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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily -Sports Monday- February 3, 1992

Ha ll'sreturn bulks
up women cagers
by Ryan Herrington
Daily Basketball Writer
COLUMBUS - Some things change and some simply stay the same.
This was evident in Michigan's 73-56 defeat to Ohio State Friday at St.
John Arena.
While the addition of Michelle Hall, returning after a 13-game absence
due to a broken bone in her right foot, did give the Wolverines a different
lineup than in previous Big Ten matches, the results of the contest were no
different then five out of the last six gaines Michigan has played in - a
frustrated team with another tally in the loss column.
However, Hall's presence seems to be intrinsically tied to the fate of
the Wolverines. Michigan has been at a disadvantage in every Big Ten game
in terms of height. Whether it's being outrebounded, beaten by taller
shooters inside the lane or simply being outplayed physically by bigger
players, the Wolverines have had difficulty matching up with other Big
Ten squads thus far.
Hall, a 6'3" sophomore, gives Michigan a different look. With center
Trish Andrew more comfortable in the high post, the Wolverines have had
to rely on 6-foot forward Nikki Beaudry to post up against players three to
four inches taller than her. Beaudry has done an admirable job in the post
but has been stymied of late and her game is more suited to facing the
basket, where her quickness can be used more efficiently.
Replacing Beaudry with Hall in the post will create a more versatile
offense. Hall will give the Wolverines added bulk inside, relieving
Andrew of some the responsibility of being a defensive presence on the
glass. Beaudry will be able to use her talents more effectively. She will be
free to drive unmolested to the basket when her defender double teams
either Hall or Andrew in the paint.
The inside tandem of Andrew and Iall showed flashes of what could be
when Hall was first substituted at 13:40 in the first half Friday. In the
first three possessions, IHall gained two assists as the Buckeye defense was
forced to double team her in the post. Hall found Andrew at the foul line
for a easy jumper and Beaudry driving down the lane for an uncontested
layup. Hall also took the ball to the hole herself, where she was subse-
quently fouled.
After the game both coaches had favorable impressions of Hall's 19
minutes of play.
"I think Michelle did a very nice job of just being a presence on the
floor," Ohio State coach Nancy Darsch said. "She's a big person and she re-
ally adds size to their court. Defensively, when you have to match up
against Andrew and Hall it's a challenge to go against two people of that
size. I think she's a good rebounder. I think she's a great contact player.
She's a physical player both offensively and defensively."
"(Hall) played very, very hard, at times a little out of control but she's
so excited to be back and wants to do so well and fit right in," Michigan
coach Bud VanDeWege said. "I think she's going to continue to blend in
real well. You've got to remember, when she left she was playing great
basketball and we expected a great season out of her. She's going to help us
a great deal and we need her."
For Michigan to right its faltering ship, the combination of Andrew at
the high post and IHall in the low post must be used on a regular basis. Big
Ten opponents will not be able to simply collapse on Andrew, as has been
the case, and feel they can comfortably win a game.,
While it will take some time for Hall to get back to playing and prac-
ticing on a regular basis, the sooner the better for the Wolverines. Her
presence is vital if Michigan is to salvage anything from the rest of the Big
Ten season.

Gymnasts post weekend victories

Women come of age in


Quick start, rookie Winkier help
men break three-match losing streak

setting performance against Iowa

by Joshua Marlow
The Michigan women's gymnas-
tics team proved it is for real Friday
night as the Wolverines topped
Iowa, 188.6-183.95, at Cliff Keen
Arena to up their record to 4-0.
First-year gymnast Beth Wymer and
junior Ali Winski led the way with
strong showings in the all-around.
The team is young and injury-
plagued, but has not let these fac-
tors get in the way of winning.
"People were doubting us be-
cause of injuries, but the kids don't
doubt themselves," Michigan coach
Bev Fry said afterwards. "We're
good, and we believe we're good."
The Wolverines looked confi-
dent from start to finish and led the
entire way. Despite the considerable
crowd on hand to watch the event,
the most enthusiastic cheerleaders
were the gymnasts themselves.
"The team spirit and camaraderie
are unlike anything I've ever seen,"
Fry said.
Their excitement spread
throughout the arena and rubbed off
on to the fans.
"It's great to be home in front of
the crowd, it really pumps you up,"
said Wolverine co-captain, senior
Laura Lundbeck.

