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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 22, 2001- 7B

Second-half shooting
leads 'M' past Bucks

Captain Scott Werner won both the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard indi-
vidual medley in a double-due; meet last Saturday against Penn State and Purdue.
Barriers overCome,
tankers dominate

By Jeff Phillips
Daily Sports Writer
COLUMBUS - In the game where
senior Anne Thorius became the first
Wolverine to tally 1,000 points and 400
assists, it was fitting that the point guard
led Michigan in both categories in its 76-
63 victory over Ohio State.
___________________________"__1 I ' in
very proud
of" the
OH1OSTATE 63 record,
T h o r i us
said. "It
feels good to finally get there."
Thorius scored 20 points and dished
out seven assists to avenge the
Wolverines' 76-68 loss to the Buckeyes
just one week ago.
Most of Thorius' points came at the
end, when she scored Michigan's final 10
points - all from the free-throw line -
as Ohio State tried in vain to come back
from a nine-point deficit.
Free throws are "easy points and
you've got to knock them down ,"Thorius
said. "It is a comfortable feeling to just
step up (to the free throw line) all by
The Wolverines earned their lead with
one of their best shooting halves of the
year. Michigan shot 65 percent from the
floor to score 51 points in the second half
- more than double its first half output
of 25.
The Wolverines relied heavily on the
post play of sophomore LeeAnn Bies
and freshman Jennifer Smith. Bies
scored Michigan's first six points of the
second half and gave the Wolverines their
first lead of game.
By the end, Bies had scored 19 points and
grabbed 10 rebounds after being held score-
less in the first half. Smith was also very
effective, scoring 14 points and getting six
rebounds in just 17 minutes of action.
Ohio State held Michigan in check
until Bies hit a 3-pointer to give
Michigan a five-point lead with just 3:30
on the clock.
The Wolverines' defense also came up
big, shutting down Ohio State's Jamie
Lewis. Lewis was held scoreless in the
first half and ended the game with just
seven points on 2-of-12 shooting. In the
previous meeting Lewis scored 20 points
on 4-of-9 from behind the arc.

Oestedle 36 3-6 1-3 3-5 5 5 7
Goodlow 33 512 1.2 2.6 1 3 11
Bies 33 7-13 4-4 3-10 1 3 19
Thoius 40 3-8 12.12 1-3 7 1 20
Ingram 40 27 0-0 14 3 3 5
Robinson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Robinson 17 7-8 0-1 01 0 2 14
Totals 200 27-54 1822 17-40 17 17 76
FG%: .500. FT%: .818. 3-point FG: 4 11, .364 Thorius
2-5, Ingram 1-4, Bies 1-1, Oesterle 0-1,). Blocks: 2 (Bies,
Thorius). Steals: 5 Bies 2, Oestere 2, Thorius).
Tumovers:13 (Goodlow 3, Oesterle 3, Smith 3, Thorius
2, Bies, Ingram). Technical fouls: none.
Ohio State (63)
Shackleford 25 3-8 4.7 5-7 0 5 10
Coelman 34 67 59 3-6 1 5 17
Brown 36 512 22 0-3 5 4 12
Lewis 40 212 12 2 5 8 1 7
Shenk 37 513 2-2 1-2 3 0 15
Stanhope 1 0-0 0-0 00 0 0 0
Reynolds 27 1-S 0-0 1-1 1 3 2
Totals 200 22 57 14-22 1729 18 20 63
FG0/: 386. FT%: 636. 3 point FG: 5-21, .238 (Shenk
3-8, Lewis 2-8, Brown 0 3, Reynolds 0 21. Blocks. 0.
Steals: 5 (Shenk 2, Brown, Lewis, Reynolds) Turnovers:
12 (Lewis 4, Reynolds 4, Coleman 2, Shackleford).
Technical Fouls: none.
Michigan........25 51 - 76
Ohio S tate_...........29 34 - 63
At: Value City Arena, Columbus
Attendance. 10, 392
"Jamie Lewis is the heart and soul of
this team and she is a verv, very good
point guard who can score. I thought we
did a good job of shading to her the
whole game," Michigan coach Sue
Guevara said.
In the first half, Ohio State led by as
many as nine, but Michigan closed to
within four at the break. Ohio State's
Courtney Coleman was the beneficiary
of efficient passing, scoring 10 of her 17
points in the first half.
Michigan's comeback began on the
defensive end, where the Wolverines'
zone allowed just six points in the final
seven minutes of the half.
Bies got off to a slow start after being
held scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting. Smith
spelled the struggling Bies and didn't dis-
appoint. Smith quickly scored eight
points . and gave the Wolverines some
much needed post presence and accurate
The half was cleanly played as the,
teams combined for just 11 turnovers and
nine total team fouls.
With this, her 42nd win, Guevara has
more Big Ten victories than any other
women's basketball coach in Michigan

