WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 17,-1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1952 PAGE THREE
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For Crucial Test
Michigan Sextet To Play Two Tilts
Each Against Colorado and Denver
Illinois Proves Its Rating
Against Michigan Cagers
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The Michigan hockey team
leaves this afternoon for a four
gapie series against two of the
better teams in the Midwest Col-
legiate Hockey -League, Colorado
Both teams have high pre-sea-
son ratings and experts agree that
unless the Wolverines win at least
two of these four tests their
chances for a second place or bet-
ter finish in the MCHL will not
THE MAIZE and Blue would
have to wind up in either of these
two spots in order to get an invita-
tion to defend its national hockey
championship at Colorado Springs
Travelling plans call for the
fourteen man squad to arrive in
Denver early this evening, leav-
ing the Wolverines two whole
days to accustom themselves to
the rarer Rocky Mountain at-
mosphere before tackling Colo-
rado Friday night.
After a two game clash with the
Tigers at the Broadmoor Ice Pal-
ace in Colorado Springs Friday
and Saturday nights Michigan
will return to Denver for the cru-
cial two game series with the Pio-
neers Monday and Tuesday.
IN AN ATTEMPT to get better
results out of the hitherto unim-
pressive second line, Vic Heyliger
said yesterday he will experiment
with George Chin at the center
spot and Doug Philpott on the
wing. Till now, Philpott has been
centering the second line.
Only one goalie, Willard Ikola,
is making the trip. Earl Keyes,
who has had varsity experience
in the nets before, stands ready
to replace him in an emergency.
With the season only a couple
of weeks old there has been just
one common opponent for the
three teams. That sextet, Toron-
to, could only garner one victory
in five attempts. The Blues fell to
Michigan Saturday night, 6-3.
A WEEK earlier, they lost two
to Denver, 8-3 and 7-2, and then
split with Colorado, losing the
first test, 11-3, before upsetting
the Tigers the next night, 4-3.
Since Michigan plays Colorado
and Denver twice instead of the
usual four games, each contest
will be worth two points in the
A ten minute sudden death
overtime is called for in all MCHL
games in case of a tie at the end
of the regulation 60 minutes of
By DICK LEWIS
Make no doubt about it, Illinois
is a basketball power to be reck-
Coach Harry Combes' defending
Big Ten champions put on a dem-
oistration of cage finesse Monday
night at Champaign that com-
pletely overwhelmed a Michigan
squad that was having one of its
better nights from the floor.
* * *
THE WOLVERINES were so
completely outplayed, however,
that they could manage only 60
field goal attempts-a season's low
in the shooting department. This
was in direct contrast to the 107
. . . leads scorers
Sig Eps Edge Out Pi Lams.
To Win I Volleyball Title
By CORKY SMITH
An inspired Sigma Phi Epsilon
team wrote a storybook finish to
the social fraternity volleyball
finals last night when it came
from behind to upset Pi Lambda
Phi four games to three.
A seemingly beaten Sig Ep team
overcame a three game deficit and
wound up its efforts for the night
by winning the last and deciding
game, 19-17. The score see sawed
throughout the final game and
there was never three or four
points separating the two teams.
AFTER THE first three games
Youth Dominates Sprints and Hurdles
the Pi Lams appeared to have the
championship all wrapped up. Not
to be outdone the Sig Eps came
surging back to cop the next
three tilts by scores of 15-6, 15-9,
and 15-11 scores.
The last contest proved to be
the most thrilling. At the end
of the regular 15 points the Pi
Lams were out in front by one
point. The Sig Phi Eps tied the
score at 16 all. From there the
Sig Eps again knotted the count
and captured the lead and the
Pi Lambda Phi was sparked by
the performance of lanky Tom
Fabian who spiked numerous shots
for the losers. Jim Youngblood of
Sigma Phi Epsilon played brilli-
antly and was a big factor in the
conquest of the Pi Lam boys.
Pi Lambda Phi took the first
three games indrapid succession,
15-8, 15-11, and 15-13.
Results of other volleyball
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shots that Michigan threw up two
nights earlier in an eight-point
loss to Iowa.
