vs. Ferris State
vs. Western Michigan
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
The Michigan Daily
Friday, December 7, 1990
defense stifles Michigan
ay looms big in Wolverines' 64-48 defeat
by Rod Loewenthal
Daily Basketball Writer
Central Michigan's women's
basketball coach Donita Davenport
notched career win No. 100 at
Michigan's expense last night as the
Wolverines fell to the Chippewas at
The Wolverines (3-2) jumped out
to an early, 7-0, lead, but everything
was downhill from there. Sluggish
play and a strident Central defense
paralyzed Michigan all evening.
"The early lead was deceiving,"
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege
said. "It was a real sleepy start. Both
teams were playing very tentatively"
At halftime, the 26-25 score was
deceptively close and Michigan was
lucky to be behind by only one
point considering the lackadaisical
"Our defense sets the tempo for
us and we were playing reaction de-
fense in the first half," Davenport
said. "We finally got the defense go-
ing in the first half, but it took
awhile for our offense to catch up
Once the Central defense tight-
ened, the result was disastrous for
the Wolverines. Carla Sterk once
again proved to be the Chippewas'
defensive stopper, forcing bad shots
and numerous Michigan turnovers.
The sophomore forward also hustled
at the other end of the court as she
tallied 17 points.
The backcourt defensive play of
the Chippewas was the key to their
success. "If you can play good back-
court defense then that takes away 15
seconds of the 30 (seconds) that they
have to score," Davenport said.
The Chippewas only improved
when they came out for the final
twenty minutes. Senior forward Sue
Nissen grabbed 7 rebounds and ended
up with 18 points, shooting almost
62 percent from the floor.
Sophomore standout Trish An-
drew notched a career-high 22 points,
almost half of the Wolverine's out-
put. Among her many admirers was
"She was more than we could
handle. She has a real nice shot from
15 feet," Davenport said. "The only
person I have that could get a hand
in her face was my freshman."
Exhausted from her 36 minutes
of banging underneath the boards,
Andrew complimented her team-
mates for feeding her the ball. "We
have plays that incorporate a down-
screen that leaves me open in my
spot," Andrew said. "They just hit
me when I was open."
VanDeWege recognized his
team's lack of scoring diversity, re-
sulting in a dependence on Andrew
as its sole provider.
"Trish had to shoulder too much
of the offense," he commented. "I
just couldn't let her come out since
she scored darn-near half of our
Carol Szczechowski's turnover
late in the game iced the game for
the Chippewas. With 2:07 left,
Szczechowski brought the ball up-
court only to throw it away to where
she thought her point guard was.
Although it was too late at this
time to cut the Chippewas' 12-point
lead, the turnover symbolized Mich-
igan's play throughout the game. "We got spanked," VanDeWege
Turnovers, a stalled offense and a said. "We got beat in every phase of
streaking Central team kept Mich- the game. Tonight we got a Big Ten
igan at bay all evening. lesson from a Big Ten-caliber team."
Michigan looks to freeze Penguins
by Albert Lin they want to try and ambush you.
Daily Basketball Writer Mentally, that's something you have,
Michigan continues its perennial to be ready for. It's going to be like
pre-holiday tour of the Midwest the Super Bowl for them."
Saturday when it plays at Youngs- Offensive output has been an area
town State. The game against the of difficulty for Youngstown State
Penguins (2-1) will interrupt the thus far. The bulk of the Penguins'
Wolverines' string of five straight scoring load is carried by junior
MAC opponents. guard Dianne Rappach (19.0 points
Tomorrow's matchup is the per game), and senior center
home opener for Youngstown State, Margaret Somple (13.0).
which has defeated Wright State and Rappach often looks to knock
Western Michigan. down long-range shots from the
"They've been hyping this game three-point line - where she is 13-
since two games ago," Michigan 28 (46%). Other than Rappach and
coach Bud VanDeWege said. "They Somple, the rest of the team is
want to make their program known; hitting only 33% of its shots.
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Michigan guard Leah Wooldridge looks to dish the ball off during the
first half last night's 64-48 loss to Central Michigan at Crisler Arena.
Player TFG FT R A PE TP
Durand 2-7 0-0 3 5 1 4
Beaudry 1-9 2-2 4 0 5 4
Andrew 11-18 0-0 10 1 4 22
Szczechowski 3-11 3-4 9 2 2 9
Wooldridge 1-2 0-0 3 0 1 2
VanSte 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
McCall 2-6 0-0 3 1 1 4
Nuanes 1-2 1-1 1 1 3 3
Jones 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
Hall 0-2 0-0 1 0 2 0
Totals 21-57 5-6 37 10 20 48
3-pt. goals: 1-2 (Nuanes 1-1. Szczechowski 0-1). FG%-
.368, 3-pt. FG%-.500, FT%-.833. Blks: 2 (Andrew 2).
Turnovers: 21. Steals: 14 (Szczcchowski 8, Durand 2,
Nuawus 2, Beaudry 1, McCall 1).
CENTRAL MICHIGAN (64)
Plaer 1TFG FT R A PF TP
Merchant 4-9 6-6 5 1 1 15
Isanhart 4-9 3-7 0 3 2 12
Merrnan 0-5 0-0 5 4 2 0
Nissen 8-13 2-2 7 5 1 18
Sterk 5-12 6-6 9 1 1 17
Bannan 0-3 0-0 0 1 0 0
Ritz 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Craven 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0
Row 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Thoxnkins 1-1 0-0 2 0 1 2
Ttauls 22-53 17-21 33 16 9 64
3-pt. goals: 3-7 (Merchant 1-1, Isanhart 1-3, Nissen 0-1,
Sterk 1-2). FG%-.415, 3-pt. FG%-.429, FT%-.810. Blks:
2 (Merrimoan 2). Turnovers: 20. Steals: 11 (Bannon 3,
Isanhart 2, Sterk 2, Merriman 2, Nissen 1, Thornpkins 1).
Halftime: Central Michigan, 26-25.
Attendance: 437 (eat).
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