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March 05, 1958 - Image 6

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'M' Cagers Escape Cell


AP ALL-AMERICA BASKETBALL TEAM-High scoring players feature the manpower on the 1958
AP All-America basketball team. Left to right: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati; Guy Rodgers, Temple;
Don Hennon, Pitt; Elgin Baylor, Seattle; and Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas. (AP Wirephoto)
Sigma NaSigma PhiEpsilonWin
half to pace the triumph over The other two third-place win-
Playoffs continued for the So- their taller opponents, ners had a much easier time, with
cial fraternities in I-M basketball Sigma Nu, last year's champs both Pi Lambda Phi and Chi Phi
last night as both Sigma Nu and now meet Sigma Chi for the right emerging victorious.
Sigma Phi Epsilon gained semi- to appear in the finals. Pi Lambda Phi blasted Acacia,
fina berth for the first place It was strictly no contest in the 22-7, in the opening period,
The Sigma Nu's found a stub- other first place game, as the Sig seemed to experience some letup
born foe in ATO finally putting Ups rolled past Phi Sigma Delta, later on, but still finished with a
on the pressure to win 38-30. The 57-17. respectable 34-25 triumph.
victors started slowly with only a Larry LaVercomle topped the Terry Ziegler tied Larson for
13-12 edge at halftime free-scoring attack with 18. By the evening's individual high of
But their outstanding player, virtue of the win, the Sig Bps take 21 markers, exactly half of his
John Larson, found Q-- range for on Phi Delta Theta in the other team's 42-27 win over Delta Sig-
15 of his 21 points n second semi-final first place game. ma Phi.
Going down the ladder to sec- The remaining four games, all
ond place playoff contests, Zeta for fourth place, were tight, low-
Beta Tau and Phi Kappa Sigma scoring fracasses, with the excep-
chalked up another notch on the tion of one.
7 e re win side of the ledger. Triangle collapsed at the hands
ZBT found the going rough all of Pete Sharkey and his Tau Kap-
the way, and possessed a 15-13 de- pa Epsilon teammates. Sharkey
ficit at the intermission. However, was top gun in the 46-10 pasting.
$ I if equalized scoring headed by Mark But the other games featured
Petricoff resulted in a final eight- well-matched contingents.
point margin in their favor, 35-27. Phi Epsilon Pi handled Phi Sig-
ma Kappa to the tune of 24-19,
r Phi Kappa Sigma Wins while Zeta Psi was whipping Al-
The Phi Kappa's coasted into pha Sigma Phi, 29-21.
a semi-final slot over Kappa Sig- Theta Xi waited until the final
* ma, 41-21. stanza to open up on Psi Upsilon,
7I-bf - "Yf - g In third place activity Sigma 26-14.

Michigan's 72-65 victory over
Wisconsin, Monday night, saved
them from the possibility of fin-
ishing in the Big Ten cellar this
After a second place, 4-2 record
the Wolverines proceeded to lose
their next six straight games and
were only a game in front of
basement dwelling Wisconsin at
game time Monday.
A win by the Badgers over
Michigan Monday night combined
with a Wolverine loss to Iowa
next Saturday would have pro-
duced a tie for the dubious dis-
tinction of finishing in last place.
The Wolverines were deprived of
this distinction when they beat
Wisconsin 72-65.
Hope for Seventh
With the battle for the cellar
over, Michigan is setting its sites
on the higher reaches of seventh
place, a feat which can be ac-
complished if they beat Iowa
while Illinois loses to Northwest-
Michigan achieved rthe win that
saved them from the throes of
the cellar even though one of
their great troubles this season
continued to plague them. This
trouble has been the inability of
the guards to hit from the floor.
Starting guards Jack Lewis and
Terry Miller combined for one
basket and eight points between
them. -
Lack of outside scoring ham-
,pered the big men, as Wisconsin
bottled them up with a zone de-
fense, which enabled the guards
to shoot, but unfortunately, to no
RciflIe T eam

