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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday- December 9, 1991 - Page 7

Contest can't break
Boyd -Fisher bond
by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
CLEVELAND - Saturday night, Cleveland State hosted the
Wolverines in the first basketball game at CSU's new Convocation
At the Vikings' helm was Mike Boyd, an 11-year Michigan assistant
before taking the Cleveland State job last September. But the friendship
between Boyd and Michigan coach Steve Fisher goes back farther than
their Michigan connection, to when both were assistants at Mid-
American Conference schools.
"He's a solid, quality person," Fisher said. "He's a true friend and an
excellent basketball coach who knows how to win. He'll do an excellent
job at Cleveland State. He's gonna get the program where you want it."
Boyd was instrumental in recruiting much of the Wolverine team he
faced. When he left Ann Arbor, he told members of the Fab Five that
S Michigan was still the best place for them.
Saturday night, he may have regretted it. Michigan's three top scorers
were part of the famed recruiting class.
Boyd's new team is too small. The starting guards were 5-foot-8 and
5-foot-11. "They were little," 6-foot-7 Wolverine guard Jalen Rose said.
The backup center was 6-foot-8, but weighed 186 pounds. Seven-foot
starting center Shawn Fergus - the only member of the team taller than
6-foot-8 - has only one asset. He's seven-feet tall. And that isn't enough
against 230-pound bodies
If Boyd brought anything with him from Ann Arbor, it may be the
crowd. Saturday's near-sellout of 13,055 turned the Convocation Center
into as much of a morgue as Crisler. The problem may be that the
students, who are admitted at no charge, are spread throughout the arena.
But Boyd remains optimistic.
"In order to create a college atmosphere, these people have to come
back," Boyd said. "They can't just come out for the Michigan game.
"As they continue to come back and start to feel the excitement,
they'll get up and cheer. I wish they were louder, but maybe they were
awed by the new facility."
When Boyd learned that the Center was designed with 13,607 seats, he
asked for an extra three to be put in so that the arena could hold one more
person than Crisler's 13,609. But Fisher still gets the last laugh.
"Isn't that great? They did that on purpose," Fisher smiled. "But
(sports information director Bruce) Madej's already got two more seats
ready, so we're gonna go one ahead of them."

'M' fails to make waves

by Jim Foss
Daily Sports Writer
In years past, the Michigan men's
swimming team could send its "B"
team to a meet and still come away
with a victory. However, losses to
graduation and the redshirting of
two seniors this season has made
this a difficult task to accomplish.
The Wolverines finished fourth
at the Eastern Michigan Invita-
tional this weekend at Ypsilanti.
Michigan finished the two-day,
three-session meet with 507 points.
Host Eastern Michigan de-
stroyed the field, winning the meet
with a total of 984 points. Oakland
University took second behind the
Hurons with 767 points, while
Wright State slipped in front of
Michigan with 541 points. Cleve-
land State rounded out the top five
with 415 points.
Steve Bigelow led the Wolver-
ines with two strong individual
performances. The junior from Indi-
ana won the 200-yard backstroke in
1:48.60, and took second in the 100-
yard backstroke with a time of 50.88
Newcomer Steven West also had
a solid meet. Although he finished
with a time of 2:04.83, West was
edged out for first-place honors in
the 200-yard breaststroke by Eric
Mays of Cleveland State. West also
placed fourth in the 100-yard
breaststroke in 58.38 seconds.
Sophomore Tom Hay rebounded
from an 11th-place finish in the 100-
yard freestyle to capture second in
the 200-yard butterfly in 1:51.70.
Kevin Glass also fared well in the
1650-yard freestyle, taking third in
16:02.56. The sophomore also
competed in the 200-yard freestyle
and the 100-yard backstroke, finish-
ing seventh and 14th, respectively.
Rookie Thomas Blake showed his
versatility by scoring in three dif-
ferent events. Blake was fourth in

both the 200-yard freestyle and the
100-yard backstroke, while also
garnering a fifth-place finish in the
the 200-yard backstroke.
The relays, however, were a weak
link for the Wolverines. The best

performances came in the 800-y
freestyle with a third-place finish
6:52.66. Michigan also captured a
fourth-place showing in the 200-
yard medley relay.

