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vs. Northwestern
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena
The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, January 7, 1987

vs. Ohio State
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

Page 10

Powerful Purdue pounds Blue 89-77

Shades of Scott Skiles: the jump
shot is again beating the Michigan
The outside game, which helped
Skiles and his Michigan State
teammates upset Michigan twice
last season, is proving to be
Michigan's Achilles' Heel again
this season.
That same shot, which refused to
fall for the Wolverines during
postseason play, has led to
Michigan's early demise from the
NCAA tournament the past two
Monday night, it was Troy Lewis
who burned the Wolverines by
burying a career-high 39 points to
lead the sixth-ranked Purdue
Boilermakers to a 89-77 victory
over the hapless Wolverines.
Purdue now stands at 2-0 in the
Big Ten and 10-1 overall. The

The defeat was also Michigan's
third in its last four games. Illinois
and Middle Tennessee State
accounted for the Wolverines other
two losses. Michigan's overall
record now stands at 8-5.
LEWIS DID his best to
imitate Skiles during Purdue's
victory, hitting 12-of-15 shots from
all over the floor, sinking 13-of-15
free throws, grabbing eight
rebounds and dishing off five
assists. Add in Todd Mitchell's six-
of-12 from the floor and Melvin
McCants' six-of-10, and one has
the ingredients for a blowout.
The only thing that didn't go
poorly for the Wolverines Monday
was their outside shooting, though
even that was only mediocre.
Antoine Joubert scored 22 points
on 10-of-21 shooting, Gary Grant
scored 21 points on nine-of-19
shooting, and Glen Rice scored 15
points on seven-of-16 shooting,
much of his shots taken from the

... Purdue's powerhouse
Boilermakers are one on five teams
in the conference that are undefeated
in league play.
The loss was Michigan's second
in the conference, leaving them as
one of five teams that have yet to
win in the Big Ten..

perimeter. Garde Thompson added
10 points on four-of-10 shooting.
The rest of the Wolverines took
a combined seven shots from the
floor, good for only nine points.
MICHIGAN coach Bill
Frieder was forced early in the game
to try a number of different
combinations on the floor as Mark
Hughes got into early foul trouble,
only to be followed by Loy Vaught
getting into early foul trouble. It
was all for naught, as none of the
big men, with the exception of
Rice, could score against the tough
Boilermaker defense.
Michigan was able to stay even
with Purdue until midway through
the first half. Purdue, backed by
Lewis' hot shooting, was then able
to take a 45-35 lead into the locker
room at intermission.
The Wolverines made a run in
the second half, but again Lewis
silenced them when he needed to.
Rice led both teams with 11
rebounds, and Joubert hauled in
nine. Mitchell and Lewis led the
Boilermakers with eight each.
IN OTHER action over
Michigan beat Northern
Michigan 102-76. Grant led the
Wolverines with 32 points and nine
Middle Tenessee beat Michigan
85-83 in the first round of the
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Classic. Rice led the Wolverines
with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Michigan smashed Alaska-
Anchorage 102-55 in the
consolation round of the UAB
Classic. Grant led the Wolverines
with 24 points, and Hughes pulled
down nine rebounds.
Illinois defeated Michigan 95-84
in both teams' Big Ten opener.

leers S Iit wit
It is by no means time to start
talking about the hockey team in
the same breath with Michigan
State or Bowling Green, but
Michigan did show signs over
winter break of better things to
come in the second half.
When classes ended December
12, Michigan was tied for last in
the Central Collegiate Hockey
Association and riding a five-game
losing streak. Over break, however,
the Wolverines won four of six and
climbed out of the cellar.
Some of the highlights included:
'Michigan notching its first
sweep of the season when they won
two games from Miami at Yost Ice
Arena December 14 and 15 TheF
Wolverines avenged their two
losses to the Redskins in Oxford,
Ohio, last October.
-The Wolverines making their
first appearance in the finals of the
Great Lakes Invitational since
-Michigan winning only its
second road game of the season last
Saturday, defeating Ohio State 8-7"
in overtime.
Michigan's split with the ,
Buckeyes last weekend left it with
an 8-16 overall record and in Freshman Ryan Pardoski tri
seventh place in the CCHA. It is College earlier this season.
only one point behind sixth-place host Ohio State in overtime la
Ohio State and three points behind
fifth-place Illinois-Chicago, its his third of the season.
opponent this weekend. "Saturday night's game wa
"That was our best series of important game to win,"
games on the road (this season)," Berenson. "It would have be
head coach Red Berenson said, tough weekend had we lost it."
referring to the Ohio State trip. MICHIGAN SPLIT an
THE WOLVERINES could pair of games at the GLI a
have very well won a pair of games Louis Arena. The Wolve
according to Berenson. They ousted Michigan Tech 4-3 i
outshot Ohio State 40-19 Friday semi-finals on a Mike I
night only to lose 7-4. The overtime goal. However, We
Buckeyes' big period was the Michigan soundly defeated th
second when they outscored the finals 8-2. Bronco goalie
Michigan 4-1. Rick Brebant scored Horn, the most valuable play
three goals for Ohio State. the two-day tournament, ti
The Wolverines rebounded the back 34 shots.
following night to beat Ohio State "I didn't think we
to give goalie Glen Neary (1-8) his necessarily the second best te
first win of the season. Ryan the tournament, but we deserv
Pardoski scored the game-winner 24 beat Tech," Berenson said.
seconds into the overtime period was a big boost for us just to
while Brad McCaughey sat in the the final game."
penalty box. It was Pardoski's Probably the most impt
second goal of the game and only series over break was the

