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SPORTS
Saturday, March 26, 1983

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Tar Heels stick it to Buckeyes, 64-51
SYRACUSEN.Y. (AP) - Defending

NCAA champion North Carolina, led by
All-American Michael Jordan, over-
took Ohio State midway through the
second half for a 64-51 victory last night
in an East Regional semifinal basket-
ball game.
Ohio State, 20-10, which had finished
in a three-way tie for second in the Big
Ten, gave the eighth-ranked Tar Heels
a tougher time than expected. The
Buckeyes rallied twice to lead at half-
time 30-22 and led 42-40 on Troy
Taylor's jumper.
BUT NORTH Carolina, 28-7, then ran
off eight straight points, with Jordan
hitting four free throws and Curtis Hun-
ter and Jim Braddock each with a
basket for a 48-42 advantage.
The Buckeyes' Larry Huggins scored
to cut the margin to 48-44 with almost
nine minutes remaining. With 7:57 left,

the Tar Heels then went into a stall and
Jordan, who finished with 17 points,
broke the delay by hitting an easy layup
to put North Carolina ahead 50-44 with
6:27 left.
The Tar Heels then made good from
the foul line down the stretch, while
Ohio State scored only three other field
goals for the rest of the game.
SAM PERKINS with 15 points and
Braddock with 10 were the only other
Tar Heels in double figures. Perkins sat
out six minutes of the first half and
nearly 10 minutes of the second when he
got in foul trouble.
Jordan, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, made
only five of 15 shots from the field, but
he made seven of nine free throws and
led the Tar Heels in rebounding with
seven. Thirteen of Jordan's points
came in the second half.

Joe Concheck paced the Buckeyes
with 14 points, followed by Tony Cam-
pbell with 13 and Taylor with 10.
Villanova 55, Iowa 54
- KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gary
McClain and John Pinone sank four
critical free throws in the final 23
seconds and Ed Pinckney grabbed a
key rebound in the closing moments
last night, boosting No. 13 Villanova
over Iowa, 55-54, in the semi-finals of
the Midwest Regional of the NCAA
basketball tournament.
McClain, with his only points of the
night, sank both ends of a one-and-one
that gave the Wildcats a 53-51 lead with
23 seconds left. With 14 seconds
remaining, Iowa's Greg Stokes made
only one of two free throws, enabling
Villanova to keep a one-point lead.

Two seconds later, Pinone dropped in
both ends of a one-and-one for a 55-5..S
lead.
BOB HANSEN made a 10-foot bank
shot with five seconds remaining to
bring Iowa within one point at the
finish.
Villanova's Stewart Granger missed
two free throws with three seconds to go
after being intentionally fouled on the
inbounds play, but Pinckney grabbed
the rebound to preserve the victory.
Pinone's 18 points led Villanova,
which tied for first place in the Big East
conference during the regular season.
Granger had 11 and Dwane McClain 10
for the Wildcats, who meet the winner
of the Houston-Memphis Stafr
semifinal for the regional title on Sub-
day. 6.

PREP FINALS AT CRISLER TODAY:
Oak Park trips E. Grand Rapids

AP Photo

Ohio State's Troy Taylor drives down the court while closely guarded by
North Carolina's Michael Jordan in an NCAA semi-final game last night in
Syracuse, N.Y.
Beckwith to represent
Michigan in regionals
By PAUL RESNICK

By MIKE BERRES
'The Oak Park Redskins withstood a
last-minute rally by East Grand
Rapids and Michigan-bound Garde
Thompson to defeat the Pioneers, 55-53,
in Class B semi-final high school
basketball at Crisler Arena yesterday
afternoon.
Thompson, who led all scorers with 23
points, missed three shots in the final 20
seconds, while Todd Stewart missed a
short jumper at the final buzzer. Thom-
pson had hit two 20-footers just prior to
the misses to pull the Pioneers within
two.
OAK PARK (25-2) was led by guard
Fred Marshall. One of four junior star-
ters for the Redskins, Marshall scored
14 points,hadded seven assists and han-
dled the ball much of the fourth quarter
when his team led by four points or less.
The turning point came at the begin-
ning of the second quarter with East
Grand Rapids leading 16-7. Oak Park
coach Richard Griest changed his
defense.
"We went into a defense which we