The fans were especially aroused
by Wymer's bars performance and
floor routine, both of which broke
team scoring records.
In fact, Wymer shattered every
individual team record, scoring as
high as a 9.9 in both the balance
beam and the uneven bars, and a 39.2
in the all-around.
"Beth is in a class by herself, but
this is such a team sport on the col-
lege level," said assistant coach
Dave Kuzara. "It's fabulous that
she's done well but the whole team
is reaching the goals they've set for
The Wolverines beat the previ-
ous team scoring record of 188.0 by
six-tenths of a point and they broke
the team scoring record in the bars
and the beam.
Fry had predicted a record-break-
ing night for her team. This confi-
dence is what she has attempted to
instill in her team.
It appears that her efforts are
having some effect, the team came of
age Friday.
"Bev has turned this team
around," Kuzara said. "This is the
best time I've ever had coaching, this
is so exciting."

L... A. - - -

uy ric bsar
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's gymnastics
team broke a three-meet losing
streak and won their first meet of
the season, defeating Iowa State,
Wolverine gymnasts captured
four of the top five scores on both
floor exercises and pommel horse to
pace the team's victory.
"The guys did real well,"
Michigan coach Bob Darden said. "It
was nice going in Olympic order, be-
cause we start on our strongest
event (floor exercises), and, actu-
ally, pommel horse is one of our
stronger events with the lineup that.
we put out.
"It was nice to continue into
pommel horse with a real good first
event - the floor."
Rookie sensation Brian Winkler
led the Wolverines, placing first in
floor exercise, still rings, and vault.
He also finished sixth in the paral-
lel bars competition and seventh on
the horizontal bar.
Winkler normally competes in
all six events, but he was unable to
compete in the pommel horse coin-
petition against. the Cyclones be-
cause of a sore elbow.

Wolverine7Ben Verrall placed
second on the still rings, but other
than Winkler and himself, no other
Michigan gymnast finished in the
top six.
"Rings, for us, is just a tough
event, because we have two of our
key performers out of the lineup,
Jim Round and Royce Toni," Darden
said. "The guys, though, did real
well there, but because we had to
reach deep into our roster we just
didn't score as high as we normally
Michigan also competed well in
the vault and parallel bars contests,
but struggled on the horizontal bar.
"In the past, it's been one of our
best events, if not the best event,"
Darden said. "I think maybe it was a
case of nerves, or something."
Wolverine Rich Dopp, compet-
ing for the first time since an acci-
dent on Jan. 12 against Minnesota,
placed third on the vault and tenth
on the horizontal bar.
"He really did excellent," Dar-
den said. "He probably got a little
exhausted when he got to high bar,
because he's only been training hard
for about a week."




US sweeps Argentina;
Czechoslovakia next

(AP) - Pete Sampras used a strong
power serve to beat Alberto
Mancini 6-4, 6-1 yesterday as the
United States took a 4-0 lead in its
Davis Cup match against Argentina.
The United States clinched a
quarterfinal match against
Czechoslovakia when John McEn-
roe and Rick Leach beat Javier Frana
and Christian Miniussi in four sets
Sampras, who beat Martin Jaite
Friday for his first Davis Cup vic-
tory in three tries, scored nine aces
in the first set against Mancini and
15 for the match.
Mancini looked helpless against
the strong serves sent across by
Sanpras. Still, the Argentine held
service until the 10th game, when
Mancini committed two unforced
errors to go to 30-40. le took the
set with a forehand passing shot
that Mancini couldn't return.
In the second set, Sampras served

