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6B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 13, 2004

WHAT DID YOU SAY?
"When you can't make shots,
you get pretty much what
we got in the first half."
- IUPUI Coach Shann Hart
on the Jaguars' 21.4 first-
half shooting percentage

SATURDAY'S SCORE

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

'upul

48
68

Anne-Marie Tupper
(IUPUI)
Junior guard Tupper came on strong
late, scoring all of her team-high .14
points in the second half.

Becky Flippin
(Michigan)
Flippin registered the best offensive
performance of her young career,
scoring 12 points and making all
four of her free throws.

Michigan

SATURDAY'S GAME
IUPUI 48

Hayes
Mcafee
Davies
Boggs
Kiger
Tupper
Drake
Jamssens
Guy
O'Brien
James
Greer
Baines
TEAM
Totals

MIN
13
19
32
36
0
27
16
24
8
1
20
2
2

FG
M-A
2-11
2-5
3-10
1-9
0-0
5-8
0-3
2-3
0-2
0-0
1-1
0-0
0-0

FT REB
M-A 0-T
0-2 0-2
2-2 3-11
0-2 3-8
1-5 0-4
0-0 0-0
0-0 0-0
0-0 3-3
3-4 0-1
0-0 2-3
0-0 0-0
2-2 2-4
0-0 0-1
1-2 0-0
4-5

Balanced scoring
spurs Michigan

A
0
0
4
2
0
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0

F PTS
2 4
3 6
4 6
3 5
0 0
2 14
0 0
4 8
0 0
1 0
1 4
0 0
0 1

200 16-5210-1517-42112048

FG%: 30.8 FT%: 66.7 3-point FG: 6-14,
.429 (Tupper 4-5, Jamssens 1-1, Boggs
1-5, Hayes 0-2, Drake 0-1). Blocks: 7
(Davies 3, Mcafee 3, James 1) Steals:
10 (Davies 3, James 2, Boggs, Guy,
Hayes, Jamssens, Mcafee). Turnovers:
26 (Jamssens 6, Boggs 4, Drake 3,
Tupper 3, Davies 2, Hayes 2, Mcafee 2,
Baines, James, O'Brien, TEAM). Techni-
cal fouls: None.
MICHIGAN 68

By Matt Venegoni
Daily Sports Writer
Sometimes a team's best player
does not perform up to expectations.
On days when this happens, the rest of
the team needs to pick up the slack.
Going into the season, Michigan
women's basketball coach Cheryl
Burnett said that Tabitha Pool would
be the team's cornerstone. So far
through the early season, Pool has
indeed been the leader for the young
Wolverines. In Saturday night's
game she struggled a bit, but her
teammates stepped up their play to
lead Michigan to a 68-48 victory
over IUPUI.
With Pool having an off day, four
other Michigan players scored in
double figures and spurred the team
effort.
"That balance is a wonderful thing
to have," Burnett said. "We have a lot
of players playing hard and we're exe-
cuting much better."
Freshman point guard Becky Flip-
pin set the tone for the balanced effort.
She scored the first five points of the
game, draining a quick 3-pointer to
start the game and then sprinting
ahead of the pack for an easy layup.
After those fast five points, Flippin
went on to score seven more for a
career-high 12 points.
"Coach really said in practice what
we need to do and how we're going to
do it," Flippin said. "(Freshman) Kris-

ta (Clement) and I kind of had a little
bond time before the game and that's
what we thought we would do."
With Flippin providing an early
scoring threat, Pool was able to get
free. Although she struggled from the
field - shooting just 5-of-17 - she
was able to create opportunities for
herself and the team. She scored four
straight points, then dished out an
assist on Clement's 3-pointer to put
Michigan up 14-7.
"I thought Pool did like she is sup-
posed to do," IUPUI coach Shann
Hart said. "She was a leader for the
team and making the people around
her better."
Although Michigan did not shoot
well from the field - 37 percent for
the game - the Wolverines were able
to create scoring opportunities with
their defense. Michigan forced 26
turnovers, which led to 31 points.
"I thought that they did a good job
on defense of trapping in the half
court," Hart said.
With the defense creating more
opportunities, the Michigan offense
capitalized. Using quick ball move-
ment, the Wolverines wore out the
Jaguars. Fluid ball reversal and skip
passes led to high-percentage layups
for Michigan. Two of the recipi-
ents of those layups were freshmen
Ta'Shia Walker and Katie Dierdorf.
Walker came off the bench to score
11 points in 14 minutes while Dier-
dorf chipped in 10 points. Dierdorf

