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January 10, 1989 - Image 8

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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 10, 1989

Blue cagers drop two



Turnovers will kill you every time.
Giving up the ball a combined 54 times in t
games last weekend, the Michigan women's baskett
team dropped its first two Big Ten matchups of t
season to Iowa and Minnesota.
Committing a costly 25 turnovers and shootinj
miserable 32 percent from the floor (which included
percent shooting in the second half), Michigan lost
Minnesota Sunday night, 84-69.
"When you go on the road, you have to shoot bel
than that," said Michigan head coach Bud VanDeWe;
The Gophers, who finished eighth in the Big '
last season, were led by sophomore Ellen Kramer, ws
had 24 points and 13 rebounds.
Carol Szczezhowski led the Wolverines (6-6) w
15 points and seven assists. Tanya Powell had
points and 11 rebounds, and Leslie Spicer added
Guard Tempie Brown, who usually starts, has b(
Michigan President James Duderstadt doesn't
mind football coach Bo Schembechler getting all
the national attention, but he worries a bit about
how the faculty perceives it.
"When people think of us first, they think of
those winged helmets. It is just a fact of life,"
Duderstadt said of the Wolverines, whose Rose
Bowl victory over Southern Cal on Jan. 2 put
them and their coach in the national spotlight.
"That's why it's important that we run an

struggling of late and did not start either game this
weekend. However, she came off the bench to score 11
points for Michigan.
Turnovers were also crucial Friday night, as
Michigan gave the ball up 29 times en route to losing
to seventh-ranked Iowa, 82-42.
"They played a man-to-man, pressure defense that
created a lot of turnovers, and we were not able to
create any thing offensively," said VanDeWege. Leah
Wooldridge, who started in place of Brown, led all
Michigan scorers with just seven points.
Powell, Spicer and Char Durand added six points
The Hawkeyes had no problems offensively,
shooting 61 percent from the floor, including 76
percent the first half. Senior guard Robin Christian
was perfect from the floor, converting seven-of-seven
field goals and two-of-two free throws, for 16 points.
"Iowa is one of the nation's elite," said

Wolverines play like a."
broken record at Yost

... replaces Brown

speaks on 'M'athletics
athletic program with the highest standards - Duderstadt, a former football player himself
one that produces as much excellence as anything during his undergraduate days at Yale, says that
else on our campus." he aims to work closely with Schembechler and
"But if you talk to our faculty, you'll find a Associate Athletic Director Jack Weidenbach.
paranoia that when you say the word 'Michigan' "I tried to be more visible, and I must say that
outside of Ann Arbor, the first thing that comes Bo and Jack have done their bit to pull everyone
to mind is the football team. I can understand together," Duderstadt said.
that ...," said Duderstadt. "What I want to do is to create a tighter bond
"I think a division has been built up between so that our intercollegiate athletes really feel like
the athletic department and the folks on the part of the university ... not something separate
(academic) hill," Duderstadt said. they do on their own," he said.

The song remains the same.
With 30 seconds remaining in
Friday night's game versus Lake
Superior, Michigan's Rob Brown
made a bid to break a 2-2 tie, but his
shot sailed wide right.
Seconds later the Laker's Mike de
Carle sailed in unobstructed on
Warren Sharples and beat the
Wolverine goalie. Lake Superior 3,
Michigan 2. Another loss at Yost
for a team that has already lost its
complement of home games for one
Afterwards, Wolverine coach Red
Berenson pointed out that if Brown
had scored, it would have been "a
great win" instead of a defeat. He
said that it was just a case of the
breaks going the other way.
BUT THE breaks have been
going the other way for the
Wolverines at Yost since their.
second home game of the season.
The last nine times the Wolverines
have taken the ice at home they have
skated off the ice with a loss or tie.
Of Michigan's seven losses at
home, four have been decided by one
goal. Hockey is a game of bounces,
and close losses can frequently be
explained merely by "breaks."
But over a season, the luck
should even out. The good teams
characteristically win more than their
share of tight games, while lesser
teams generally find themselves
frustrated by a repeated near misses.
This doesn't necessarily condemn
the Michigan team. Michigan has
shown itself to be a dangerous and
formidible opponent many times
this season. This is a team which
swept Lake Superior in St. Ste.
Marie, a team which won the Great
Lakes Invitational, and a team which

has a 6-2-1 CCHA road record.
IT IS also a team which beats
itself at times. Saturday night, with
Michigan trailing 4-0 in the second
period, Sharples strayed 10 or 15 feet
out of his net intent upon clearing a
loose puck out of the zone. Sharples
never gained control of the puck, *
though, and the Lakers' de Carle did.
Sharples dove back towards his net,
but he got there just after de Carle's
shot made the score 5-0.
This was just one goal in a game
which was pretty well decided
already, but it was symbolic of the
opposite fortunes of the Lake
Superior and Michigan. It was
Michigan making a careless error; it
was Lake Superior capitalizing.
The Lakers are not an explosive
team. Their 78 goals place them
fifth in the league, but they don't
beat themselves. Their 58 goals-
against are second fewest only to
Michigan State. Michigan only
managed three goals in last week-
end's two games.
off of a national championship
season, slumped early when Michi-
gan was streaking. When the
Wolverines swept the Lakers in
November, they had lost four out
five games. Since then they are 13-


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Berenson calls them the second
best team he has seen and Laker head
coach Frank Anzelone, while
conceding the regular season title to
Michigan State, thinks he has his
team geared for the post-season.
"We realize that the way we play
now is the growth of the way we'll
play in the playoffs," said Anzelone.
"We seem to have our priorities back
in order. We're playing good defense
and not letting people slip around
For Michigan, the pivotal
weekend of the season is coming up.
The Wolverines slipped into fifth
place after last weekend, one point
behind red-hot Bowling Green.
This weekend, the Wolverines and
Falcons will play a home-and-home
series. If either team sweeps the
series, it will gain the inside track
on fourth place and home ice for the
Early in the season these two
teams split. Michigan won the
second game, in Bowling Green, but
the win was overshadowed by a fight
after the first period which caused a
total of 10 players to be ejected.
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