three aces in the first game and
Mancini netted the other.
Sampras broke Mancini in the
second game, getting the Argentine
to hit a forehand wide. Sampras
moved to break point with a lob re-
turn over Mancini that bounced just
inside the far left corner baseline.
The third game was the best of
the match, with Sampras fighting
off three break points. Mancini hit
long on the first, had no chance to
return an overhead smash on the sec-
ond and backhanded the third. Sam-
pras won the game after Mancini hit
a backhand into the net to end the
best volley of the day.
Samnpras moved to 4-0 by break-
ing Mancini in the fourth game,
causing four unforced errors by
keeping the Argentine off balance
with his serves. Sampras sealed the
match with a service winner to
move to 40-15, then got Mancini to
hit out to end it.


Michigan' s Char Durand attempts a shot last weekend against


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with Bryant. Both players received
double technical fouls and were
ejected from the game.
"Once again, the other team es-
tablished a physical type of play,"
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege
said. "It forced us out of doing any-
thing very well."

Friday night's game with the
Buckeyes resembled yesterday's
contest in terms of physical play.
Ten players each received three or
more fouls.
The Buckeyes, who had lost four
of their first five Big Ten gaines,
looked as if they were on top of the
conference rather than struggling.
Opening with a tough man-to-man
defense, Ohio State forced 21
Michigan turnovers and converted

many of them into fast-break
"The more time it took them to
set up their offense, the better it
was for us to get a lot of easy bas-
kets and get into the flow of our
game," Ohio State guard Averrill
Roberts said. Roberts led all scorers
with 21 points.
As in the past, Michigan had
trouble bringing the ball up the
court against pressure. The Wolver-
ines continually picked up their
dribble prematurely, resulting in
easy double- and triple-team oppor-
tunities for Ohio State.
"They really took us out of our
game offensively," Michigan guard
Jen Nuanes said. "They were very
aggressive, a lot like the Washing-
ton game."
Buckeye center Erica Floyd was

another key- for Ohio State. She
shutdown Trish Andrew, holding
her to 10 points on 5-for-13
shooting as well as scoring 14
points of her own against the na-
tion's top shot blocker.
"The coaches told me to play her
on the left shoulder because she
likes to turn to that shoulder,"
Floyd said. "I tried to just stay up
on her."
Michigan's lone bright spot,
aside from the return of Iall, came
from Nuanes, who scored 18 points
in the losing effort.
VanDeWege must refocus his
team in order for them to salvage
the rest of the Big Ten season
"We can't feel sorry for our-
selves," he said, "because no one else
in the league is going to feel sorry."

FG FT Rob.
Min. M-A M-A O-T A F Pts.
Beaudry 21 3-6 0-0 2-4 1 3 6
Durand 35 0-8 2-4 2-5 1 0 2
Andrew 25 4-13 1-2 1-6 1 4 9
Nuanes 19 2-5 2-2 1-2 1 1 6
Wooldridge 34 1-3 2-2 0-2 1 1 5
McCall 22 5-11 0-0 1-2 1 3 10
Hall 15 1-3 2-2 1-6 0 1 4
Jokisch 14 1-2 0.2 0-1 0 3 2
Heikkinen 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Turner 5 1-1 1-2 0-1 0 1 3
Stewart 5 0-2 2-2 1-1 1 1 2
Totals 200 18.55 12-18 11-35 7 18 49
FG%- .327. FT%- .667. Three-point goals:
1-3, .333 (Wooldridge 1-1, Nuanes 0-2). Team
rebounds: 5. Blocks: 5 (Andrew). Turnovers: 21
(Nuanes 6, Durand 3, Andrew 2, Wooldridge 2,
McCall 2, Hall 2, Beaudry, Heikkinen, Stewart).
Steals: 6 (Wooldridge 2, Durand, Andrew,
Nuanes, Jokisch). Technical fouls: Hall, 6:56
FG FT Rob.
Min. M-A M-A O-T A F Pts.
Cherubini 31 7-15 0-0 0-6 1 3 16
Creighton 17 2-4 2-3 1-2 2 2 6
Bryant 26 7-8 2-2 1-3 0 1 16
McGrade 37 7-8 0-2 0-1 4 2 17
Hill 22 3-7 2-2 0-6 1 4 8
Hooper 21 2-6 11-14 1-8 0 1 15
Douglas 9 0-3 1-2 0-1 0 0 1
Mount 22 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 1' 0
Redenbaugh 7 2-4 2-2 1-1 0 2 6
Davis 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0
Farrell 3 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 0 0
Totals 200 30-59 20-27 9-39 9 18 85
FG%- .508. FT%- .743. Three-point goals:
5-16, .313 (McGrade 3-3, Cherubini 2-8, Mount
0-4, Redenbaugh 0-1). Team rebounds: 7.
Blocks: 1 (McGrade). Turnovers: 13 (Hill 4,
Bryant 2, McGrade 2, Farrell 2, Cherubini,
Creighton, Hooper). Steals: 13 (McGrade 5,
Bryant 4, Hill 2, Cherubini, Hooper). Technical
fouls: Bryant, 6:56 2nd.
Michigan ................ 24 25 - 49
Indiana ................... 38 47 - 73
At Assembly Hall; A-585
Yesterday afternoon's game

