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Page 6- The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - March 4, 1991

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PRESS
Women's basketball
makes great strides
by David Schechter
Daily Basketball Writer
Before this season began, Big Ten coaches looked at Bud
VanDeWege's Michigan team and said, "They look good enough to
finish in sixth place."
- VanDeWege thought that was an accurate forecast - rain mixed
with clouds and an occasional sunny day. He even thought the
Wolverines might be a spoiler in the league - more sun, less rain.
Maybe even a picnic or the NCAA tournament awaited the team.
Sixth is now but a fantasy.
The Wolverines are currently tagged with the ninth place moniker
after winning four of 16 Big Ten games. The season's a wash. Or is it?
There have been bright spots. Women have stepped forward to show
what they are ultimately capable of doing.
. Who was LaTara Jones when the season started, but a freshman
trying to make a name for herself? Today she starts at forward for the
University of Michigan. -
Who was Jennifer Nuanes, but another shooter waiting for the call off
the bench? Yesterday she exhibited a scorer's mentality like no one else
on the team. Nuanes has given the Wolverines instant offense, and her
smile says she's happy to be there.
And what about Stacie McCall? The sophomore guard is still waiting
in line behind senior Carol Szczechowski. But waiting is learning in
McCall's case. She has picked up on some of Szczechowski's intensity
and ability to play by instinct.
Is the season a wash? Those who picked Michigan to finish in the
middle of the pack this yeas might say so. But the fans at Crisler have
seen something different -=a team that is changing for the better.
The team doesn't play to fulfill the expectations of some coach in
olumbus or Champaign. They play to fulfill their own expectations.
They have finally begun to play like they know each other. The
guards are starting to pass like they know where their teammates are on
the court without having to look - only having to react. The forwards
are beginning to anticipate that someone is setting a screen for them.
That instinct is what makes great teams great. And in Michigan's case
-- it makes good teams better.
In the final seconds of the game, VanDeWege called a time out and
ilagrammed an inbounds play. The play broke up because Nikki
beaudry went for the inbounds pass when she wasn't supposed to. Since
she usually takes the inbounds she went for the ball by instinct. Yes, it
has a sign of an inexperienced team making an error at a critical
moment.
But it was also a sign that instinct is starting to take over.
There was nothing remarkable about this season. It is one the team
Will probably try hard to forget after this Thursday's game against
Michigan State. But there are some things that should not be forgotten.

Hapless Gophers can't catch Blue

by David Schechter
Daily Basketball Writer
Michigan would not hear of a
loss to Minnesota, the cellar-
dwellers of the Big Ten, especially
after the Wolverines had lost their
previous three games.
And so in the battle of the Big
Ten basement, the ninth place Wol-
verines gritted their teeth, strength-
ened their resolve and kept the
Golden Gophers in last place with a
74-70 victory yesterday afternoon.
The Wolverines (11-16 overall,
4-13 Big Ten) held the lead for
almost all of the game's 40 minutes,
but they could not write off
Minnesota (5-21, 1-15) as a Gopher
shadow continually crept up on the
Michigan landscape.
Free throws, usually a soft spot
in the Wolverine attack was sharper
than usual. Michigan was able to
make it to the charity stripe for 21
attempts yesterday. Two of those
shots were taken and made by for-
ward Char Durand with eleven
seconds left on the clock.
"I'm really happy for Char and I
think she deserved it," said
VanDeWege. Durand's final points
capped off all scoring, and put the
Wolverines just out of reach.
"Free throws were a big part of
the Michigan victory," said Minn-
esota coach Linda Hill-MacDonald.
"They hit critical free throws, and
that was one of the biggest factors in
the game," she added.
Wolverine team captain Carol
Szczechowski, after scoring no
points in the first half because of
foul trouble, provided scoring when
she was really needed. Szczechowski
poured in six consecutive points in-
side the last three and a half minutes.
The Wolverines showed their
inexperience in the final 45 seconds
of the game by shooting too quickly
and taking bad shots. "I just feel like
we survived ... I'm a little
disappointed, as scary as it was down
the stretch," said Michigan coach
Bud VanDeWege.
"At a time of the year when
MICHIGAN (81)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Durand 8-19 0-1 5 1 2 16
Jones 3-4 4-4 6 1 1 10
Andrew 7-11 2-2 4 0 5 16
Szczechowski 6-12 10-10 8 11 5 22
wooldridge 0-4 0-0 2 3 5 0
McCall 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0
Nuanes 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 3
Beaudry 3-6 2-2 2 0 2 8
Hall 26 0-0 3 0 3 4
Jokisch 0-0 2-2 0 0 1 2
Totals 30-64 20-21 35 17 26 81
3-pt. goals: 1-4 (Nuanes 1-1, Wolddge 0-2,
Durand 0-1). FG%- .469, 3-pt. FG%- .250, FT%-
.952. Blocks: 3 (Andrew 2, Jones 1). Turnovers:
21 (Durand 5 Szczechowski 5, Jones 4, Andrew
2, Wooldridge 2, Beaudry 1, Hall 1).
OHIO STATE (89)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Perozek 1-7 6-6 6 5 0 9
Roberts 8-9 4-5 4 2 3 2
Snavely 1-6 0-0 2 7 0 2
Geary 5-10 1-2 4 0 4 11
Keyton 3-7 5-6 6 1 4 11
Pullie 4-7 3-6 6 4 1 11
Bruce 5-9 0-2 3 1 3 10
Burcy 1-1 0-0 1 1 0 2
Floyd 02 2-2 0 0 0 2
Howard 4-9 1-1 3 0 4 9
Turner 0-2 0-0 1 1 0 0
Dunnigan 1-3 00 4 0 0 2
Totals 33-72 22-30 42 2 19 89
3-pt. goals: 1-7 (Perozek 1-6, Snavely 0-1).
FG%- .458, 3-pt. FG%- .143, Fr%- .733. Blocks:
I (Bruce). Turnovers: 17 (Perozek 5, Keyton 3,
Bruce 2, Roberts 2, Snavely 2, Pullie 1, Geary
, Howard 1).

