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Sports Monday Trivia
Who is the all-time NBA
leader in assists?

Inside Sports Monday
IM Wrestling Coverage 2
'M' Sports Calendar 2
AP Top 25 2
Get Rich Quick 3
Q&A 3
Sports Capsule 3
'M'B-Ball Coverage 4
'M' Hockey Coverage 5

(For the answer,
bottom of page 2)

turn to the

'M' leers gel
in BU sweep
by Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writer
After seeing the Michigan hockey team sweep
Boston University, 4-3 and 6-2 this past weekend,
people are starting to believe that the Wolverines are
finally coming together offensively.
"We're starting to get some balanced performances.
Overall, this is the best weekend of the season,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said. "The power play
looked sharp and we're starting to hit the net a little
more and that's a good sign."
Third period play was important in the Wolverines'
sweep as both winning goals were scored in the final
period. Both goals took on added importance after
Michigan's defensive efforts shut down the Terriers'
offensive attack.
"The defense played really well," goalie Warren
Sharples said after the first game. "After some breaks in
the third period we were able to keep the 3-on-I's and 2-
on-i's by Boston to a minimum."
Co-captain defenseman Alex Roberts agreed.
"When you have a good defensive effort you'll have
the offense. We played some solid 'D,"' he said.
The power play was also a key factor in the series as
Michigan scored four times in 13 opportunities, while
the Terriers only had nine chances, converting on two of
them.
In the first game, each team started off with a power
play goal in the first period. Boston center Petteri
Koskimaki started the scoring 9:56 into the game while
Michigan was playing without David Harlock. The
frosh defenseman had been assessed a two minute
penalty for tripping.
Then it was Michigan's turn as right winger Denny
Felsner scored his ninth goal of the season on a pass
from Don Stone. The power-play goal, which came
x with 27 seconds to go in the period, tied it up at 1-1.
At 4:51 in the second period Joe Sacco scored on
another power play to give Boston a 2-1 lead, but at
15:58 Alex Roberts scored to tie the game at 2-2 with
the first of his two decisive goals in the game.
As Don Stone took the puck towards the net,
Roberts yelled for it. "Don made a perfect pass and I
shot and it went in," Roberts said of Stone's second of
four assists in the game.
With the score at 3-3 midway through the third
period, Michigan launched an attack that produced
See Terriers, page 5

The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - December 4, 1989
Slammed!

Orr

'S

return a wash as

Blue sinks Iowa State

by Lory Knapp
Daily Basketball Writer
Michigan guard Rumeal
Robinson scored 18 of his 22 points
in the second half to lead the No. 10
Wolverines to a 101-78 routing of
the Iowa State Cyclones, Saturday
afternoon.
The victory, which raised the
Wolverines' record to 3-1, ruined
Cyclone coach Johnny Orr's
homecoming to Crisler Arena. Orr
coached Michigan for 12 years before
departing in 1980 with the highest
win total of any Wolverine
basketball coach.
Although Orr downplayed his
return, the Iowa State players said it
was a major factor.
"He stressed it a lot to us," said
Cyclone guard Justus Thigpen who
led the team with 14 points. "He
really wanted to win this game."
In the first half, the Cyclones, led
by senior guard Terry Woods' 12
points and Flint-native Thigpen's
eight, were able to keep the game
close. The second half, however, was
an entirely different story.
The Wolverines started the second
half, which consisted of fast breaks,
slam dunks, lay-ups, and three-
pointers, with a 10-2 run. In fact,
beginning with a Terry Mills jumper
with 3:16 left in the first half, and
ending with a Robinson slam dunk
just over two minutes into the
second half, the Wolverines put
together a 20-6 run that put them
ahead for good.
A twelve point run soon,
followed. Highlighted with dunks by
Demetrius Calip and Loy Vaught,
Michigan added insult to injury and

ran up a 71-49 lead.
"Iowa State is a good basketball
team, so you have to catch a run,"
Michigan coach, Steve Fisher said.
"You've got to go with it, know
you're on a roll and push a little
harder, catch them when they're
down a little bit and get those three
or four baskets before they regroup."
Robinson, who played a large
part in the second half onslaught,
was also doing what great guards
need to do- getting his teammates
the ball. A lightening quick pass to
Mike Griffin under the basket was
totally unanticipated by the Cyclone
defense and was laid in by Griffin for
an easy two.
For more 'M'
basketball
coverage, turn to
page 5
"Rumeal was able to get
everyone, including himself, easy
shots...even if he didn't get the
basket, he could help somebody else
get one," Fisher said. "When he
plays that way, we're going to be
hard to beat."
The team will also be hard to
beat when all of the starters score in
double figures as they did Saturday.
Vaught, Mills, Griffin and Sean
Higgins scored 16, 15, 11 and 11
points, respectively.
Mills, who had 13 boards and
Vaught, who had 12, led Michigan
to a 47-29 rebounding advantage for
the game.
"Loy and Terry especially
See Iowa State, page 4

JOSE JUAREZ/Daily
senior power forward Terry Mills grabs two of his 15 points in the first half of the
Wolverine's 101-78 destruction of the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday afternoon at Crisler.

