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FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 18, 2000

9

Clue tourney hopes
look good with win

CCHA - not dog -
race focus for 'M'

By Michael Kern
Daily Sports Writer

Have you ever experienced deja vu?
The Michigan women's basketball
lom almost did last night in its victory
over Wisconsin at Crisler Arena, 78-73.
A month ago in Madison, the
Wolverines let a double-digit, first-half
lead slip
through their MICHIGAN 78
fingers, los-
ing to the WiSCONSIN 73
underdog
Badgers 72-69. Last night, Wisconsin
jLormed back in the second half after
ling behind to Michigan by as much as
17 in the first.
But this time, the Wolverines main-
tained composure, stepping up their play
on both ends of the court down the
stretch.
"We made some shots down the
stretch, and our free throws were huge,"
Michigan coach Sue Guevara said. "And
our defense down the stretch was key."
Coming off the bench in the latter part
the first half, Michigan senior Kenisha
alker took on the difficult assignment
of defending forward LaTonya Sims, who
had already torched the Wolverines for 17
points. Sims did not score a basket for the

rest of the game - a figure that may have
made the difference for the Wolverines.
"When Kenisha came in with seven
minutes to go, LaTonya Sims did not
touch the ball," Guevara said. "And I
thought that was huge. Kenisha is under-
sized at six feet, but she used her quick-
ness so well. She created havoc for Sims
and forced her to turn the ball over when
she did get it."
Sophomore Alayne Ingram paced the
Michigan offense with a career-high 24
points and a four-for-five shooting per-
formance from beyond the arc. Ingram
made a number of clutch baskets
throughout the game, including a key
lay-up off the dribble with just 1:17 left to
give the Wolverines a three-point lead.
"She's really dangerous," co-captain
Stacey Thomas said. "When she hits a
couple of shots to start (like tonight), she
gets fired up and is ready to go for the
rest of the game."
The win for the Wolverines
improved their record to 10-3 in the Big
Ten and 18-6 overall, virtually guaran-
teeing themselves a spot in the NCAA
Tournament. Coupled with a Purdue
loss to Michigan State, the Wolverines
now have a game and a half lead over
the Boilermakers for second place in
See BADGERS, Page 10

By Stephanie Offen
Daily Sports Editor
With snow piled higher than this arti-
cle is long, Marquette yields perfect
weather for one of the city's biggest
weekends of the year.
In a dog race rivaling the popularity
of the Iditarod, the U.P200 brings dogs
from all over the world to Marquette for
a competition.
If that isn't enough to keep one busy
this weekend - Ishpeming, home of
the National Ski Hall of Fame museum,
is hosting the 113th annual Ishpeming
Ski Jumps. Skiers from all over the
world will try to conquer the Upper
Peninsula's Suicide Hill.
And finally this weekend, along with
the dogs and skiers, comes the
Michigan hockey team. The city will
manage to squeeze the Wolverines in
for a weekend series at Northern
Michigan's new Berry Events Center.
But it's a good thing that the U.P200
will be on television, because the
Wolverines won't have time to make the
trip downtown to see the canines.
With just six games to go until the
end of the season, and five points sepa-

rating conference-leader Michigan
from the Wildcats, this weekend may be
the toughest the Wolverines will face
this season.
"I'm not going to enjoy the trip,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"I'm not going to the dog race or any-
thing like that. I won't be going snow-
mobiling or cross-country skiing, all
the things that I would like to do. We'll
be up there focused on the game and
we'll have a good look at the rink."
This weekend will be the first time
that Northern gets a good look at its
new rink as well.
The Wildcats host Michigan in their
newly built facility which includes an
Olympic-size sheet of ice.
The only time the Wolverines have
played on the larger ice this season was
in Alaska. Michigan split a pair of
games with the Nanooks, despite tally-
ing forty shots on goal in both
matchups.
This weekend will once again pit two
offensive powers against each other.
The Wolverines currently lead the
conference in goals with Northern
Michigan a close second.
See NORTHERN, Page 11

