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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - March 2, 1992- Page 7

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BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK into ninth-place tie
y Tim Spolar has 36 points here and that is the difference in the game.
adly Sports Writer (The Wolverines) ran the same man defense and tried to
Don't tell any of the Michigan women's basketball do the same things on offense, but she was the differ-
am's opponents over the past two weekends that U-M ence."
'as on spring break. You might be on the receiving end In Michigan's 73-59 loss to Ohio State yesterday,
f some unusual stares. While most Michigan students Andrew scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and
njoyed a rare week of relaxation, Wolverine center blocked nine Buckeye shots. She moved within four
rish Andrew was busy leading Michigan to two victo- rebounds of fourth place on the all-time U-M career re-
es in four games, including its first on the road. bound list.
In the Wolverines' 87-74 victory over Indiana, The previous weekend, Andrew totaled 27 points in
.ndrew notched 36 points. The total was not only a leading the Wolverines to a 67-65 victory at Minnesota,
ersonal high, but is the highest Michigan game total giving Michigan a sweep of the season series and its
nce the Big Ten moved to double round-robin play in first road victory of the season. In the weekend's other
ie 1982-83 season. Other notes on the 36 points: match, a 81-45 thrashing at the hands of Iowa, Andrew
0 third highest single-game total in Michigan contributed 16 before fouling out.
story WALKING WOUNDED: The Wolverines, belea-
highest single-game total scored by a Wolverine guered by injuries throughout the season, were hit hard
Bud VanDeWege's eight seasons again last weekend. Sophomore center Rhonda Jokisch
moved Andrew into the No. 9 position among all- missed Sunday's game with a separated shoulder, in-
me Wolverine scorers with 1,065 points. curred during Saturday's team practice. VanDeWege
In the game, Andrew also pulled down seven re- expects to lose her for the remaining four games of the
ounds and blocked six shots. Andrew was 16-23 from season.
he field (69.5%) and 4-4 at the free throw line. Michigan was without center Michelle Hall Friday
While pure statistics may often be misleading in de- evening, who also sustained a shoulder injury. Hall,
cribing one's performance, the awesome nature of who was injured in the Wolverines' victory at
Andrew's numbers do not belie her dominance. Minnesota, returned to the lineup against Ohio State and
"The bottom line is that at our place Andrew has was 3-10 from the field and grabbed four rebounds be-
me points," Indiana head coach Jim Izard said. "She fore fouling out.

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38 lead and effectively put the game
out of reach.
"Ohio State played a great
game," Michigan coach Bud
VanDeWege said. "They were the
aggressors for 40 minutes. They
were relentless."
Andrew nearly defeated the
Hoosiers single-handedly in Friday
night's 87-74 victory at Crisler, scor-
ing a career-high 36 points while
moving into the ninth spot on
Michigan's all-time scoring list.
Andrew scored most of her points on
uncontested shots in the paint, com-
ing off lob-assists from guard Jen
Nuanes (six assists) and Wooldridge
(four). It's not that Indiana didn't
have defenders on Andrew -on the
contrary, there were often two or
three Hoosiers playing her - but the
6-foot-2 Andrew towered above her
defenders, who lost between three
inches (5-foot-11 Dana Creighton)
and a foot (5-foot-2 Carrie Mount) to
her.
"It was amazing some of the
passes they were giving me," the
ever-modest Andrew said. "The lob
pass is not a pass we would usually
throw. Players are usually a little bit
taller than that. I was matched-up
with shorter players, but I know all
my shots came from great assists."
Forward Nikki Beaudry, who had
10 points and two assists, agreed, but
put more emphasis on the height dif-
ferential.
"When (the defenders) are just
sitting there, coming up to her
shoulder blades, it's easy to throw
those lobs," Beaudry said.
Michigan finally overcame its
difficulties with fullcourt pressure in
the victory. The Hoosiers pressed the
Wolverines into Assembly Hall's
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floor, 85-39, in the teams' first
meetings, and looked ready to do the
same at Crisler, forcing 10 first-half
turnovers with a 1-2-1-1 trap. But
Michigan, which still led, 36-33, at
the break, adjusted in the locker
room and did not turn the ball over
once to Indiana's pressure in the
second stanza.
Indiana coach Jim Izard said the
Hoosiers had to give up some of
their pressing as Michigan built the
second half lead to as much as 13.
"Michigan forced us into more
man defense in the second half,"
Izard said. "We forced a lot of
turnovers with traps first half, but as
we fell behind, we had to go to more
man pressure."
The biggest surprise in the
Wolverines' spring break came Feb.
23 at Minnesota, when Michigan
swept the season series with a 67-65
decision. The Wolverines set the
tone with a game-opening 7-0 run,
and trailed for only one five minute
stretch in the middle of the first half.
Michigan led, 32-29, at the break
and never let the Golden Gophers so
much as tie the score in the second
stanza. Andrew powered the
Wolverine frontcourt with 27 points
and two blocks, while Nuanes had

