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Hockey
vs. Michigan State
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

SPORTS

Football Cheerleading Tryouts
Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
IM Building
Page 9

The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, November 12, 1986

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By JOHN HUSBAND
The Michigan volleyball team
mounted a valiant comeback last
night against Central Michigan at
the IM building only to see it fall
short at the very end.
The Wolverines lost the. first
two games 15-8 and 15-6 and were
two points away from defeat at 13-9
in the third before rallying to win
16-14 on a kill by junior Lisa
Vahi.
THE CHIPPEWAS were
again two points away from victory
in the fourth game at 13-8, but the

Blue
Wolverines fought back again
behind the serving of Vahi to tie it
at 13. Senior Jayne Hickman served
out the last two points to win it
15-13 and even the match.
The fifth game saw Michigan
again in the unenviable position of
coming from behind. Trailing 10-5
the Wolverines stormed back, led
by sophomore Marie Ann
Davidson's serving, which included
three aces, to go ahead 11-10.
With the score knotted at 13,
CMU rose to the occasion behind
clutch kills by sophomore Karen

er
spiker
Histed and senior Shannon Voss to
squash Michigans comeback effort
and win the game 15-13 and the
match, 3-2.
"WE SHOULD have won it
in the third game," said CMU head
coach Marcy Westen. "But
Michigan played very well, they did
a great job coming back."
Westen effectively used her
substitutes, rotating potent front-
liner Histed with the consistent
backline play of junior Carol
Mensinger. Histed blasted a game-
high 19 kills.

5,

3-2

"The rotation system works
really well," Histed said. "Carol is a
much better backline player than
me, and I work better up front."
D A VID SON led the spikers
with 11 kills, sophmore Julie
Marshall had 10, and junior Heather
Olsen chipped in with eight.
Vahi paced Michigan with 36
assists to go along with 5 serve
aces and 13 digs. Hickman led the
blue with 24 digs.
"We just dug a hole for
ourselves," said Michigan head
coach Joyce Davis. "We had a lot of ;
receiving errors and service errors in
the first two games."
The Wolverines usually fair well
against non-conference opponets as
evidenced by its 9-4 non-conference
record going into the game. The
loss dropped the spikers to 10-16
overall and 1-11 in the Big Ten.
Central ran its record to 14-10 to:
go along with its 9-4 mark in the
MAC.

Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
Michigan's Heather Olsen waits for the ball during last night's volleyball
match against Central Michigan. The Chippewas prevailed on the night,
winning in the fifth set.
Thomas returns to
Hoosier hoop squad

THE SPORTING VIEWS!
By LIAM FLAHERTY
Pro basketball, for all its glitter and hype, is in
danger of becoming a tedious affair. The mania for
size, which has claimed every NBA coach and general
manager as its victim, is filling the game with
countless plodding seven footers. Strategy seems to
have evolved into letting one seven footer shoot and
if he misses hope one of your other giants get the
rebound. Thus players like Jim Petersen and Jawann
Oldham command million dollar contracts and gifted
guards such as World B. Free are forced out of the
league.
But amidst all this elevated grind shine a few
outposts of grace and style. Two standouts are
Michael Jordan of the Bulls and Isiah Thomas of the
Pistons. The two met last Friday at the Silverdome
and, despite a sloppy, awkward game, one still came
away grateful that these two have choosen basketball
as their line of work.
Jordan seems to be claiming the league as his
own. He torched the Knicks for fifty points on
opening night and hasn't slowed down since. The
Bulls already have more wins than most people
thought they would have in a month and a half - due
entirely to Jordan and the vitality of rookie coach
Doug Collins.
TO GIVE a litany of Jordan's physical attributes
(great leaping ability, unbelievable hang time,
superior touch and ball handling skills) is mundane.
Jordan has a presence on the court which is
unmatchable. He engages the crowd with winks and

Jordan and Isiah...
...little b ig me
conversation. It is cocky, but it should not be
confused with the extreme exuberance of the Mets.
Jordan too, loves to play the game but never lets it
interfere with his strutting coolness.
Having said all this about Jordan, it must be
repeated that it was Isiah and the Pistons who came
out on top. Thomas overcame a sluggish start to
dominate the game in the fourth quarter - usually
Jordan's domain. Thomas' game cannot be put in a
playbook or diagrammed on a blackboard. His shakes
and twists can make a coach look like a genius, but
be assured neither Chuck Daly or any other mortal
had a hand in planning some of Thomas' moves.
Thomas, listed at a very generous 6-1, has no fear
of big men. In fact, although possessing a solid
jumper, the bulk of Thomas' moves are orchestrated
in the paint. Thomas' success, like Jordan's, cannot
be fully explained in terms of physical ability. His
cherubic face belies a fierce intensity. Witness his left
hook to Dudley Bradley in Saturday's Buck game.
Thomas has an almost mystical feel for the game.
There are times when he plays at a different speed and
his teammates always seem a step behind. But
ultimately the team is all Thomas is concerned with.
He distributes the ball wisely, for there is no doubt he
could average thirty points a game.
As long as teams like Boston and Houston win the
quest for size, they will continue unabated. But the
league might as well pack it in if one day it finds it
only has room for seven footers.

BLOOMINGTON (AP) - For-
ward Daryl Thomas, dropped from
the Indiana basketball team by
Coach Bob Knight last week, has
returned to practice.
Thomas, a 6-foot-7 senior who
averaged 14.5 points a game last
season, rejoined the squad on
Sunday. Knight had no comment
on Thomas' reinstatement.
Knight said after an intrasquad

game in Gary last Thursday that
Thomas was dropped "because he
doesn't think it is important enough
to maintain academic standards."
Kreigh Smith, a 6-7 junior,
sprained his ankle in Sunday's
practice and will be out two to three
weeks, trainer Tim Garl said.
Forward Rick Calloway aggravated
a knee injury Sunday and missed
Monday's practice.

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Brewster, a senior from London,
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his 5000-meter victory at Purdue.
HE ALSO RAN the fastest
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athlete. This year's heroics include
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at the Central Collegiate Cham -
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Coach Warhurst credits much of
Brewster's success to a maturing
process that he has gone through in
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
(AP) - Albert King scored 22
points and Mike Gminski had 20
K ing apoints and 15 rebounds as the New
Jersey Nets held off a late Boston
rally last night to hand the Celtics a
b~in sk 1 114-110 loss.

point play of his own, and Buck
Williams, who finished with 16
points and 16 rebounds, added two
free throws with 48 seconds
remaining to give the Nets a 111-
107 advantage.

reserve guard Steve Harris, who is
fighting to keep a spot on the roster
when power forward Ralph
Sampson recovers from an injury.
Alvin Robertson led three Spurs
guards with 17 points, while
Johnny Moore added 12 and Tnhnny

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