The Michigan Daily - Monday, December 12, 1988 - Page 11
Women settle for consolation win
BY LORY KNAPP
The Michigan women's basketball team failed
to play up to its potential, but was still able to
salvage a third-place finish this weekend at the
Lady Blazer Classic.
The team rebounded from what coach Bud
VanDeWege saw "as a total breakdown in every
area" during a 58-57 loss to Tulane in the
tournament opener to defeat Austin Peay, 77-57,
in the consolation game.
Michigan's impressive play against Austin
Peay was absent in the one-point loss to Tulane.
"We didn't apply pressure offensively or
defensively, and we didn't rebound," VanDeWege
The players were also disappointed with their
"We went there with the intention of winning
the championship," Wolverine forward Tanya
Powell said. "We didn't play up to our potential,
and we wanted to avoid that this year."
Michigan guard Carol Szczechowski's play
earned her a spot on the all-tournament team. She
had a team-leading 15 points and seven assists
against Tulane and scored 14 against Austin
Tempie Brown and Leslie Spicer also scored
14 to seal the Michigan victory over the
Spicer started in place of forward Lorea
Feldman, who did not make the road trip in order
to study for final exams. Spicer responded by
averaging seven rebounds in the tournament and
picking up the scoring slack.
Spicer's efforts were not enough in the Tulane
game, however. After trailing 54-45 with five
minutes to play, Michigan rallied back to tie the
game at 57-57 with 30 seconds left.
But Brown fouled Tulane's Cheryl True with
two seconds left, and True hit one of two free
throws to seal the victory.
Despite not winning the tournament,
VanDeWege viewed the experience positively.
"It was nice to bounce back and play well
against Austin Peay. It will give us good morale.
going into our game with Auburn," he said. "
Harbaugh leads Bears past
Lions for NFC Central title
Michigan's Todd Brost (9)
Hamilton battle for position
net during Friday's game.
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giving the Spartans a 3-1 lead.
"He wasn't moving, and
(referee Steve) Piotrowski wasn't
going to call it, so I tried to move
him out of there," Keough said.
"He had me so far back in my net
and he was able to flip the rebound
in. It should have been a whistle."
The Wolverines were able to
pull within 3-2 early in the third
period, but the Spartans scored the
next two goals to assure their 17th
FRIDAY NIGHT, in front
of a sell-out crowd of 8,322,
Michigan threatened Muzzatti
repeatedly, but he met all 20
challenges the Wolverines put
forth, holding Michigan scoreless.
Michigan goalie Warren
Sharples saved 25 of 28 Michigan
State shots on goal, including
several breakaway shots, but the
three that slipped through made
the difference, 3-0.
"One of our team goals is to
hold the opponent to no more than
three goals, so defensively we did
a good job," Sharples said. "But it
"We didn't get the bounces,"
Berenson said after the game. "We
had a lot of 'just about' goals,
. and Michigan State's Brad
in front of the Michigan State
but we just couldn't put the puck
in the net. You only get a few
chances; you just have to make
The chances were there.
Michigan center Todd Brost hit the
post squarely on a shot from in
front of the net. Forward Denny
Felsner hit a post and also had a
one-on-zero breakaway stymied by
"Michigan came out with
tremendous emotion, but we had a
great team effort," Mason said.
"Our special teams were great,
(Muzzatti) had a big game in the
net, Kip Miller had a strong game.
We've got some depth on this
Berenson was generally
pleased with his team"s
performance both nights. "We
were capable of winning a game
this weekend," he said. "We were
right in the game for about the
first half (Sunday). There was a lot
of close checking and nobody
could get going. That's the way
we want it."
Mason said: "There were lots
of times that we didn't have
control. I was never worried about
losing the game, but there were
times that Michigan had us on the
ropes. They had a lot of great
chances and we had to hope to get
a save or hope they missed."
CHICAGO (AP) - Former
Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh
started for the second straight game
and led the Chicago Bears to a 13-12
victory over the visiting Detroit
Lions on Sunday.
Kevin Butler kicked a 32-yarder
with four seconds left to win the
game. The victory, coupled with
Minnesota's 18-6 loss to Green Bay,
clinched the Bears' fifth straight
NFC Central title.
Chicago and Minnesota meet
next Monday night in Minnesota in
a game that would have been a title
showdown had the Vikings won
Harbaugh redeemed himself after
a disappointing NFL debut in a 23-3
loss to the Rams last Monday night.
Against the Lions, he completed 18
of 26 passes for 174 yards and led the
team in rushing with 36 yards and a
"Last week I tried to make the
big play too much," Harbaugh said.
"This time I just took each play at a
With Chicago behind, 12-10,
Harbaugh used a 17-yard pass to
Dennis McKinnon and an 11-yard
pass to James Thornton to help
move the Bears from their own 30
inside the Detroit 15 to set up
Butler's second field goal of the
Detroit had moved 90 yards on
the previous drive. Garry James dived
over from the one-yard line to put
Detroit ahead, 12-10, but Chicago's
Al Harris blocked the extra-point
attempt by Ed Murray, which turned
out to be Chicago's margin of
Harbaugh ran four yards up the
middle on a quarterback draw for~a
touchdown with 4:05 left in the third
quarter to put Chicago up, 10-6.
During the 74-yard scoring drive,
Harbaugh ran 19 yards to midfield
and passed 22 yards to McKinnon to
move Chicago to the Detroit 10.
In other games Sunday:
PACKERS 18, VIKINGS 6.
The Vikings lost for the second time
this season to the Packers, who have
won three games. Green Bay is tied
for the worst record in the league.
OILERS 41, BENGALS 6.
Mike Rozier scored three touchdowns
and had 126 yards rushing, giving
him his first 1000-yard season.
BILLS 37, RAIDERS 21.
Robb Riddick scored two touchdowns
on short runs for the Bills, who
gained 255 yards on the ground, 106
by Thurman Thomas.
49 ERS 30, SAINTS 17. Joe
Montana ran for one touchdown and
threw 68 yards for another score.
RAMS 22, FALCONS 7. Jim
Everett threw for 303 yards and one
touchdown, completing 24 of 33
GIANTS 28, CHIEFS 12. Phil
Simms and Mark Bavaro connected
for a pair of touchdowns. Joe Morris
ran for a season-high 140 yards.
P ATRIOTS 10, BUCS 7
(OT). Jason Staurovsky kicked a 27-
yard field goal to win the game.
COWBOYS 24, REDSKINS
17. Steve Pelluer threw three
touchdowns to Michael Irvin, and
completed 21 of 35 for 333 yards.
CHARGERS 20, STEELERS.
14. San Diego's Mark Malone, in
his first game against his former
team, threw a touchdown pass and
ran for another.
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surprised we had some players who
were intimidated. I think we had
some people who were impressed.
for the most part, I think our guys
went out and played them as hard as
they could. (Michigan coach Bill)
frieder's too small to intimidate
Though Payne didn't agree
Michigan had something over his
team mentally, he did admit that the
Wolverines were a better team.
t'Michigan is obviously a great
basketball team," Payne said. "I
haven't seen a team that good in a
long time. They're really in sync
with what they have to do to win a
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