Page 6-The Michigan Daily-Sports Monday- March 1,1993
Cagers drop three more
< M' women lose to Ohio State,Minnesota and Iowa
by Rachel Bachman her first college game against the game, the Wolverines trailed'
D B b rBuckeyes - had to step up and play Minnesota by seven when Andrew'
MINNEAPOLIS - Why is the as many as 20 minutes committed her fifth foul.
Michigan women's basketball team
like a shoe store in the former Soviet
Union? It has run out of choices.
With a team consisting of seven
players, the Wolverines fell yester-
day to No.2 Iowa, 71-34, Feb.21 to
Ohio State, 79-59, and Feb. 26 to
"We were definitely outmanned,"
Michigan coach Trish Roberts said
after enduring her squad's 29 percent
shooting performance against the
Hawkeyes. "We started the season
with 13 players. This has just been a
In both the Ohio State and
Minnesota matchups, Michigan se-
nior forward Trish Andrew's foul
trouble hindered her scoring produc-
tion. Andrew, the team's leading
scorer, sat out nine minutes of the
Ohio State game and was held to just
Andrew's absence meant players
like Valerie Turner - who started
" We're asking kids to do things
that they've never done before,"
- Ohio State took an early lead and
stayed in front the entire game. With
8:47 left in the second half, the
Buckeyes held their greatest lead at
Despite going 10-for-10 from the
line in the first half, the Wolverines
could not sink anything from the
floor, shooting just 25 percent for
the game. Michigan's shooting woes
were highlighted by the Buckeyes'
strengths in the category; Ohio State
shot a .446 clip.
While Michigan (0-14 Big Ten,
1-22 overall) upped its output from
the field to a season-high 52 percent
six days later at Williams Arena in
Minnesota, it was not enough to de-
feat the Golden Gophers (8-5, 13-8)
as Andrew's foul trouble again
reared its unattractive head.
With 3:03 left to play in the
"If Trish had been in there in the'
last few minutes of the game, I think
it would have made a big differ-:
ence," Roberts said.
Even though she sat out five
minutes in the first stanza, Andrew
managed to score 30 points before,
fouling out - including a streak of
seven consecutive field goals. She
also swatted eight shots and grabbed;
Just over a minute earlier, Golden
Gopher standout Carol Ann Shudlick
also fouled out after a below-par,
performance. The All-American
candidate was held to just 14 points.
"We didn't do anything special,"+
Roberts said. "I just think it was a
bad night for her. I don't think wae
capitalized on it once she did fouf
"(Andrew and Shudlick fouling
out) was very important, particularly
with the Michigan situation because
See CAGERS, page
Stacie McCall hits the deck for a loose ball in the second half of Michigan's 79-59 loss to Ohio State last Sunday.
MICHIGAN (342 Rob.
Min. MA MA O0T A F Pts.
Stewart 40 1-8 24 1-3 0 5 4
Beaudry 30 2-4 0-0 0-2 2 4 4
Andrew 37 5-16 0-0 4-11 1 2 10
Turner 21 2-8 0-0 1-1 0 2 4
Gray 28 3-15 0-0 1-5 4 0 6
Heikknen 28 3-6. 0-0 1-3 1 1 6
Tota s 20016-58 2-415-35 8 17 34
FG%-.276. FT%- .500. Three-point goals: 0-
4 000 (Gray 0-2, Stewart 0-2). Team rebounds:
9. Blocks: 3 (Andrew 2, Gray). Turnovers: 27
(Stewart 12, Andrew 5, Turner 4, Beaudry 2,
H-ekknen 2, Gray, Stanley). Steals: 5 (Gray 2,
Beaudry, Heikkinen, Stewart). Technical fouls:
FQ FT Rob.
Min. M-A MA 0-T A F Pts.
