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Wolverine Cagers Bow to Badgers, 55-34

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isconsin Five Regains Old Form
To Avenge Wolverines' Upset Win

AND NOW FOR THE BUCKEYES:
Natators PerformWellin AAU;
Sweep AllChampionship Events

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Crowd of 4,000 Sees Contest; Lautenbach Is
Top Scorer in Fast-Breaking Badger Encounter
By CLARK BAKER times for their 32 attempts.
Lightning didn't strike twice in the Michigan, on the, other hand, just
ame place. Michigan's cagers, vic- couldn't find itself. Inaccurate pass-
rs Friday night over Wisconsin, ing, poor shooting and loose ball-
iIt couldn't handle the Badgers' handling spoiled nearly every Wol-
st-moving attack and consequently verine opportunity. Moreover, they
owed to the visitors, 55-34, before just couldn't get working under the
,000 last night at Yost Field House. baskets. The Maize and Blue had to
Physically it was the same Wiscon- sbe content to shoot from way out and
in team, but in every other way they then give up possession of the lea--
ere different. They had that spirit ther. And when Wisconsin had the
hat was lacking Friday night. Their ball, things happened.
assing, particularly in the first half, Big men in the Badger attack were
vas something to watch and their Walt Lautenbach and Bob Sullivan.
hooting was deadly. In the opening Lautenbach had a field day with 14
calf, the Badgers rang the bell 13 scores, 11 coming in the first half.
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He just stood back and nonchalantly
popped long ones from all angles.
Sullivan was the Badgers' ball hawk
and in addition racked up 11 mark-
ers. Johnny Kotz also hit the cords
for 11 tallies, but he had a lot of
trouble finding the hoop during the
first half.
Mandler Paces Varsity
Big Jim Mandler led Michigan with,
10 markers, four buckets and k pair
of charity tosses. Dave Strack again
did a neat job of guarding Kotz and
managed to ring up eight counters
to bopt. Leo Doyle contributed an-
other seven scores .for the Wolver-
ines and played an alert floor game.
Working set plays off their rapid-
moving weave, the Badgers continu-
ally broke men free under the bas-
kets for layup shots. And when the
Wolverines pulled their defense in to
combat this maneuver, Lautenbach
popped them in from outside the foul
circle.
The Badger high-scorer started
things off for the visitors with a set
shot from the corner. Strack tossed
an equalizer, but that basket did little
more than seal the Wolverines' fate.
For Wisconsin poured.it on and, be-
fore the Maize and Blue .could get
another basket, the scoreboard read
11-5 against them.
Wolverines Drag at Half
The Wolverines managed to pick
up four more double-deckers during
the initial half, but between these
Wisconsin showered markers in to
roll up a 34-13 halftime margin.
From then on, it was just a. matter
of how badly Michigan would be
beaten. They did manage to battle
the visitors on even terms during the
second half but all doubt of the out-
come had long since vanished.
Badgers Shoot Straight
Throughout the game Wisconsin
showed amazing accuracy in shoot-
ing. Altogether they sent 56 shots
at the Wolverine hoop, sinking 22 for
a 39 per cent mark. '
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The box score:

By JOE McHALE'
"You look pretty good," said Coach
Matt Mann to his team last night
just before the end of the Michigan
AAU swimming meet; "you've got a
week to go before you meet Ohio
State; you'll need it, but you'll be
OK."
This just about sums up the results
in last night's meet. Harry Holiday
failed to break the backstroke record
that he was predicted to break; but
he missed his first turn and his fin-
ish and still was able to swim the
100-yard distance in a very creditable

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very much dominate the whole affair.
Only the three handicap crowns
failed to fall into Michigan, hands.
Other events won by the Maize and
Blue mermen were the 440-yard free-
style, the 200-yard freestyle relay,
and the diving. They swept the
breaststroke, the backstroke and the
50-yard freestyle and finished one-
two in the other three title events.
Battle Creek High School swim-
mers won two of the handicaps; Hor-
ton won the 50-yard breaststroke and
Lockton paced the entrants in the
50-yard backstroke. Richards of the
Michigan State freshmen was the
winner over the 21 natators entered
in the 50-yard freestyle handicap.
Canja Takes Diving Event
In the diving Alex Canja emerged
as close winner over fellow Wolverine
Lou Haughey; freshman Gil Evans
was third. Of the eleven divers corn-
peting Evans probably turned out the
best single dive of the evening, a full
gainer with a full twist and a one-
and-a-half front somersault (it's pos-
sible, try it sometime). He garnered
57 of his 246.4 total points in this
one effort.
An amusing interlude was furnish-
ed by some of the swimming stars of
tomorrow; five-year-old Peter Fries
and his eleven-year-old brother Bob-
by cavorted with a troup of young
Detroit aquatic prodigies.
In the backstroke finals Holiday
eased through the 100 yards ahead
of veteran Ted Horlenko and Johnny
McCarthy in 1:01.1. The 440-yard
freestyle marathon developed early
into a two-man race between Walt
Stewart and. Johnny McCarthy of
Matt's team. Stewart won rather
handily in 5:05.1; J. Nichols of thel
Spartans came in third ahead of
Matt Mann III.
Wolverines Place in Handicaps
:Even in the handicaps past and
future Wolverines played a part.
Freshman Johnny Jans came in sec-
ond to Richards in the freestyle,
while John< Sharemet of last year's
team was runner-up in the breast-
stroke. The only race in which a
Michigan swimmer did not garner a
medal was the backstroke handicap.
McTaggart of Flint Central High
was leading until he hit his wrist on
the rope just an arm's reach from
victory; Lockton was right there to
take the advantage and the title.
Indications are that Mike Peppe's
Buckeyes are in for a real battle here
next Saturday when they furnish the
competition for the Mattmen.

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JIM SKINNER
... Wolverine breaststroker, who
took a first in the Michigan AAU
meet, in the 100 yard breaststroke,
by splashing the lengths in 1:04, to
defeat his own teammate Pat
Hayes.
time of 59 seconds in his qualifying
heat.
Sophomore Mert Church lived up
to the reputation he made as a fresh-
man when he led the field home in
the 50-yard freestyle championship
finals; he nosed out Captain Johnny
Patten and Charlie Fries with a per-
formance of .24.3 seconds.
Breaststrokers Potent
Michigan seems to have a pretty
well-balanced breaststroke squad, as
was shown in the 100-yard cham-
pionship finals; Jim Skinner, Nat-
tional Collegiate king at the 150-yard
distance, barely touched out Pat
Hayes and Irvie Einbinder in 1:04.
In all, the Wolverines dragged
down all six championship titles to

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WISCONSIN
Kotz, f. ......
Sullivan, f...
Downs, f. ..
Falls, f.....
Patterson, c..
Mills, c.......
Hertz, c.
Lautenbach, g
Rehm, g.
Clarke, g. ...
Krueger, g. ..
Totals ....

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MItCHIGAN (34) FG
Mullaney; f.......... 2
Comin, f...........0
Wiese, f. ........... 0
Anderson, f.......... 0
Gibert, f...... . 1
Mandler, c. ......... 4
Preguiman, c. ....... 0
Strack, g...........4
Doyle, g..............3
Lund, g..............0
MacConnachie, g. ... 0

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Totals............14 6

Halftime Score: Wisconsin 34;
Michigan 13.
Free Throws Missed: Wisconsin-
Kotz, Patterson, Mills, Lautenbach,
Hertz; Michigan-Mullaney 2.
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