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Page 12 -The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 9, 1987
Women cagers rebound in North Carolina

The sign of a good athletic team
is the ability to bounce back from
adversity. The women's basketball
team did exactly that this past
weekend, bouncing its way to a split
at the North Carolina Tournament in
Chapel Hill, N.C.
After losing the opening round to
host and highly respected North
Carolina, 88-75, the Wolverines beat
Northeastern handily, 65-53.
It was not gaining the split that
showed the team's heart, but rather
the ability to overcome last Tues-
day's morale-breaking loss to Oak-
land University.
"We played two good games -
having bound back from the loss to
Oakland is so important," said coach
Bud Van De Wege.
GAME ONE saw the Wol

verines shoot a woeful 29 percent
from the floor, yet at the half they
found themselves trailing by only
two, 45-43.
"We hung with them in every
aspect of the game," said Van De
Wege. "With that kind of shooting,
its hard to beat anyone."
The Wolverines excelled under the
boards, grabbing rebounds faster than
Hugh Hefner grabs women. Tanya
Powell (18 points) cleared 18 off
the boards against the Tarheels while
nabbing nine in the final match and
finishing with 33 points.
The second game's 14-point dif-
ference can be attributed to an early
20-8 Michigan lead. From there the
Wolverines coasted, connecting on
52 percent of their field goals.
Sophomore sensation Tempie
Brown threw in 20 points and totaled

46 for the two games. The leading
scorer in each game, Brown was
named to the All-Tournament team.
"SHE DID it all" were the only
words Van De Wege could muster
when speaking of the former Miss
Colorado Basketball.
North Carolina won the tour-
nament beating Iowa State, 69-66,
in the final.
Van De Wege will now start
singing "I've Got a Gal In
Kalamazoo" since Western Mich-
igan's woman will be waiting to
tangle tomorrow. Western plays well
inside, has good quickness around
the perimeter, and mixes up its
defense, a move which might cause
"They play a no-holds-barred kind

Pistons streak by
Blazers, 127-117




PONTIAC (AP) - Isiah Thomas
scored seven points and Rick Ma-
horn six in a key third-quarter run as
the Detroit Pistons beat Portland
127-117 last night, snapping the
Trail Blaizer's NBA winning streak
at nine games.
The Trail Blazers led 74-66 with
8:30 remaining in the third quarter
when the Pistons went on a 22-13
spurt that gave them the lead for
good, 88-87, with 1:28 remaining in
the period.
Detroit's Adrian Dantley, who
was held scoreless in the third quar-
ter, hit a layup with 11 seconds re-
maining in the game, making him

... "did it all"

of game," Van De Wege said. "We
match pretty well with them. We are
a little taller up front."

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the 13th NBA player to score 20,000
points. Dantley, in his 12th season,
finished with 17 points.
Bill Laimbeer led Detroit with 30
points. Thomas had 25 points and
Mahorn finished with 20 and a ca-
reer-high 20 rebounds as the Pistons
won their fourth successive game.
Steve Johnson scored 30 for
Portland. Jerome Kersey, who fouled
out with 26 seconds remaining, had
20 for the Trail Blazers.
Clyde Drexler, the NBA player of
the week the past two weeks, fouled
out with 3:54 remaining after scor-
ing 19 points for Portland.
Indima tops Vandy
Smart, removed from the starting
lineup and relegated to the bench
most of the night, scored two key
baskets in the final minutes last
night to give sixth ranked Indiana a
63-61 victory over Vanderbilt.
Smart, benched by coach Bob
Knight for his performance in
Saturday's overtime loss to then-
second ranked Kentucky, made a ten-
foot jumper to put the Hoosiers
ahead 60-59 with 2:57 to play. The
basket ended a scoreless streak that
lasted nearly five minutes after a
three-pointer by Jay Edwards gave
Indiana, 3-1, a 58-53 lead with 7:51.
Smart was named most valuable
player in last year's Final Four after
hitting the winning shot in the final
seconds to give Indiana a one-point
victory over Syracuse in the cham-
pionship game. Tuesday night,
though, he sat on the bench until
there was 10:30 left in the game.
Vanderbilt, which upset then-top 4
ranked North Carolina on Saturday
had fought back from a 16 point
first-half deficit to take its only lead
of the game at 59-58 on two free
throws by Barry Goheen with 4:48
left. Center Will Perdue, who fin-
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Vanderbilt, 3-1, trailed 62-59 after
a basket by Smart on a baseline
drive with 1:11 left. The Com-
modores, who defeated Indiana last
year, twice was forced to put up
rushed shots in the final minutes as
the 45-second clock was running
down, and missed both times.
After Dean Garrett rejected a shot
by Perdue, Smart got the loose ball.
However, the Hoosiers were unable
to score as Rick Calloway, who led
Indiana with 19 points, missed the
front end of a one-and-one. Vander-
bilt was then called for traveling
with 18 seconds to go and Calloway
made one of two free throws later.



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