you're mentally fatigued you see a
lot of things happen. You're up and
waiting for the game to be over
when you're ahead. You gotta stay
smart right down to the very end,"
said VanDeWege.
Defensively, the Wolverines did
not match up with the larger Golden
Gopher squad. This partly accounted
for Minnesota center Carol Ann
Shudlick scoring 31 points.
"She's 6-foot-1, and a real peri-
meter player. It was just a mismatch
for us," said VanDeWege. Shudlick's
noteworthy performance came just a
few days after recovering from a
stress fracture.
Still, Minnesota coach Linda
Hill-MacDonald was impressed with
Michigan's defense. "There was a lot
of pressure defense. They were really
jumping out quickly to the ball and
showing a lot of intense defense on
the floor," she said.
Michigan's bench was a key to
the victory. The team's starters were
worn down from playing almost a
full game last Friday so VanDeWege
depended on his back up players.
Jennifer Nuanes set the pace as
she kept the Wolverines in the game
in the middle of the second half with
a three point basket and a couple of
two pointers. Nuanes finished the
game with ten points.
"Jennifer had the finest game of
her career. She really responded,"
said VanDeWege.
Guard Stacie McCall also made a
statement for Michigan's bench by
forcing the tempo of the game and
breaking Minnesota's press at crit-
ical times.
Though Michigan did not play a
pretty game of basketball, after a
disappointing season it didn't matter
to Bud VanDeWege: "Let's face it,
we haven't had too many, so we're
gonna be happy with a win."
This game leaves the Golden
Gophers in a state of despair as their
Big Ten road losing streak extends to
28 games.
Spring break was anything but a
vacation for the Wolverines as they

Guard Carol Szczechowski drives past an Iowa player during Michigan's
76-64 loss to the Hawkeyes Friday Night. The Wolverines lost three
straight games over Spring Break before rebounding with a 74-70 victory
over Minnesota yesterday.

suffered three losses before the
victory over Minnesota. On the road
the Wolverines bowed to Indiana 76-
55 and Ohio State 89-81. At home
against Iowa the team continued the
streak by losing 76-64.
The Wolverines were plagued by
inaccurate shooting through out the
three games. Their weakest shooting
spree came against Indiana with a

.283 field goal percentage.
By losing three of the last four
games the Wolverines have all but
eliminated themselves from any
outside consideration for a tourn-
ament berth. Although the NCAA
tournament has been out of the
question for some time, the NIT
tournament is now also an im-
possibility:

MICHIGAN (74)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Durand 2-5 *2-2 2 4 3 6
Jones 1-2 1-2 2 0 0 3
Andrew 6-8 0-0 4 -"0 5 12
$zczechowski 5-12 1-1 3 2 4 11
Wooldridge 2-4 0-0 1 2 1 4
McCall 1-3 . 0-1 0 2 1 0
Nuanes 5-7 * 0-0 4 1 3 13
Beaudry 2-7 6-9 11 1 3 10
Hall 4-11 5-6 7 0 5 13
Totals 28-59 15-21 37 12 25 74
3t. goals: 3-5 (Nuanes 3-4, wooldridge 0-1).
- .475,3-pt. FG%- .600, Fr%- .714. Blocks:
3 (Hall 2, Andrew 1). Turnovers: 20 (B&audry 5,'
Durand 3, Hall 3, Jones 2, Andrew 2,
Wooldride 2, McCall 2, Nuanes 1). Stbals: 12
(Szczechowski 3, McCall 3, Andrew 2,
wooldridge 2, Hall 2, Nuanes 1, Beaudry 1).
MINNESOTA (70)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Carver 1-6 2-2 1 2 2 4
Kramer 6.18 5-7 11 7 2 17
Shudlick 10-17 11.12 5 1 4 31
Thompson 0-1 0-2 5 3 1 0
Coates 0-5 0-0 1 0 2 0
Klotzbeecher 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Alexander 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0
Joubert 5-14 6-9 11 0 5 16
Zeller 1-1 0-0 1 1 1 2
Dillon 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 23-64 24-32 43 15 17 T
9goals: 0-3. FG%'- .359, 3-pt. FGL-.000,
- .750. Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 18 (Kramer 5,
Thompson 4, Carver 3, Shudlick 2, Joubert 2,
Coates 1, Alexander 1). Steals: 10 (Kramer 2,
Shudlick 2, Thompson 2, Joubert 2, Carver 1,
Alexander 1).

MICHIGAN (64)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Durand 3-11 5-6 3 2 0 11
Jones 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 2
Andrew 7-18 2-4 7 2 5 16
Szczechowski 9-16 4-6 9 2 3 22
wooldridge 0-1 0-0 0 1 2 0
McCall 0-2 2-2 1 1 0 2
Nuanes 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0
Beaudry 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0
Hall 4-9 1-2 2 0 2 9
Jokisch ,1-1 0-1 0 0 0 2
Van Stee 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
toeher 00 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 25-63 14-27 31 8 13 64
3- pt. goals: 0-4. FG%- .397, 3-pt. FG%- .000,
FT%-.667. Blocks: 3 (Hall 2, Andrew 1). Turn-
overs: 13 (Durand 6, Andrew 2, Wooldridge 1,
Szczechowski 1, McCall 1, Hall 1, Van Stee 1).
IOWA (76)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Schueler 4-12 2-4 2 8 2 12
Tate 2--5 4-4 5 3 2 8
Marx 0-2 0-0 2 1 2 0
Dillingham 1-1 0-0 4 1 2 2
Bright 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0
Tunsil 2-5 8-11 8 1 3 12
Shrigley 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Harmon 1-3 0-0 4 0 1 2
Jackson 3-7 0-0 5 0 3 6
waugh 7-10 2-2 10 1 2 16
Foster 9-15 0-0 5 3 3 18
Totals 29-61 16-21 49 18 21 76
3-pt. goals: 2-3 (Schueler). FG%- .475, 3-pt.
FG%- .667, FT%- .762. Blocks: 3 (Tate 1, Tunsil
1, Foster 1). Turnovers: 19 (Foster 4, Schueler 3,
Tunsil 3, waugh 3, Tate 2, Dillingham 1,
Shriglev 1. Brieht 1. Harmon 1).

