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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 22, 2001

CLUB SPO.RSWEEKLY
'Quit' not in boxers' vocabulary

By Seth Klempner
Da'Jy Sports riter
On the wall where the Michigan box-
ing club practices there is a sign that
reads, "Rest makes cowards out of men."
This belief is applied to both the club's
training and boxing. Never quit, never
rest. With six fights this semester and
four practices a week, the team isn't
given much chance to do either.
Saturday evening, Michigan hosted an
invitational event including boxers from
Western Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Kent
and Kentucky that featured 16 three-
round fights ranging in weight class from
125 pounds to heavyweight.
Michigan coach Tony Sensola liked
how his team boxed - never quitting,
fighting hard. He felt the night helped
prepare his team for regionals in March.
"We had heart, nobody quit," Sensola
said. "We will have to work on condi-
tioning, but it is early in the season so you
kind of expect that."
The night was one of mixed results for
the Michigan boxing club, as it went 5-5
and lost its last two fights by decision.
Ted Swanson, who fought in the 185
pound weight class, was one of the five
victorious Michigan fighters. He domi-
nated Bobby Greg of Kent from the bell,
accidentally taking his opponent to the
ground with a clothesline tackle at one
point in the first round.
Swanson carried his first-round
momentum into the second round, where
in less then a minute he drove his oppo-
nent across the ring with 10 solid body

and head punches that left Greg vulnera-
ble.
"He was running at me so I threw a jab
that got him, then a cross that landed
square and that ended it," Swanson said.
Heavyweight Luke Smith lost to Mike
Barrett of Western Michigan in .a two-
man donnybrook. Barrett knocked Smith
down in the first round with a hook to the
side of the head that caught him by sur-
pnise.
Collegiate boxers wear protective
headgear,but these helmets provide only
a limited amount of protection.
"A punch to the head smacks your
brain against your skull and it takes your
brain a second to catch up," said Smith.
"It makes you kind of blackout for a sec-
ond and then you open your eyes again
and you're lying on the mat." But despite
this brain-jarring experience, Smith last-
ed the entire six minutes and at some
points appeared to have the advantage.
Michigan's Steve Kim, participating in
his first bout since tearing his ACL three
years ago, lost to James Manuel of
Miami (Ohio) in the 165 pound weight
class. Kim described the fighting experi-
ence as draining.
"The first round isn't bad. The second
isn't too long, but by the third round you
are so tired - everything just slows
down. When you feel pain everything
moves slow and becomes harder to do,
everything sucks the energy out of you,"
Kim said.
But the two things that the Michigan
boxers never did Saturday were quit or
rest.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: Anne Thorius
Hometown: Horsholm, Denmark
Height: 5-11

Sport: Basketball
Year: Senior

Why: With her 20-point effort yesterday against Ohio State, Thorius
became the first player in Michigan women's basketball history to record
1.000 points and 400 assists in her career. Her 20 - 12 of which were
tallied on a perfect day at the free throw line - was a season-high. Her
first two points of the game also moved Thorius to No. 13 on the all-time
Michigan scoring list.

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DAILYSCOREBOARD
NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

New Jersey
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers
NY Islanders
Northeast Division
Ottawa
Toronto
Buffalo
Boston
Montreal
Southeast Division

W
24
22
21
19
12
W
26
22
24
18
15
W

L T
12 9
15 9
18 6
24 3
28 4
L TF
13 6
15 7
16 5
18 6
25 5
L T
188
17 6
22 8
26 5
25 8

RT Pts GF GA
0 57 158 109
1 54 135 132
2 50 147 149
1 42 149 168
2 30 105 149

PT Pts
1 59
4 55
1 54
5 47
3 38

GF GA
152 114
144 119
121 105
118 141
119 136

Washington 20
Carolina 20
Atlanta 15
Tampa Bay 13
Florida 9
WESTERN CONFERENCE
central Division

0
a
5
3

RT Pts GF
1 49 124
2 48 116
1 39 125
2 33 114
6 32 100

GA
121
122
154
158
146
GA
93
125
125
126
146

St. Louis
Detroit
Chicago
Nashville
Columbus
Northwest Division
Colorado
Vancouver
Edmonton
Calgary
Minnesota
Pacific Division
Dallas
San Jose
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Anaheim

