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NUARY 10,1956 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Cagers

Overcome

Purdue;

Second Half
Surge Led
By Shearon
(Continued from Page 1)
Jorgensen's play during the
period ,when Michigan was fight-
ing back was also greatly encour-
aging. He threw in 12 points, 10
of them in the last half.
Sharp Purdue Defense
One of the things that slowed
Michigan down some-at the start
was the great speed of the Boiler-
maker defenders. They made it
4~ very hard for the Wolverines to
get away a good shot, and were
continually batting the ball. As
Purdue tired, Michigan started to
roll.
Wildcats Next

Gagnier Takes Five Firsts
To Lead 'M' in 65-47 Win
By JOHN LaSAGE
only to be tied by State's Roland
Led by the versatile performance Brown. Brown, along' with Don
of Ed Gagnier, the Michigan gym- Leas, was the Spartan's best per-
nastics team took a decisive 65-47 former.
dual meet from Michigan State The side horse match found
yesterday afternoon. Gagnier again being tied, this time
The fans who attended the con- by Herman Junker. Michigan's
test, staged at the I-M Building, Bob Armstrong and captain Chico
were amazed by the agile Gagnier. San Antonio finished third and
The muscular sophomore took fourth respectively.
three individual first places, tied However, the green-clad guests
for two others, and also got one from East Lansing were soon to
fifth place, find out that they just couldn't
The Spartans got off to a good cope with Gagnier's brilliant ef-
start by taking the first event, forts. The lithe Canadien youth
tat byaking therstnevDenwas not to be denied, sweeping the
that being the trampoline. Don next three events.
Leas, acting captain of the visi-
tors, took this event by a fairly Sweep Parallel Bars
large margin. Coach Newt Loken's iien took
Michigan's Charlie Bates, a diver 1-2-3 in the parallel bars. Besides
on the swimming team, placed sec- Gagnier, the Wolverines also plac-
ond. Nick Wiese of the Wolver- ed Chico San Antonio and Norm
ines was third. This, incidentally, Niedermeier in the top three.
was the only event Gagnier did Gagnier followed with his final
not enter. triumph of the afternoon, taking
Gagnier gave a brilliant exhi- the flying rings. Team mate Nick
bition in the free exercise event, Wiese was a close second. The

PURDUE G
Sexson, f........ 3
Bonhomme, ..... 1
Lorenz, f......... 6'
Jecha, f .......... 01
Lundy, c .......... 4
Cummings, c .......0 1
Campbell, g......3
Thornburg, g ..-.... 64
Barnes, g .......... 0 1
Totals ..........23 2
MICHIGAN G
Stern, f ....... 0 F
Tarrier, I..........2
Kramer, f-c ...... 47
Tillotson, f-c ..... 31
Williams, c ........ 3
a Wright, g.......... 4 1
Jorgensen, g ..3
Shearon, g......... 7
Totals ..........26 2
PURDUE ........ 37
MICHIGAN......35

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7-9
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74

ED GAGNIER made Michigan gymnastic
noon by entering six events of a possible
State, and taking firsts in five of them.
the 65 points Michigan had in its victory.

history yesterday after-
seven against Michigan
Gagnier compiled 29 of

Loss of Zervas Weakens Grapplers

30 - 67
39 - 74

BIG TEN STANDINGS
W ,tL Pct.
Illinois ..,..«.... 2 0 1.000
MICHIGAN ...... 2 1 .67
Purdue .......... 2 1 667
Indiana*......«... 2 1 .667
Minnesota ....... 1 1 .500
Iowa ............ 1 1 .500
Ohio State ...... 1 1 .500
Michigan State .. 1 1 .500
Northwestern, .... 0 2 .000
Wisconsin........0 3 .000