Michigan's shooting percentage
Monday night was a low 30 per
cent. The-shooting which has been
the worst in the conference, was
offset as usual by strong rebound-
ing. George Lee, who has excelled
of late in this department, was
high man with 17.
Burton Consistent
M. C. Burton who has been the
only consistent all around per-
former in the last month con-
tinued on his game, netting 19

points and pulling down 14 re-
Coach Bill Perigo commented
on the losing streak by saying,
"Once you start losing, its tough
to get back on your feet. It seems
as if we couldn't put any of our
good performances t o g e t h e r.
If we had had someone like Jim
Shearon hitting from outside we
could have pulled away from some
of the teams which eventually
caught up with us and beat us."r

Fries Eyed Goal Early
As Michigan Swim Star

ith Badger Win

Can a swimmer's future be pre-
dicted by success at an early age?
If it can, then people knew long
ago that freestyler Pete Fries was
destined for stardom.
Thrown in to the water at the
age of nine months, Fries began
cutting the water before he even
walked. Now in his junior year
at Michigan, he is described by
the Michigan swim coach as "a
good, all around team man we
can always rely upon."
High School Champion
Fries has been swimming al-
most continually ever since he
first entered the water. A high
point in his career came in 1954
when he won first place in the
Michigan high school chappipn-
ships in the individual medley.
As far as his stay at the Univer-
sity goes, Fries has been partici-
pating in nearly every freestyle
event except for the 50-yd. free-
He is most proficient however,
in the 1500-meter freestyle. Fries
may participate in this event in
the Big Ten championships
Thursday in Iowa City.
Now a third year man, Fries is
in LSA, where he is majoring in
German. Unlike many other swim-
mers, however, he is not going to
coach after graduation, but he
will probably teach language at
the college level.
Supported by Family
Raised in Ann Arbor, Fries is
actively supported by his family
in all that he does in swimming.
In fact, his family is probably
one of the most "water-logged"
around here.
His brother, Chuck, was not
only an active swimmer on the

Michigan team, but was also team
captain in 1945.
It was his father, however, who
got the Maize and Blue star start-
ed in swimming. As Fries states
it: "My father wanted to experi-
ment to find out how early a per-
son could be taught how to swim.
Badly Lack
"If we had three lines, we could
have given them a battle."
With these words Michigan's
hockey coach Al Renfrew summed
up the 6-1 loss that the Wolverines
suffered aththe hands of Toledo
Friday night.
The more experienced Mercuries
who are currently in fifth place
in the International Hockey
League, were able to outperform
the Michigan sextet with a mini-
mum. of skating because of the
lack of Wolverine manpower.
Neil McDonald once again turn-
ed in a splendid performance for
the Wolverines, applying the pres-
sure to the Mercuries all evening.
For his outstanding performance
this season the Wolverine captain
received the Most Valuable Player
Award, between the second and
third periods,
Delky Dozzi who was slashed
across the forearm during the
game, and was forced to leave
midway in the last period, was
practising with the team Sunday
and will be able to play this week.
end against Michigan 'Tech.,


Michigan's Army ROTC
team fired its way to victory


Montreal 38 13 10486 215
New York 27 23 11 65 164
Detroit 24 26 11 59 140
Boston 23 26 12 58 159
Toronto 20 30 10 50 170
Chicago 20 34 6 46 127
Boston 2, Detroit 1


Wayne State's AFROTO, Univer-
sity of Detroit's Army ROTC and
Toledo's Army ROTC Saturday.
The scores were 1888-1835 over
Wayne, 1907-1780 over Detroit,
and 1904-1824 over Toledo. High
men for the Michigan team were
Tom Athanas, and William Wood-
ruff, with scores of 1147 out of a
possible 1200 points.
The meet was held at the Uni-
versity of Michigan rifle range.

Each prorated share... $330


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