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Basketeers, Pueksters Lose Hard-Fought Contests

Comin Shines
In 40-30 Loss
To Wisconsin
Officials Call 29 Fouls;
High-Scoring Englund
Is Star InBadger Role
(Continued from Page 1)
baan. The substitution of an un-
heralded sophomore named Mel Co-
min, however, uncovered a new star
in. the Wolverine basketball horizon.
The rugged six-foot two-inch
rookie, sent in to guard gigantic Eng-
lund, turned out to be the Varsity's
outstanding performer for the eve-
ning. Unawed by the Herculenean
task confronting him, Comin stuck
right to Engltnd's heels and held
the Badger ace to one tipped-in bas-
ket in the next 16 minutes.
Comin Leads Offense
Not only that, but Comin took the
offensive himself to flip in three
baskets and five out of six foul shots
and wind up the evening in a tie for
individual scoring honors with his
stellar rival. Mel's aggressive antics
soon began drawing fouls from Eng-
lund with the result that the Cardin-
The Wolverine cagers will con-
tinue their Big Ten wars tomor-
row in Yost Field House when the'
Varsity entertains Minnesota at
7:30 p.m.
Between the halves of the game,
Tom Harmon, Michigan's All-
American grid star, will receive the
Chicago Tribune trophy emblem-
atic of his selection as the most
valuable player in the Conference.
Wilfred Smith, Tribune football
expert, will make the presentation.
als' pivot man had three personals
recorded against him in no time, and
was removed from the game by his
coach before the end of the first half.
In the meantime, Comin's three
foul shots, single free throws by
Capt. Herb Brogan and Jim Grissen,
and a pair of double-deckers by
George Ruehle enabled Michigan to
narrow the Wisconsin lead to 21-17
at the intermission.
Strain started off the second half
by caging a foul shot, and then
Comin brought the Varsity closer to
within one point of the Cardinals.
The hustling sophomore grabbed a
breakaway pass from S$ofiak and
dribbled from the center of the floor
to score on a layup shot. He was
fouled on the play by Kotz, awarded
two shots, and made good on both to
make the score 22-21.
Kotz And Strain Tally
But it proved the Wolverines' dy-
ing gasp for the evening. Kotz and
Strain came back with a pair of neat
baskets, Englund with a free throw,
and Kotz with another pretty one-
hander from the side to provide the
visitors with an eight point lead.
From that time on, Michigan was
never in the game again. Mandler,
who had reentered the game, and
Sofiak countered with baskets only
to have Englund and Ray Lenheiser
retrieve the points and bring the
score to 33-25.
The last 10 minutes of the game
was a madhouse affair. The Wol-
verines, four of whom had played
the entire game, were tiring rapidly,
and could muster little in the way
of an offensive threat to catch the
Wisconsin quintet despite the latter's
loss of Englund on personal fouls.

