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Men's basketball
vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Crisler Arena
Th, Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Men's Basketball
vs. Central Michigan
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

Tuesday, December 10, 1985 Page 8
BALANCED SCORING A TTA CK KEYS VICTORY
Blue shuts down Chitown

(Continued from Page 1)
forward Butch Wade. The 6-8 senior
had a career high 17 points to lead
Michigan in scoring, rebounds (11),
field goal percentage (.67), and he
even went an uncharacteristic five of
six from the free throw line.
"I was glad to see Wade have such a
great game," said Frieder. "That's
got to help his confidence a little."
"I kind of hung around the glass
tonight," said Wade after the game.
"I was also taking the ball up a little
stronger tonight than I have been.
"THE BEST part of my game is my
strength and tonight I felt very
strong."
The only thing that kept the visitors
in the game was the guard tandem of
Darren Brittman and Paul Beene,
particularly in the first half.
Michigan took a 16 point lead into
the intermission, building on cen-
ter Roy Tarpley's 12 points in the
frame.
BRITTMAN AND Beene, however,
almost stole the show. The guards,
listed at 6-0 (which is a good joke on
the program-reading public) accoun-
ted for 25 of Chicago State's first-half
points.
Brittman finished with 19, Beene 16,
but the numbers aren't as dazzling as
the missiles the two were launching
from the far reaches of the arena.
"I think I have a premier set of

guards," said Cougar head coach Bob
Hallberg. "I'll put my guards up
against any set in the country."
"THEY ARE some quick boys,"
said Gary Grant, who had the unen-
viable job of defending against the
long bombers. "They remind me of
Troy Taylor and Ronnie Stokes of
Ohio State. They play good defense
and they can put it up from outside 20
(feet). They're all right."
They were good, but the Cougars'
problem was that they had to rely on
their guards almost exclusively for
scoring.
The reason? Chicago State has no
center. Sure, Shawn Bell played cen-
ter, but at 6-5 he was severely over-
matched by the 6-11 Michigan center,
Roy Tarpley.

"YOU GIVE them a big man and
this would be a great team," said
Frieder.
Not having to face a big man,
however, the Wolverines had a deed
on the paint area, outrebounding the
Cougars 47-23 and generally out-
muscling them at both ends of the
court.
So while it was played like a street
game, the street kids (all but one
Chicago State player is from the city)
received a lesson from Michigan's
glamour guys.
"It's not easy to come into this
arena and play against a pair of guar-
ds like Grant and Joubert," said Brit-
tmen. "We got beat up physically.
I'm feeling it right now."
Doing a good part of that beating up

was Wade and the night truly
belonged to him. His offense has
struggled all season, but last night his
production.had the crowd calling for
Steve Stoyko before the middle of the
second half.
Notably absent for the Wolverines
last night was freshman standout
Glen Rice. Rice has been battling
three straight days against the flu, but
should be in uniform for Thursday's
game against Central Michigan.
Freshman Mark Hughes, who suf-
fered a sprained ankle in Saturday's
victory over Florida State, is expec-
ted to be out for a week, according to
Frieder.

Blown away

MICHIGAN
MinFG/A FT/A

CHICAGO STATE

Rellford .........
Wade............
Tarpley .........
Joubert .......
Grant .........
Henderson ......
Thompson .......
Stoyko ..........
Butts .........
Team Rebounds .

30
25
32
34
33
24
19
2
1

3/9
6/9
4/11
5/11
5/9
1/3
3/5
0/0
0/1

4/5
5/6
5/6
1/1
4/4
2/3
2/2
2/2
0/0

R
7
11
10
6
2
5
3
0
0
3

A
1
0
3
3
5
0
2
0
0

Pf
1
3
1
1
2
4
0
0

Pts
10
17
13
11
14
4
8
2
0

8

Minf

Balark .......... 13
Harrell.......... 18
Bell ............. 23
Beene ........... 32
IBrittman .......36
James.........22
Sheppard ........ 27
Jones..........19
Terrell....... 5
Dowd ........... 4
Dunn...........1
Team Rebounds.

FG/AFT/A R
1/2 0/0 1
0/1 0/0 2
5/11 0/0 4
8/16 0/0 2
9/17 1/1 2
1/6 1/2 2
2/8 0/0 3
1/3 0/0 4
0/0 0/0 0
1/1 4/4 1
0/1 0/0 1
1

A
1
1
1
3
2
1
4
0
0
0
0

PF Pts
3 2
0 0
1 10
5 16
3 19
.3 3
3 4
3 2
S0
0 6
1 0

Hamnmer on
1st team
From wire reports
Defensive lineman Mike Ham-
merstein led a list of seven
Michigan football players named
to the 1985 Associated Press All-
America team released last night.
He was the only Wolverine to make
the first team.
Hammerstein's linemate Mark
Messner was named to the second
team along with cornerback Brad
Cochran, linebacker Mike Mallory,
and tight end Eric Kattus.

4
6
0

Floor general Gary Grant drives for two of his 14 points. Grant also
dealt five assists and picked off five steals.

Totals..........200 27/58

25/29 47 14 13 79

First half score: MICHIGAN 43, Chicago State 27
Attendance: 13.6098paid (sellout)

Totals ...........200 28/66 6/7 23 13 22 62

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Blue Lines
By SCOTT G. MILLER
T HANK GOD for the Miami Redskins.
Miami's mere existence almost guarantees
Michigan the eighth and final spot in February's
Central Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.
Otherwise, the Wolverines would be in the midst
of an even more disappointing campaign.
The season began with promises of a fourth-
place CCHA finish and much improvement over
last year's 11-20-1 conference record. But Red
Berenson and his squad have failed to meet their
expectations. At the halfway mark of the year
the Wolverines have only won five of sixteen con-
tests.
The team is better than it was last year, though
it isn't noticeable in the standings.
"I would like to think our team is going in the
right direction," said Berenson. "We have a lot
of kids working hard, but the team is not putting
the points up on the board."
Michigan cannot get the break it needs to win
the close games. The players are not the only
ones upset. I have never seen a more unlucky
team. The Wolverines had four shots clank the
post in Saturday's contest against Western
Michigan. The Broncos goalie even prevented a
sure goal as he fell down and the puck hit his
helmet. It could not get much worse than the
squad's current six game losing streak.

