The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, January 16, 1985-- Page 9
SEASON OPENS WITH CONTROVERSY
TM teams tip off hoop season
Good teams win on the racL..
...where does that put Mkhigan?
By ADAM MARTIN
Countless times, he's said. "The good teams win on the road."
So when Wolverine head coach Red Berenson speaks of his club, a team that
has lost 80 percent of its away contests, is he implying that the 1984-85 ver-
sion of Michigan hockey just isn't that good?
Certainly no one would argue that the Wolverines, 8-13-1 in the CCHA, 10-
15-1 overall, are knocking down the doors of college-hockey supremacy, but
they've sparkled at times, especially at home. The problem is the Wolverine
attack breaks down in foreign arenas.
"It's gotten to be a confidence thing," lamented assistant coach Mark
Miller. "You need good goaltending, you have to play tight hockey and
capitalize on your chances to win on the road, but we haven't huckled down."
Miller, a former Doc Losh Trophy winner for leading scorer, claimed the
problem is totally mental, adding, "There is no excuse for not playing well
on the road."
The players themselves won't make any excuses. They will, however, at-
tempt to explain the Wolverines' road drought.
After Saturday's 8-6 hold-on-till-the-last-minute victory over Bowling
Green, freshman defenseman Jeff Norton said Michigan "wanted to win
tonight, I could sense it in the lockerroom." But Norton had sensed just the
opposite the previous night in Ohio, when the Falcons lambasted the
Wolverines, 9-4, after Michigan fell apart midway through the game.
Like Miller, goalie Mark Chiamp, who has been superb between the posts
at Yost Ice Arena, argues the problem is mental-that the Wolverines aren't
stable enough to maintain a stalwart attack for 60 minutes.
"When we get a lead," Chiamp said, "we suddenly sit back. We forget
what got us there and we pay for it."
No doubt, on the senior's mind was the recent Wolverine debacle at Ferris
State when Michigan charged into the third period ahead 7-2, only to be em-
barrassed 20 minutes later by a 9-7 Bulldog victory.
"We fell apart," Chiamp put it eloquently.
But "good" teams don't fall apart, Berenson would bark, and Michigan
just hasn't shown a degree of sturdiness or stability when crunch time
arrived in opposing rinks.
The last Michigan road victory was in mid-November against the now
fourth-place Illinois-Chicago Flames. Before that, well... Michigan beat the
Miami (Ohio) Redskins, who currently grace the CCHA cellar at 5-13-2, in the
season opener for both teams. If the Miami win can be discounted for exactly
what it was-an almost pre-season contest devoid of polished hockey-the
Wolverines have beaten one team away from Ann Arbor, and that was in
The problem is serious, and according to Chiamp, it will be alleviated only
when the Wolverines get their collective heads together, avoid needless
penalties, and work for three solid periods.
But Chiamp, a four-year veteran, knows all too well the futility of quick-fix
solutions. He suffered through last year's ninth-place finish at the nadir of
the CCHA and would like nothing better than to guide the Wolverines to a
successful post-season effort.
Ironically, in the next two weeks, Michigan will battle the first-and fifth-
place teams in the country-Michigan State and RPI-four times, three on'
the road. Two or even (it's doubtful) three victories might jolt Michigan into
that intangible, yet essential mindset that has evaded Chiamp and his
icemates all season.
"It would give the team a real shot in the arm," said Miller. And no pain.
Sugar Hill Gang 54,
The Victors 53
Despite a sluggish first half on the
hardwood, the Sugar Hill Gang came
ready to play after intermission. Down
by seven at half, the Gang proved how
sweet victory can be when John Allen
hit a 12-foot jumper with only three
seconds left in the game. An Allen steal
set up what proved to be the winning
bucket. Allen pumped in 17 points while
teammates Kyle Hickey and Paul
Wyckoff tossed in 15 and 12 points,
respectively. Meanwhile, Vince Bean
shredded the nets for 28 points in The
Victors' losing effort.
Running Rebels 47,
Doug Burdette's hot hand got the
Running Rebels in gear as they broke
down the Economists' weak side theory
on defense and cracked open a tight
ballgame. Burdette's 18 points let the
Rebels assume a 12-point lead with six
minutes left in the second half, and
from then on the Rebels coasted in. The
Rebels' Duncan Laird believed the key
to victory was their seven-man roster
which enabled his team to keep fresh
players in the game while the
Economists had to make due with just
The Stretch 43,
Down the stretch, John Burns took
control. With his team down by six with
two minutes remaining, Burns lit up the
gym with two 20-foot jumpers that
melted the Fuzzbusters 2-1-2 zone
defense. According to The Stretch's
Mark Vesterich, the reason his squad
ultimately prevailed was because of a
stingy man-to-man defense. "The other
team played tough," said Vesterich,
"but we're a scrappy team with a lot of
Sigma Alpha Mu 40,
Alpha Phi Alpha 23
It wasn't difficult to tell it was the fir-
st game of the young season for the
Sammies and Alpha Phi Alpha. Both
squads started slow before the Sam-
second half, the momentum of the
game changed. Making up for their
lack of heighth with quickness, the
SAEs pressured Psi Upsilon into costly
turnovers and pulled away for a five-
point victory. Forward Tom Lewis
pumped in 14 points for the SAE crew
while teammate Pablo Del Gado was
busy cleaning the defensive backboards
in the Fraternity 'A' matchup.