Ingram breaks out of
clump, nets 24 points

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By Raphael Goodstein
Daily Sports Writer
A shooting guard that can't shoot
would be an apt way to describe Alayne
Ingram's last six games.
Since the last time she faced
Wisconsin, six games ago, a game where
ram injured her ankle and the
Whigan women's basketball team lost,
Ingram has shot 32 percent from the
field and 15 percent from behind the 3-
point line. So when the Badgers came to
Michigan, Ingram was looking to put her

recent history behind her.
Ingram did just that - and more,
writing new history.
The sophomore scored a career-high
24 points, on 56 percent shooting, lead-
ing Michigan to a 78-73 win.
"She did a nice job of taking what the
defense gave to her," Michigan coach
Sue Guevara said. "That was short
jumpers and penetration. She was able to
get on track to shoot some threes.
"That's her bread and butter"
Ingram toasted Wisconsin on four-of-
five 3-pointers.

Senior Stacey Thomas notched her ninthI
Thomas is also in the running for Big Ten
"She hit some shots when they needed
them," said Wisconsin coach Jan
Albright, who coached Ingram on the
Big Ten tour this summer. "We tried, I
think, every perimeter player on her."
Try as they might, no Badger could
stop the 5-foot-10 spark plug, not even
on the game's most crucial possession.
With Michigan clinging to a one-point

DANNY KALICK/Daily
double-double of the season last night.
Player of the Year honors.
lead and just over a minute left in the
game, Michigan gave the ball to Ingram,
and she responded, nailing a 12-foot
jumper - and the coffin of Wisconsin's
NCAA Tournament hopes shut. The shot
extended Michigan's lead to three, and
the Badgers never got any closer.
This season, Michigan has typically
See INGRAM, Page 10

MIICHIIGAMUA IfS NOT RACIST, AND IDOES NOT CONDONE CULTURAL RIDI!CULE
AN OPEN ILETIER TO THE UNERSIITY COMM\UNTY
Native American archival items forcibly extracted from their storage in the Union Tower and staged in mockery through-
out Michigamua's meeting space represent an irresponsible misappropriation of cultural history and are, frankly, offensive
to all of us. As alumni of the organization Michigamua, we recognize that historical usage of these archival items was
deemed offensive in a modern context. As such, in a 1989 agreement with the Native American community, Michigamua
ended reference to and usage of this symbolism and all archival items purchased from Native Americans decades ago.
Michigamua exists to foster student leadership and service to the University of Michigan through quiet humility in our
activities and without attention. It is from the University that we have reshaped our cultural identity and borrowed sym-
bolism over the last io years so that we may continue to lead and serve Michigan. Michigamua does not condone cul-
tural ridicule or racism, but rather, as a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse student organization itself, is actively engaged
in generating solutions to the same issues, ironically, for which other groups on campus are also fighting in much more
public ways.
We embrace the words of a fellow alumnus -"Racial discrimination in any form and in any degree has no justifiable part whatever
in our democratic way of life. It is unattractive in any setting but it is utterly revolting among a free people who have embraced the princi-
ples set forth in the Constitution of the United States." U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy's dissenting opinion,
Korematsu v. United States (1944) - Michigamua member (1912)
Regardless, the alumni of Michigamua wish to express our deep regret for allowing several boxes of archival items to
remain in storage in the Union Tower attic, a serious oversight that has allowed old wounds to be torn open through this
sensational, staged publicity. We take full responsibility for the failure to store properly these valuable archival items, and
we express our sincere condolences to the Native American community.. However, the exaggerations and accusations
levied by the protesters do not represent the principles of Michigamua, nor do they represent the values espoused by the
University of Michigan. Furthermore, we apologize to the current student members of the organization, whose respect
and honor have been challenged, and their integrity compromised, for leaving them vulnerable to this form of radical,
aggressive, and obviously illegal attack. These historical items will be properly relocated such that they will never again
be subject to this form of theft or misuse.
Thea 1mnio f Michigamua recnnize that historical usagre of its now archived items was deemed offensive in our mod-

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