's performance, which tied a
Notre Dame record for points in one
game, enabled the Irish to move out of
last place in the CCHA while Miami
remained in sixth place, just one point
ahead of Michigan, Western Michigan,
and Ferris State.
"I think we got an excellent perfor-
mance from all our kids," said Notre
Dame coach Charles "Lefty" Smith.
"It was probably our best performance
for an entire series this season.
"As for Kirt, he has an excellent
amount of ability, and the kind of night
he had on Saturday is a dream. Because
of injuries he has been playing center,
but I think he is finally getting ac-
climated and we hope he will have a few
more games like that."
Minnesota,

Ohio State 2 (OT)-4,
Illinois-Chicago 2-3
Ohio State's Don Stoltzner scored a
goal in each game to lead the Buckeyes
to a three-point weekend over Illinois-
Chicago. Stoltzner's Friday night goal
gave Ohio State a 2-2 tie, and the
Buckeyes went on to capture Satur-
day's game 4-3.
The loss and tie dropped Illinois-
Chicago into last place in the CCHA,
one point behind Notre Dame, before
this week's series with league-leading
Bowling Green.
CCHA Standings

Bowling Green........
Michigan State.........
Ohio State .............
Northern Michigan ....
Michigan Tech......
Miami .................
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Western Michigan.
Ferris State........
Lake Superior.......
Notre Dame.........
Illinois-Chicago ........

KERRSE WORDS
BY JOHN KERR
Stop booing...

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...Pelekoudas is back
I T IS DOUBTFUL that the fans will boo him at Michigan's next home game
- not after the way he played in the Wolverine's 62-57 win over Wisconsin
last Saturday.
For it was Dan Pelekoudas, the target of many a catcall from Michigan hoop
fans this season, who enabled the Wolverines to come back from a six point
half-time deficit and upend the Badgers. It had to be one of Pelekoudas's
most satisfying games since coming to Michigan.
The 6-2 junior guard from Downers Grove, Ill. had been anything but a
crowd favorite up to the Wisconsin game. Everytime he went to the scorers' table
table to check in, many fans didn't bother to hide their displeasure. Now, it
is no secret Pelekoudas is never going to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the
World Championship, but booing him served absolutely no constructive pur-
pose. First, the jeers were aimed at a player who always gives 100 percent
for the Wolverines, and second, the booers forget that Pelekoudas was one of
the veterans on last year's Wolverine squad that kept the team together
through a 7-20 season.
But boo they did and it was obvious that it had some affect on the junior
guard. His play deteriorated and he became very timid on the court, passing
up open shots from 15 feet and turning the ball over with alarming frequen-
cy. Consequently, Pelekoudas saw less and less playing time and his role as
the third guard diminished.
Saturday's game should change all that.
It proved that Pelekoudas does have a legitimate and important role on the
Michigan basketball team, and, hopefully, quieted all the negative sounds
echoing through Crisler Arena.
Pelekoudas replaced Eric Turner in the second half after the Wisconsin
zone defense had totally shut down Michigan's star guard. Turner took only
one shot, turned the ball over seven times, and was doing nothing to
penetrate the Badger zone. When Turner came out and Pelekoudas went in,
however, it was a different ball game.
Pelekoudas attacked the zone - he kept the ball moving around the
perimeter, occasionally driving in to pass off to Tim McCormick or But-
ch Wade. The Badgers eventually went back into a man-to-man and
Pelekoudas kept hustling as the Wolverines took the lead for good midway
through the second half. For the game he had four points and a season high
six assists.
That's the kind of play Michigan coach Bill Frieder needs out of his third
guard if the Wolverines are going to have a successful season.
Michigan is woefully short in guards this season. After Turner, Leslie
Rockymore, and Pelekoudas, the Wolverines have only walk-ons. That's why
Pelekoudas must keep up the level of play he exhibited in the Wisconsin
game. If he can, Michigan can make it through the season with only three
scholarship guards - if he can't the Wolverines could be in trouble if Tur-
ner doesn't have an outstanding game every time out.
The one thing that Pelekoudas was obviously lacking before last Saturday
- confidence - should now have returned to the junior guard. The one thing
that was obviously bothering him before last Saturday - the booing - should
now be a thing of the past.
Remember, Dan Pelekoudas will not lose any games for the Wolverines this
season, but he won one for them last Saturday.
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Wisconsin

beat women hoopsters

By JIM DAVIS
Maybe they should have stayed
home.
Twice this past weekend the
Michigan women's hoopsteres were.
blasted by Big Ten foes. And both times
poor shooting and turnovers were the
culprits.
FRIDAY NIGHT at Minnesota the
Wolverines were humiliated, 90-43, by
the Golden Gophers. Sunday afternoon
it was Wisconsin's turn at the hapless