By DAVE RORABACHER
The valiant Wolverine grapplers,
weakened by injuries and ineligi-
bilities fell from their lofty heights
with a resounding crash last Sat-
urday.
The crushing 28-5 defeat suffer-
ed at the hands of Pittsburgh in
the initial dual meet of the sea-
son, left fans disheartened as to
the prospects for the coming year.
Zervas' Loss Felt
In the heavier weight classes,
the loss of heavyweight Steve
Zervas was sorely felt.
To fill the gap newcomer Cal
Atwood was inserted at 167
pounds, moving John McMahon to
177 and Jack Marchello to fill the
vacated heavyweight position.
The switch cost the Maize and
Blue dearly, with McMahon's 1-1
tie the only point gainer.
Most unexpected by the majority
of Michigan followers was the
narrow 4-3 decision which Mike
Rodriguez lost to Pitt's Dave John-

son. Johnson, however, has been
one of the nemeses of Rodriguez'
college career.
In the Wilkes-Barre meet of a
year ago it was the same Johnson
that kept the Maize and Blue cap-
tain from winning the 157 pound
title. And in the same tournament
this season, the result was another
M' Club
There will be a short meeting
of the 'M' Club tonight .n the
'M' room of Yost Field. House
at 7:30 p.m. The Ensian pie-
ture will be taken at this time.
close decision with Rodriguez
emerging the victor, 4-2.
Thus the adverse result was not
altogether a great surprise.
In looking for the decisive facts
behind the match it must be noted
that the so-called "sand-bagging"
tactics--i.e. waiting for the other
wrestler to make the first move

and then closing in with a swift
counter-move-were used to full
effectiveness by the Panther star.
John Heald's failure to make
the 147 pound division automati-
cally caused the Wolverines to
forfeit five points.
The losses of Jack Porter at 123
and Bill Jurgens at 130 came as
no surprise as their opponents are
Eastern Intercollegiate champs.
Looking ahead to next semester
the scene brightens. Besides Zer-
vas, the returns of Max Pearson,
Dan Deppe and Tom Krause, all
veterans, are anticipated.

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Illini Beat Badgers, Take First Place;
Ohio State, Indiana Drop Into Second

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By The Associated Press

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois
took sole possession of first place
in the Big Ten basketball race last
night by beating Wisconsin 69-77.
George Bonsalle and Bill Ridley
paced the Illini attack with 26 and
25 points, respectively.
The triumph left Illinois the
only undefeated team in Big Ten
play as Indiana, Ohio State and
Purdue all were beaten. The vic-
tory was Illinois' second in Big
Tourne Won
Mangrum /
LOS ANGELES (/P)-Lloyd Man-
grum captured the $30,000 Los An-
geles open yesterday, scoring a par
71 for a record 72-hole score of
272 to become the second golfer in
the 30 editions of the event to win
the tournament four times.
The colorful Mangram was more
the scrambler than the gambler
onthis fine final day of the tour-
nament.

Ten play and its eighth in nine
games.
Illinois led all the way although
the Badgers tied the score at 2-2
and 717.
* * *
Iowa 88, Ohio State 73
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Iowa snap-
ped out of a four-game losing
streak and defeated seventh-rank-
ed Ohio State 88-73 in a Big Ten
basketball game, despite All-Am-
erican Robin Freeman's 37-point
scoring splurge.
For Iowa's Hawkeyes, defending
Big Ten champions, it was the
first conference victory of the sea-
son. The Hawkeyes were edged 65-
64 by Michigan State Saturday in
their conference opener.
Iowa took the lead, 8-6, in the
first quarter and held it, although
it squandered a 13-point lead in
the first half as Ohio State came
back to trail by only 38-34 at the
half. Ohio State went without a
field goal for nine minutes at one
point in the first half.
* * *
Minnesota 77, Indiana 71

MINNEAPOLIS-Minnesota de-
moralized Indiana with a superb-
ly controlled zone defense that
brought the Gophers a 77-71 up-
set victory over the Hoosiers.
The loss was Indiana's first in
the Big Ten against two victories.
The Gophers, who out-rebound-
ed the Hoosiers two t'o one, took
command midway through the
second half after holding a 41-40
nmargin at intermission.
The lead switched hands eight
times in the first half before Jed
Dommeyer, Jerry Kindall, Maury
Demarais and Buck Lindsley led
a Minnesota drive in the second
half that produced a 68-57 lead.
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