Healing tankers triumph

Player FG( FT R A PF TP
Talley 1-5 0-0 1 2 1 2
Rose 6-12 3-8 11 3 1 17
Howard 1-7 0-0 4 1 2 2
Webber 9-10 0-1 7 2 1 19
Hunter 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0
Riley 4-6 3-5 9 1 2 11
King 4-6 2-2 4 1 0 12
Jackson 2-4 0-0 3 3 3 4
Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Pelinka 1-3 2-2 1 1 1 4
Voskuil 4-6 1-4 3 1 3 9
Totals 32-59 11-22 52 15 14 80
3-pt. goals: 5-8(Rose 2-3,2Webber 1-
2, Voskuil 0-1, King 2-2). FG%- .542, 3-
pt. FG%- ..625, FT%- .500, Blocks: 7
(Howard 1, Webber 3, Riley 2, Voskuil
1). Turnovers: 27 (Talley 5, Rose 3,
Howard 4, Webber 3, Hunter 1, Riley 2,
King 4, Jackson 2, Pelinka 1, Voskuil 2).
Player FG FT R A PF TP
Allen, D 3-4 1-2 4 0 0 7
Allen, G 3-6 0-0 3 2 1 9
Caldwell 4-8 2-2 0 2 3 11
Craig 9-17 0-0 2 6 4 21
Evans 1-6 0-0 4 0 1 2
Fergus 1-9 0-0 3 0 1 2
Green 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Hill 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0
Lambert 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0
McGrew 1-5 2-2 1 2 2 4
Reed 2-9 1-2 3 0 4 5
Totals 24-66 6-8 23 13 18 61
3-pt. goals: 7-21 (G. Allen 3-6, Caldwell
1-3, Craig 3-6 , Evans 0-1, Reed 0-5).
FG%- ..364, 3-pt. FG%- ..333 FT%- .750.
Blocks: 3 (D.Allen 1, Evansl Fergusl).
Turnovers: 18 (D.Allen 1, G.Allen 3,
Caldwell 2, Craig 2, Evans 1, Fergus 2,
Hill 1, Lambert 1, McGrew 2, Reed 3)

by Rich Mitvalsky
Daily Sports Writer
Despite a plethora of injuries to
the five-time defending Big Ten
Champions, the Michigan women's
swimming team dismantled the
Brigham Young Cougars over the
weekend, 226-148, at Canham Nata-
torium. The meet, which was held
over a three-day span, turned into a
dual-meet format after late cancel-
lations by Harvard and Penn State.
After Thursday's initial session,
the Wolverines held a commanding
65-45 advantage, thanks largely to
exceptional diving by sophomore
Nicole Williamson and rookie Ale-
cia Humphrey. Although Michigan
was without the service of a highly
touted, but injured breaststroking
group, the 200-yard medley relay
team of Humphrey, sophomore Val
Hyduk, junior Claudia Viera, and
senior co-captain Jen Love captured
first place, leading a one-two
Wolverine sweep of Friday's first
Senior Katherine Creighton
paced Michigan in winning the 200-
yard freestyle, out-touching team-
mates Williamson and sophomore
Karen Barnes. Creighton teamed
with Williamson, juniors Missy
McCracken and Kirsten Silvester in
winning the 800-yard freestyle re-
lay and establishing a 163-91 lead.
Other victories Friday included
Viera's 100-yard butterfly, Hyduk's
100-yard breaststroke, and

Humphrey's 100-yard backstroke.
Saturday, Creighton continued
her string of victories and led a
Wolverine sweep in the 1650-yard
freestyle. Love claimed the 100-yard
freestyle. McCracken nipped
Cougar Alecia Tribe and teammate
Viera in the 200-yard butterfly.
Humphrey took the 200-yard breas-
troke, and Love joined frosh Jenni
Almeida, Williamson, and Swix in
'I was especially
pleased with Jen
Almeida's swims. She
had three life-time
bests in the 100 and
200 backs and the
500 free'
Jim Richardson
Michigan swim coach
the victorious 400-yard freestyle re-
"I was especially pleased with
Jen Almeida's swims," Michigan
coach Jim Richardson said. "She had
three life-time bests in the 100 and
200 backs and the 500 free."
Almeida placed second in the back-
strokes and fifth in the freestyle.