Wolverines, crushing Michigan by a
count of 99-68.
The pair of mortifying defeats gives
the Wolverines an overall record of 3-
11, including a i-3 Big Ten mark, good
enough for a sixth-place tie with
Michigan State in the conference. Both
Wisconsin and Minnesota are un-
defeated in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines shot an anemic 23
percent from the field against Min-
nesota and committed 33 turnovers.
Sophomore Peg Harte, who leads the
Wolverines in scoring with a 22.4 points
per game average, hit on only three of
12 shots and finished with a season-low
of eight points.
THE GOPHERS, 11-2 on the season,
were led by Laura Coenen and Debbie
Hunter, each with 22 points. Minnesota
also had a total of 23 steals in the game
and outrebounded Michigan 55-37, in-
cluding 12 boards by Coenen.
The Wolverines were down 43-26 at
halftime but could only manage 17 poin-
ts in the second half, while Minnesota
ran off 53. The Wolverines' meager
scoring attack was led by Lori
Gnatkowski with 12 points.
The situation failed to improve
against the Badgers, who are 11-1
overall. Wisconsin held a 46-36 advan-
tage at the intermission, but the
Wolverines failed to challenge in the
second half.
THE BADGERS balanced attack was
led by Theresa Huff and Teresa Sheder
with 21 points apiece. Seven Wisconsin
players finished with at least eight
points. Huff and Sheder also added 11
and eight rebounds, respectively.
Harte led Michigan with 25 points,
despite hitting on only 40 percent of her
shots, and a season-high of 12 rebounds.

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By PAULA SCHIPPER
The bars are usually booming on
Saturday night. Last Saturday,
however, the Michigan men's gym-
nastic team came up short on the high
bar against Minnesota. ,
Going into the last event, the high
bar, Michigan trailed last year's Big
Ten champions by only 0.3 points.
Several Wolverines, unfortunately,
took tumbles in the event, leaving the
Gophers on top 268.8-264.5.
OTHER EVENTS posed no problem.
Michigan excelled in the floor exercise
with Kevin McKee's 9.6 and in the vault
thanks to Milan Stanovich's 9.5. Rick
Kaufmann's 9.65 on rings also kept the
team in top contention.
"We are definitely in their ball park,"
said an encouraged coach Newt Loken.

Women tumblers thirdt
By AMY SCHIFF
Despite injuries and inexperience,
the Michigan women's gymnastics
team placed third in its meet this past
weekend against host Pittsburgh,
Maryland, and New Mexico.
The Wolverines' score of 155.45 fell
short of Pitt's 163.7 points, and
Maryland's 157.15, but did top New
Mexico's score of 154.95.
Michigan's top finisher Dayna4
Samuelson placed second with an 8.85
on the vault. Teammates Angela
Deaver and Kathy Beckwith tied for
third place in the floor exercise, each
with an 8.35. Beckwith took another
third for Michigan with her 33.40 in the
all-around.
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Indiana (29) ............ 12-1
North Carolina (3) ..... 12-3
Arkansas (2)............13-0
Nevada-Las Vegas ..... 14-0
Memphis St. (1) ........ 12-1
Virginia ............... 12-2
St. John's...............14-1
Louisville .............. 13-2
Iowa .................10-2
Kentucky.............. 11-3
Missouri ............... 12-2
Villanova .............. 10-2
Houston...............13-2.
Syracuse..............12-2
Minnesota ............. 10-2
Virginia Tech...........14-1
Oklahoma St........... 12-1
Georgetown ........11-4
Auburn ...............10-3
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