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Page 8-- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 16, 1986


Matmen maul Hoosiers

After a disappointing 1-2 start in the
dual meet season, the Michigan
wrestling team that everyone is so
used to seeing dominate their op-
ponents showed up last night at
Crisler Arena, defeating Indiana, 38-6,
in its Big Ten opener.
"We had a coaches' meeting on
Monday night, and we decided that
the difference between last year and
this year is thateweweren't working
quite as hard," said Michigan head
coach Dale Bahr. "We really picked
up running in practice on Monday and
Tuesday, and I think it really showed
"THE KIDS were much more con-
fident and aggressive," he added.
William Waters (118 pounds) and
Doug Wyland, who moved to 126 from
his normal 118 weight class, set the
tone for the rest of the meet. Waters
won by a technical fall and Wyland
pinned his opponent at 1:55 of the first
Bahr commented, "That started us
off right and put us in the driver's
seat." Wyland will continue to wrestle
at 126 for at least the next three
ALTHOUGH KYLE Garcia lost his
match to Brian Dolph, 7-6, Bahr was
pleased with his effort. "Kyle has
been getting blown out, but he hung
right in there, said Bahr. "He is still
making some mistakes, but he is
scoring more points all the time."
At 150, Tony Latora and Scott Dun-
can wrestled the most exciting match
of the night. Down 4-0 after two
periods, Latora came back and scored
seven points in the final period.
"He wasn't in very good condition
so I got on him and tried to stay in his
face and he just folded at the end,''
Latora explained. "The main thing is
you have to stay intense the whole
"OF ALL the guys that wrestled
tonight, I was most pleased with
Tony," said Bahr. "He was behind
and he sucked it up and beat the guy."
"Usually when Tony gets in those
situations, he doesn't come back."
As has been the case all season long,

the backbone of the Wolverines was
the seniors. Kevin Hill (177), Scott
Rechsteiner (190) and Kirk Trost
(heavyweight) all scored decisive vic-
TROST PINNED Bill Paxton at
1:28 of the first period, and
Rechsteiner notched his team-leading
25th victory.
"I thought we really came on
tonight," Hill said. "The first couple

of dual meets we were having some
problems, things weren't fitting
together, but watching people tonight,
everybody seemed to jell real well."
Despite Michigan's impressive win,
the Hoosiers are not in the same field
with Wisconsin or Iowa. "Jim Hum-
phrey is rebuilding down there," ex-
plained Bahr. "They looked like a
team that was young, and they're
going to take their hits against some

more experienced wrestlers."
Bahr could not help but be pleased,
however, about how his team
wrestled. "We could have been easily
down after last weekend going 1-1, but
they came back and actually wrestled
the best they have all year.
"We want to sustain that now
through the rest of January and into

