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State High School
Basketball Championships
Today, 11:00, 2:30, 7:00 and 8:30
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Women's Tennis
vs. Bowling Green
Today, 11:00 a.m.
Huron Valley Tennis Club

The Michigan Daily Saturday, March 23, 1985 Page 0
Beecher advances to prep'B'n7

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By BRAD MORGAN
Top-ranked and undefeated Flint
Beecher was pushed to the limit yester-
day by number two Muskegon Reeths-
Puffer before holding on for a hard-
fought 44-42 victory in Class B semi-
final action at Crisler Arena.
The Bucs will face Saginaw Buena
Vista in today's 11 a.m. final. Buena
Vista ripped Dearborn Heights
Robichaud 84-56 in yesterday's second
game.
BEECHER, WHO never led by more
than seven, couldn't put the stubborn
Rockets away.
The Bucs let a 42-35 lead slip away in
the final three minutes by missing six of
eight free throws down the stretch.
Mark Hughes closed the gap to the final
44-42 margin with 1:54 to play, but
Reeths-Puffer missed several shots
down the stretch, and Andre Johnson's
35-footer with two seconds left banged
off the back of the rim to seal Beecher's
victory.
"If we made our free throws, I
thought we had a chance to open it up,"
said Beecher head coach Moses Lacy.
"We had them on the ropes but didn't

put them away." Beecher hit only four
of 11 from the line for the game (36 per-
cent), but hit on 20 of 38 shots from the
field (53 percent).
THE TWO TEAMS traded leads
throughout the first half with both
relying on a one-two punch on offense.
McDonald's All-American Roy Marble
scored. 12 of Beecher's 26 first-half poin-
ts, while Ricky Jackson contributed 10.
For Reeths-Puffer it was much the
same story, as Hughes nailed 12 of his
own along with guard Quinn Barry's
eight points from long, range. Marble's
ferocious dunk with two seconds left
sent Beecher to the lockerroom with a
26-22 lead.
The third quarter proved to be much
of the same, with both teams trading
baskets. Jackson hit three straight
jumpers to give Beecher a six-point
lead, but Hughes completed a three-
point play to keep it close and set up the
fourth quarter's furious finish.
"We had our chances, we just weren't
able to capitalize on them,' said
Muskegon head coach Dan Wright. "We
got the ball in some nice spots, but the
shots just didn't go down. There was a

lot of physicalness out there," he said in
sarcastic reference to what he thought
were some obvious fouls in the late-
going.
"WE FELT IT would have to be just
the type of game it was," he said. "We
knew we couldn't play with them in the
60's, 70's or 80's, but if it was the 40's or
50's we could play with them."
Jackson and Marble both finished
with 16 points to lead Beecher, while
Hughes led all scorers with 26 points.
The 6-8 center outplayed the more
highly touted Marble by hitting shots
from all over the floor and demon-
strating excellent ball handling skills
for a big man. Hughes is still undecided
on which college he will attend
(Michigan is still in the running), while
Marble has already committed to Iowa.
Saginaw Buena Vista 84,
Robichaud 56
Buena Vista forward Mark Macon
proved that he is the player to watch for
the next two years as the sophomore
sensation poured in 30 points and pulled
down 13 rebounds to lead the Knights to

an easy 84-56 over an undermanned
Dearborn Heights Robichaud team.
Macon single-handedly broke open a
close game by scoring 16 points in the
third quarter to turn a 32-25 halftime
lead into 54-33 cushion going into the
final quarter. Macon hit on shots
ranging from 15-foot jumpers to slam-
dunks, and at one point ran off ten
straight points for Buena Vista.
THE TWO teams played to a 15-15
standoff in the opening stanza, but the
quicker Knights slowly began to pull
away from Robichaud. Guards Damon
Lowery and Eddie Rogers consistenly
beat Robichaud's man-to-man defense,
and after the Bulldogs refused to trap
or switch to a zone defense, Buena Vista
consistently broke away for easy
baskets.
Robichaud coach William Ayler was
quick to compliment Buena Vista.
"They were by far the best team
we've faced," he said. They were the
most experienced as far as the tour-
nament goes (Buena Vista reached the
finals last year before losing to Oak
Park), and that's a capital E on ex-
perience.
"I SEE similarities to the Michigan
loss to Villanova. The inexperience hurt
them, and it hurt us. They had been
here before and they know what it
takes," said Ayler, who took his team's
thrashing in stride.
Despite losing two regular season
meetings with finals opponent Flint
Beecher (by seven and two points),
Buena Vista coach Norwaine Reed was
confident about his team's chance
today.
"We will beat them," Reed
proclaimed confidently.
-BRAD MORGAN

