The Michigan Daily - Monday,.March 23, 1987 - Page 9
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By JULIE HOLLMAN
Hunting season may well be over but it didn't appear that way
Saturday at Crisler Arena as Falcons fell from the sky and Wolverines
dropped to the ground during the men's and women's gymnastics meet.
In the men's competition, the Michigan State Spartans inflicted the
wounds to the Wolverines and the Air Force Falcons, winning the meet
with 272.50 points, 2.70 better than second-place Michigan. Air Force
finished a distant third with 251.35.
On the women's side of the card, it was the Wolverines who did the
feasting as they prayed on the Bowling Green Falcons. Michigan
dominated every event en route to a 179.7-174.4 victory.
The women started off strong in the vault competition, capturing the
top four positions. Angela Williams steered the onslaught with a 9.4
first place score. Michigan shaped its margin into a commanding 90.55-
86.25 lead after taking first and second places in the uneven bars.
BOWLING GREEN TRIED to catch up on the balance beam
but once again slipped behind the more polished Wolverines. Janna
Jeffries clinched the beam event tying her personal best of 9.10. The
Falcons recorded their highest finish of the meet as Lisa Hillman tied
Michigan's Julie Duckworth forsecond. The 9.05 score marked an
event personal high for Duckworth.
In the final rotation, Bowling Green pulled out its only event
victory, capturing the floor competition by one-tenth of a point.
Michigan, however, claimed the two top positions as Williams placed
first with, a personal high of 9.5. Jeni Hescott followed closely behind
Women's coach Dana Kempthorn was happy with the team's
improvement. "Everyone did a good job," she said. "I like the way we
are progressing. We have been very consistent with our scores."
The team, however, continued to have its problems on beam and
bars. Said Kempthorn, "All season long we have been trying to score
above a 180 and we could have been there today without the falls."
BIG TEN RIVAL Michigan State forced the men to turn in
strong performances but in the end squeezed past the home team.
Michigan started off aggressively on the floor as Scott Moore
delivered an event winning and personal high 9.65 showing. Tony
Angelotti and Brock Orwig came in third and fourth respectively for the
Wolverines. But when all three teams completed the exercise MSU
emerged the winner by less then a point.
While Air Force trailed in all six events, Michigan and MSU fought
hard for control. The Spartans inched away in the high bar and parallel
bars competitions, winning both by less than one point. Michigan
countered with a victory on the vault but only won the event by .05,
allowing State to maintain a slim lead.
The still rings proved to be a decisive move forward for Michigan as
Mitch Rose and Brock Orwig paced the team to a 45.95-44.90 event
win. This one-point difference though, was surpassed by MSU on the
pommel horse when the Spartans took the event by two points. This
difference on the horse accounted for most of Michigan State's 2.70
point victory margin.
Air Force in the meantime, was nowhere to be seen in the battle as
they placed third in every event by no less than 1.75 points.
"Mentally, this was our toughest competition," explained Michigan
coach Bob Darden. "The floo, horse, and vault all really came together
but we fell back on the horizontal and parallel bars and that made up the
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SEATTLE (AP) - Freddie
Banks and Gerald Paddio, both
mired in deep shooting slumps,
hit seven 3-point shots during a
second-half surge Sunday as No. 1
Nevada-Las Vegas stormed back
from a 19-point deficit to beat
Iowa 84-81 and advance to the
NCAA Final Four.
Sixth-ranked Iowa had-a chance
to tie the score, but Kevin
Gamble, who threw away a pass
with 14 seconds left, missed a 23-
foot shot as time ran out.
The victory sends UNLV into a
Saturday matchup against Indiana
in New Orleans and gave the
Runnin' Rebels a 37-1 mark,
tying the record for most wins in
a season set last year by Duke.
UNLV rallied from way behind
on the strength of the 3-point shot
to shock an Iowa team that held a
comfortable 58-42 halftime lead.
The charge was led by Banks
and Paddio, who hit only-one of
11 combined 3-point tries in the
first half. As a team, UNLV
made just 3-of-14 3-point
attempts in the first half.