Cagers
lack zip
in 76-61
victory

by John Niyo
Daily Basketball Writer
You could tell right from the start that the
Michigan women's basketball team was going to
beat Akron yesterday afternoon. The resulting 76-
61 victory was just a formality, and unfortun-
ately that is exactly how they played.
Still, it was obviously not Akron's day.
Michigan had thrown two points up on the
scoreboard before any time had even ticked off the
clock.
When the teams broke out of their pregame

huddles, it was announced that the Lady Zips had
been assessed a technical foul for a wrong num-
ber on one of their players. Michigan's Carol
Szczechowkski calmly stepped to the line and
sank two free throws in no time at all, literally.
It went downhill from there, however.
Michigan's offense produced countless opportuni-
ties, few of which were capitalized on. More than
once, the sparse crowd let out a groan as a rel-
atively uncontested Michigan layup caromed off
the rim and into the hands of an Akron player.
"It's embarrassing," head coach Bud

VanDeWege said. "I mean look at the missed
layups and inside shots by our big people. The
same reason we get outrebounded is the same
reason we miss layups. It's a mystery to me. I
think it had to do with the mental preparation and
effort and obviously our big people did not do the
job in that department."
There were few bright spots on the day for the
Wolverines, though the team did remain unbeaten
at 3-0 on the year. Co-captains Tonya Powell and
Szczechowski were able to drag the team to a
See Zips, page 2

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Monday'~s Question.and
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M~ohigan graduate-.
~nd former Pra~kJ.ent ~f
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Being

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Paper
rs ago, George

Wolverine

by Matt Rennie
S Daily Sports Writer

I guess the first time I realized
the challenge of being a student-
athlete was in the basement of the
UGLi.
After going through a week of
two-a-days with the Michigan
wrestling team, one would think I
would have come to this realization
during one of the many times I was
* staring at the ceiling of the wrestling
training room, located deep in the
caverns of Crisler Arena.
Or perhaps, I would truly respect
the ordeal of the college athlete at
6:45 in the morning, when I was
running windsprints up an incline in
the November cold.
The truth is, though, I never
truly understood what it meant to be
part-student, part-athlete, until I tried
to study for an astronomy quiz after
two days worth of wrestling
practices. I think I might have
actually read three entire paragraphs
before falling fast asleep at my
library desk.
I had been looking forward to
covering the wresting team when I
walked into head coach Dale Bahr's
office with my fellow scribes for our
initial meeting with the man at the
top of Wolverine wrestling.

grandchildren about."
Little did I know that some of the
things these wrestlers did to me
would all but prevent the possibility
of my having grandchildren.
When I entered the locker room
on the first day of workouts, I felt
alone. I didn't know these guys
really well, and I also didn't know
what to expect from the workout
itself.
"I hate these damn things," said
heavyweight Phil Tomek.
Wow, am I in trouble! If this guy
hates these things that bad,athen I
will surely drop dead half way
through. My thoughts immediately
focused on my medical insurance.
Soon, though, I was outside. We
ran. And then we ran. You get the
idea.
I survived all the sprints,
although not exactly in Carl Lewis
time. We went inside to work on
some techniques, which I tried to
learn as best I could.
"Have you ever wrestled before,"
I was constantly being asked. I guess
my inexperienced showed.
People were teaching me a proper
stance. Great, I thought, I'm
learning techniques with the ninth-
ranked team in the country, and I
don't even know how to stand right.

Yea

Plimpton, "The Paper

Lion,'

wrote about joining

the Detroit football team.
Now, two writers join the
Michigan wrestling team.
the Tape

by Jeff Sheran
Daily Sports Writer
Back in mid-September, in my
first conversation with wrestling
coach Dale Bahr, I told him I liked
his team's uniforms.
Bahr laughed. Little did I know,
the laugh was of a sinister nature.
During our next encounter nearly
two months later, he suggested I
train with the team for a whole
week. Twice a day, at 6:45 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., Bahr wanted me and two
other Daily writers to abuse our
bodies in ways we had never
imagined.
Naturally, I agreed.
But I didn't realize what I had
gotten myself into until I told others
of my agreement with Bahr.
"You're gonna die," was the
popular response. I didn't pay much
heed, because after all, what pleasure
would a Michigan wrestler derive
from pounding my sorry body into
oblivion?
Thanking my supporters for their
vote of confidence and clinging to
that last-ditch rationalization, I set
my alarm clock for the big six-zero-
zero.
Precisely upon arriving at the
tunnel entrance of Crisler Arena, I
joined the convoy of running

parking sign. Needlesseto say, I sat
out a few of these hell-runs,
clutching my ribs in pain. But I
only had a cramp; one fellow writer,
Aaron, was off vomiting in the
lockerroom. That gave me a strange
sense of accomplishment.
Finally, we headed into the
wrestling room to work on
technique. There, my warmup
partner twisted me into geometric
shapes you don't learn until
Calculus.
Later that afternoon, which,
because of a mid-morning nap
seemedelike the next day, I again
suited up for practice. As I walked
into the mat room, Bahr was in the
process of introducing us, the three
writers, to the team. When he
finished, the team responded with
applause. Sam Amine seemed to
clap the loudest, but he also hit the
hardest.
"Come on, you're going with
me," he would state matter-of-factly.
On each occasion I sparred with
Amine I walked away limping. But I
learned something - correct stance,
how to shoot, or some other
assumed knowledge that I didn't
have. I liked sparring with Sam, and
because he clapped loudly, it was all
right for him to beat on me.

Name: Matt Rennie
Year: Frosh
A n- 1R

Name: Jeff Sheran
Year: Sophomore
Aae 18

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