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Women's tennis
vs. Calvin College
Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m.
Track and Tennis Building

SPORTS

NIT Basketball
'M' vs. Marquette
Monday, 8 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily Saturday, March 17, 1984 Page 8

Michigan women tumblers top WMU

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Running and gunning.

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By SUSAN BROSER
For their last performance of the
season, the Michigan women's gym-
nastics team tumbled out in style.
Michigan dominated all four events,
beating Western Michigan 176.95-172.90.
176.95 is Michigan's highest total of the
year. Kathy Beckwith, Christy Schwar-
tz and Andrea Scully combined their ef-
forts to give the team its strong finish.
Beckwith may have had her best per-
formance of the season, placed first in
three of the events. The senior scored a
9.1 on the vault, a 9.05 on the bars and
dominated on the beam with a 9.3. She
scored her best with a 36.45 in the all-
around. Beckwith also tied for third on
the floor exercise. Schwartz was right
behind her teammate with a 9.0 on the
bars and a second place finish in the all-
around. Scully topped her season off
with a fine performance on the floor,
tallying a first place finish with a 9.3.
She also tied for second on the bars with
a 9.0.
COACH SHERI Hyatt was very
pleased with her team's consistent
finish. "We were very solid on all the

events. The beam was kind of low but it
was the first time all year that we were
able to perform securely on all four
competitions." Hyatt's only regret was
that the team did not peak a week
earlier. "We were much better this
week than last week, I've always known
we could hit 177."
The season may be over for the team
but for some individuals there is still
much practicing to be done. It will be
decided on Monday which of the
Wolverines will compete in the
regionals. Danya Samuelson also con-
tributed to the overall team effort. She
placed second behind Scully in the floor
exercise with a 9.15 and third on the
vault with an 8.9.
Other gymnasts helping to clinch the
victory over Western were Heidi Cohen
with a strong 34.60 in the all-around and
Patty Ventura who scored an 8.85 on the
vault.
Although team-leader Beckwith is
graduating this year, Hyatt is confident
about her squad. In the future "There is
going to be a lot of new people and we
are looking now to recruit."

Pistons bow to Nets

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Michael Ray
Richardson scored 22 points and Darryl
Dawkins added 21 last night to lead the
New Jersey Nets to a 117-108 National
Basketball Association 'victory over the
Detroit Pistons.
The victory was New Jersey's 10th in
its last 11 games. The Nets' lone loss in
the streak came at the hands of the
Pistons a week ago.
THE NETS led by as many as 14 poin-
ts in the third quarter before Detroit
rallied to within two points, 95-93, with
8:17 to play. But the Nets outscored

Detroit 15-9 in a little more than seven
minutes to go ahead 110402 and put the
game away.
Dawkins scored five points during the
Nets' rally, including a three-point play
with 1:12 remaining that put New Jer-
sey ahead by eight points. The Nets,
who led 59-58 at halftime, put together a
12-4 rally midway through the third
quarter to build an 88-74 lead.
Detroit, however, answered with
eight consecutive pionts minutes later
and was within nine, 91-82, entering the
fourth quarter.