Aaron 21 1-4 0-1 0-1 3 0 2
Jackson 20 5-14 0-0 3-4 4 2 10
Harmon 22 1-3 0-0 1-1 1 2 2
Tunsil 25 6-13 3-3 4-6 7 1 15
Foster 21 8-12 4-6 5-13 0 2 20
Marx 16 2-7 0-0 4-8 1 0 4
Tideback 14 2-6 0-0 1-4 0 0 4
Dillingham 17 0-1 2-2 2-3 0 0 2
Mackin 15 0-1 0-1 1-4 2 1 0
Clayton 19 4-6 2-3 0-3 1 0 12
y rbrough 10.03 0.0 0.1 1 0 0
Totals 20029-7011-1625-54 20 8 71
FGA- .414. FT%- .688. Three-point goals: 2-6,
.333 (Clayton 2-3, Jackson 0-2, Aaron 0-1). Team
rebounds: 6. Blocks: 3 (Foster 2, Marx).
Michigan ..........16 18 - 34
Iowa-............-..-..-.-...31 40 - 71
At Carver-Hawkeye Arena, A-8,192
Turner 37 1 1
Gray 40 5-14 00 251
Andrew 30 11-17 77 393
Stewart 40 3-7 36 011
Beaudry 40 7-11
Stanley 6 0-0
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country, cheerleading, and
participating in the National
Honors Society. Yet even with her
numerous talents, McCall knew
what she wanted to do after high
school - play Big Ten basketball.
"I've always wanted to play in
the Big Ten," McCall said.
"Coming to visit here (Michigan)
with my parents, it made me feel
like home. It was like, 'This is
where I should be."'
But there was more to McCall's
decision to leave Columbus. Once
again, she was taking a lemon and
"My parents are divorced, and I
am a 'mama's baby' and a 'daddy's
baby,"' McCall said. "Staying
home would have been very hard,
you know, going back and forth."
Michigan, three hours away
from Columbus, gave McCall the
distance she needed at the time
while still being close enough for
her parents to see her play.
"I think coming to Michigan
has helped all of us," McCall said.
Living just a few miles from the
Ohio State campus, McCall has
received her share of grief from the
local Buckeye faithful.
"People always say 'Why did
you come to Michigan?"' McCall
said. "I say to them 'It's a good
school,' and it is."
Like most freshmen, McCall did
not see the court as much as she
wanted to in her rookie season. It
was precisely this frustration that
led to what McCall dubs one of her
most embarrassing moments.
During practice the Wolverines
were running a drill where McCall
was on offense, but mistakenly
thought she was on defense. A
teammate triggered the ball into
McCall, but she thought she had
stolen the inbounds pass and
streaked down to the other basket
for the lay-in. Unfortunately for
her, it was the wrong basket.
"I stole it, and dribbled hard for
this layup," McCall said. "I was
like 'Yes! Yes! You've gotta give
me some play (to then coach Bud
VanDeWege), I'm a freshman
playing with these seniors."'"
"They were like 'Stacie, you're
While McCall can look back and
laugh at the event, the fact remains
that she didn't get as much playing
time as she might have liked in
each of her first three seasons. But
with new coach Trish Roberts and
an injury-riddled Michigan team,
McCall doesn't have to worry about
playing time anymore. Instead, she
may wonder if she'll ever get a rest.
After losing freshman guard
Tannisha Stevens for the season,
Michigan had two primary
ballhandlers in McCall and Jen
Nuanes. When Nuanes was
suspended for disciplinary reasons,
McCall was Michigan's lone point
guard, and that meant 40 minutes of
bringing the ball up against full-
This caused problems in the
Wolverines' home contest against
Purdue earlier this season. Each
time the Boilermakers substituted,
the fresh player guarded McCall.
Meanwhile, the only breather
McCall had was the fifteen minutes
at halftime, but true to form, she
asked "no quarter."
"She got tired," Roberts said,
"but she knew we didn't have any
one else to go in so she just sucked
it up and said 'OK, I'll do it."'
After three years as a bench
player, McCall has been asked to
assume the difficult role of being a
ballhandler while also providing
scoring punch. McCall has upped
her production to 5.9 points per
game, and leads the team in assists.
In addition, she saved two of her
best performances for Ohio State,
something she and her father both
"When she scored 12 and 13 for
a total of 25 against Ohio State,"
Mr. McCall said, "She said to me
'Yes, dad, we did it."'
All in all, Roberts said she has
been pleased with the positive
attitude McCall has shown, in spite
of the point guard's fatigue.
"She's the kind of kid who will
try to do what you ask her to do
whether she can do it or not. She
doesn't complain a lot."