13 points and a block of her own in
the backcourt.
"We came out of the gates strong
and really played a good defensive
game," VanDeWege said.
Especially big on defense for
Michigan was Hall, who had 10 re-
bounds and held the Golden
Gophers' star forward, Dana Joubert,
to six points.
"(Hall's performance) was as big
a key to that game as anything,"
VanDeWege said.
Two nights earlier, the
Wolverines were chased out of
Carver-Hawkeye Arena by Iowa, 81-
45. Michigan's last lead of the game
was 4-2 with less than 1:30 elapsed
in the first half and the streaking
Hawks led by as much as 38 in the
thrashing. It didn't help Michigan's
case that Beaudry, who picked up
four first-half fouls, fouled out with
more than 15 minutes remaining in
the game, and was soon followed by
Andrew, who had three in the first
half, and Hall, who lad two at the
break.
"It was just an extiemnely physical
game," VanDeWege explained.
"Our entire front line fouled out, and
it was from tIb extremely physical
play."

Wrestlers fall twice to ranked foes

by Shawn DuFresne
Daily Sports Writer
The sixth-ranked Michigan
wrestling team dropped two close
contests last weekend. No. 5 Ohio
State rallied from a 17-0 deficit to
win 20-19, while No. 7 Wisconsin
avenged its earlier loss to the
Wolverines at the team dual cham-
pionships by shutting down a
Michigan comeback to preserve a
19-17 victory.
The Wolverines (5-21 Big Ten,
13-4-1 overall) built their lead over
the Buckeyes on major decisions by
Matt Stout (118 pounds) and Jason
Cluff (126). An injury default at 134
gave Michigan All-American Joey
Gilbert his 38th victory of the sea-
son, and James Rawls (142) pre-
vailed by decision in a grueling 2-1
match.
The Buckeyes climbed back with
a series of victories by decision, in-
cluding an upset by Mike Schyck
(ranked No. 11 at 158) over seventh-

ranked Wolverine Sean Bormet.
Michigan's Lanny Green (177)
and OSU's Kevin Randleman, both
All-Americans, wrestled to a draw,
the second time this month that the
two have ended a match in a 1-1
knot. The Buckeyes scored a techni-
cal fall at 190, and heavyweight Ray
Mendoza recorded two near falls
with a minute remaining to take the
lead in his match with Wolverine
Phil Tomek. Mendoza held on and
earned the necessary team points for
the Buckeyes as they squeaked by
Michigan by a one-point margin for
the second time this season.
"It's tough being ahead that much
and then lose," Michigan coach Dale
Bahr said. "The match was decided
at 158 and 167. Had we won (at 158,
the match) would have been over.
Jesse (Rawls, 167) is not as strong as
(OSU's Jim Scavuzzo). He was
overpowered and couldn't maintain
his position."

In Michigan's match against
Wisconsin, the Badgers leapt out to
an early lead with a fall and a major
decision, and never looked back.
Gilbert easily scored a major de-
cision over Badger Ron Pieper, and
James Rawls (No. 13 at 142) upset
Wisconsin's eighth-ranked Dan
Spilde by decision. Bormet and
Green were also victorious by deci-
sion, and Tomek scored a major de-
cision. But decisions at 167 and 190
by Wisconsin added to its lead and
was too much for Michigan to over-
come.
"Now we have to regroup and get
ready for the Big Ten Champion-
ships," Bahr said.
Michigan heads to Madison this
weekend for Big Tens, which is its
last competition before the national
championships in Oklahoma City.

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