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The Michigan Daily Wednesday, December 4, 1991 Page 8
Wolverines fall to CMU, 91-90
Chippewas prevail despite Andrew's 29 points, 17 rebounds
Byrdsong not singing
praises of 'M' rookies
by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
DETROIT - Monday night marked the official beginning of the Fab
Five era. Michigan coach Steve Fisher counted heavily on his rookies,
frequently sending three or four of them out on the court at a time. In
total, they played 122 out of a possible 200 minutes.
Although his team lost by 26 points, Detroit coach Ricky Byrdsong
was not overly impressed with the Wolverine newcomers.
"They gotta realize that (Detroit) is not the kind of team they're going
to face later on," Byrdsong said. "They were too sloppy to beat a team
better than ours."
The rookies committed 24 of the team's 34 turnovers.
"They have to leave tonight not feeling that it was a textbook victory,"
Byrdsong said. "But here I am saying that they didn't play well, and they
beat us by 25 (26) - maybe they are great."
CHEERS 'N' JEERS: Detroit native Chris Webber was not accorded a
proper homecoming. Webber heard jeers, ranging from "Air-ball" to
"Web-ber" every time he stepped to the line. He also was called for three
offensive fouls. But he finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds, and said
the crowd did not affect him as much as it may have seemed.
"I've been going through that for a long time," he said. "That's their
job. If I was a fan, I'd be doing the same thing, I guess."
DOGG-ED: Former Wolverine Tony Tolbert, who transferred to De-
troit over the summer, viewed the game from the end of the Titans' bench.
The erstwhile "Dogg" did not participate in team huddles, nor did he
react to anything that happened on the court. But he said he loves U of D.
"It's the same (as Michigan) college-wise, but the school itself is a lot
smaller," Tolbert said. "They just treat you different."
Although he received limited playing time during his two years at
Michigan, and was frequently in Fisher's doghouse, Tolbert does not look
at his decision to attend Michigan as a mistake.
"It was positive experience," he said. "It was just a better opportunity
for me to transfer. There was a better opportunity to play right away. I
can't wait to get in there and get active."
Tolbert will be eligible to play next season.
by Ken Davidoff
Daily Basketball Writer
MOUNT PLEASANT - The
fact that the Central Michigan pep
band pregame show consisted of a
medley of the scores from "Police
Academy" and "Star Wars" proved
to be eerily foreboding, as the Mich-
igan women's basketball game
against the Chippewas turned from
a laugher into a classic.
Trish Andrew, who provided the
heroics all night for the Wolverines
with a career-high 29 points and 17
rebounds, could not convert the
game-winning shot, as Michigan
fell to its intrastate rivals, 91-90.
Nevertheless, Michigan coach Bud
VanDeWege was pleased with his
"I think we showed a lot of char-
acter," he said. "I think we showed a
lot of spirit. I'm sad we lost the
game, but our effort was great.
We'll learn from it."
The Wolverines (1-1) had led,
54-42, at halftime. The result did
not seem to be in doubt until the
Chippewas (4-0) ran off a 14-0
streak to tie the contest at 60.
"We just looked really tired,"
VanDeWege said. "I think that's
when they appeared to get a burst of
steam and get in gear. It's that seL
Central Michigan coach Donita
Davenport attributed the comeback
to her team's ability to stick with
its game plan.
"We didn't feel it was a case of
adjusting to what Michigan was do-
ing as much as a case of we needed to
get back to doing what we do best,"
she said. "That's why we went back
with our original starters (in the
second half) and stayed to our game
plan and started again."
But Michigan did not surrender
and die upon encountering the
Chippewas' outburst. On the con-
trary, the two squads exchanged
leads I1 times in the second half.
With 3:06 left, Andrew hit a layup
and a free throw to tie it at 86. She
then fouled Chippewa guard Shawn
Bannon, and Bannon made one of her
free throws to give CMU the lead.
Andrew responded with a
turnaround jumper on her own re-
bound, and Chippewas forward
Carla Sterk's left-handed hook shot
put her team ahead, 89-88. After
Michigan forward Nikki Beaudry's
layup gave the Wolverines their last
lead, 90-89, Beaudry fouled Sterk
with 14 seconds remaining. Van-
DeWege called a timeout to ice@
Sterk, but it was to no avail, as she
coolly sank both free throws.
Michigan got the ball to Jen
Nuanes and Andrew but neither
could come through.
"They had two pretty good
shots," Davenport said. "At that
point in time, it's just luck, whether
they're going to get lucky and
they're going to win, or we're going
to get lucky and they're going to
Fortune was on the home team's
side, as Andrew's shot bounced off
the glass at the buzzer.
ANIeHUmNY M. UHllJLIuany
Michigan's Char Durand brings the ball up the court against Cuba earlier
this year. The Wolverines lost last night to Central Michigan, 91-90.
SWIMMING: Members of the Mhig:an womon' and men'
swimming teams competed at the U., Open in Minneapolis this
past weekend. Lara H oolveld was tho only female wimmer to.
qualify for the Olympic Trials by placing third in the 200-.meter
breaststroke,. and fourth in the 100 breaststroke........ ..
Former Wolverine swimmer Mike Barrowman set a new meet
recordinthe 200 breaststroke and placed firstinthe 400lndidual
medley relay, beating American record holder and former Wo-
verdne EriC Naresnik. Both Barrowman and Narnesnik quaified
for the OlympicTrials. Wolverine rian Gunn, ranked sixth inth.
world in the 200-meter butterfly, placed seventh mn the event.
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