Doly Photo by BRAD MILIS
Mr. Basketball runner up, Roy Marble of Flint Beecher drives for two of his
16 points in yesterday's 44-42 victory over Muskegon Reeths-Puffer.

West Iron wins 'C' semi.

By RICK KAPLAN
The chant of "UP Power, UP Power" rose from the Crisler
Arena as the final seconds ticked away in West Iron County's
81-71 Class C semi-final win over Wyoming Godwin Heights
last night.
The victorious Wykons' balanced offensive attack over-
powered the Wolverines in the third quarter as West Iron put
the game out of reach.
"WEST IRON had great balance," said Wolverine head
coach Jim Carroll. "We just don't have team balance."
The Wykons led 41-32 at halftime but Godwin came out
smoking. Wolverine point guard Andre Chillers scored five of
his team's first seven points, bringing Godwin to within four
after the first three minutes of the third quarter. Chillers was
the game's high-scorer with 25 points.
But West Iron answered with a 16-4 run to go up 59-43 with
1:06 left in the period. Wykon forward Dan Lewis (21 points,
13 rebounds) scored three buckets and assisted on two more
in the spurt. The closest Godwin could get for the remainder
of the contest was eight points.
THE WYKONS' starting five all scored in double figures.
Besides Dan Lewis, Brian Lewis scored 14, Michael Melson
17, Jeff Shapich 12 and Bill Kralovec 11.
"They just shot real well all night," said Carroll. "if they
can shoot like that in the finals they can win it all."
West Iron led from start to finish. A 12-foot jumper by
Kralovec three minutes into the game gave his club an 8-2
edge.
A BIG SECOND quarter from Chillers kept the Wolverines
close. The Godwin playmaker penatrated the lane for ten
points in the frame, slicing the Wykon advantage to 31-28.
But Dan Lewis pumped in six points to maintain West
Iron's comfortable intermission advantage.

. In the fourth quarter, the Wykon's spent more time at the
foul line than engineering majors spend at the library. West
Iron made only 10-of-18 attempts from the charity stripe in
the final stanza. Fortunately for the Wykons though, Chilles
went cold from the perimeter, sealing Godwin's fate.

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dePor-pis 74.L !,ninvr C. C. 4

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Even if the Lansing Catholic Central players didn't attend
classes yesterday, they got their schooling last night.
Detroit St. Martin dePorres put on a show in the second
game of the Class C semi-finals last night, pounding the
Cougars, 74-48.
"It would have taken a great effort by any team in a ny
class to have beaten dePorres tonight," said Catholic Central
coach Dave Kalchik. "That was a great exhibition of basket-
ball - they played the game the way it's meant to;be
played."
Most of dePorres' scoring came on layups off great passing
by Eddie Wdmack, Negele Knight, and Scott Nichols. The
trio combined for 13 assists. Like West Iron County in the
early game, all five Eagle starters cracked double digits, led
by Knight with 19 and Nichols with 12.
The Eagles dominated every facet of the game. As a team,
dePorres hit 61 percent from the floor, compared to 39 per-
cent for Catholic Central. dePorres also controlled the boar-
ds with Willie Burton grabbing 10 rebounds and Nichols
snaring nine.
Despite his club's tremendous performance, dePorres
coach Ed Rachal isn't underestimating West Iron County in 4
today's state finals. "I don't expect any runaways," said
Rachal.
- RICK KAPLAN

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

Broncos edge women netters

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Utrich's Annua
Inventory Sale
March 23 thru March 30
Involving every article in our store except textbooks.
Special prices on calculators, computers and computer products.
NO GIMMICKS-Just Good Old Fashioned Bargains..
Because of the thousands of items that we carry, it would be
impossible to mark down each item. All regular priced
merchandise will be discounted 20% at the registers. Special
priced items or items with a larger discount will be tagged.
This sale is our wdy of thanking our regular customers and
introducing ourselves to the many new people
who might not have heard of us. Have fun.

