The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 23, 1983-- Page 11
By JEFF FAYE
"One if by land, two if by sea."
We all remember that famous quote
from the expected British invasion
during the Revolutionary War. Today's
invasion cry would be, "One if by free
throw, two if by field goal." No, the in-
vasion isn't hostile and the invaders
are not British. You see, there is a
basketball team from Sweden in town.
They are here expressly for the purp-
ose of sharpening their basketball
talents against Americans at the Sandy
Sanders basketball camp at Pioneer
The team is a group of 14- and 15-year
olds who have been playing together for
three years. According to coach Boris
Nyman, they need new ideas and inout.
"WE ARE HERE to widen our views.
The players need to get something else
from what I give them. They are at an
age where they need to adjust and learn
to adapt to circumstances."
The first set of circumstances they
had to adjust to was the means by
which they could get to the United
States. They had fundraiser after fun-
draiser, working to make the money
needed for the trip.
"I got the idea in February," ex-
plained Nyman, "and we have a goal of
paying everything off by Christmas."
To do that, they produced a newspaper
and got some money for the adver-
tisements, had a white elephant sale
By DAN COVEN
With a steady barrage of long-range
field goals, Washtenaw PAL defeated
Stein and Goetz, 81-71, in Sandy Sanders
Basketball qiarterfinal action last
Although Stein and Goetz featured
three ex-players, Isaac Person, Leo
Brown, and Dean Hopson and former
Ypsilanti standout Freddie Cofield,, it
never led in the game as Washtenaw
shot a sizzling 72 percent from the field.
IN THE first half, Washtenaw jum-
ped ouit to a 17-10 lead. Stein and Goetz
pulled within two on a steal by Person
who heaved the ball down court to Hop-
son for an oh-so-sweet finger roll. But
with a flurry of 20-foot jumpers
Washtenaw upped its lead to 37-28. It
was 32-30 at the half connecting on a
half-court bomb from the scorers table
at the buzzer.
THE SECOND half saw each team hit
its first seven shots before Washtenaw
opened up a 12-point lead.
With five minutes left Stein and Goetz
made its final challenge. Cofield con-
nected with Person for two inside
buckets to make it 71-67. Cofield then
stole the ball and hit Hopson on the fast-
break with a slick no-look pass. Hopson
pulled up and it the jumper to make it
That was as close as they would get
as Washtenaw's Wilbert McCormick
shut the door on Stein and Goetz by
making it five consecutive field goals.
South U & East U
are now at
with donated items, sold lottery tickets,
recycled bottles and are going to sell
ONCE THEY decided to go, they
needed a camp to go to. Originally they
wanted to come for the first two weeks
in August, but there weren't any camps
at that time. Nyman asked a part-time
coach, Valentine (Val) Notize, about
camps. Notize, a Jamaican who
graduated from Eastern Michigan,
recommended the Sanders camp.
"When I first came to Michigan I was
14," said Notize, "(Sanders) worked
with me. It was a very positive
relationship and (it) grew stronger. I
saw he was the same with all the kids, a
positive influence. When Boris asked
me I told him."
And here they are. They are staying
in South Quad, and from all indications
are enjoying themselves. Bjarni
Ossurarson said he liked it here and
liked the American people he's met.
"THE PEOPLE have been friendly.
Everywhere we go they ask us what
we're doing, where we're going and tell
us good luck." He liked the camp
because as far as the coaches are con-
cerned, the Swedes, are "like the
others. They don't treat us any differen-
Peder Daxberg added that the other
kids in the camp are making it easier.
"They are quite good (to us). They talk
to us and help out. There is qualified
"They were a good team, their guar-
ds really hurt us. You really can't
defend against those long bombs they
were shooting," said Hopson. Person
and Hopson each finished with 14 poin-
ts. Washtenaw's Percy Cooper and Mc-
Cormick led all scorers with 20 points
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desired goal for the Swedes at any same way. Magnus Falk, Roger Johan-
basketball camp. But the Sanders' sson, Mika'el Mekras, Ricard Bentell,
camp seems to be ideal for their needs. and Rami Riihimaki all said they en-
Sanders explained the focus of the joyed playing with the American kids.
camp. The heat was a little stifling (which we
"WE HAVE a good ratio of campers all know) but all in all they are having a
to coaches (about 10:1). In addition we lot of fun. Goran Burman showed how
have two guest lectures a day and bring little difference there is between boys
in players like Richard Rellford to help anywhere. When asked about what he
out. The emphasis on the camp is on liked best about the camp he replied,
one-on-one and that is helping the without missing a beat, "The food."
Swedish kids so they can get a better Nyman was a bit more philosophical
sense of the game." about the trip. "With good coaching,
Jorgen Erickason had some insight as kids can learn every minute. When
to the difference between the styles of people play, together, everyone, in-
play in the two countries. eluding the coaches, can learn if they
"They shoot more here. Everyone are open-minded."