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..

Icers match competition...
... wins still elusive

The team deserves better. The effort is
present, but the results aren't. "I was proud the
way the team came back (from a 7-2 deficit on
Friday night only to lose 8-6," said the Wolverine
head man. "I still think there is some inner con-
fidence on the team that we can win.
"I think our team will be a better team the last
half of the season, but it is disappointing being on
this tailspin. We are falling behind, we are
falling behind every weekend. We are right
there with these teams, but we're not beating
them."
Michigan scores enough to be in every game.
But the reason the Wolverines need some breaks
to win is because the goaltending and defense
have been shoddy. Allowing the opposition to
score close to six goals a game is not good
enough to win the CCHA.
In three of the last four games Berenson has
rotated his goaltenders each period, hoping to
find someone who can take command. Fresh
man walk-on Mike Rossi allowed five goals in
Friday night's second period, effectively ending
his chance for the number one job. Sophomore
Tim Makris did not look sharp in his first period
stint Friday either. It appears that Bob Lin-
dgren, who played all of Saturday's hear-
tbreaking 6-4 loss, has won the starting job.

"The goalies were not comfortable with the
rotation, but it served its purpose," said Beren-
son. "Lindgren survived it better than the other
two."
The goaltenders- are not the only reason the
Wolverines have given up a league-leading 95
goals. Michigan has the worst power play killing
percentage in the CCHA.
"Penalties have killed us all year. We have to
cut them out," said sophomore right winger
Billy Powers. "We have played every team well
five on five. We just have to stay out of the box."
Michigan had the chance this weekend to catch
a team even more shorthanded than having a
man in the penalty box. Western Michigan was
missing eight players who were suspended for
violating the teams alcohol policy. The
Wolverines were unable to capitalize on such a
stroke of luck.
"The suspensions show what kind of team they
(the Broncos) are," said Michigan captain
Frank Downing. "I know a lot of these guys
aren't really students or anything. Getting
caught at the bars at night shows what their
program's all about. I wish we could start
beating these teams and show our way is bet-
ter."
I do too.

6
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SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
'M' grapplers come up short in Las Vegas

By PETE STEINERT
When it comes to sports, boxing is
always associated with Las Vegas,
Nev., but last weekend another sport
invaded the city - wrestling.
Michigan, facing its toughest com-

petition of the season, placed eighth at
the fourth annual Las Vegas Classic.
FIFTH-RANKED Iowa State sur-
prisingly won the two-day tour-
nament, outwrestling Oklahoma State
and Oklahoma, ranked number four
and two in the country, respectively.
Freshman Doug Wyland (118), who
may soon earn a national ranking,
was the only Wolverine finalist. He
lost, however, to Utah State's Alfredo
Castro, 12-4.
Wyland was only one of two fresh-
men who competed at Las Vegas, and
the only freshman to make the finals.
"He stamped himself as one of the
best wrestlers in the country at 118,"
said Michigan coach Dale Bahr.
Other Wolverines who placed were
Kirk Trost (heavyweight, fourth),
Scott Rechsteiner (190, fifth), and
Kevin Hill (167, seventh).
TROST, the highest-ranked
heavyweight in the country, had a
somewhat disappointing meet. "I
think Kirk is realizing that he is
somebody everyone is out to get this
season," commented assistant coach
Joe Wells.
Trost's finish was typical of the
team's performance as a whole.
Michigan fared better in last year's
Vegas Classic, placing fifth.
"We didn't wrestle quite as well as
anticipated," said Wells.
"Perhaps we pushed them too hard

Christi Vedejs and Stacie Fruth were
the only Wolverines to finish first in
their respective events.Vedejs won the
100-yard breast stroke in 1:07.79 and
the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.89.
Fruth's 17:28.06 in the 1650 also took
first.
Bowling Green won the swimming
events with 591 total points, followed
closely by Indiana with 586.5. The
Wolverines collected 483. Illinois,
Miami of Ohio and Purdue, finishing
in that order, were the other teams to
compete.
I'm especially pleased because we
only had 12 swimmers," said Richar-
dson. Most squads bring 18, the
maximum allowed. "That's (finishing
third) pretty gratifying for a very
small squad," he added.
-LISA CHERNEV

Trost
... wanted
too soon," added Bahr. "The travel
and the four consecutive weekends of
competing finally took its toll."
Women tankers
place third
The women's swimming team
placed an unofficial third at the
Illinois Invitational last weekend.
The Wolverines, who actually
finished fifth overall, did not carry
any divers in the three-day event that
included both swimming and diving.
"Our prime concern was how we did
in swimming," said head coach Jim
Richardson.

Hoop comeback
falls short
The women's basketball team
dropped its battle with Dayton last
weekend, 73-69.
But the real story of the game, at
least for the Wolverines, was a great
comeback attempt. The Wolverines
were down by 19 at one point in the
second half, only to eventually close
within three. The comeback fell short,
however, due to some ill-advised fouls
and a key play in which Dayton
rebounded its own missed foul shot.
Still, Michigan coach Bud Van De
Wege called the comeback "tremen-
dous". Junior center Sharon Sonntag
spearheaded the effort, finishing with
16 points and 7 rebounds. Van De
Wege said Sonntag "played her best
game since she's been here."

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