hadn't played all year," he said.
"Three people were playing man-to-
man down low and two guards stayed in
a zone. We needed a change or the
game would have been over at the
half."
THE VICTORIOUS Redskins will
play the Corunna Cavaliers, winners of
the other semi-final game, in the Class
B final at Crisler Arena today at 11 a.m.
East Grand Rapids (22-4) coach
Rick Albro said that the problem was
his team's poor shooting (32 percent).
He added, "We haven't seen five
leapers like that all year and that had
as much to do with our poor play as
anything."
After playing and losing his first
game in Crisler Arena, where he will
play the next four years as a Wolverine,
Thompson said, "I hope the results are
different the next time."
Corunna 71, Dowagiac 60
The Corunna Cavaliers, led by Phil
Zielinski's 31 points, used a penetrating

offense to defeat the Dowagiac Union'
Chieftains, 71-60, in Class B semi-final
basketball action at Crisler Arena
yesterday afternoon.
Zielinski, an All-State football player
headed for Central Michigan, was a for-
ce at both ends of the floor for the
Cavaliers. Along with his 31 points he
had 12 rebounds and Corunna coach
Frank Davis attributed his team's suc-
cess to the 6-4 senior. "There's a lot of
pressure on the defense when Zielinski
has the ball inside," said Davis.

DOWAGIAC (22-5) had a chance in
the final minutes when Corunna missed
four straight bonus free throw opper-
tunities. But the Chieftains could not
get any closer than eight points in the
final period.
An injury to center Tom Pullins, the
team's leading scorer, on Wednesday
night hurt Dowagiac. "It hurt us," said
Chieftain coach Michael A. Pullas. "He
was only at about 40 percent and we just
couldn't stop their big man (Zielin-
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Kathy Beckwith is seeded sixth in the
all-around gymnastics competition at
the NCAA regionals being held today at
Southern Illinois. Beckwith will be the
Wolverines' only representative at the
competition, which features the top
geven teams and the top seven all-
arounders in the Midwest region.
V The Wolverines will not be able to
defend the team title they captured last
Jear as Indiana edged them out for the
Est spot by seven-10ths of a point. Until
Monday night,, it still looked as if the
team might qualify, as top-ranked
Iuebraska was riddled by injuries. The
Cornhuskers apparently had enough
gymnasts to field a team, so Michigan
*ill stay home.
, Beckwith will defend the all-around
ttle she won last year with a 35.5. By
winning that title, Beckwith became the
Orst Michigan gymnast to qualify for
4ationals. Her best all-around mark
this year was a 35.15, although she
managed scores over nine in all four
events during the season.
Saucier cut
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The
D~etroit Tigers cut pitcher Kevin
Saucier yesterday, requesting
irrevocable waivers on the left-handed
reliever.
The waivers, which expire March 31
give Saucier, 26, his unconditional
release, which means he is free to find a
job with any other major league team.
SAUCIER WAS acquired by Detroit
from the Texas Rangers Dec. 10, 1980.
His enthusiastic antics immediately
caught the fancy of Tigers' fans during
the 1981 season. Between April 16 and
Aug. 18 last year, he allowed only 13 hits

and one run in 31 2-3 innings covering 20
games. He had one victory and 10 saves
during that stretch.
Last year, however, Saucier lost his
control. He split 1982 between Detroit
and the Tigers' Class AAA farm club at
Evansville of the American Association
and wasn't effective, finishing with a
7.36 earned run average at Evansville.
This year, Saucier toned down his an-
tics, got a short haircut and worked
hard in camp. However, his control
problem persisted to the point where he
couldn't even throw batting practice
until the second week of training.
Thursday, Saucier was racked for a
double, a single, two walks and a grand
slam home run in one inning of relief
against the Minnesota Twins to seal his
fate..
Miller honored
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (UPI) - Ohio
State Coach Eldon Miller yesterday
was voted Big Ten Coach of the Year in
balloting of Midwest media members
and league coaches.
Miller, who earlier this month was
selected as UPI's Big Ten Coach of the
Year, received 64 points. He edged out
Indiana Coach Bobby Knight, who led
the Hoosiersto the league title. North-
western Coach Rich Falk finished third.
Waterfield dies
BURBANK, Calif. (UPI) - Bob
Waterfield, a flashy college and NFL
Hall of Fame quarterback and former
husband of actress Jane Russell, died
Thursday of respiratory failure
following a lengthy illness. He was 62.