High school hoops...
... best of the bunch
OW THAT the 1985-86 college basketball season is almost halfway
over, we can look back and see which of last year's high school blue-
chippers panned out and which were flops.
Among the many prep phenoms that lived up to their advanced billing
Pervis Ellison (Louisville), Rick Calloway (Indiana), Tom Hammonds
(Georgia Tech), Roy Marble (Iowa) and Sean Elliott (Arizona) seem to
be the best of the bunch. All have busted into the starting lineups and are
big contributors to their teams, outstanding accomplishments for a
However some of the big stars of last year's class like Tito Horoford of
Houston, no LSU, no American University, no, oh Houston again, okay,
and Steve Benton of Boston College have gone from being Top 40 players
to not even playing for a team.
This will be a preview of this year's top 15 high school players, where
they are going or will go and what are the strong points of their game.
J.R. Reid - from Virginia leads off the bunch. Scouts can't decide if his
athleticism in the paint reminds them more of James Worthy or Moses
Malone. He is the prototypical pivot player with great strength and good
hands. Will either attend UCLA, Virginia, Iowa, North Carolina or
Terry Mills - the number-one power forward prospect in the land has
already committed to the Maize and Blue. His calling cards are finesse,
shot blocking, ball handling, and outside shooting. Has been favorably
compared to Danny Manning of Kansas.
Chris Brooks - from New York but plays his high school ball in
Virginia. He is a great jumper, can dominate games offensively, and is
best athlete of the bunch. He has long line of suitors led by St. John's,
Providence, West Virginia, UNLV, DePaul, and Louisville.
Rex Chapman - the best off-guard in the country, he does it all. Ac-
curate from 20 feet, penetrates, passes and is a great leaper who won the
Las Vegas schoolboy dunk off. Signed with Kentucky.
Michael Christian - supposed to be the best player ever to come out of
Colorado, and that is a bunch that includes Michael Ray Richardson.
Coaches are torn between wanting him as primary scorer and point
guard. Complete player with 41" verticle leap. Signed with Georgia Tech.
Rumeal Robinson - another future Wolverine having given his verbal
commitment to coach Frieder as a Christmas present. Has great strength
that he uses to post smaller guards near the basket, is also great
penetrator and passer.
Nick Anderson - hails from Chicago. Great jumping ability, tremen-
dous body control, good hands, can drill it from 20 feet. He is torn befween
Illinois and DePaul.
David Butler - from Washington D.C., was projected as best small
forward of bunch over Chris Brooks and Nick Anderson. Academic
problems have hounded him this year, however, forcing him to sit out
basketball first semester. Georgetown holds the inside track over West
Virginia and Maryland if he graduates.
Felton Spencer - from Kentucky, he already has a pro body at 7-1 275
pounds, but needs to show up for all his games. He scores 41 one night and
10 next. If he grows into his body watch out. He's already signed with
Anthony Pendleton - plays for Glenn 'Rice's alma mater, Flint North-
western, but will not follow Rice to Michigan, instead opting for George
Raveling and the cornfields of Iowa. He has a picture-perfect jump shot
from 25 feet to complement his excellent handle.
Fess Irvin - from Louisiana is the perfect point guard. He can score,
pass, dribble, and will always hit the open man. Unfortunately, he is only
5-11 at best, in a world of 6-4 point guards. He has verbally committed to
LSU but will back out if they are heavily punished by the NCAA probe.
Stevie Thompson - is out of the high school sports machine Crenshaw
of Los Angeles, which has produced such luminaries as Darryl
Strawberry, Wendell Tyler, and Marques Johnson. Stevie Thompson is
supposed to be next. He can't shoot, can't dribble, but still averaged 28
points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists as a junior. Signed with Syracuse.
Larry Rembert - hails from Alabama and will join Gene Bartow at
UAB. He has great strength, quickness and jumping ability, and will add
needed muscle to Bartow's soft front line as a power forward.
Chris Munk - of California is one of the best power forwards coming
out this year. His great body and rebounding ability rate among the best
of the bunch. He desperately wants to attend Stanford but they may not
admit him to the university.
Scott Williams - headed for Dean Smith's land of the Tar Heels. He is a
great post player who some say is a Sam Perkins clone. Still growing at 6-
Men tankers swim


Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON

Michigan freshman Kyle Garcia takes the upper hand on Indiana's Brian Dolph during last night's Wolverine
38-6 victory. Garcia came up just short in losing a tough 7-6 decision yet received praise from head coach Dale

Manrs deserve

E VERY professional baseball
player has the dream of some
day being inducted into the Hall of
Fame at Cooperstown, New York.
And yet, as it should be, very few
men establish themselves as stan-
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players that can respond to pressure
and live their game to a new level.
That rare breed of player is what
makes induction into Cooperstown a
dream for every major leaguer.
Debates have raged over the years
the Hall of Fame has existed. Of cour-
se there have always been the givens:
the Ty Cobbs, the Babe Ruths, the Mel
Otts, etc. whose induction has always
been certain. But there have always
been some individuals whose abilities
have been questioned. Thus their in-
duction into the Hall has always
hinged on the prejudices of a few spor-
tswriters who cast ballots in the elec-
tion process for potential inductees.
Roger Maris, who passed away last
month of cancer, was one ballplayer
whose ability was always questioned.
He was perhaps one of the least un-
derstood heroes of his time. Maris
never claimed to be the second
coming of Babe Ruth, and he wasn't.
What he was was an exceptional