W L T1
31 9 4
27 14 4
20 20 4
18 22 7
14 264

PT
1
4
2
2
3
RT
1
4
1
4
2

Pts GF
67 156
62 142
46 128 '
45 110S
35 105

w
31
24
23
15
16

L T
8 8
164
20 6
18 9
21 8

Pts
71
56
53
43
42

GF GA
153 106
153 141
134 135
109 132
99 115
GF GA
132 103
131 106
117 .105
162 144
118 151

W L T RT Pts
27 14 4 1 59
26 137 0 59
21 13 11 1 54
2217 7 1 52
15 24 6 4 40

'M'SCH EIU LE

Tuesday, Jan. 23
Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday. Jan. 25
M Basketball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
W Basketball at Michigan State, 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 26
W Swimming at Notre Dame, 5 p.m.
M Gymnastics vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
W Gymnastics at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.
Wrestling at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday,. Jan. 27
Ice Hockey vs.Michigan State (at
Detroit),7:35 p.m.
M Basketball at Northwestern, 8 p.m.
M Swimming at Indiana, Noon
W Swimming at Northwestern', 3 p.m.
M Tennis vs. Tulane, Noon
W Tennis at Yale, 12:30 p.m.
W Track/Field at Michigan
Intercollegiate (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.)

Yesterday's games
New Jersey MINNESOTA 2
NY Islanders 4. ATLANTA 4 (OT)
NASHVILLE 3. St.Louis 1
COLUMBUS 3, Tampa Bay 1
Colorado 4. ANAHEIM 2
CALGARY 4, Detroit 2
Pittsburgh 4. CHICAGO 0
Dallas at Phoenix, inc.
Todays games
Los Angeles at Philadelphia. 7 p.m.
NY Rangers at Carolina. 7 p.m.
Florida at Boston, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Dallas. 8:30 pm.
San Jose at Edmonton. 9:00 p.m.
NBA STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

SPORTSBR I EFS
Comrie nets first NHL
goal vs. Red Wings
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - A
huge weight has been lifted off Mike
Comrie's shoulders.
Mike Comrie scored his first NHL
goal as the
Edmonton Oilers
ended the Detroit
Red Wings five-
game undefeated ti
streak with a 2-1
victory on Saturday
night.
"To be able to
contribute and get a
goal at that time of Comrie
the game, it was
exciting - and a little bit of a relief,"
Comrie said. "Its nice to finally chip
one in and not have to worry about it any
more.
"The first couple weeks, I've been
grabbing my stick a little tight."
Comrie, a highly touted junior player
from the University of Michigan, signed
with Edmonton on Dec. 30.
He tapped a rebound between Chris
Osgood's legs 9:14 into the third period
to give Edmonton a 2-0 lead.
"I saw the puck sliding across the red
line and I wondered if it was going to go
over," Comrie said. "It felt like slow
motion."
Comrie, who led the WHL in scoring
before signing with the Oilers, has a
goal and two assists in first nine NHL
games.
"It's a big goal for Mike," teammate
Daniel Cleary said. "That's probably the
longest stretch he's gone in his whole
career without scoring a goal."
Four-minute mile
run by M' recruit
NEW YORK (AP) --Alan Webb of
South Lakes High School in Reston,
Va., became the first American prep
runner to break four minutes for the
indoor mile, with a time of 3:59.86 at
the New Balance Games on Saturday.
In smashing the scholastic indoor
mark of 4:02.7 set by Thom Hunt in
1976, Webb was only the fourth U.S.
high school runner to break four min-
utes.
Webb was timed in 3:43.27 for 1.500
meters, also breaking the scholastic
indoor mark of 3:46.6 by Hunt in his
big race 25 years ago.
Now, Webb, who is headed for
Michigan in the fall, plans to chase Jim
Rvun's outdoor record.

* rankings from rivals.com, personal information from fansonly.com
**Currently on Mormon Mission

Varsity reloads with blue chip recruits

MICHIGANNT E1
Football 200:
Name Pos. Ht., Wg
Ernest Shazor DB 6-3, 21
Leo Henige OL 6-5, 31
Scott McClintock LB 6-3, 24
David Underwood RB 5-11, 2
David Spytek DL 6-7, 24
Dan Simelis OL 6-6, 29
Marlin Jackson DB 6-1, 18
Matt Lentz OL 6-6, 31
Lawrence Reid LB 6-2, 20
Adam Stenavich OL 6-6, 27
Alex Ofili DL 6-4, 23
Sean Sanderson RB 6-3, 26
Kyle Ealey TE 6-8, 25
Spencer Brinton QB 6-5, 22
Tim Massaquoi WR 6-4, 21
Pat Massey DL 6-8, 24
Braylon Edwards WR 6-4, 19
Pierre Woods DL 6-6, 22
Markus Curry DB 6-0, 18
Kelly Baraka RB 6-1, 19
Jacob Stewart DB 6-2, 19C

By J. Brady McCollough
and Jim Weber
For The Daily

Program rankings
Top national recruiting classes from
Prepstar Magazine as of Jan. 19

t.
0
5
0t
20
15
5
5
5
5
0
5
2
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
0
0