Fast-breaking Illinois hit on
38 of 102 attempts for a .372 av-
erage. While the regulars were
showing their stuff in the first
half, the Champaign five's per-
centage was .418, or 20 of 48.
Michigan wound up with 35 per
Big reasons for the Illini suc-
cess were a well-balanced starting
outfit that was effectively backed
up by top-flight reserve strength.
S* * *
FIVE WEARERS of the Orange
and Blue hit double figures. The
starting unit, which played little
more than half the contest, rack-
ed up. 64 tallies while it was in
When 6-9 Illinois center John
(Red) Kerr drew his fourth per-
sonal early in the third period,
6-8 relief pivot operator Bob
Peterson was summoned by
Combes. The beefy 240-pounder
quickly responded with a series
of hook shots that put the game
on ice and gave him a 13-point
total on the evening.
Towering Illinois completely
dominated the boards and inter-
cepted close to 20 errant Michi-
gan passes. Maize and Blue center
Paul Grofisky, with Kerr guarding
him most of the contest, once again
paced the Michigan rebounders
with a total of ten.
LANKY MILT MEAD spear-
headed the Wolverine scoring for
the second time this season, gar-
nering his 16 counters on four
field goals and eight of nine char-
Quite a shock was the poor
display turned in by guard Don
Eaddy, previously Michigan's high-
est point-getter with 55 markers
in the opening three contests.
With a crew of Illinois hecklers
jeering him on, Eaddy could man-
age only one field goal on ten
chances. His rebounding game was
not up to par either.
And as usual, the Maize and
Blue showing from the foul line
was far from perfect. Coach Bill
Perigo's charges canned 24 of 40
tosses from the charity stripe,
while the Fighting Illini cashed in
on 20 of 28.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Third in a series
of articles dealing with the prospects
of the Michigan track team. Today's
story concerns the sprints and hur-
dles. Next the field events.
By JIM DYGERT
Sophomores hold the key to
Michigan's indoor track success
in the sprints and hurdles this
Coach Don Canham is depend-
ing on sophomore John Vallor-
tigora, currently rated fourth
among Big Ten dashmen, to out-
sprint the talentladen conference
in the 60-yard dash.
ALSO COMPRISING a sprint-
ing team, considered by Coach
Canham slightly better than last
year's short distance gallopers,
are Dive Stinson, sophomore
Ross Coates, and Terry Nulf.
Vallortigora and .company
have a difficult task ahead of
them in the 60-yard event, for
the Big Ten has the world's
fastest human, Northwestern's
Jim Golliday, NCAA champion
last season and AAU titleholder
Rated second in the conference,
Willie Williams of Illinois will also
provide - stiff competition for the
Wolverine harriers, along with
Glen Hesselstine of Iowa,-and Joe
Gonzales of Illinois,- rated third
and fifth respectively.
* * *
EXCEPT for Van Bruner, a sen-
ior, the hurdles are also dominat-
ed by sophomores. Bruner, who
finished fourth in the 65-yard low
hurdles and second in the high
hurdles last year,, is Michigan's
best prospect in both the high and
Bruner's running mates are
Jim Love and sophomores Junior
Stielstra and Herb Berwald.
This group of low-flying Wol-
verines will be pitted against~
the 'big three' of Illinois, Wil-
liams, Big Ten champion, Joe
McNulty, and Joe Corley.
* * *
PRE-SEASON predictions placed
Williams and McNulty of Illinois
as favorites in the low hurdles.
Corley of Illinois and Bruner are
rated next. Either Tom Hughes
of Purdue or John Corbelli of
Michigan State could upset these
Bruner is also Michigan's
chief threat in the 65-yard high
hurdles. Last year, he finished
second to McNulty and this year
is expected to again come in sec-
ond to McNulty.
Besides McNulty, the high hur-
dles event has other speedsters
such as Hughes of Purdue, rated
third, Wayne Eieth of Illinois,
fourth, and Henry Gillis of Mich-
igan State, fifth.
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in the first Associated Press poll
of the burgeoning cage season.
Unranked in the final poll last
year, LaSalle's veteran team was
voted first on 26 of 104 ballots
cast by sports writers and broad-
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