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More mature Blue dunks Attorney
*Wolverines redeem themselves after loss of a year ago, 112-82
By RACHEL BACHMAN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
Last year, Sam Ragnone blew
lisses to the crowd at Crisler Arena as
his AAU team sank the winning bas-
ket to defeat the Wolverines. Last
night, the coach kept his lips to him-
self as Michigan downed Sam
Ragnone Attorney, 112-82.
"I think age has a way of affecting
all of us differently," Michigan coach
teve Fisher said. "(Ragnone Attorney)
aged more than a year in one year; they
weren't as good as last year."
Leading by as much as 33 points
in the game, the Wolverines let down
after halftime, but held off Ragnone
for the win.
"This year, the (Wolverines were)
0 little more focused than our team,"
Sam Ragnone said.
Fisher said that he was encour-
aged by the team's play in the first
stanza, citing improvements over the
"I thought we defended better in
the halfcourt," Fisher said. He was
also pleased with the performance of
"I think Jalen (Rose) is playing
terrific," he said. "(Jimmy King) has
played two pretty good games. He's
played better than he's practiced."
Rose led all scorers with 25. King
and Juwan Howard followed with 22.
Freshman Olivier Saint-Jean had four
on the game, his first in a Michigan
Although content with the out-
come, Fisher was unhappy with the
lack of effort after halftime.
"Second half, we stunk," Fisher
said. "It was like we were playing
over at the CCRB." He said he was
especially displeased with his team's
While the starting lineup, or
rather the fifth man, is still not set in
stone, Dugan Fife started for the
second time in the team's first two
"Dugan's doing a good job," Rose
said. "(He) does a great job being a
floor leader out there for us."
Leon Derricks, who is being uti-
lized more than last year at the post,
played 17 minutes and contributed to
one of the game's several highlights.
With 5:43 left in the first half,
Rose passed to Derricks in the paint,
who dished it behind the back to King
for the easy bucket. King was fouled
on the play but failed to convert the
Two and a half minutes later,
Howard grabbed a rebound, passed
off to King on the fast break, who
tossed it back to Howard for a jam.
Three minutes into the second
stanza, King set up Rose for a dunk
over the head of Lamar "Spider"
Edwards, after lighting up Michi-
gan for 29 points in their last meeting,
had become somewhat of a cult hero
among the Wolverine faithful. Fans
in the student section held up signs
saying "SPIDER!" and cheered when
Edwards made a good play.
But the fans might have been the
only ones concerned with Spider last
night, even though his team was the
only one besides Duke that had stymied
the Wolverines the past two years.
"It wasn't a grudge match," King
said. "We just came out to play."
Overall, the game was amilestone
for Michigan, marking the improve-
ment of an older, wiser team.
When asked if the Wolverines
seemed more mature, Ragnone an-
King echoed his answer, adding
that "It seems likejust the other day I
was a freshman. Now I'm a junior."
SAM RAGNONE (82)
MIN MA MA O.T A F PTS
Long 32 5-14 0-0 0-4 4 0 12
G. Keser 24 6-12 2-2 2-11 3 5 14
Cureton 16 2-4 1.6 2-4 1 3 6
Ragland 25 4-10 0-0 2-5 3 1 9
Edwards 28 4-10 2-2 0-2 3 1 12
Duerod 18 6-17 0-0 3-4 1 2 15
Poquette 21 2-6 0-0 2-6 1 3 4
R. Keser 16 2-3 2-4 0-0 2 1 6
Davidek 14 1-4 0-0 1-4 0 0 2
Johnson 6 1-4 0-0 1-1 1 1 2
FG%:.393. FT%:.500. Three-point goals: 9-24,
375 (Duerod 3-9, Edwards 2-3, Long 2-6,
Cureton 1-1, Ragland 1-4, Poquette 0.1). Blocks:
3 (Poquette 2, Ragland). Turnovers: 22 (G. Keser
4, Cureton 3, Davidek 3, Long 3, Edwards 2, R.
Keiser 2, Poquette 2, Ragland 2. Duerod).
Steals: 11 (Long 5, Edwards 2, G. Keiser 2,
Poquette 2). Technical Fouls: none.
King 26 10-15
Jackson 27 2-9
Howard 26 10-13
Rose 30 10-15
Fife 27 2-5
Derricks 17 4-8
Crawford 21 4-9
Bossard 12 2-7
Saint-Jean 10 2-5
Fields 2 0-0
Moore 2 1-1
00 4-8 2
35 2-8 2
00 0-3 1
FG%: .540. F%: .643. Three-point goals: 9-20,
.450 (King 2-3, Crawford 2-4, Rose 2-5, Howard
1-1, Fife 1-2, Bossard 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Saint-
Jean 0-1). Blocks: 2 (Fife, Jackson). Turn~overs:
19 (Jackson 7, Rose 5, Fife 2, Howard 2,
Bossard, Crawford, Saint-Jean). Steals: 12 (Fife
3. Rose 3, Howard 2, Crawford. Derricks, King,
Saint-Jean). Technical Fouls: none.