R place 1
ballplayer who never really received
the publicity he was due.
During the midst of Maris' run at
Ruth's one season homerun mark of
60, the press seemed to thrive on
discrediting the talents of Maris. Af-
ter the game in which Maris launched
his 59th homerun, the nation's
newspapers proclaimed Maris'
failure to tie Ruth's record in a 154
game season (the season length when
Ruth played).
Maris, however, survived the,
tremendous pressure that assaulted
him in his dance with destiny. He
smashed his 61st homerun in the last.
game of the 162-game season. But.
even then baseball commissioner-
Ford Frick ruled that an asterisk
would be placed next to Maris' new
mark in the record books because his
61 homers were hit in a 162-game
Maris, perhaps, was the right man
in the right place at an inopportune
time. Rather than celebrating the
amazine pace Maris set during the
1961 season, the New York City repor-
ters preferred to praise the gifted at-
tributes of Maris' better known
teammate Mickey Mantle. Maris, the
North Dakota Kid, was never a child
of the media the way the flamboyant,
fast-tracked Mantle was. Besides,
New York already had an established
star in Mantle and the dramatic turn
in Maris' fortunes were considered a

fluke for a player that managed to
compile only a .258 lifetime batting
average coming into the 1961 season.
But to his peers, Maris was
recognized as the kind of ballplayer
that led by example and was capable
of far more than hitting the longball.
As New York Yankee teammate
Whitey Ford once remarked, "We
only got Maris the year before (1960)
from Kansas City, where he hit like 16
homeruns, but everybody knew he
had terrific power and was a real pro
as a ballplayer. In his first game with
us in Boston, he got four hits and
busted his ass hustling a couple of
singles into doubles. And I thought,
boy, we've really got a good one."
In his short 12-season career, Roger
Maris played on seven pennant win-
ners and won two MVP awards. He
was a valuable addition to all his
teams, particularly in New York and
later St. Louis. And although Roger
Maris was never the best player of his
era, he was, at least for two years, the
best player in his league.
It will indeed be a shame if the Hall
of Fame balloters choose to keep
Roger Maris out of the Hall of Fame.
His contributions to baseball extended
beyond the records he set. His love for
the game, even under the most
grueling pressure, can never be
measured in terms of records,
asterisks or no asterisks.


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They came, they swam, they
conquered. The mens' swimming
team traveled to Oakland University
last night, and came out with a 69-41
Junior Dave Kerska was dominant,
winning the 100-freestyle and 200-
freestyle plus participating in the
winning 400-free and medley relays.
Kerscka posted a 46.07 and a 1.41.86 in
the 100- and 200-free style.
Senior Marc Parrish did swim-
mingly as well, posting wins in the 200
individual medley and 200 breast-
stroke. Parrishs' times were 1.55.32
and 2.07.18.
The Wolverines won the 1000
freestyle, 200 butterfly, and 200
backstroke as well.
Coach Jon Urbancheks' squad next
travels to Madison to face Wisconsin
Pistons 123, Bulls 115
PONTIAC (AP) - Isiah Thomas
scored 28 points and Bill Laimbeer
added 24 last night to lead Detroit to a
123-115 NBA victory over the Chicago
Bulls, only the third win in the last 15
games for the Pistons.
The Bulls were playing without

starting center Jawann Oldham, who
was sitting out a one-game suspension
for fighting Tuesday with
Washington's Manute Bol.
A PAIR OF free throws by Tony
Campbell gave Detroit a 119-115 lead
with 44 seconds to play.
After a wild shot by Chicago's
Orlando Woolridge, Thomas grabbed
the ball and, falling out of bounds,
threw the ball off the Bulls' Sidney
Green. The ball went out of bounds
and was awarded to Detroit.
Moments later, Thomas was fouled
and made two free throws that gavpt
the Pistons a 121-115 lead with 14
seconds to play.
GEORGE Gervin led the Bulls with
27 points. Woolridge finished with 19
and Green 17.
The Silverdome game clock broke
midway through the third quarter and
was not operating the remainder of
the game. Time was kept at the of-
ficial scorer's table.
Joe Dumars, scoreless at halftime,
scored 13 points in the third quarter to
help the Pistons to a 94-91 lead at the
end of the period. Vinnie Johnson and
Dumars finished with 15 each for

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