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Sports Monday Trivia
What baseball player has
hit the most career home
runs without winning a
single-season home run
title? (For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 10)

Inside Sports
'M' Sports Calendar
AP Top 25 Results
Athlete of the Week
Bowl Griddes
Inside the'NBA
High School Football
NBA results


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The Michigan Daily Monday, December 2,1991 Page 9

*Men open
season at
by David Schechter
Daily Basketball Writer
The new 1991-92 deluxe version
of the Michigan basketball team
comes complete with built-in moti-
Tonight's game against the Uni-
versity of Detroit at 7:35 p.m. at
Cobo Hall will pit some trans-
planted local Detroit talent against
a local Detroit team.
Newcomers Chris Webber and
Jalen Rose are both from the city of
Detroit, as are starting point guard
Michael Talley and team captain
Freddie Hunter who attended the
University of Detroit Jesuit High
It's the season opener with pride
on the line.
"I know there are gonna be a lot
of people at Cobo on Monday, and
even though they play Michigan
State, Minnesota and others, the
game the Detroit kids are thinking
about is Michigan," Michigan coach
Steve Fisher said.
Titan coach Ricky Byrdsong re-
cruited four first-year students this
year, including another U of D Je-
suit product, guard Michael Jackson.
All of them are from inside the city,
See TITANS, Page 10

'M' women cagers
thrash BC, 86-67

by Tim Spolar
Daily Basketball Writer
After a lackluster season last year, the
Michigan women's basketball team started
out on the right foot with an 86-67 thrashing
of Boston College yesterday at Crisler Arena.
The Wolverines jumped out of the gates,
building a 18-9 lead midway through the first
half. Michigan's constricting defense and up-
tempo attack caught the inexperienced Eagles
off guard, consistently forcing turnovers and
converting them into layups and short
"We were a little young and a little
afraid," Boston College coach Margo Plotzke
said. "(Michigan's defensive pressure) took
my point guard, Kerry Curran, out of the
game. It really startled her; she couldn't run
anything because she was so intimidated."
Michigan's siz~e keyed its dominance
through the rest of the half. Junior forward
Trish Andrew, who paced the team with 27
points on 13-for-18 shooting from the floor,
and sophomore center Michelle Hall con-
trolled interior play, tearing down rebounds
on both ends of the court. Andrew also
wreaked havoc on the Eagles' forwards and
guards who attempted to penetrate, swatting
away six shots to go with three steals.
Opening the second half with a 46-23 lead,
the Wolverines came out gunning again, build-
ing their lead up to 29 points five minutes into
the period. Hall sparked the run with fero-
cious play both offensively and defensively.
"In the first two minutes of the second
half, Michelle Hall was just awesome,"
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege said. "She
was rebounding, she was leading the break, she

scored a basket. She showed in that stretch
what she really is capable of."
However, when Andrew drew her third
and fourth fouls in a 24-second span and took a
seat on the bench, the Eagles found new life.
Led by junior all-American guard Sarah Behn,
the Eagles made a 180-degree turn in momen-
Michigan's Carrie Stewart, playing in her
first game as a Wolverine, drew the starting
defensive assignment against Behn in the first
half and performed admirably. VanDeWege
followed through with his plan of rotating
defenders on Behn, using point guard Jen
Nuanes and small forward Shimmy Gray. The
tactic worked, holding Behn to seven first-
half points and a 3-9 field goal effort.
When Andrew sat down after her fouls,
Behn went to work. A big guard who likes to
play inside, Behn used her repertoire of post
moves to free herself for easy shots. When the
Wolverines were quick enough to double-team
her, she was able to spot open teammates for
short jumpers.
Despite Behn's performance (21 points,
five rebounds, four assists, and four steals),
the Eagles were left holding the short end of
the stick when all was said and done. Andrew
returned with seven minutes remaining, and
the BC rally, which had cut the Michigan lead
from 29 to 13, was over.
"While it appeared to come easy early, it
did not in the second half," VanDeWege said.
"Even though we had a fairly good lead, they
still came at us. I was really pleased the way
(our players) responded when they closed it
like that. The door was open for a little bit
See EAGLES, Page 10

Michigan's Carrie Stewart contributed 14 points to the Wolverines' 86-67 victory.