Daily Libels 54,
Spitfires 52 (3 OTS)
The Libels opened up their season
with a controversial 54-52 overtime vic-
D.G.C. 59, Those Big Dudes 41
D.C.C.L. 41, Showtime 31
The Terminators 69, Horne Toads 36
Kingpin. 68, The Upers 53
Gunnin' Rebels 72, The Crib 49
Stone Masons 58, Headbangers 28
Lamda Chi 'A' 26, Basal Narcosis 23
The Fish 44, Fun Boy Five 42
.The Flyers 27, Jabber Slammers 22
DAILY LIBELS 56, spitfires 54 (3 OT)
Bombers 63, Net Burners 32
Running Rebels 37, vacancies 14
Pilots 50, Big Men 27
Sigma Nu 53, Phi Kappa Tau 12
Phi Delta Theta 41, Delta Kappa Epsilon 34
Alhpa Epsilon Pi 38, Phi Kappa Psi 23
Alpha Phi Alpha 74, Delta Upsilon 28
Chi Phi 60. Delta Chi 23
Sigma Chi 38, Alpha Sigma Phi 32
Zeta Beta Tau 31, Alpha Epsilon Pi113
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 33, Delta Tau Delta 32
Chi Phi 38, Phi Kappa Psi 22
Evans Scholars 22, Chi Psi 17
tory over the Spitfires. The trouble
began in the first extra period when the
referees mistakenly called for a five-
minute overtime, rather than the IM-
regulation two. The Libels were up 50-
48 with seconds remaining when the
discrepency was noted, putting the
score back to 48-48 and starting a
second overtime. The Spitfires out-
scored the Libels 4-2 in that extra
period but the official running score
read 52-52 so a third OT was played,
with the Libels triumphing.
IM roundup was compiled by
Phi Delta Theta 40, Sigma Nu 29
Alpha Tau omega 27, Alpha Sigma Phi 22
West Quad Chicago 'A' 60, Michigan House #139
4th Slamma Jamma 36,5th Douglas Lice 24
Residence Hall 'B'
Rumsey Toxic Shock 43, Adams Family 20
Gomberg Warriors 43, Blagdon Siverw 29
The Team over Hunt Heartbreakers (forfeit)
Chargers 27, Bush Busters 24
Awesome 60, Nitwits50
Wallstreeters over Chem. Engineers #2 (forfeit)
The Terminators 78, DSD 21
BPL 51, MBA Section #2 46
Penetrators 40, Six Jerks & A Squirt 38
Dysperinea 38, Smegma 34
DSD A 41, D-1 Airballs 17
JD MBAS 63, Great Escape 44
D-1 Hoops 44, D-1 Rims 31
DIX 77, D-1 Nets 36
Phi Rho Lithopedians 40, DSD-C 30
Intentional Harm 47, Substantia Nigra 39
mies finally came alive. Clinging to an
18-13 lead at halftime, the Sammies ap-
plied swarming man-to-man defense in
the second half that pressured the
In the first 10 minutes of the second
half Alpha Phi Alpha was held to just
three points. Point guard Michael
Probor proved to be the Sammies'
spark plug, canning eight in the first
half and 12 points overall. Ross
Wiseman pitched in eight and Steve
Miller hammered six as the Sammies
relied primarily on outside shooting.
Psi Upsilon 'A'34
When the SAE's shifted to their man-
to-man press midway through the
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Moses denies charges
CHICAGO (AP) - The University of
Illinois is putting together a "football
package" it hopes will keep Coach Mike
White with the Illini for the rest of his
career, Athletic Director Neale Stoner
Completion of the package is expec-
ted within the next six weeks, he said.
"MIKE IS AT the point in his life
where he is going to have to make a
decision whick way he's going to go -
college or pro," Stoner said yesterday,
acknowledging interest shown by the
National Football League and the United
States Football League in acquiring
"I can't put into words how important
that committment is to me," said
White. "Neale is a guy who always
seems to anticipate a coach's needs.
He's always looking to the future."
Stoner said that if White remains at
Illinois, he will soon be working under
conditions that will rank among the
most attractive in the country at either
the college or pro level. Included will
be a multimillion-dollar renovation of
current facilities and what appears to
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Olympic hur-
dling hero Edwin Moses, reading a
prepared statement at a press con-
ference yesterday said he was "mor-
tified by events of the last few days,"
and expressed confidence that he will
be cleared of criminal charges.
Moses, 29, was charged Monday with
soliciting a female police officer for
prostitution and for possessing a small
amount of marijuana.
"DUE TO the advice of my attorney,
I can't say more," Moses said at his
meeting with the media which lasted
only a couple of minutes.
Saying, "I'm truly mortified by the
events of the last few days," Moses
aded, "After an investigation,
authorities will see they're mistaken.
I've worked hard all my life to build a
positive image and reputation . . . I
know I've done nothing wrong."
Meanwhile, ABC-TV first called off
its award presentation to Moses as
"Wide World of Sports" athlete of the
year, scheduled for Sunday prior to the
network's coverage of the Super Bowl,
then later decided to go through with
IN MOSES' hometown of Dayton,
Ohio, mayor Paul Leonard said the
arrest would have no effect on the
dediction of a street in the athlete's
Moses was booked and released on
.his own recognizance early Sunday
morning after an incident in nearby
Hollywood, where police were making
a police sweep of prostitution. The
marijuana was discovered in Moses'
car when he was arrested, plolice said.
Moses, who lives in Laguna Hills,
some 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles,
has won his last 109 races, a span
covering more than seven years.
...committment is important
White is in his third year of a five-
year contract that reportedly calls for a
relatively low base salary of around
$50,000, a figure that is frozen as part of
a two-year NCAA penalty for recruiting
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