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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 39

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Saturday, October 26, 1991
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Saturday, October 26, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Golf, college basketballD-7 TC W right sees bigger, stronger 'Skins E g I don't want there to be a running feud between Seve and I. This is something that is being created by the press. J J ( ) I . i , kJ Seve Ballesteros David Scott Craig Michaelis Wright takes stock of Miami OXFORD, Ohio Here is Miami University's preseason basketball roster and coach Joby Wright's comments after a week of practice: David Scott (6-7, Sr.): "We need David on the floor as much as possible, not only to score three-point shots and pick us up offensively. We need him to contribute in any way he can." Craig Michaelis (6-7, Jr.): "Will play both inside and on the perimeter at the 'two' guard." . Matt Kramer (6-7, Jr.): "Really improved over the summer; quicker and more aggressive. Our best long-range shooter." Scott Belyeu (6-1, Jr.): "Shooting better, finishing plays." Jamie Mercurio (6-3, Sr.): "Has ability to be an all-MAC player. Sometimes he is so far away from that, it's a joke. When he plays well, he really plays well. But when he plays bad, he really plays bad. There's no middle ground." Mike Williams (6-7, Sr.): "Has to transfer that athletic ability into basketball skills. At times, Mike got the ball near the basket and came away with nothing. Mike is going to have to turn those opportunities into points and rebounds." Cedric Vanleer (6-2, Sr.): "Hoping Cedric winds up his career high on a high note. He has the skills." John McKenna (6-10, So.): "Enthusiastic; good work ethic." LaMarr Williams (6-11, Jr.): "Has a nice touch for a big man. He has to become much more active and prominent in what we're doing. I want big guys to play strong." Derrick Cross (5-11, Fr.): "Should be a player Miami fans truly enjoy watching over the next four years. Extremely quick with the ball. Likes to penetrate and dish off. Defensively, gets into people tough. Very athletic little kid who can dunk." Jamie Mahaffey (6-7, Fr.): "Better athlete than I thought. I didn't realize he could jump as high as he could." Vernon Crump (6-7, So.): "Motivated young man." Jeff Edgecombe (6-4, Fr.): "Bright, can shoot, run and jump." David Foster (6-9, Jr.): "Behind; fighting injuries." Greg Darbyshire (6-6, Fr.): "He's a walk-on out of Middle-town who transferred from Kent State. Our kids like him." JACK MURRAY Azinger doesn't want dispute with Ballesteros THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARASOTA, Fla. Paul Azinger said Friday he did not want to become embroiled in a war of words with Seve Ballesteros over a Ryder Cup incident. "The press is trying to have a field day with this thing and I'm not going to play into their hands," A2inger said of the Spanish golfer's charge that Azinger lied during a discussion of a rules infraction at the international competition last month in Kiawah Island, S.C. "I don't want there to be a running feud between Seve and 1. 1 don't feel there is. This is something that is being created by the press," Azinger said. "I'm not even sure I believe Seve said all that, but if he said what he's quoted as saying which I still have to wonder about because of the nature of the press over there I can say he's not just accusing me of lying, he's accused Chip and I of lying, which we did not do." ; "He lied," Ballesteros said Thursday in Sotogrande, Spain, of the incident that took place in a Ryder Cup match between Americans Azinger and Chip Beck and Ballesteros and his countryman Jose Marie Olazabal. While playing the seventh hole, the Americans improperly changed balls, a violation of the rules. The Spanish golfers, however, did not call the infraction until the two teams had completed the ninth hole. The rules require that the infraction be called immediately or no penalty is involved. That was the ruling of the referee at the time. No penalty was imposed. Ballesteros, however, said that was only one of three such incidents during the match, which was won by the Spanish players. . "They did it three times," Ballesteros said. "He (Azinger) lied and said it happened only once." Ballesteros also said Azinger took an improper drop after hitting into the water on the 18th hole of their singles match in the 1989 Ryder Cup competition at The Belfry in Sutton-Coldfield, England. "He knows he took the wrong drop and he knows I know," Ballesteros said. Azinger denied both charges. Azinger said he "will talk to Seve personally about" the charges. "I don't want to get in a feud with Seve," he said. this year. Michaelis, who earned second team Academic All-America honors, played the last part of the season with a foot injury that bothered him more than he let on. The injury had an adverse effect on the entire team. Until and unless junior college transfer LaMarr Williams and sophomore John McKenna can be counted on, Matt Kramer and Mike Williams may have to share the pivot. "Last year, if the opposing center wasn't athletic," Wright said, "we put Matt in the post defensively. If the center was athletic, we put Mike in the post. Those two played most of the post when Jim Paul wasn't on his game." Jim Paul has graduated, gone to Grand Rapids in the Continental Basketball Association. And Bra-den McCormick, MU's minuteman last season, blew out a knee this summer and will be red-shirted. Scott Belyeu returns as starting playmaker. "We have to have scoring outside of David Scott, Kramer and Michaelis," Wright said. "The more we get scoring from other people, the more that will help our offense." Freshman Derrick Cross, from Bloomington, will push Belyeu at point guard. Jamie Mahaffey (Roger Bacon), another .freshman, should help the frontcourt on the boards. Jamie Mercurio and Cedric Van-leer, a pair of enigmatic senior backcourt men who can be brilliant one moment and dreadful the next, will figure prominently in the success of this team. Said Wright: "I want this team better in March than it is in