h Bucks

Doily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
While Michigan students were struggling with final exams, Michigan's
Gary Grant struggled with a Bowling Green player for the ball.

Women tumblers aim high

Daily Photo by PETER ROSS.
ips up an opponent from Lake Superior State
Pardoski scored the winning goal against
ast weekend.

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against Miami. It was a must win
situation for Michigan, and they
came away with two badly-needed
The most crucial moment in the
series could have come late in the
third period of the second game
when defenseman Alex Roberts was
serving a five-minute penalty, and
Michigan successfully killed the
penalty to preserve a 7-6 lead.
Brad McCaughey was the
offensive hero, garnering a pair of
hat tricks on the weekend. It was
his second and third three-goal
games of the season. Joe Lockwood
also chipped in with a two-goal
performance in the Friday game.
The goals were Lockwood's first
two of the season. Freshman
defenseman Brad Turner also scored
his first two goals of the season
with one against Michigan Tech
and Ohio State, respectively.

The higher one goes, the thinner
the atmosphere gets. But the
women's gymnastics team is
hoping that won't be true for them.
"I could tell in the first two
weeks that it was going to be a
better atmosphere this year," said
returning gymnast Janne Klepek.
"People are more relaxed and we're
working really well together."
Head coach Dana Kempthorn has
also noticed the depth of this young
Woverine team. "I really look
forward to this year. We can mix up
the lineup a lot because we have so
much depth," she said. "Also, it's
nice to have the returning kids to
pull you through."
The Wolverines look to beat
their sixth place Big Ten finish of
last year. There are, however, a few
obstacles in their path. Minnesota
and Ohio State remain strong from
their Big Ten-leading squads of last
year. In fact, the Wolverines
haven't made it past the tough Big
Ten since 1982 when they advanced
to the NCAA Tournament.
MICHIGAN will face only
four teams from the Big Ten during
the season until the Big Ten
Championships in late March.
Instead, they will face different
squads from around the Midwest,
the Buckeyes among them.
Women's gymnastics is both a
team and individual sport. There are

Women cagers off to 0-2 Big Ten start

... hopeful coach
no separate competitions, but
rather, the individual results are
separated after the team scores have
been figured. After the season, there
is a series of tournaments leading to
the NCAA's. Both team and
individuals are eligible to compete.
The season begins in Kalamazoo
on Friday. That will feature
Western Michigan and Southeast
Missouri. Then Michigan comes
home for the big meet with Ohio
State, the following Saturday.
"We're shooting for third in the
Big Ten," said coach Kempthorn,
"and if we stay healthy, I think
we'll get it."
Leafs tie Wings for first
Courtnall scored two third-period
goals last night to lift Toronto to a
3-1 NHL victory over Detroit as the
Maple Leafs pulled into a tie with
the Red Wings for first place in the
Norris Division.
Courtnall tied the game 1-1 with
his 18th goal at 9:21 of the third
period, eight seconds after Detroit's
Lee Norwood went off for holding
Greg Terrion.
Courtnall, who extended his
scoring streak to nine games, beat
Red Wings netminder Greg Stefan
from the top of the left circle.
Courtnall came from behind the
net to beat Stefan from six feet
away on a feed from Wendell Clark
at 16:54 and Miroslav Ihnacak
scored an empty-net goal with 12
seconds remaining.
Gerard Gallant gave the Red
Wings a 1-0 lead with his 18th
goal, his seventh power-play goal,
at 16:23 of the second period.
With Vincent Damphoussse in
the penalty box for hooking
Detroit's Petr Klima on a