Wrestlers, Swimmers

Win Handily Gophers Hand
7-9 rnhhi

don wirtehafter's
The Awful Truth *. *
Dear Jake,
An awful thing happened last
night. The Double tripped and fell
on his way to the Field House and
never got there to see the basketball
game. Maybe you can tell us how
the "boys" came out.
-Mr. Disillusioneg Double
To the members of the "Stick to
the Finish Club"-Don't give up
the ship, men. There are only
eight more Conference games left
on the Wolverine schedule . . . The
new Michigan password, "If you
can't whip the enemy, then knock
them dead."
Johnny Gee, Michigan's elongated
gift to the Major Leagues, has arrived
in town and is limbering up his arm
in preparation for a, comeback this
spring with the Pittsburgh Pirates
. After two days of work, Ray
Fisher reports that the six foot nine
inch hurler is throwing the best
curve of his career . . . Last year,
Gee's arm went lame after tossing a
curve ball during the spring train- i
ing trip . . He was sent to Syra-
cuse, then back to the Pirates, and
finally quit and went home when he
couldn't regain his old effectiveness.
Michigan's track bum and former
captain, Ralph Schwarzkopf, is run-
ning on the hard luck trail once
again . . . Last spring, he was sent
to the hospital with a strept throat
infection just before the big meets
And now in the midst of the
"track bum" season, an arch in his
foot dropped and he has been unable
to do any running for the past week
He is scheduled to face Greg
Rice, Don Lash and the rest again
in the Prout games next weekend.
Winter football practice has al-
ready started for the Golden Go-
phers of Minnesota . . . The Wol-
verines, according to Coach Crisler,
will begin their spring drills about
the third week in March . . . Be-
lieve it or not, another swimming
schedule change has been an-
neunced . . . The Wolverines will
meet Northwestern in Ann Arbor
on March 26 instead of in Chicago
a month previous.
That wasn't Jim Londos in the
heavyweight match of yesterday's
Field House card . . . Nope, that was
"Rat" Butler.
Did you say finals were approach-
ing, professor? Did you say the
Doubles were getting shorter? Well,
what do you know about that.
College Cage Results
Notre Dame 58, Pennsylvania 37.
Ohio State 44, Duquesne 33.
Michigan ,State 44, West Virginia
Georgia Tech 55, Vanderbilt 48.
Tennessee 32, Kentucky 22.
Illinois 42, Northwestern 41 (Over-
Iowa State 40, Missouri 37.
Central State 37, Michigan Tech 17.
Lafayette 37. Rutgers 34.
Rochester 33, Syracuse 32.
Columbia 40, Tulsa, 29.
Penn State 23, Navy 20.

Natators Beat N.Y.A.C., 48-36;
Grapplers Down Wildcats, 27-5

(Continued from Page 1)
of 50 yards and from then on it was
a duel between Sharemet and Mc-
Dermott. Gus was ahead at the end
of 75 yards by a narrow margin
which the N.Y.A.C. star closed up.
He forged ahead in the last 10 yards
to beat Gus to the touch.
The rest of the meet was all Mich-
igan except for the diving in which
T-Bone Martin was forced to take a
back seat to a smooth bundle of co-
ordination, Jack Smith. Mack Hayes
gave the Wolverines a third place.
Michigan had to fight for every
race except when Jack Patten dove
into the water for the distance events.
He was far better than anything
Coach Walter Spence of the Athletic
Club could throw at him and he swept
both the 220 and 440, winning the]
shorter race in 2:16.8 and the quarter-
mile in 5:07.6.
The 220 yard breast stroke had the
capacity audience. standing as Justin
Callahan pushed Michigan's Jim
Skinner to victory in 2:29, Skinner1
winning by one yard.j
Charley Barker, swimming against
tall, powerfully-built Harry Williams,
really had to turn on the heat to take
the 50 yard free style with sophomore
Bob West finishing a close third.
Charley's time was 24 flat, over aj
second better than West's time when
he whipped Barker at Pittsburgh.1
The score stood 40-32 in Michigan's
favor when the last relay was about
to begin. The team of Allen, Garvey,
West and Williams went all out and'
took the race by two yards.
The Wolverines also copped the op-
ening medley race as Jim Skinner
gave Will Garvey a half-pool length,
lead and Garvey then breezed home
ahead of Paul Donahue.
A smooth, steady stroke was all that
blond Ted Horlenko needed to back-1
stroke his way to victory over Tom
Finnerty and a junior national
champ, Jack Moorman. Horlenko
took his lead after the first 50 yardsg
and increased it all the way.
300-yard medley relay: First, Mich-
igan (Horlenko, Skinner, Garvey);1
second, NYAC (Spence, McAllis, Don-
ahue). Time, 3:03.
220-yard free style: First, Patten
(Michigan); second, McDermott
(NYAC): third, Williams (Michigan).
Time, 2:16,8.
50-yard free style: First, Barker,
(Michigan): second, Williams (NY-
AC); third, West (Michigan). Time,
Diving: First, Smith (NYAC). sec-
ond, Martin (Michigan); third,
Hayes (Michigan).
100-yard free style: First, McDer-
mott (NYAC); second, Gus Share-
met (Michigan); third, Thompson
NYAC). Time, :55.
150-yard back stroke: First, Hor-
lenko (Michigan); second, Finnerty
(NYAC); third, Moorman (NAC).
Time. 1:40.6.
200-yard breast stroke: First, Skin-
ner (Michigan) ; second, Callahan
(NYAC); third. VonIsser (NYAC).
Time, 2:29.
440-yard free style: First, Patten
(Michigan); second, Mullin (NYAC);
third, Fissler (NYAC). Time, 5:07.6.
400-yard free style relay: First,
Michigan (Allen, Garvey, West, Wil-
liams); second, NYAC (Bassett, Sew-
ell, Thompson, McDermott). Time,