Blue spikers close season with sweep

by Jeff Williams
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan volleyball team's
turnaround is complete. The Wol-
verines finished the season with
impressive victories over Minnesota
and Iowa.
Michigan (10-10 in the Big Ten,
19-12 overall) said goodbye to coach
Peggy Bradley-Doppes and senior
Autumn Collins Saturday by de-
feating the Hawkeyes, 3-1 (15-2, 15-
8, 11-15, 15-10).
Michigan's serving set the tone
in the first game. Sophomore
Michelle Horrigan started the
Wolverine scoring with an ace to tie
the score at 1-1. Michigan never
trailed after that.
Junior Chris White came in to
serve at 4-1 and left with the
Wolverines leading, 11-1. Sopho-
more Fiona Davidson contributed
two kills and two blocks to the
streak. She amassed 18 kills in the
"We really jumped out on them
in games one and two," Bradley-
Doppes said. "We never let them get
in it."
Michigan turned to Horrigan to

put them ahead in game two. Horri-
gan's kill at 6-6 started a string of
eight unanswered points. Davidson
and Aimee Smith added key defen-

11-8 but was unable to put the
Hawkeyes away. Iowa's middle-hit-
ter Courtney Gillis closed the door
with two kills.
'They wanted to make
it a little more
exciting. They were
thinking about
Autumn, and they
were thinking about
me, and they tried to
make our last game
last longer'
-Peggy Bradley-Doppes
'M' volleyball coach
"They wanted to make it a little
more exciting," Bradley-Doppes
said. "They were thinking about
Autumn, and they were thinking
about me, and they tried to make our
last game last longer."
The Wolverines regained their
focus in game four. JoAnna Collias
led Michigan with four kills, in-
cluding the match-winning point.
"The kids played really well,"

Bradley-Doppes said. "It was a great
way to end."
The Wolverines swept past
Minnesota on Friday, 3-0 (15-10, 15-
6, 15-12). Michigan was aided by
strong performances from David-
son, Horrigan, Smith and Collias.
The Golden Gophers (10-8, 13-6)
took advantage of early errors and
leapt out to a 5-1 lead.
After a timeout, the Wolverines
tallied 10 straight points. Michi-
gan's cause was helped by four spik-
ing errors by Minnesota. Horrigan
knocked down five kills, and David-
son finished off the Gophers with
her third kill of the game.
"We started off tentatively,"
Bradley-Doppes said. "But then we
started to spread things around."
The Wolverines dominated play
in game two and rushed out to an 11-
3 lead. Smith gave Michigan the vic-
tory with a tip on the last point.
Game three started with Michi-
gan surging to a 12-5 lead. Smith and
Collias were the main offensive
threat for the Wolverines. Michigan
allowed the Gophers to climb back
to 13-11, but were able to stave off
the attack.

sive blocks to the effort.
The Wolverines came out to take
a 6-0 lead behind Smith's serving in
game three. However, the Hawkeyes
(2-17, 7-27) took advantage of a
number of Michigan errors and ral-
lied to take the lead, 8-6.
The Wolverines battled back
with three kills from Davidson, and
one each from Horrigan and
LaShawnda Crowe. Michigan lead

What happened to
Many of you may be wondering where
the other four pages of SportsMonday are. Or
you may be wondering why it isn't a separate
section. Put your fears to rest - this is the
Thanksgiving edition of SportsMonday. While
this is an abbreviated version of the regular
product, you can still find many of the regular
features, such as the Michigan sports calen-
dar and the Athlete of the Week. Both are on
page 10. Also, don't miss the chance to go
bowling with Griddes by entering your
postseason picks.
SportsMon day will back in all its eight-
page splendor next week with a Rose Bowl
Dreview. The issue will give an inside look at

The Michigan women's volleyball team defeated Iowa and Minnesota
this weekend to finish with its best conference mark ever.
France upsets U.S.
to take Davis Cup

LYON, France (AP) - Under-
dog France won the Davis Cup for
the first time in 59 years yesterday
as a euphoric, foot-stamping crowd
cheered Guy Forget to a pressure-
packed, four-set victory over Pete
Sampras of the United States.
Hammering aces on many of the
crucial points, Forget won, 7-6 (8-
6), 3-6,6-3,6-4, and gave his team an
insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-
of-five showdown. France had not
beaten the Americans in Davis Cup
play since the 1932 final, the last
time it won the coveted silver tro-
Forget, who saved a break point
in the final game with an ace, fell to
the court after a volley into an open
court gave him the victory. He was

Agassi was cancelled, cried with joy
on the sidelines. The team captain,
Yannick Noah, was carried aloft by
reserve players, then led the squad in
a triumphant dance around the court.
"The French team played fabu-
lously and they deserved to win,"
U.S. captain Tom Gorman said.
Forget, like Sampras, had lost his
opening singles match Friday. Both
appeared tense in the evenly con-
tested first set.
Sampras consistently refused to
prepare to serve until the deafening
cheers subsided, and he survived a
double break point in the 12th game.
The 20-year-old American had a
set point at 5-6 in the tiebreak, but
Forget survived with an ace, then

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