... right to the Big Apple
By Randy Berger
'VE NEVER BEEN very good at making predictions, but I
.think I've reached an all-time low when I predicted that
New Mexico would win the National Invitational
Tournament. Well, you see, New Mexico lost to Lamar 64-61
Thursday night in the first round leaving me somewhat
embarrassed.
But have no fear, it hasn't kept me from going out on the
limb once again in trying to name a champion in this year's
NIT. (National Insignificant Tournament). My pick:
MICHIGAN.
One thing's for sure, Michigan didn't lose in the first round
like the Lobos, who should be put back on probation for n
making a fool out of me. The Wolverines clobbered a
respectable Wichita State team, 94-70, Thursday night at
Crisler Arena in the opening round of the NIT and they looked
good in doing so.
In fact, the team looked so good, you wonder if it has been
hiding something from us during the regular season.
Actually, Michigan has been hiding something; a run and.
gun offense that it was able to let loose on the Shockers, who
were left crying for Aunty Em.
Livening things up
During the Big Ten season, Michigan, a natural running
team, was confined to a straight jacket, having to play a
slow-down offense. For one thing, Big Ten teams don't press
which makes it harder for teams to get an easy transition
game going. Another factor is that Big Ten teams are more
physical and better defensively than any other conference in
the country. I don't think even Billy Packer could argue
against that.
"They're not going to let you run in our league," said coach
Bill Frieder. "They're going to beat you down the court and
you're going to end up taking bad shots and making careless
turnovers.
But now that Michigan won't be playing against anymore
Big Ten teams (Ohio State lost to Xavier in their opening
game of the NIT) it can run right to the finish line in New
York City.
Because, baby, Michigan was born to run.
With a tall front line of Roy Tarpley and Tim McCormick,
the Wolverines have no problem controlling the defensive
boards, thus setting up the fast break. The Wolverines also
have the perfect man to lead the fast break, Eric Turner.
While his scoring has slacked off a little this year, Turner
has turned 'into one of the best passers in the country,
averaging over four assists per game. With Richard Rellford
and Tarpley flying down the lanes, he has *someone to pass to4
for the slam dunk.
There's no question that the players prefer playing the
more exciting, up-tempo game.
"I prefer the running game anyday beside the slow down
because that's the team we got-run and gun-with Eric
pushing the break," said Tarpley, who scored a season high
27 points against Wichita State. "We didn't play that kind of
up-tempo game in the Big Ten and I'm sure some people
thought we couldn't. We got the chance and we showed we
could."
Advantage, Wolverines
There's no reason that Michigan shouldn't be able to play
the up-tempo game the rest of the tournament. With the use
of a .45-second clock in the NIT, it will be hard for teams to
slow down Frieder's Running-Wild Wolverines.
Add the fact that tournament favorites North Carolina
State, Georgia Tech and New Mexico were beaten, makes the
road to the Big Apple that much easier for the Wolverines.
With these teams out of it, Michigan will likely keep the
home-court advantage until the semi-final round in New
York City.
That is, assuming the team wins. But how canit lose? I'm
predicting them to go all the way.

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Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Michigan's Kathy Beckwith, shown here on the balance beam, paced the Wolverine women's
gymnasts team to a 176.95-172.90 victory over Western Michigan last night with firsts in the vault,
bars, beam and all-around competition.

Louisville routs

Morehead St.

MILWAUKEE (AP) = Guard Lancaster
Gordon scored 17 points, including six
during a 15-4 run at the start of the second
half, to lead Louisville to a 72-59 victory
over Morehead State in toe first round of
the'NCAA Mideast Regional basketball
tournament last night.
Louisville, 23-10, advanced to
tomorrow's quarterfinal round here,
against 12th-ranked Tulsa.
Louisville broke the game open late in
the first half with eight straight points to
go up 29-18. Morehead State's Arthur
Sullivan hit a jumper just before the half
ended to cut the margin to 29-20.
After Morehead State's Earl Harrison
scored on an inside move to pull the Eagles
to within 33-24 at 16:54 of the second half,
Louisville reeled .off 11 straight points to
open up a 44-24 advantage with 15:10 left in
the game.-
VCU 70, North western 69
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -
Rolando Lamb sank a 20-foot jump shot at

the buzzer to lift Virginia Commonwealth
to a 70-69 victory over Northeastern in the
first round of the East Regional of the
NCAA basketball tournament last night.
With two seconds remaining, Lamb took
an inbounds pass from Michael Brown,
spun toward the basket and fired a' shot
from just outside the foul line. Lamb fell to
the floor as the ball dropped cleanly
through the net and he was mobbed by,
teammates..
Northeastern had taken a 69-68 lead
when Glenn Miller sank the first foul shot
in a one-and-one situation with 15 seconds
to play. He missed the second shot.
Virginia Commonwealth's Don Franco
then misfired on a 18-foot baseline jumper
with three seconds remaining. The Rams
called a time out to set up the game-
winning shot after the ball went out of
bounds off the hands of Northeastern
freshman Reggie Lewis.
Illinois St. 49, Alabama 48
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lou Stefanovic
hit an 18-foot jumper with eight seconds

left to lift Illinois State to a 49-48 first-
round win over Alabama in the NCAA
Midwest Regional basketball tournament
here last night.
The basket capped a comeback second
half for the 23-7 Red Birds and sidelined
Alabama with an 18-12 record.
Rickie Johnson's three-point play with 7:
25 to play gave the Red Birds their first
lead of the second half, 43-42, and Hank
Cornley and Brad Duncan scored to boost
Illinois State's lead to 47-42.
Boston College 76,
St. Jose ph's 63
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jay Murphy
tossed in 26 points and Michael Adams ad-
ded 22 as Boston College rolled over St.
Joseph's 76-63 in the opening round of the
National Invitation Basketball tournament
last night.
La Salle faced Pittsburgh in the second
game of the Palestra doubleheader.
BC's Eagles, 18-11, broke the game open
early in the second half, outscoring St.
Joseph's 12-2 to take a 46-34 lead at 2:58.