1 verbal commitments

'M'STATISTCS

Men's basketball

Hometown
Detroit
Chesaning
Belle Vernon, Pa.
Madisonville, Texas
Waukesha, Wis.
McKees Rocks, Pa.
Sharon, Pa.
Ortonville
Pickerington, Ohio
Marshfield, Wis.
Ypsilanti
Knoxville, Tenn.
Westchester, Ill.
Temecula, Cali.
Allentown, Pa.
Cleveland, Ohio
Harper Woods
Cleveland, Ohio
Harper Woods
Portage
Ypsilanti

;Through Monday
,Player G
Blanchard 16
Robinson 16
Asselin 16
Young 16
Groninger 15
Queen 16
Moore 16
-Searight 15
Jones 16
-Dill 5
Gibson 7
Gotfredson 8
Adebiyi 6
Garber 5

Pos. Rank*
1
68
10
18
16
23
3
48
42
20
33
21
**
5
6
49
.4
3
39

Min
32.2
28.1
23.8
25.3
19.1.
27.6
12.8
13.0
16.1
1.6
1.4
3.8
1.5
1.6

A
1.8
2.4
0.5
0.3
1.6
4.1
.25
2.0
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.4

Reb
7.9
5.3
6.4
5.1
1.3
2.8
3.5
1.9
1.4
0.4
0.3
0.8
0.5
0.4

Avg.
17.8
14.8
10.9
8.5
6.5
5.4
5.0
2.9
2.2
1.6
1.0
0.4
0.3
0.0

Hockey
Through Monday
Player GP
Hilbert 24
Cammalleri 24
Shouneyia 27
Ortmeyer 26
Langfeld 27
Matzka 27
Jillson 25
Koch 22
Mink 27
Kosick 24
Murray 24
Komisarek 23
Vancik 21
Trainor 25
Burnes 26
Blackburn 27
Wyzgowski 11
Roemensky 27

Philadelphia
New York
Miami
Orlando
Boston
New Jersey
Washington
Central Division
Milwaukee
Charlotte
Toronto
Indiana
Cleveland
Detroit
Atlanta
Chicago

30 9
25 13.
24 18
18 21
15 25.
14 27
7 34.
W L
24 15.
23 19.
21 19.
19 21
18 20.
15 25.
14 24
6 34,

G
19
15
7
10
9
.7
8
7
7
6
6
3
1
1
0
0
1
1
1
0

A
25
23
14
10
9
13
14
10
10
9'
6
8
5
4
4
4
2
3
1
1

PTS
45
38
21
20
18
20
22
17
17
15
12
11
6
5
4
4
3
4
2
1

+15
+18
+3
+6
+4
+9
+10
+15
+4
+2
+4
+10
+5
0
+10
+2
+19
+2
-1

Pct GB
.769 -
.658 4.5
.571 7.5
.462 12
.375 15.5
.341 17
.171 24
Pct GB
.615 -
.548 2.5
.525 3.5
.475 5.5
.474 5.5
.375 9.5
.368 9.5
.150 18.5
Pct GB
.632 --
.628 .5
605 1
.585 1.5
.561 2.5
.500 5
.282 13.5
Pct GB
.730 -
.714 .5
.684 1.5
622 4
.500 8.5
.310 16.5
.308 16

The "Recruiting National
Championship" is on the line, and
Michigan can walk away with the prize
if Rekgie Williams, out of Tacoma,
Wash., becomes a Wolverine.
Williams, regarded as the top high-
school receiver in the nation, is expect-
ed to announce his decision today, halt-
ing a battle between Washington and
Michigan that will resume next year on
the field Sept. 8 when the, Wolverines
travel to Seattle.
Tom Lemming, ESPN recruiting
analyst, compared Williams to former
Michigan receiver David Terrell.
"He (Williams) is just as good as
Terrell in high school. He's as big, as
fast, has great hands, and is just as ath-
letic - maybe even a bit better."
Lemming is especially impressed
with Michigan's defensive recruits. The
defense should be improved with the
addition of defensive linemen Pat
Massey and Pierre Woods, along with
defensive backs Marlin Jackson and
Ernest Shazor.
Massey is viewed as "dominant" by
Rick Kimbrel of PrepStar.
Shazor, out of Martin Luther King
high school in Detroit, is the top-ranked
defensive back in the nation, according
to Rivals.com.
Allen Wallace, of CNNSI.com and
SuperPrep, praised Jackson as "a great
hitter" with "amazing size and great
instincts."
While the defense looks to regain its

2001.
1. Florida St.
2. Michigan
3. LSU
4. UCLA
5. Texas
6. Tennessee
7. Miami
8. Oklahoma