December. That bothered me last year that we didn't finish strong." Marshall and Tom Neziol, went down 3-2, tied it again on a Dan Beaudette deflection, went down 4-3, and kept battling until the end. Cincinnati was in the hole before the first face-off, when Steve Cadieux didn't dress because of a bruised hand suffered in the final preseason game at Louisville. His status is day to day. "We wanted to play a perfect game for the fans," said Craig Charron, a new Cyclones center. "When they roared it sent a chill through your body. But we tried to make everything too perfect. We've got to just shoot sometimes." "We were sloppy," said Beaudette. "It was hot, but it's no excuse." Paul Azinger Rain halts Volvo SOTOGRANDE, Spain Heavy rains Friday interrupted play in the second round of the Volvo Masters golf tournament, putting off completion of the round for a day. First-round leader Mark James of England, who had finished only four holes, held to his lead at 5-under-par after shooting a 67 Thursday. England's Roger Chapman, who had played five holes, was one shot back. BASEBALL CARD SHOW OCT. 26-27 TRI-COUNTY MALL CINCINNATI, OHIO SAT 10-9 SUN 12-5 Matt Kramer Scott Belyeu in goal for the Cyclones, with 24 saves. The Cyclones play again tonight at the Gardens, against Nashville (7:30 p.m., Channel 12). Cincinnati is bringing in Jaan Luik to bolster the defense. Jay Rose, the Cyclones' defenseman who has played in every game the team has ever played, will miss the . game on personal business out of town. Luik is the twin brother of Cyclones winger Scott Luik. Erit Cyclonti- i 1 1-5 .1 2 -3 First Perlert E-Bodak (Buckerkfge, Zawatrty) :3J; E BuckerkJge (Ross, Marcoini), C-MarsluN (Kerr). Stem Parted: C-Neiiol (Marshal) PPG, E-McFar-lane (Gladiator, Ross) 5:17; C-Beaudette (St. Amour) l:M PPG; E Batten (Gladiator, Lawrence) 14:38. Third Period: E-Johnston (Buckeridge) 157. for 36 Months! Just Minutes North of Downtown Cincinnati Conveniently Lixatcd at the Fields-Ertel Exit off I-"l in the Kinjjs Autonull 111 Barber shares lead Marc Gowans was in goal for Erie, and he stopped 34 shots, some of them point-blank breakaways. The Cyclones outshot Erie, 37-28. "We controlled them in their own end," Neziol said. Eight minutes into the game, Erie led, 2-0. The crowd was just starting to sag when Marshall fired it up, scrambling for his own rebound and slapping it home. The Cyclones' best opportunity came in the third period, with 15 minutes left. Erie's Steve Marcoli-ni picked up a major penalty and a game misconduct for spearing Scott Luik, giving Cincinnati a five-minute power play. Gowans stopped everything. Doug Dadswell went all the way BY JACK MURRAY The Cincinnati Enquirer OXFORD, Ohio Miami Redskins basketball players never will be confused with Arnold Schwarzenegger. But they are working at it. Joby Wright, Miami's second-year basketball coach, says his Redskins returned stronger and in better condition than last year. "We had a little taste of success last season," Wright said at his preseason press conference Tuesday, "and I want to build on that. We put a foundation in place." The Redskins (16-12 overall, 10-6 league) established an identity as an exciting team that could shoot three-pointers and Millet Hall as a difficult place for opponents to play (11-2). They swept Miami Valley foes Xavier, Cincinnati and Dayton and started Mid-American Conference play in similar fashion before losing six of their last eight league games, including being upset by Toledo in the first round of the MAC tournament. "We ran out of gas the last part of the season," said Wright, who succeeded deposed Jerry Peirson in September of 1990. "Not having a preseason training and conditioning program caught up with us. Over the summer these kids bettered themselves from a physical and skills aspect." Miami was outrebounded almost five per game last season. "We need everybody on this team rebounding," Wright said. "Rebounding and defense were weaknesses we absolutely have to improve on." Wright named junior Craig Mi-chaelis and senior David Scott co-captains this season. Scott, despite playing only half of each game on the average, developed into an all-MAC performer last year and was named on 32 of 33 ballots for preseason all-MAC Cyclones CONTINUED FROM PAGE D-l But those 10,093 bodies had an adverse effect on the game when combined with the warm fall temperatures outside. As the game, went on, and the Gardens heated up, the ice became slower and slower not a good situation for a team trying to come from behind. "It's not an excuse," said Cyclones coach Dennis. Desrosiers, "because we put ourselves in that hole. When you're behind, you have to execute, make the fine plays. If you're ahead, you just keep chipping it out and starting over in the neutral zone." And the Cyclones were coming from behind the whole game. They fell behind 2-0 in the first period, came back to tie on goals by Chris Gary Sanders Sports 91 1 , r 113.860-77001 SAVE UP TO Friday, Oct. 25 1pm - 7pm Saturday, Oct. 26 9am - 4pm Sunday, Oct. 27 9am - 3pm larf. 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I almost thought I was going to faint there for a minute. I wish I knew what it was." Barber, the No. 3 career money leader in professional golf behind Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, is looking for his 25th senior victory but first since 1989, when he end ed a record run of nine consecutive years on the senior tour with at least one victory. Dan Morgan, in search of his first win in seven years with the seniors, eagled the 11th hole on the way to a 5-under 66 that tied him with Barber, Chi Chi Rodri-. guez and John Brodie. Rodriguez and Brodie also had eagles on the 462-yard 11th hole. Rodriguez, a 20-time winner on the over-50 circuit, has won four tournaments this year. Brodie is winless in 157 tournaments spanning seven years on the PGA Senior Tour. Maggert up by four THE WOODLANDS, Texas Jeff Maggert spiced his second straight 7-under-par 65 with an eagle and six birdies and took a four-shot lead after two rounds of the $800,000 Independent Insurance Agent Open on Friday. 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