(Continued from Page 1)
top most of the time, but was unable
to make a fall. Weidig had a near
fall, but only succeeded in blanking
his opponent, 10-0.
If any match could be called out-
standing, it might be Ray Deane's
136-pound clash with Herb Wein-
stein. Both men started fast, but evi-
dence was given from the start of
Deane's superiority over his North-
western opponent. Deane was ahead
from the beginning, and finally
pinned his man at 4:05. A head-
scissors was the pinning hold.
At 145-pounds, John Paup again
displayed aggressiveness as he threw
Jack McCandless with a body press
and wrist lock. The time was 4:47.
Paup had a near fall in the first
period, but the Wildcat squirmed out
and postponed his defeat.
Captain Bill Combs, in his "come
and get me-gotcha" manner, ran his
winning streak to eighteen by beat-
Ed McMillon, 11-4. Again using his
powerful head scissors, he had a near
fall in the last period.
Art Paddy gained an 8-3 decision
over Bob Bartron in an uninterest-
ing match.
Against Northwestern's captain,
Dick Trubey, Jim Galles had a tough
battle on his hands. Jim was on top
most of the time and had a pin in
the second period with a head scis-
sors. However, the hold was low and
was declared invalid. He finally made
a good fall with a top scissors and
arm lock at 6:24.
121-pounds, Klemach, Michigan,
defeated Pfau, Northwestern, 7-2.
128-pounds, Weidig, Michigan, de-
feated Taylor, Northwestern, 10-0.
136-pounds, Deane, Michigan,
threw Weinstein, Northwestern, 4:05.
145-pounds, Paup, Michigan, threw
McCandless, Northwestern, 4:47.
155-pounds, Capt. Combs, Michi-
gan, defeated McMillon, Northwest-
ern, 11-4.
165-pounds, Paddy, Michigan de-
feated Bartron, Northwestern, 8-3.
175-pounds, Galles, Michigan,
threw Capt. Trubey, Northwestern,
Unlimited, Grove, Northwestern,
won by default from Butler, Michi-


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Wis. G
Ep'rson, f 1
Kotz, f 4
Lenh'sr, f 1
Schrage, f 0
Englnd, c 4
Scott, f 0
Timrmn, c 1
Lynch, c 0
Rehm, g 1
Strain, g 3
Alwin, g 0
Scheiwe, g 0

F Tp Mich
0 2 Sofiak,
1 9 Grisen
0 2 Mndlr,
0 0 Comm.,
3 11 Brogan
0 0 Ruehle
0 2 Hermn
0 0
2 4 Totals
4 10
0 0
0 0

p 3

f 3
f 0
c 1
c 3
g 0

F Tp
3 9
2 2
1 3
5 11
1 1
0 4
0 0


9 12 30

Totals 15 10 40
Personal Fouls: Wisconsin, Epper-
son, Kotz 3, Schrage 1, Englund 4,
Timmerman, Lynch, Rehm 2, Strain
3, Scheiwe. Michigan: Sofiak 2,
Grissen, Mandler 3, Comin 3, Brogan
2, Ruehle.
Half-time score: Wisconsin 21,
Michigan 17.
Free throws missed: Wisconsin,
Englund, Timmerman, Rehm, Strain
2; Michigan, Grissen 3, Mandler 5,
Comin, Ruehle.

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