With UNLV trailing 62-44
early in the second half, Banks hit
a 3-point shot and the Runnin'
Rebels were on their way.
After the two teams traded
baskets, Paddio, who had missed
his first six 3-pointers, hit his
first of four. Banks followed with
two free throws.
Suddenly, UNLV was within
seven points, trailing 66-59.
Paddio then hit three straight 3-
pointers to give UNLV a lead at
10:07 of the second half, and the
Rebels never trailed again. Banks
capped a 27-4 run by the Runnin'
Rebels with another 3-pointer
with 8:26 remaining to make it
CINCINNATI (AP) - Rick
Calloway put in a rebound with
seven seconds left to give No. 3
Indiana a 77-66 victory over
Louisiana State Sunday and
advance the top-seeded Hoosiers to
the Final Four for the fourth time
under coach Bob Knight.
Indiana, 28-4, will meet west
regional champion Nevada-Las
Vegas Saturday in New Orleans.
Calloway's basket, a follow
of an air ball by teammate Daryl
Thomas, gave the Hoosiers their
first lead since halftime. A
turnaround jumper by Nikita
Wilson at the buzzer fell off the
rim, and the 24-15 Tigers were
denied their second straight Final
Four appearance, this one 90
miles from their Baton Rouge,
Louisiana State, the 10th seed
in the region, broke from a 47-46
halftime deficit with seven
straight points. After Indiana
scored four in a row, the Tigers
went on a 12-0 run as Indiana
went scoreless for 5:10. Wilson
scored six of the points in the run
that gave Louisiana State a 63-51
lead with 12:26 to play.
Indiana began chipping away
at the lead despite the fact that its
All-American guard, Steve Alford,
managed just two points in the
second half, finishing with 20.
Louisiana State led 75-66
when Calloway, who is from
Cincinnati, missed a dunk with
4:38 to play. Following a
television timeout, the Hoosiers
Dean Garrett, who finished
with 19 points and 15 rebounds,
dunked a rebound.
Thomas made two free throws
with 3:06 to play, and the
Hoosiers were within two.
UNLV's Jarvis Basnight soars above Iowa defender Roy Marble in the
Runnin' Ixbels Midwest Regional
Iowa refused to fold, however,
moving to within 82-78 on a
basket by guard B.J. Armstrong
with 2:05 remaining. The two
teams then exchanged steals before
Banks missed a free throw, and
Iowa got the ball with about a
Gamble hit a 3-point shot with
33 seconds left to pull within 82-
81 and Iowa used its zone press to
keep UNLV from reaching the
half-court line within the required
10 seconds, forcing a turnover.
Final win against the Hawkeyes
Gamble, on what appeared to
be a designed play to 7-foot Brad
Lohaus inside, hit the backboard
with his pass, giving UNLV the
ball with 14 seconds left.
UNLV senior guard Gary
Graham made both of his free
throws after being fouled with 10
seconds left, setting up the final
missed shot by Gamble, who h,
put Iowa in the West Regio-
finals by hitting a 3-point ba, t
in overtime to beat Oklahoma oii
GRAPPL ERS END SEASON WITH 19TH PLACE FINISH
Fisher in 4th place at NCAAs
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Michigan improved on its
disastrous 2-7 loss to Western
Michigan last fall.
IN ADDITION to that, Tina
Basle, the Wolverines number one
kingles player, came very close to
upsetting Jan Weigand. Weigand
beat Basle 6-4, 6-1 last fall, and is
ranked as one of the top fifty
players in college tennis.
The Wolverines also got straight
set victories from their four, five,
and six singles players. At four
singles, Susie Patlovich won 6-4,
6-4. At five, it was Anne Marie
loreno who won 6-0, 6-0, and at
Dx singles Alison Miller won 6-3,.
Basle split the first two sets 5-7,
6-3, then battled to 5-5 and deuce
in the third set.
"It was anyone's game," said a
disappointed Basle, "and it came
down to a net cord for her
(Weigand). I guess it was over after
Basle and Tricia Horn then lost
at first doubles 2-6, 3-6.