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NIT tickets going fast

SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:

By PAUL HELGREN
Don't tell the thousands of
Michigan fans who were in line for
basketball tickets yesterday that it's
only the NIT. After waiting three
years for their team to make a post-
season tournament, an hour-long
wait in the cold did not seem so long.
Tickets for Monday night's
second-round National Invitation
Tournament game against Marquet-
te at Crisler Arena went on sale at
the Michigan ticket office 7:00 a.m.
yesterday. By noon the line reached
almost to the IM building and ticket
Manager Al Renfrew said that most
of the Blue (lower tier) seats had

been sold.
RENFREW ADMITTED he was
surprised by the turnout, "Funny
thing, they (fans) show up now and
not during the season."
"No, I don't mind," said Fred
Johnson, an Ann Arbor resident and
season ticket holder for 15 years. "I
really enjoyed (Thursday night's 94-
70 victory over Wichita State). I
wish they would have run like that
all year."
While attendance for Thursday's
first-round contest at Crisler was
poor, it appears that all 13,609 seats
could sell out for Monday's game.

women netters smash EMU, 6-3

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By SANDY PINCUS
The spectators at the Chippewa
Racquet Club watched a fine display of
doubles action on court one. In the mid-
dle of what appeared to be a long rally,
Juliet Naft suddenly shouted, "I got
it!" to her anxious partner, Paula
Reichert. Then Naft came into the ser-
vice court and blew a two-fisted
backhand down the line.
It was well coordinated team play
like that that allowed Michigan's
women netters to shellack the Eastern
Michigan squad in yesterday's action.
Naft and Reichert posted a 6-4, 7-6 vic-
tory in the first doubles slot to lead the
team to a 6-4 win.
NAFT USED an overpowering
forehand to add a win in third singles by
duplicate 6-4 scores. Reichert then
followed suit by utilizing a varied
repertoire of strokes to gain an im-
pressive 6-4, 6-0 victory in the second
singles spot.
No less impressive was the perfor-
mance of Jane Silfen and Rayne Lamey

at third doubles. The tandem helped
seal Michigan's victory by coming up
with a 6-4, 6-3 win. Coach Ollie Owens
commented of the Silfen-Lamey duo,
"they hit really well throughout their
match. Despite their having a little con-
fidence problem earlier in the season,
they seem to have removed any doubts
of their abilities by tonight's play."
Monica Borcherts and Lamey easily
won their respective matches at fifth
and sixth singles.
The bright spot in EMU's showing
was Kathy Horton's victory over
Michigan's first singles player Mary
Mactaggart. Horton wore down Mac-
taggart in long baseline rallies.
The team hosts Calvin Coolege next
Wednesday, March 21, at the Track and
Tennis Building. The match starts at
5:00 p.m.
Collins replaces Zientek
Karen Collins has been named
Michigan's new field hockey coach for

the 1984 season, replacing Candy Zien-
tek, who resigned in December.
Zientek left to pursue her studies in
sports psychology and sports
motivation in England. She'll also con-
tinue coaching.
COLLINS, an assistant coach under
Zientek in 1983, seemed the logical
choice as a successor.
"We thought Karen was the kind of
person that could step in," said
Phyllis Ocker, associate athletic direc-
tor. "She certainly has the background
and experience, and of course, she had
been working with Candy, and knew the
facilities and the team."
Collins, a native of Farmington,
Conn., had previously coached basket-
ball and track, as well as field hockey at
Windsor Locks High School in Connec-
ticut for eight years.
Zientek served as the Wolverines'
coach for five seasons, compiling a 57-
34-2 record (.623).
- CHRISTOPHER GERBASI
Cahill fifth at NCA
INDIANAPOLIS - Michigan's Sue
Cahill swam to a fifth place finish in the
400-yard individual medley last night at
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association swimming championships
in Indianapolis.

Cahill, a senior from Northville, ha
a time of 4:20.34. Tracy Caulkins *
Florifla won the event, setting an NCAA
record time of 4:08.37. Caulkins also
established a new mark of 1:01.37 in the
100-yard.breast stroke.
The Wolverines stand 11th after two
days of the three-day meet. The meet
concludes today and Michigan hopes to
get scoring performances from Mary
Fischbach, Diane Dudeck and Leigh
Anne Grabovez in three-meter diving.
SCORES
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
NGAA
Louisville 72, Morehead St. 59
virginia Comm. 70. Northeastern 69
Illinois St. 49, Alabama 48
NIT
Boston College 76, St. Joseph's 63
NCAA Hockey Playoffs

North Dakota 5, RPI 4
'Boston University 6, Bowling Green 3

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