Nor did she complain her
sophomore year in high school
when her track coach slotted her as
the anchor of her two-mile relay
team in the state championship
meet. McCall was not accustomed
to running in that position, and the
strong winds at Ohio State Catholic
High School that day made the race
even more difficult for her.
"(Her coach) asked her to do
something," said Patricia McCall,
Stacie's mother, "and even though
she didn't want to do it, she did it."
McCall, because of her
nervousness, came out of the
handoff fast and the wind took its
toll on her. Near the end of her 800-
yard leg, fatigue got the best of
McCall and she collapsed 10 yards
from the finish line. But instead of
laying on the track, McCall crawled
the final 10 yards of the race.
"Most girls wouldhave layed on
the track and cried," her father
beamed. "People still remember
that around here as one of the most
memorable things that ever
happened at the state meet."
McCall said she realizes that,
like her crawl across the finish line,
her college basketball career will
also soon be a memory. Wanting to
stay close to sports, however, she
hopes her accomplishments as a
communications major -
including winning the Newlin
Women's Basketball Scholarship -
will pay off in the field of
"I'd like to be a sports
commentator or go into PR (public
relations) for a company, because
I'm a talker."
And when Stacie McCall talks,
the Michigan Athletic Department
listens. McCall was selected, along
with former Wolverine tight end
Tony McGee and swimmer Mindy
Gehrs, to the "search"committee,
the board in charge of finding a
replacement for departing Athletic
Director Jack Weidenbach.
"Jack Weidenbach came to me
during practice (and asked her to be
on the committee)," McCall said.
"It's definitely an honor."
This fall, McCall will marry
Steve Carter, a professional
baseball player, in Columbus.
While Carter has seen time in "The
Show" with the Pittsburgh Pirates,
he has spent the last couple of years
in the minors with the Toledo Mud
Hens. Despite putting up
impressive numbers, he has
mysteriously been eluded by the
call to the majors.
While most would curse the
gods for having to be referred to as
a Mud Hen for any extended period
of time, Carter has found a bright
side to his stay in Toledo. It's easy
to see why he and McCall got
"Last year he should have gotten
called up," McCall said. "He said
it's so funny that throughout his
career, the way things went, it was
like God wanted us to be together."
Whether divine intervention or
not, McCall is looking forward to
married life with Carter, who has
signed with the Cincinnati Reds
this season. And she has a good
idea of where she wants to be five
years down the road.
"I'd probably like to have a
couple of kids," McCall said. "Then
I'd like to get my career jumping."
With McCall and Carter as
parents, you can bet those kids will
And you can bet they'll be
drinking plenty of lemonade.
nnuw~efn r U-i r i-. I .
Totals 200 27-51 13-21 9.31 15 17 69
FG%- .529. Ft%- .619. Three-point goals:
2-4, .500 (Andrew 1-1, Stewart 1-1, Gray 0-2).
Team rebounds: 2. Blocks: 10 (Andrew 8, Gray,
Heikkinen). Turnovers: 22 (Beaudry 6, Andrew 3,
Helkkinen 3, Stewart 3, Turner 3, Gray, Stanley).
Steals: 9 (Beaudry 3, Andrew 2, Gray 2, Stewart
2). Technical fouls: None.
Pearson 30 5-11
Carver 29 4-11
C. Shudlick 20 6-12
Flint 38 7-13
Coates 27 1-7
Looblein 20 6-10
Klotzb'cher 18 0-1
Lawler 6 0-1
Stafford 13 3-6
Po00 1 0-1
Alexander 3 0-2
McNuty 29 1-1
Total 200 336 118 23.45 26 1 85
FG%- .434. FT%- .611. Three-point goals:
8-15.,.533 (Loebleln 5-5, Carver 3-7, Coates 0-
2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocks:1'(Pearson).
Turnovers: 13 (Coates 4, Carver 2, C. Shudlick
2. Alexander, Klotbeecher, Loebleln, McNulty,
Stafford). Steals: 8 (Coates 3, Klotzbeecher 2,
Flint, Loebleln, Stafford). Technical fouls: None.
Michigan.......... 35 34 - 69
Minnesota...............42 43 - 85
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