Joubert advances to
rematch with Central

EAST LANSING (UPI) - Antoine
Joubert, playing like a man among
boys, scored 44 points yesterday and
top-rated Detroit Southwestern set up a
rematch of last year's Class A final
.with an 81-57 semi-final victory over
Southfield.
Two-time defending champ Flint
Central, which beat Detroit South-
western in last year's title game, 79-60,
made it to today's finals at Crisler
Arena by shading Detroit Kettering, 57-
56, on All-Stater Daryl Johnson's bank
shot from the waist with seven seconds
to play.
JOUBERT PUT on a spectacular
shooting show at Michigan State's Jen-
sion Fieldhouse, scoring 32 of his points
in the second and third quarters to help
Southwestern overcome a 16-12 first
quarter deficit and wrap up the game
with a 65-44 lead entering the fourth
quarter.
Southwestern rode up margins of 27-
16 and 26-12 in the middle two quarters
to send Southfield down to its third loss
in 27 games. Southwestern is now 24-1.
The 6-5 "Mr. Basketball" sank five of
seven shots to score 15 points in the
second quarter and seven of nine to
total 17 points in the third period.
JOUBERT MISSED only 12 of 29
shots in the game and added 10 of 13
free throws for a point total just six shy
of the record 50 scored by Bob Bolton
for Battle Creek Lakeview in the 1956
Class B quarterfinals.
Added to his 31 points in the quarter
finals, Joubert's total of 75 gives him a
modest shot at the record 122 ac-
cumulated by John Sperla for Flint St.

Matthew in the last three games of the
1968 Class D tournament.
All-Stater Mike McCaskill scored 15
points for Southfield but the Bluejays
were led by a surprise 22 point game
from senior Ray Kelser, younger
brother of Seattle Supersonic Greg
Kelser.
IN THE EARLIER game, Johnson
tripped between players and tried to
bring the ball up but it was slapped and
he had to force up a shot from a half-
dozen into the hoop to give the Indians a
shot at their third straight Class A
championship.
Kettering, wlich ends 22-4, took a 56-
55 lead with 42 seconds left when Robert
Godbolt sank two free throws.
Gerald Murray grabbed a rebound
after sophomore forward Terrance
Green missed a short shot from the left
side, but Kettering turned the ball over
with 16 seconds to play to give Flint
Central a last shot at victory.

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Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF.
Brian Miller (42) of Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg puts one up off the glass
as Kalamazoo Christian's Kevin Dungey (53) and a teammate defend.
Kalamazoo won last night's Class C semi-final game, 74-64, in double over-
time at Crisler Arena.

74-64 IN CLASS C:

K'zoo explodes in double OT win

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By DAN PRICE
Kalamazoo Christian caught fire in
the second overtime of last night's state
high school Class C semi-final game and
defeated Middleville Thornapple-
Kellogg, 74-64, in a game that very
easily could have gone the other way.
PREP
PAIRINGS
CLASS A - Detroit South-
western (24-1) vs. Flint Central
(24-3); 2:30 p.m.
CLASS B - Corunna - (22-4)
vs. Oak Park (25-2); 11:00 a.m.
CLASS C - Kalamazoo
Christian (26-1) vs. Flint
Hamady (26-1); 8:30 p.m.
CLASS D - St. Ignace-
LaSalle (24-3) vs. Detroit East

Bill Nieboer was the hero for
Christian as he hit a jumper with six
seconds left in regulation to send the
game into overtime. Nieboer also hit
four free throws in the decisive second
overtime to give him seventeen total
points for the night.
TEAMMATES Kevin Dungey and
Todd Menden shared game honors with
18 points each.
The tone of the game was set early
with the two teams trading baskets for
most of the first half. Behind Nieboer's
outside shooting Christian took a 30-24
lead into the locker room at halftime.
Christian came out smoking in the
third quarter and quickly built their
lead to 11 midway through the stanza.
But Middleville bounced right back to
grab the lead with four minutes
remaining in the contest by outscoring
Christian, 13-1. The comeback was led
by Jim Shipper, who had nine points in
the second half and directed a tough
zone defense.

year when we've had to pull games au
at the end."
Flint Harnadv 63,
Stephenson 47
Flint Hamady played a solid bald
game from buzzer to buzzer anc
trounced Stephenson, 63-47, last night iti
the second Class C semi-final game ina
contest where the outcome was never
really in doubt.
The Hawks scored the first eight
points of the game and never lets
Stephenson get closer than six for the
remainder of the evening. The majore
difference in this game was the battle otf
the boards. Hamady won the rebouna
ding contest by a 48-23 count. Flint'
Wally Mary niak grabbed nine caroms
to lead all rebounders.
Frank Harris led all scorers with 20
points and Craig Cain chipped in 14 for

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