"Doubles, doubles, doubles,"
said Basle, "My singles was alright,
but I need to work on doubles. I
felt like I was moving well with
Tricia and then I'd just miss the
By IAN RATNER
Iowa fell short in its quest for a record tenth
consecutive wrestling title, surrendering the crown to
Iowa State. Michigan finished in a disappointing tie
for 19th although John Fisher gained All-American
status with a fourth-place finish at 134 pounds.
Iowa State, victims to Iowa during its first of a
series of nine straight championships in 1978,
outdistanced the Hawkeyes, 133-108. Michigan tied
Minnesota with twenty points.
Fisher, a redshirt sophomore, duplicated his
freshman performance at the nationals with a fourth
place finish this weekend at College Park, Maryland.
Fisher began the tournament with two impressive
victories but was upset, in his third match by
Clarion's Paul Clark, 4-2.
BIG TEN CHAMPION Fisher defeated
Northwestern's Joe Bales, the conference runner-up,
in the first round of the consolation bracket. Fisher
injured his ankle in the following match but managed
to hang on for a 10-8 win over Ohio University's
Hampered by the swollen ankle, Fisher was then
crushed by Iowa State's Jeff Gibbons, 11-2, in the
Michigan's three other qualifiers for the nationals,
Doug Wyland, Joe Pantaleo, and Mike Amine, failed
Pantaleo (158 pounds) won two of his first three
matches before falling to the eventual champion, Rob
Koll of North Carolina, 6-1.
WYLAND, WRESTLING at 118 pounds,
could only muster one win in three matches.
"Doug didn't wrestle the way he was capable of,"
said Bahr. "The mono still had a detrimental effect on
Mike Amine (167 pounds), a wild card qualifier,
won three out of five matches including a 4-3 victory
over No. 4 seed Jodi Karon of Lock Haven. Amine
lost his two matches by only one point.
"Mike (wrestled) extremely well...with the
enthusiasm and determination to be an All-
American," said Bahr. "Next year he'll be in the thick
'M' batsmen capture Citrus
Tournament with 7-2 mark
Nagel looks strong as
netters sweep Huskies
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The nationally-ranked baseball
team got off to a hot start down in
Texas this season, winning the
Citrus Tournament and finishing
with a 7-2 record.
Friday, the Wolverines beat St.
John's 7-5 and the following day
defeated Kansas 15-3, to clinch the
Michigan scored four runs in the
top of the sixth inning against the
/Redmen. Junior DH Tom Brock hit
a two-out, two-run double in that
inning tied the score at five apiece.
On the next play, sophomore Jim
Durham, who batted .750 on the
trip, singled to the shortstop, who
threw wildy to first as Brock scored
the winning run.
MICHIGAN ADDED a run
in the seventh as Ed Woolwine
singled and junior right fielder
Steven Finken tripled to right.
Finken was three for four in the
game with a double and a home
Senior Greg Everson, 1-0,
picked up the win in relief.
On Saturday, the Wolverines
clinched the tournament as Pan
American lost to Kansas and Miami
In the first inning of Michigan's
victory over the Jayhawks,
sophomore third baseman Bill St.
Peter hit a sacrifice fly to earn the
game winning RBI. It was his
fourth on the road trip.
Thompson, who batted .375 in
Texas, hit a three-run HR in the
FRESHMAN pitcher Mike
Grimes was the winner.
The Texas trip was marked by
several sterling performances.
Freshman Chris Gagin rode a seven
game hitting streak, and freshman
Phil Price played all nine games,
going 9 for 23, good for a .391
batting average. He leads the team
in hits with nine and RBI's with
nine as well.
Pitchers Dave Peralta and
Grimes both won two games
without a loss, giving up no earned
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them down," said Eisner, "and
instead of letting them back in the
match, we grinded them into the
ground. It was simply a case of
Sophomores Michael Pizzutello
and Chip McColl received a rare
chance to play at number three
doubles and came through with a 7-
6 (8-6), 7-5 victory.
"This was a great match to
practice in," said Eisner. "We want
to give people a chance to play.
The only way that I can tell
people's abilities is to see them
play in actual matches. Today, I had
an excellent opportunity to do
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