MIN
Pool 33
Cooper 29
Dierdorf 29
Flippin 29
Clement 33
Moore 1
Starling 3
Helvey 21
Walker 14
McPhilamy8
TEAM
Totals 200

FG
M-A
5-17
1-5
5-14
3-6
2-7
0-0
0-0
3-3
3-7
0-1

FT
M-A
5-7
0-0
0-2
4-4
5-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
5-5
0-1

REB
0-T
1-7
6-7
1-4
2-2
1-1
0-0
0-0
2-7
2-4
0-2
1-2

A
5
2
1
0
4
0
0
2
2
0

F
2
2
1
2
3
0
0
3
2
1

PTS
16
2
10
12
11
0
0
6
11
0

22-60 5-1618-41161668

Becky Fippin scored a career-high 12 points against IUPUI Saturday night.

FG%: 36.7 FT%: 76.0 3-point FG: 5-16,
.313 (Clement 2-5, Flippin 2-5, Pool 1-
6). Blocks: 4 (Dierdorf 2, Helvey, Pool).
Steals: 13 (Dierdorf 3, Flippin 3, Pool 3,
Cooper 2, Clement, Helvey). Turnovers: 15
(Helvey 4, Clement 3, Pool 3, Cooper 2,
Dierdorf 2, TEAM). Technical fouls: None.

gave Michigan a solid post pres-
ence that provided the Wolverines
increased flexibility in their half-
court offense.
"Our ball movement was a lot a
faster tonight," Flippin said. "We

worked it around the team to get a lot
of shots."
Burnett recognized Michigan's
struggles on offense in the second half,
but also saw progress being made. She
believes that her team is starting to

look to the right places on offense and
getting some good possessions. Those
productive possessions and a balanced
effort are giving Burnett's team con-
fidence heading toward the end of the
nonconference slate.

IUPUI ..................... 19
M ichigan................ 41

29 - 48
27 - 68

Attendance: 2,052
'M' STATS

New starters
By Matt Singer
Daily Sports Writer
After sending out the same starting lineup for six con-
secutive games, Michigan coach Cheryl Burnett decided
to shake things up for Saturday night's game against
IUPUI. She started freshmen Katie Dierdorf and Kris-
ta Clement in place of usual starters freshman Ta'Shia
Walker and sophomore Kelly Helvey. The changes came;

Player
Pool
Walker
Cooper
Clement
Helvey
Flippin
Dierdorf
Starling
McPhilamy
Moore

G
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
1

Min
35.9
23.9
32.5
23.9
24.6
29.5
11.1
11.0
10.6
0.0

A
2.3
0.4
1.4
3.1
2.5
2.3
0.3
0.6
0.0
0.0

Reb
9.4
3.1
4.6
1.6
4.8
2.3
2.1
1.4
2.5
0.0

Pts
15.6
13.9
6.4
6.1
5.6
5.4
3.9
3.0
1.5
0.0

after Wednesday's tough 69-60 loss to
Eastern Michigan.
"We're a program that you'll see
changes in the lineup as long as I'm
here as a coach," Burnett said. "For dif-
ferent reasons and different strategies
- and sometimes because change is
good. Change for the sake of change."

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BIG TEN
Team
Iowa
Ohio State
Michigan State
Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Penn State
Wisconsin
Northwestern