Sam Ragnone.......42 35- 77
Michigan-----A....:36 35- 71
At: Crisler Arena;_A:6,200 ____
Michigan guard Bobby Crawford attempts to roll one in against Sam
Ragnone Attorney last night. The Wolverines won 112-82.
Men's soccer leaves an
impact despite early exit
'M' runners finish a disappointing
sixth in NCAAs after solid season
By SCOTT BURTON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
The Michigan men's soccer team
may not have won the National Club
Soccer Tournament this weekend in
Arizona, but that's not to say it didn't
leave a positive impression.
The Wolverines went 2-1 in their
bracket that included Texas A&M,
Texas El-Paso and Wisconsin
Stevens-Point. The top two finishers
in each of the four brackets of the
tournament moved on tQ the
quarterfinals. Although Michigan's
record tied them for first with the
Aggies and UTEP, the Wolverines
were eliminated from further play via
a goal-differential tiebreaker.
"It was a very successful weekend
for us as far as what we did, what we
accomplished, the kind of building
for next year," Michigan coach Steve
Burns said. "The feeling was a good
obe. We're going to take this experi-
ence into next year, and this is a
motivation to really make things work
for next season.
With a 1-1 record going into its
third game, with UTEP, Michigan not
only needed a win to qualify for
quarterfinal play, but a win by three
# "That evening we all pulled to-
gether in our hotel room with a Michi-
gan flag hanging on the ceiling and
talked about our strategy with UTEP,"
By BOB ABRAMSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Maybe it was the desert heat. Or
maybe it was the high elevation.
Whatever the reason, the Michigan
-women's soccer team never got ac-
,customed to playing in Arizona.
The Wolverines lost their first two
games of the National Club Tourna-
ment, before closing with a victory
over Colorado State and a fifth-place
finish. Arizona captured the national
"It's hard to talk about the week-
end because no one really knows what
went wrong," Michigan junior
Michelle McQuaid said. "Maybe it
just wasn't our weekend."
The club championships divided
.. a -- - :an- er ..n tc: v t n n I a
Burns said. "We knew we had to
frustrate them by playing a very physi-
Although Michigan did control its
game with UTEP, winning 2-1, the
Wolverines were eliminated from fur-
ther play in favor of the Miners and
Aggies. Nevertheless, the victory over
UTEP provided the Wolverines with
"We knew UTEP had some good
players and that they would give us a
good game," Burns said. "We were
playing great soccer, physical soccer.
It was easily our best game of the
Dave Rindfusz knocked in a tally
for Michigan with a diving header
fifteen minutes into the first half. Fif-
teen minutes into the second half,
Rick Weinberg scored on a rebound
off a Guy Metzger shot to make it 2-
0. However, the Miners scored five
minutes later to close the margin and
diminish Michigan's hopes.
"After the second goal, we were
exactly where we wanted to be," Burns
said. "It was going to come down to
us scoring another goal and holding
them off. But UTEP kept coming at
us, kept coming at us."
Michigan gained some momen-
tum going into the UTEP contest with
a rousing win in its second game,
against Wisconsin Stevens-Point, 5-
Arizona 1, Michigan 0
North Texas 2, Michigan 1
Michigan 3, Colorado State 2
"Before our second game, I was
trying to get a good idea as to our
attitude level and I sensed we were a
little down," Burns said. "So we re-
ally had a good pre-game talk about
what we wanted to do with Wiscon-
Execute the Wolverines did, with
Hershal Wancjer scoring thirty sec-
onds into the game and a second time
eight minutes later. After a third first-
half goal, Burns put in his substitutes,
who added two second-half goals.
In their first game, the Wolverines
See SOCCER, Page 8
By TIM SMITH
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
This was not the way it was sup-
posed to be.
The Michigan women's cross
country team, after an outstanding
season, finished sixth with 224 points
in the NCAA Championships at
Lehigh yesterday. The Wolverines,
who had just won the Big Ten and
District Championships, looked like
they were going to keep stride all the
way through the season's final com-
Who could blame the Wolverines
for thinking title when they went
through the season ranked No.3, hand-
ily beating opponent after opponent.
Although it went into the race ranked
behind the heavy favorites, Villanova
and Arkansas, Michigan felt confi-
dent that it had just as good a chance
as the Wildcats or Razorbacks to cap-
ture the crown.
"Unfortunately our performance
today wasn't reflective of the type of
season we had," Coach Mike McGuire
said. "We were off, and this is not the
meet to be off at. Quite honestly, with
the way Villanova and Arkansas ran
today, we could not have beaten them
on our best day."*
Despite not finishing in the first
trio of teams, Michigan didn't have
much to hang its collective heads
about. The team's sixth place finish
was the best in school history, and
some great individual performances
were turned in as well.
"Sixth place is the highest we've
ever finished in national competition
," McGuire said. "We've got to look at
the glass being half full instead of half
The race proved to be as exciting
as originally expected, with the deci-
sion coming down to the wire. No. 1
ranked Villanova captured the team
title with 66 points just ahead of
Arkansas, with 71 points. The rest of
the field was not even close to the top
finishers. The third-place squad,
See RUNNERS, Page 8
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