Special to the Daily
It could be a tough season ahead for
the women's tennis team, which fell to
Western Michigan yesterday, 5-4 at the
Huron Valley Tennis Club in Ann Arbor.
The close match left Michigan with a 3-2
record before heading into today's
match with Bowling Green.
"It was a disappointing loss," said
coach Bitsy Ritt. "We looked better
than last week's 5-4 win over Eastern."
TROUBLE SPROUTED when
Michigan's top singles players Paula
Riechart and Leslie Mackey were trip-
ped up by Amy Yeast and Marla Whit-
field, respectively. Riechart was
defeated 7-5, 6-4,while Mackey was
edged out 6-2, 6-3.
On the victorious side for Michigan
were Tina Basle and Monica Borcherts,
numbers three and four singles. Bor-
cherts played a down-to-the-wire match
against Western's Sonya Garshneck,
which ended ina 7-5 tiebreaker.
"It could have gone either way for the
number four singles," said Ritt, who
was very happy with Borcherts' per-
formance and that of the numbers one-
and two doubles.
RIECHART AND Mackey combined
efforts to defeat Yeast and Whitfield 7-
5, 6-1, while Borcherts and Trisha Horn
blitzed Western's Janet Ray and Sherry
Collins 7-5, 6-4.
A bright note for the Wolverines was

Red Wings 5, Rangers 3
DETROIT (UPI) - Steve Yzerman
scored one goal and set up another in
the first period last night to lead the
Detroit Red Wings to a 5-3 victory over
the New York Rangers.
Yzerman's pass set up a breakaway
by Ron Duguay who scored his 35th
goal of the season at 5:58 of the first
period. Yzerman followed with his 25th
goal of the season at 14:40 on a shot that
sailed over' the right shoulder of
Rangers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck.
DARRYL SITTLER gave the Red
Wings a 3-0 lead at 2:38 of the second
period on a shot from the top of the
faceoff circle. Gerard Gallant scored
his third goal in fourgames at 5:35 when
his shot from the goal line hit Van-
ibiesbrouck's skate and deflected into
the net..
Claude Loiselle scored on a deflection
of a shot by Danny Gare at 1:20 of the
third period to boost Detroit's lead to 5-
0. James Patrick spoiled goalie Greg
Stefan's shoutout bid with a power play
goal at 9:24 and Pierre Larouche and
Tomas Sandstrom followed with New
York goals in the final 1:13.
The victory was the third in four
games for Detroit, 24-38-11. New York,
which has won only once in eight
outings, fell to 23-39-11.

Sunday at Oshkosh, Wisc.
DETROIT grabbed the lead right off
the tip-off and never lost that advan-
tage the remainder of the game.
The Flyers were able to tie the con-
test at 43-43 in the second quarter offia
jumpber by Jose Slaughter with 4:59
left in the stanza. But the Spirits came
back with five unanswered points to go
up 48-43.
Detroit netted its biggest advantage
of the night, 19 points, when forward 4
Dan Salisbery made a layup to make
the score 110-91 with 5:06 remaining in
the game.
Young led all scorers with 27 points
and Russell scored 26. Former
Wolverine guard Eric Turner also con-
tributed to the Spirits' victory with 13
points and 12 assists.
RPI 7, Lake Superior 3
TROY, N.Y. (UPI) - Rensselelaer
Polytechnic Institute scored four third
period goals last night to defeat Lake
Superior State 7-3 in the first of a two-
game total goals NCAA Division. I
college hockey quarter final series.
RPI scored first when at 3:48 of the
first period senior defenseman Ken
Hammond rushed the length of the ice
and lifted the puck over the right
shoulder of Laker goalie Randy Exelby

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