STANDINGS
Big Ten Overall

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Clement said. "I went out there and tried to give a little
spark to the team - give people some confidence."
Meanwhile, Helvey and Walker made significant con-
tributions off the bench in Michigan's 68-48 victory over
IUPUI. Helvey tied for a team-high seven rebounds, while
Walker scored 11 points in just 14 minutes of play.
"I really thought our players reacted well," Burnett said.
"The team concept is far superior to what happens to I',
and we just needed to make sure we re-emphasized that."
BITTERSWEET HOMECOMING: Pinckney native and
IUPUI junior Anne-Marie Tupper had a career day in her
return to the Ann Arbor area. After a quiet first half in
which she didn't attempt a single field goal, the 5-foot-
9 guard caught fire after the break. Tupper spurred the
Jaguars' second half comeback attempt with sharp shoot-
ing from beyond the arc, drilling four of her five 3-point
attempts. She finished with a team-high and career-high
14 points in the Jaguars' losing effort.
"She really, really shot the basketball extremely well,
and gave them a lot of confidence toward the end of the
game," Burnett said. "I really felt like we started guarding
her like we guard great players."
Despite lighting up the Crisler Arena scoreboard
in her return home, Tupper was visibly dejected fol-
lowing the loss.
"I haven't been home in a while," Tupper said. "But it's
hard to lose."
NOTES: Freshman Sierrah Moore made her first
career appearance with 25.1 seconds left in the game.
The Long Beach, Calif., native did not attempt a shot...
Senior Tabitha Pool grabbed seven rebounds, bringing
her all- time total to 631. She jumped to eighth on the
Michigan all-time rebounding list, passing Jennifer
Brzesinski (1992-96) ... Attendance was listed at 2,052,
marking the second straight game where attendance
exceeded 2,000.

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Dierdorf earned her first career start after making the
most of her playing time recently. The center contributed
15 strong minutes of low-post play in the Dec. 6 victory
over UNLV and followed that performance with a career-
high 11-point effort against Eastern Michigan. In 29 min-
utes of play Saturday night, Dierdorf put in 10 points and
added two blocks and three steals, both career bests.
"Having a presence in the low post really makes a
difference," Burnett said. "And that's the difference that
Katie Dierdorf gives us."
Like Dierdorf, Clement's play has improved recently.
After coming up with the game-winning assist in the
UNLV game, Clement poured in a career-high 12 points
against Eastern Michigan, on 4-of-7 shooting from
beyond the arc. The 5-foot-9 guard continued to play well
Saturday night, notching 11 points and dishing out four
assists. It was her first start since the Wolverines' season-
opener against Alabama.
"I like to have the same attitude (when I'm starting),"

THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS:
MICHIGAN 68, IUPUI 48
ILLINOIS 74, Pacific 31
Michigan St. 73, DETROIT 64
OHIO STATE 86, Nebraska 61
WISCONSIN 79, Wisconsin-GB 76
Minnesota 69, SANTA CLARA 42
BAYLOR 91, Penn State 70
Indiana 62, BOSTON UNIVERSITY 60
PURDUE 74, Western Michigan 42

ALEXANDER DZIADOSZ/Daily

Katie Dierdorf had 10 points in her first career start for Michigan.

'M' SCHEDULE
DATE TEAM TIME
12/14 at Western Michigan 7 p.m.
12/18 at Maine 2 p.m.
12/28 Oakland 7 p.m.
12/30 Illinois 7 p.m.
1/2 Michigan State 2 p.m.
KEY STAT
26 TURNOVERS
(UPUt's turnovers during the
game led to 31 Michigan points.

'UPUI
Continued from page 1B
next Wolverine possession, Dierdorf
- with her back to the basket -
caught a pass from freshman Krista
Clement and quickly turned around
to bank the ball in, putting Michigan
up 23-13.
Within the next three minutes, the
Wolverines raced out to a 19-point
lead, aided by seven points from senior
Tabitha Pool. Pool totaled 16 points
and pulled down seven rebounds while
dishing five assists.

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lead was as great as 25.. ...........
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and were shooting flat on the offen- °. n .A.
sive end," IUPUI coach Shann Hart
said. "When you can't make shots, I JER TjU S
you get pretty much what we got in
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Jaguars to just 21.4 percent shooting
for the half and created 14 turnoversA EE
- which the Wolverines turned into
21 points.
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scorers, Davies and junior Kia Hayes < ZD66
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proved that we could" ,' '7 P.r.r 7
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game against Western Michigan.
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of the right places, which is the thing 367..rish And
I am appreciating," Burnett said. "We 2. 1b Lee A B
still had some ugly possessions, but 3.
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possessions, so that was really a good
feel to gain some confidence."

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