LeeAnn Bles led Michigan's second-half resurgence in the post, scoring 19 points.
Thorius, Bies finish stron

By Kristen Fidh
lald) Spoirs Writer
H aving two men down and the chance
of ending the season with a losing record
made the Michigan men's swimming
team apprehensive going into this week-
But in the double dual meet on
Sturday, the ninth-ranked Wolverines
t -led both No. 17 Penn State (128-
) and No. 19 Purdue (183-72).
Garrett Mangienu and Dan Ketchum's
imuscle strains gave Michigan's confer-
ence foes a hint of an advantage, but the
Wolverines gave no breathing room.
Each was able to race in two events, and
Mangieri even finished first in the 100-
yard freestyle.
Setting a precedent for the afternoon,
the Michigan quartet of Jordan Watland,
tt Werner, Christian Vanderkaay and
ony Kurth won the 400-yard medley
relay with a time of 3:20.51. Watland led
the way in the first 100 yards with an
impressive backstroke time of 49.61.
"That was exciting because it was the
first time we won that relay this year,"
Werner said. "We were really pumped
about it because we knew it was'going to
be close going into this meet."
Michigan makes no secret of its relays
being the weak point of the team's scor-
But after practice drills of relay
exchanges, starts and turns, results are
finally visible.

"In that relay especially, we knew we
had to have a good start," Werner said.
"We knew (Penn State) was pretty weak
in the breaststroke and just utilized that."
By doubling up on races, senior Chris
Thompson and junior Tim Siciliano
were able to add the extra points
Michigan needed to secure the victories.
"Those two guys did pretty tough
things by doubling up," Werner said. "We
needed the extra points, and we needed
them any way we could get them."
Thompson won the 1,000-yard
freestyle in 9:11.23,.then jumped right
back in the water for the 200 free. He
went on to also win the 500 free in
Likewise, Siciliano finished second in
all three of his races: the 1000-yard
freestyle, the 200 individual medley and
the 500 free - a tiring combination.
Showcasing team depth, Michigan
dominated the 200-yard individual med-
ley with Werner, Siciliano, and Jason
Mallory posting a 1-2-3 finish.Werner
went on to win the 200 breastroke with a
time of 1:59.67 - the only swimmer to
finish under two minutes.
As the Wolverines launch into their
Big Ten schedule, times are getting
faster and techniques are beginning to
Conference dual meets against
Indiana and Michigan State are still in
sight, but Michigan's priority is to stay

i By Benjamin Singer
1 Daily Sports Vvnter
COLUMBUS - Michigan women's
basketball coach Sue Guevara said earli-
er in the season that she prefers finishers
to starters.
Both LeeAnn Bies and Anne Thorius
gave Guevara just what she wanted.
The two combined for 35 second-half
points after just four - all from Thorius
- in the first, as they led Michigan in its
resurgent final 20 minutes.
Their shooting accounted for the
Wolverines' 64-percent shooting and 51
points in the second half, on the way to a
76-63 victory.
Bies had posted double digits in her
previous 11 games, but did not play like
she was going to continue the streak with
0-for-4 shooting.
Thorius earned her 1,000th-career
point to open the scoring for Michigan,
but then managed only another two
points on free throws for the remainder of
the half.
Bies was the first to make up for her
slow start. She shot out of the gate with
eight of Michigan's first 12 points after
the break to establish a 37-33 lead. Ohio
State saw what must have looked like
instant replays from Bies: Catch the ball,
drop step, bucket.
"I had the same shots in the first half
and they just didn't fall," Bies said.
"Thank goodness I have a short term
memory. It didn't stop me from continu-

ing to shoot."
Her 6-of-8 second-half shooting per-
formance and 19 points keyed
Michigan's resurgence. She mixed up her
attack with a jumper from the free-throw
line and a rare 3-pointer that gave
Michigan a 60-55 advantage with 3:38
Thorius ended the half the way Bies
began it - nailing most of the team's
points and in similar fashion. If you've
seen one free throw, you've seen them all.
And Thorius saw 10 in a row to close out
the game as the Buckeyes tried to foul
their way back into the competition.
She also hit two clutch 3-pointers,
including one that broke a 43-43 tie
halfway through the second. The
Buckeyes were never able to close the
gap again.
Despite Thorius' leadership role for
the Wolverines, Michigan designed its
gameplan around the post.
"We wanted our post players to touch
it almost every single time down the
floor," Guevara said. "I think you saw
Alayne Ingram pass up sonic shots she
would normally take because we kept
emphasizing, 'get it inside, get it inside."'
To fully take advantage of its height,
Michigan's frontcourt became "super-
sized" when Bies subbed back into the
game joining fellow 6-footers Jennifer
Smith and Raina Goodlow.
"We wanted to stay as big as we could
because we had the size advantage,"
Guevara said.

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