breakaway, Darren Veitch took a
pass along the boards from Steve
Yzerman and fed the puck to
Gallant just inside the blue line.
Gallant, who leads the Red
Wings in both goals and power-
play goals, beat Toronto goalie
Allan Bester with a blistering
Bosworth to return?
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - One
day after telling linebacker Brian
Bosworth that he shouldn't return
to the Oklahoma football team next
year, Coach Barry Switzer yesterday
said the All-American's college
career may not be over.
"If Brian does not option to play
pro football, he and I will discuss
his possible future participation at a
later date," Switzer said in a
statement issued by the school's
sports information office.
Bosworth, a fourth-year junior
eligible to graduate in May, was
generally expected to make himself
available for the National Football
League draft. Switzer's declaraton
on Monday that it would be "in the
best interest of the university" for
Bosworth to forego his final year of
eligiblity seemed to assure the
player's future.
Bosworth was banned by the
NCAA from playing in the Orange
Bowl because drug tests showed he
had used steroids. He later blasted
the NCAA for its drug-testing
policy, and during the Orange Bowl
game wore a T-shirt that, using the
NCAA initals, read "National
Communists Against Athletes."
The Daily Oklahoman newpaper
quoted an unnamed source close to
the football program as saying
Bosworth had been told before the
kickoff: "Do not do anything to
embarrass yourself, the football
team or the university with your
conduct on the sideline."
"But he did, and it was direct
insubordinaton," the newpaper's
source said. "He had no respect for
what Barry told him; he did what he
wanted to do. He went beyond the
team. You can only go so far.
"He staged the whole thing. He
upstaged the whole team and what
the university was trying to
accomplish. He embarrassed
everybody - the president, the
coaches, the team, the total
university - in what he did.
"The university had to do
something about it. If the
university hadn't done anything, it
would have been as if they were
condoning what he did."

Is a Big Ten championship in the forecast for
the Michigan women's basketball team? Not if
the Wolverines' dryspell continues after losses
last weekend to Purdue (82-61) and Illinois (76-
A rain dance is in progress though to improve
on last year's 8-10 conference record and seventh
place Big Ten finish. That's not an unreasonable
goal considering they're 7-4.
"After (Friday's thrashing by Purdue), we
came in Saturday and I ripped them good," said
head coach Bud Van De Wege. "I really got on
them in practice, and appealed to their desire to
It worked. Although Michigan suffered a
marginal loss to 13th ranked Illinois last Sunday,
it was obvious that this was not the same ball
club that played against the Boilermakers as if
hungover from New Year's. The Wolverines
raised their Purdue field goal percentage from
36.8 percent to 47 percent against Illinois.
Fighting Illini coach Laura Golden claimed their

game was not up to par after a tiresome nine-day
road trip, but Illinois still manhandled Michigan,
shooting 56 percent from the field and 67 percent
from the line.
"We were keeping our fingers crossed that the
road trip we've been on wouldn't take its toll
before the game was over," said Golden.
"Michigan played a really nice ball game. We
knew that Lorea Feldman and Vonnie Thompson
were excellent players, but Bud (Van De Wege)
certainly did get a lot of production out of some
of his freshman."
One of those freshman standouts is Lisa
Reynolds. Reynolds earned herself a starting
position at center, sidestepping senior Sharon
Sonntag in a home loss to Bowling Green (61-
60) on December 28. Reynolds is first in the
conference in blocked shots (2.25 per game), and
second on the team in points (11.0 per game) and
rebounds (6.25 per game), only behind junior
Lorea Feldman.
"Lisa Reynolds, to me, what a great defensive
player she is," bragged Van De Wege. "As a
freshman she has learned, the team has learned to

help each other on defense. She runs the (fast)
break well too.
"The team as a whole played a great basketball
game (against Illinois). You found out (in this
game) that we have it--there's no question about
it. I'm excited from the standpoint that they
bounced back."
The Wolverines rallied to come back from the
Fighting Illini's 10-point lead in the second half.
Sonntag proved herself worthy to start at center,
making key rebounds and points. It was her best
game this year by far, with1iO rebounds and a
career highl4 points, the same number of points
she scored earlier this year against Virginia
"Sharon deserves a lot of credit. She's been
coming into practice working her tail off, turning
her attitude 180 degrees," said Van De Wege.
Michigan jumps from the frying pan into the
fire, as it hits the Big Ten road for the first time
this season, visiting defending Big Ten
Champion Ohio State this Friday, then they're
off to Indiana. Michigan will return home on
January 23 to host Northwestern..

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