Continued from page 1
Jeff Jackson said. "It was an even
game, it was just a matter of getting
the breaks."
LSSU's made good on its final
break. A defensive miscue left Paul
Constantin open to collect a pass
from John Hendry and blast it past
"It was a tough game to lose. We
were the better team out there for
most of the night," Michigan coach
Red Berenson said. "We didn't de-
serve to lose tonight. We made a
mistake and it cost us the game."
* The nature of the loss kept the
Wolverines from feeling they still
had something to prove Saturday,
and the Lakers made them pay for it.
"Last night's game didn't hurt
us," Berenson said. "Because it was
so close it didn't affect as much as it
might have. We couldn't finish any-
thing off. We were embarrassed."
Mark Astley started the on-
slaught at the 2:51 mark of the first
period with the first of five power-
Continued from page 1
defender Aaron Ward said. "We
should have come prepared, but
something was missing."
What was missing was effort
an leadership. With the score, 2-0,
the Wolverines were caught in a line
change, and the Lakers had a four-on-
one against Patrick Neaton. Brian
Rolston beat Shields to put the Lak-
ers on top, 3-0, and Michigan fell
apairt from there.
Chris Tamer tried to fire up his
teammates by mixing things up
with Vincent Faucher, and both re-
ceived roughing penalties. Instead of
responding with increased effort,
Michigan started to take stupid
penalties and left Shields out to dry.
The Wolverines needed a leader,
and there was no one to lead. Denny
Felsner tried to lead by example,
but to no avail. Felsner had numer-
ous scoring opportunities, but
Madeley turned him away every
time. Madeley left his rebounds in
the slot, but no Michigan players
"were there to put them home.
"The shots I was getting were in
dlose, but there were no rebounds,"
Madeley said. "They were just wait-
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play goals against the Wolverines.
The fourth gcal of the game at
12:03 of the second period signalled
the demise of the Wolverines. Ness
was able to dig the puck away from
Shields and score, with three more
goals to follow before the period
The Lakers took advantage of
Wolverine aggressions by scoring
five goals with a man advantage.
"We were surprised by the out-
come," Astley said. "The officiat-
ing was good. Our guys walked
away from trouble tonight, and that
made a big difference."
Michigan defenseman Aaron
Ward did not feel the referees were
to blame for the loss.
"I didn't like the calls. It's hard
to play when you're always down,
but we lost this game, not the ref-
eree," Ward said. "I just want to go
find the bus and hide.We just stunk.
We weren't desperate in the sense
that we felt we needed to win. We
weren't prepared; it was just terri-

Blue divers make splash against BYU

by Kimberly DeSempelaere
Daily Sports Writer
Plunging into its third victory
of the season, the Michigan
women's diving team dominated
Brigham Young at this weekend's
Michigan Invitational.
As the difficulty of the competi-
tion grew from the one-meter to the
three-meter and finally, to the 10-
meter event, the determination and
concentration of the Wolverine div-
ing team also increased.

Capturing the top two spots in
the one-meter event were Michigan
seniors Margie Stoll (408.37) and
Lisa Cribari (407.17), respectively.
The Wolverines then went on to
dominate the three-meter event, cap-
turing second through sixth places.
BYU diver Vanessa Bergman took
first place by a margin of 42-points.
"Vanessa is a really good diver,"
Michigan tri-captain Julie Greyer
said. "She represents the level of
competition we will be up against

the rest of the year.",
Performing from the 10-meter
platform for the first time this
year, sophomore Cinnamon Woods
(383.55) prevailed with Michiganis
Stoll (371.77), Greyer (368.55), and.
Martha Wenzel (313.12) huddling
"Overall, everyone felt pr
good about the competitio
Greyer said. "Some were more sats-
fied with their results than others."


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ing at the blueline."
This lack of effort needs to be
addressed this week in practice. Too
many times this season, the Wolver-
ines have not provided full effort.
There was no excuse for the lack of
effort shown in Saturday's game.
The blame for the lack of effort
cannot fall solely on the shoulders
of the coaching staff, or any individ-
ual player. Everybody must take the
blamefor Saturday, and everybody
must address those problems this
week to avoid a repeat of this week-
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wants the ball the most. The guy
that works the hardest will secure
the rebound, and our guys just did
not work hard enough."
Five-foot-8 point guard Gravelle
Craig paced the Vikings with 21
points, but most came after the

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game was already out of reach.
Fisher gave the team yesterday
off. He said that prior to tonight's
home opener against Chicago State,
the team would view some film and
walk through some drills.
The Aztecs eeked out a victory
earlier this season over Detroit, 83-
82. But they also lost to Ohio State
by 72 points less than a week later.

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