The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 30, 1989 - Page 11
BY LORY KNAPP
Sometimes it doesn't matter what
you do, you just can't win.
That was the case Friday night as
the Michigan women's basketball
team lost a heartbreaker to Michigan
State, 47-45. The loss was the
Wolverines (6-11 overall, 0-7 Big
Ten) seventh Big Ten loss in a row,
keeping them at the bottom of the
Michigan's defense held the
normally high-scoring Spartans (10-
6, 4-2) to 34 percent shooting.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines,
their defense was not enough to com-
pensate for their miserable offense-
* which shot only 31 percent from the
"We are just not shooting well,"
coach Bud VanDeWege said. "If we
shoot 43 percent, we win those
games. This was the best game
we've played in a month, holding
them (State) to 34 percent on their
The Wolverines, who last week
averaged 28 turnovers per game, gave
the ball up just 12 times- one less
than did Michigan State.
"We did not play like a team that
went into that game 0-6 (in the Big
Ten)," VanDeWege said.
Michigan's Tanya Powell led all
scorers with 15 points. Rookie Leah
Wooldridge and Val Hall each added
six points. Wooldridge started the
game in place of guard Tempie
Brown, who did not make the road
trip for personal reasons.
The Wolverines were down eight
points, 47-39, with two and a half
minutes left to play, but they refused
to die. Powell nailed two short jump-
ers and center Joan Rieger hit a lay-
up that made for six unanswered
Wooldridge, who had made two
three-pointers earlier in the game, put
up another with just four seconds to
go for the game-winner. But it was
just not to be, as the shot missed.
Hughes boils a
BY ADAM SCHRAGER
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In his four years at
Michigan, he has not been the scoring leader like Glen
Rice, nor the fan favorite like Loy Vaught, but Mark
Hughes has always been solid.
"Mark had a great game," said
Vaught following Hughes' 17 point .
performance in yesterdays 99-88
Michigan victory over Purdue. "It's
about time he has received some
credit for his accomplishments."
Hughes, who was much maligned
for missing the last-second shot
against Indiana last Monday, recorded
three three-point plays during the
second half of the Wolverines road
His 15 second-half points took
some pressure off Rice, who tallied
34 points to lead Michigan.
"Things were a lot easier for me _ _
when Mark started to score," said
Rice. "We need that kind of H u
production. When one guy is sco
struggling, we have to have guys
like Mark coming off the bench and contributing."
"Hughes was just good," said Michigan coach Bill
Frieder. "He got the ball inside. He scored. He made
free throws. And he played steady defense."
AT THE 12:23 mark of the second-half, Purdue
had closed the Michigan lead to 13 before Hughes
cashed in on two three-point plays that sandwiched a
Purdue basket, to give the Wolverines their largest led
of the game at 17 points.
While Hughes' teammates laul
the stellar effort of their reserve
center-forward, his contributions
were also recognized by tie
"Hughes just got open," said
Purdue senior co-captain Kip Jones.
"Because we tried to key on Rice fie
was able to get the ball. He had ul 't
of baskets where the ball just en&
up in his hands and he converted.' - F'
"He did more than we expected
him to do," said Purdue coach G6ii
Keady. "I've always liked him, b'.i't
seems like he's been around foreft."
"This was a big game for the
team, not just for me," said Hughd,
whose career high is 21 pdih§
hes against Holy Cross earlier tbt
17 season. "It doesn't make a differotia
to me how much I score just as lVg
as the team wins. That's what is really importai tV
Mike Griffin tries to block the shot of Purdue center Melvin
McCants from behind. Glen Rice, meanwhile, attempts to
draw a charging call.
Michigan signs top Colorado QB ':
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Bill Frieder said. "Our kids have
been under a lot of pressure lately
and they just responded."
Equally impressive was Kirk
Taylor, who has not seen much
playing time recently after suffering
'mental lapses' in important games.
"Kirk Taylor played a whale of a
game. He was smart with the ball
and had very few turnovers. That's
all we need from him," Rice said.
Rumeal Robinson scored 15 and
had nine assists while Loy Vaught
contributed 14 as Michigan had four
players score in double figures.
THE WOLVERINE defense
neutralized the vaunted Boilermaker
frontline, holding Steve Scheffler
and Melvin McCants to 27 points
.and eight rebounds. The Wolverines
out-rebounded Purdue 31 to 18 for
"Our game plan was to shut down
their inside play," Rice said. "Our
big guys played great inside defense
and the few times it broke down, our
weakside defense went to their to
Michigan took a 7-6 lead on a
ferocious Vaught slam with 16:08
left in the first half, and the
Wolverines never looked back.
Robinson contributed to Michigan's
first 12 points, scoring five and
assisting on the rest
Robinson took a breather and the
Wolverines went on a 6-0 run to
stretch a five point lead to 26-15
with 9:26 left to play in the half.
"ONE OF our goals was to
relieve Rumeal Robinson because he
just can't play effectively for 40
minutes," Frieder said.
The Wolverines had a 48-33 lead
at halftime. Rice scored 20 of
Michigan's first-half points on
Purdue pulled to within 13 and
the home crowd came to life on
Jimmy Oliver's third three-pointer of
the game with 14:06 left to play.
But Vaught, who hit all seven of
his shots, Hughes and Rice led
Michigan on a 19-13 run which put
the visitors up 87-71 with 3:22 left
in the game.
BY MICHAEL SALINSKY
The University of Colorado came
in and yanked away the best
quarterback from the state of
Michigan, Rob Woolfork of Detroit
Henry Ford High School.
Did Michigan fret? No, they just
went in and grabbed the best quarter-
back in Colorado, and maybe the
His name is Doug Musgrave, a 6-
foot-3, 190 pound Parade All-Amer-
ican from Grand Junction High
School. Musgrave passed for 3,147
yards, and 44 touchdowns this
season, leading his team to the 3A
Musgrave can't actually sign
until the signing
In other recruiting ne$,
Brockton, Mass. offensive lineman
Michael Lewis has committe4 4q,
Michigan. Lewis comes from tahe
school that sent Greg McMurtry
three years ago.
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