2000
Florida St.
Texas
Tennessee
Florida
Alabama
Miami
Penn State
Ohio State

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division

9. Washington Southern Cal
10. Southern Cal Arizona State
-Michigan was ranked No. 18 in 2000
swagger, the incoming offensive
weapons should help continue the unit's
excellence.
Kelly Baraka, touted the third-best
running back in the country, could end
up as an All-American cornerback or
wide receiver, according to Wallace.
"He's very versatile, catches well out
of the backfield, (and has) excellent
size, good agility and quickness,
Wallace said.
David Underwood, another highly
recruited tailback, reminds Lemming of
Anthony Thomas.
The wild-card of the class is Spencer
Brinton, a transfer from San Diego
State who's returning from a two-year
Mormon mission.
Brinton "has developed into a better
QB now." Lemming said. "Michigan
believes he'll be Henson's successor."
Michigan's 2001 class demonstrates
a consistent ability to recruit with the
top programs in the nation. Allen
Wallace explains it simply - "great
helmets."

Utah
Dallas
San Antonio
Denver
Minnesota
Houston
Vancouver
Pacific Division
Sacramento
Portland
LA Lakers
Phoenix
Seattle
LA Clippers
Golden State

W L
24 14
27 16.
23 15.
24 17.
23 18.
20 20.
11 28.
W L
27 10.
30 12.
26 12
23 14
21 21.
13 29.
12 27.

Field-goal percentage leader
Young 52-80 .650
free-throw percentage leader
Robinson 73-89 .820
Three-point percentage leader
.lanchard 30-74 .405

Yesterday's games
WASHINGTON 94. Atlanta 90
Toronto 110. PHILAOLPHIA 106 (OT)
UTAH 109. Phoenix 98
Minnesota 96. VANCOuvER 94
Miami 103. LA L~hLRS 92
Milwaukee 102. DRoIT 98
Indiana 87. NEW YoRK 74

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Home crowd sparks
'M' in non-scoring meet
By Rhonda Gilmer
Daily Sports Writer
Cramming into the Indoor Track
Building, spectators were flowing onto
the sidelines. Waiting in anticipation for
the Red Simmons Invitational last
Saturday, a crowd of several hundred
made a showing at one of the few home
meets of the season.
"Across the board we had a different
feel for this meet," Michigan coach
James Henry said. "Last week there was
a lot of tension because it was a scoring
meet, and places were important."
Michigan might have viewed this
invitational as a dress rehearsal before
competing next week against the same
teams. The Wolverines showed swifter
speeds and greater depth in sprints than
past meets. Freshman Adrena Williams
won the 60-meter dash in 7.57 seconds
and the 200-meter dash in 25.32 sec-
onds. Junior Tasha Phillips won the 60-
meter hurdles with 8.87.
"I'm pleased with the win," Phillips
said. "I was happy to be able to run. I've
been having problems this week -just
to get out and run was good.".
In mid-distance events Michigan
looked to better strategize their runners.
Helping out sophomore Rachel
Sturtz in the 800-meter dash, assistant
coach Karen Harvey ran in the event in
an attempt to motivate Sturtz and assist
her in running a faster time.
"The girls were supposed to go out
with me," Harvey said. "Running the
first lap in 62 seconds was the plan. I
was there for her - next time maybe
she'll take advantage of me."

Men come together for
Simmons Invitational
By J. Brady McCollough
For The Daily
During Red Simmons' career as track
coach at Michigan, he helped many run-
ners become champions. Simmons sees
"togetherness" as the key to his former
teams' successes.
At the Indoor Track Building on
Saturday, the Michigan men's track and
field team came "together" wil
Simmons for a hard-fought meet.
Simmons may not know it, but he still
motivates the runners. To senior sprinter
Ravi Smith, "just seeing him here means
a lot." Smith, and the rest of the
Wolverines, competed valiantly, gaining
crucial momentum heading into the
toughest part of the season.
The most thrilling finish belonged to
junior long sprinter Jeremy Schneider,
whom Simmons calls "one of the most
exciting guys to watch on the team."
In the 800-meter run, Schneider, who
remained hidden in the pack for the first
two laps, jumped out to a large lead
going into the last 100 meters.
Schneider lost track of the other run-
ners, and as a result, Ian Searcy of
Central Michigan made his move.
"I heard 'it's gonna be a tight race'
over the loud speaker, and then I felt a
bump behind me," Schneider said.
That bump was Searcy, who passe
him at the finish line, causing him to lose
by a microscopic .02 second.
"I got kind of off balance, and I tried
to lean for it, but he just had a better lean
than me," said Schneider. The loss "has
brought my ego down a little bit."
Schneider finished with a personal best

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