Page 12-The Michigan Daily- Monday, December 2, 1991
Redford CC loses state final
PONTIAC (AP) - Repeating a
state championship proved every bit
as difficult as everyone expected in
the Michigan high school football
Only four defending champions
remained in the field of eight teams
that played in the Silverdome on
Friday and Saturday. And only two
of the four - Frankfort and
Muskegon Catholic - took their
trophies home for another year.
J.J. Lamerson ran for 121 yards
and two touchdowns and all-state
quarterback Derek Klein broke loose
for a 43-yard touchdown run to lead
Frankfort (13-0) to a 21-7 victory
over Portland St. Patrick (12-1) in
the Class D final.
"They did what championship
teams do," St. Patrick coach Chris
Schrauben said. "They got the ball,
and they didn't give it back."
Paul Siembida scored three
touchdowns to lead Muskegon CC
(13-0) to a 34-0 victory over Harbor
Beach (10-3) in the Class C final.
"That quarterback did a fantastic
job," Harbor Beach coach Jack Dil-
lon said. "He has the ability to cut
back, and that puts them in scoring
position real quick."
He should. Siembida was
switched from halfback to quarter-
back just before the season opened.
The other two defenders - Red-
ford Catholic Central and Birming-
ham Brother Rice - played like
champions, but lost.
East Lansing (11-2) had a sur-
prising game plan against Brother
Rice (9-4) in the Class A game. In
the first quarter, the Trojans gave
the ball to guard Mark Langkos
who ran for a five-yard touchdown.
East Lansing went on to win the
"When I took two steps, I saw
the corner (of the end zone),"
Langkos said. "I said, 'I'm going to
score a touchdown!' It was neat."
Redford CC (11-2) looked like it
would get into position to try for a
winning field goal against Saginaw
Arthur Hill (11-2). But Howard
Foster, who earlier had scored on a
12-yard run, intercepted a pass at the
Arthur Hill 34-yard line with just
30 seconds remaining to preserve a
13-12 win and the Class AA title.
"The kids are disappointed, just
like the coaches," Redford CC coach
Tom Mach said. "But, life goes on."
In Class BB, Farmington Hills
Harrison beat Cheboygan, 34-7; in
Class B, Monroe St. Mary Catholic*
defeated Coopersville, 17-6; in
Class CC, Battle Creek Pennfield
downed Negaunce 14-8; and in Class
DD, Mendon overpowered a road-
weary Lake Linden-Hubbell team,
Roy Granger broke the all-class
state final record for rushing with
295 yards and two touchdowns on
21 carries for Harrison (13-0).
Howard Foster (center) celebrates his interception during Saginaw Arthur Hill's 13-12 victory Saturday over
Detroit Catholic Central for the Class AA Championship.
Pistons defuse Rockets, 94-87
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AUBURN HILLS (AP) - Isiah
Thomas scored 22 points, leading
Detroit to a 94-87 victory over the
Houston Rockets, yesterday as he
became the Pistons' all-time leading
Thomas passed Bob Lanier as the
Pistons' all-time scorer when he hit
a free throw with 3:53 to go in the
third quarter, giving him his
The Pistons led by seven at a>. ~
halftime and moved out bys10early Ai
in the third quarter. Detroit led, 74-
64, with 12 minutes to play, but F
Houston cut the margin to 78-74
with 8:23 to play.
Joe Dumars was just one of eight
from the field at that point, but he
hit a jumper, buried a three-pointer,
then made another jumper to up the
lead to 11. The Rockets never got'
closer than five again.
Mark Aguirre added 18 for
Detroit, and Dennis Rodman had 11
points and 17 rebounds. Otis Thorpe
led Houston with 20 points and 14
Detroit fell behind, 21-14, early,
but William Bedford and Thomas
helped Detroit outscore Houston,
12-4, in the last three minutes of the
quarter for a 26-25 Piston lead.
As time ran out, Lance Blanks hit AP
a jumper from halfeourt to give Pistons' captain Isiah Thomas became the team's all-time leading
Detroit a 51-44lead, scorer in yesterday's victory over the Houston Rockets.
Stewart cashes in big at Skins Game
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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -
Payne Stewart finished the Skins
Game as a spectator, but a very rich
Yesterday, Stewart won a check
for $260,000, the biggest prize the
U.S. Open champion has collected
playing golf. That made him the big
winner in the two-day, four-man,
However, he was eliminated
from the two-hole sudden death
playoff for the last skin and was
with Jack Nicklaus on the sidelines
when rookie John Daly beat Curtis
Strange for the last $40,000 of the
"That's the nature of the Skins*
Game," Stewart said. "I'd played
real well, 2- or 3-under-par on the
back nine, then I hit one in the water.
That's the way it goes."
Daly, the power-hitting PGA
champion, finished the competition
with $160,000 for the two days, and
Strange won $120,000.
Nicklaus, obviously distressed
with a chronic back condition, was*
shut out. He won nothing at all, for
the second time in nine appearances
in the Skins, and did not make a
birdie at PGA West.
"I'm disappointed in the way I
played," he said, "but I guess I
should just be happy I was able to
play at all."
Nicklaus added that he will play
no more this year. He had tentative
plans to compete in the season-
ending event on the Senior Tour, in
Puerto Rico later this month, but
has changed his mind.
"I'm not going to play. Not the
way I'm feeling," he said.
Stewart, making his first start in
the Skins Game, became the biggest
money-winner with a 3-foot birdie
putt on the 14th hole. It came after
the seven previous holes had been
halved and the purse had built to