MICHIGAN (55)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Durand 4-9 3-4 4 1 1 12
Jones 1-3 0-0 5 1 1 2
Andrew 6-20 1-2 8 0 4 13
Szczechowski 3-13 0-0 4 3 4 6
wooldridge 2-4 0-0 2 3 2 6
McCall 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0
Nuanes 0-4 0-0 3 2 0 0
Beaudry 0-4 4-4 4 0 3 4
Hall 2-8 0-0 7 0 2 4
Jokisch 3-5 0-3 0 0 2 6
Van Stee 0-0 2-2 2 0 0 2
Locher 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0
Totals 21-74 10-15 50 13 21 55
3-pt. goals: 3-7 (Wooldridge 2-3, Durand 1-2,
Szczechowski 0-1, Locher 0-1). FG%- .283, 3-pt.
FG%- .429, F10- .667. Blocks: 4 (Andrew 3,
Hall 1). Turnovers: 21 (Durand 5, Beaudry 4,
Hall 3, Jones 2, Andrew 2, McCall 2,
Szczechowski 1 Nuanes 1, Van Stee1).
INDIANA (76)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
Douglas 5-12 4-4 9 3 2 14
Jefferies 1-5 0-0 2 1 4 2
Owens 7-12 5-8 16 3 3 19
McGrade 3-9 6-7 1 3 1 14
Hill 3-4 1-3 4 9 2 7
Meinerding 3-8 2-2 6 2 1 10
Shepherd 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
Hlooper 2-3 0-3 2 0 0 4
Cox 0-3 1-2 0 0 1 1
Farrell 1-1 1-2 1 0 0 3
Cherubini 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 2
Davis 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
Totals 26-58 20-31 47 21 15 76
3-pt. goals: 4-10 (McGrade 2-6, Meinerding 2-4).
FG%- .448, 3-pt. FG%- .400, FT%- .645. Blocks:
2 (Owens). Turnovers: 21.

John McEnroe beats
brother for Volvo title

CHICAGO (AP) - John beat
Patrick in the battle of the McEn-
roes on Sunday, but the family
tennis crown rests uneasily on the
head of the older brother.
Six years ago, John buried
Patrick 6-2, 6-1 in a tournament at
Stratton, Vt. On Sunday, 32-year-
old John, down a set, struggled to
a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Patrick,
24, in the final of the Volvo Indoor
tournament.
Patrick, 24, was in charge after
winning the first set but John
called on his experience and an ar-
ray of shots to square the match.
Patrick, ranked 51st in the
world to John's 19th, had another
chance in the third set when he

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by Andy De Koi
Daily Sports Writer
After a long wi
Michigan women's g
to San Diego, Cali
break for a brief resp
and some quality go
Wolverines' hopes w
by huge rain storms.
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nter layoff, the "but after we almost finished golf on,
;olf team headed Wednesday, the rain came in and we,
f., over spring couldn't play much more."
ite from the cold The squad was still able to
If. However, the compete against Pepperdine Univer-
vere only doused sity Feb. 25. The winter rust was a;
factor, but the team still lost by,
or five days," only one stroke.
Senior Becky Hayes was excited
1 to return to the Golden State.
"It's a lot of fun. We get to play;
together," Hayes said. "During the;
season we usually don't get to play
with each other during the tourna-
ments, but when we're in California
Y CAR we get to play with each other a
r Plaza lot."
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r Special squad stayed at the San Diego Golf
er Tariff. Academy, home of three different 9-
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golfers
former Bowling Green women's golf
coach, A.J. Boner, a longtime friend
of LeClair.
"I really like staying at the
Academy," LeClair said, "both
because I know A.J, and because of
its proximity to a large number of
courses."
Because of rain, the women were
not able to play at Troy Pines, home.
of the Shearson, Lehmann, and
Hutton Open. A match against
SDGA and a visit to Disneyland
were also victims of the weather.
Because so little rain is seen in
San Diego, there was little for the
team to do while the precipitation
ruled. While last year's team caught
a taping of 'The Johnny Carson
Show', this year one of the non-
golfing highlights was bowling.

took advantage of unforced errors
to break John's service and lead 2-
0.
John used passing shots to
break back in the third game,
however, held serve to even the.
match and took the lead with an-
other break in the fifth game.
John put the title away when,
on match point, he converted
Patrick's service return into a pass-
ing shot.
John got his 77th career tourna-
ment victory, and denied Patrick
his first, in the third men's final
involving brothers. Gene Mayer
beat Sandy Mayer at Stockholm in
1981 and Emilio Sanchez beat
Javier Sanchez at Madrid in 1987.
The elder McEnroe, a former
No. 1 player who counts four U.S.
{Open and three Wimbledon titles
among his achievements, hadn't
won a North American tournament
since the GTE Championships at
Indianapolis in August 1989.
The McEnroes weren't enthusi-
astic about playing each other,
with John saying he had nothing to
gain by beating his brother. Patrick
had said the one consolation would
be that, win or lose, his world
ranking would improve.
Patrick broke John's serve in
the opening game of the match,
taking a 1-0 lead when John dou-
ble-faulted. John had a chance to
even the match in the sixth game
after taking a 0-40 lead. But
Patrick made it 30-40 with volleys
at the net, got the advantage with
consecutive service winners and
jumped ahead 4-2 when John put a
service return into the net.
Patrick won the set when John
double-faulted on set point.

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