FG FT Rob.
Min. M-A M-A O-T A F Pts.
Nuanes 34 8-15 0-0 1-4 2 4 18
Durand 32 1-8 3-4 1-1 4 1 5
Andrew 35 5-13 0-0 1-11 1 3 10
Beaudry 27 3-4 0-2 2-6 0 2 6
Wooldridge 26 1-4 3-4 0-3 1 3 6
Hall 19 0-3 4-9 2-3 2 4 4
McCall 8 1-5 1-2 2-3 0 2 3
Stewart 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Gray 4 2-2 0-0 0-3 0 0 4
Jokisch 4 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 0
Turner 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
Totals 200 21-54 11-23 11-38 10 19 56
FG%- .389. FT%- .478. Three-point goals:
3-10, .300 (Nuanes 2-4, Wooldridge 1-4,
Andrew 0-2). Team rebounds: 3. Blocks: 6
(Andrew 4, Hall, Gray). Turnovers: 21 (Durand
5, Nuanes 5, Wooldridge 4, Stewart 3, Hall 2,
Andrew, Beaudry). Steals: 7 (Nuanes 3, Durand,
Andrew, Nuanes, Wooldridge). Technical fouls:
FG FT Rob.
Min. M-A M-A O-T A F Pts.
Burcy 27 2-2 3-5 1-2 5 3-8
Roberts 33 8-15 4-5 2-3 4 3 21
Floyd 29 6-10 2-3 0-5 1 3 14
Ingwersen 31 3-10 0-0 0-2 2 3 7
Keyton 21 2-6 2-2 1-5 2 4 6
Bond 13 2-3 0-0 0-2 2 0 5
Turner 12 1-4 1-2 3-8 0 1 3
Geary 11 1-2 1-2 0-3 1 2 3
Snavely 11 1-6 0-0 1-1 1 0 2
Howard 10 1-3 2-2 0-2 1 1 4
McGuire 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 27-61 15-21 11-38 19 20 73
FG%- .443. FT%- .714. Three-point goals:
4-12, .333 (Ingwerson 1-5, Roberts 1-4, Bond 1-
1, Burcy 1-1, Keyton 0-1). Team rebounds: 5.
Blocks: 2 (Ingwersen, Turner). Turnovers: 15
(Roberts 5, Burcy 2, Ingwersen 2, Keyton 2,
Geary 2, Bond, Turner). Steals: 11 (Roberts 4,
Floyd 3, Ingwersen, Keyton, Bond, Snavely).
Technical fouls: 0.
Michigan ................ 25 31 - 56
Ohio State.......39 34 - 73
At St. John Arena; A-2,457
Friday night's game



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