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THIRD EDITION B6 THE PANTAGRAPH, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1988 mm U.S. defense stops 'Oscar' in revenge win SEOUL, South Korea (AP) After being "Oscared to death," the U.S. men's basketball team Is alive and well indeed, with revenge achieved and the medal round assured. The unbeaten Americans stopped Brazil and Oscar Schmidt with pressure defense last night for a 102-87 victory, wiping out the memory of last year's gold medal loss in the Pan American Games. The U.S. team improved to 3-0 with the victory and has two games remaining, against China and Egypt, before beginning play in the medal round next week. Four teams from each six team pool advance to the quarterfinals. Schmidt, the shoot-it-up forward who single-handedly rallied Brazil in the second half to the 120-115 Pan Am victory, scored 31 points in the rematch. But it was hardly an Oscar performance. Ensnared in coach John Thompson's de-funslve net, he was held to seven-of 18 shooting Just two of four from 3-point range and forced to score 15 of his points on free throws. Marcel Souza, who combined with Schmidt for 77 points in the Pan Am final, finished with 11, two in the second half. "This team was Oscared to death," Thompson said of the pregame hype. "I don't think it was overly done (on the staff's part). I would be wrong if I said I never mentioned It very strongly." At the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis, Brazil had overcome a 20-point second half deficit. Not this time. The closest Brazil came in the final 15 minutes was the final margin. The trademark of Thompson's teams has always been defense and this one played it to near perfection. The United States led 63-55 at halftime and opened up a 22 point lead with a 21-7 run over the opening 5:36 of the second half. Majerle had seven points and Manning had six in the decisive run and the United States didn't squander much of the lead this time. Brazil kept it close throughout much of the first half Brazil led 38-37 with 7:34 left before the full-court defensive pressure wore down the Brazilian guards and the tenacious man-toman coverage of Oscar and Souza forced them into tough shots they couldn't convert. "The defense was very Intense and very hard but very legal," Oscar said. "Early in the second half w e lose opportunity to get In game. At Pan Am Games we got it." "It is very difficult to play the United States because they play with two guards and Brazil has one and two forwards," Souza said. "The defense was very difficult and it was that way for 40 minutes. They are taller and faster. "The Brazil team is known for offense, the USA for defense. They just play hard all the time." '. There was no wild show of emotion by the U-S. team when the game ended, but the loss on home soil had been avenged. ; "You get embarrassed when you rob a bank or become a drug addict. I don't believe a person can ever be embarrassed representing his country," Thompson said when asked if the team played this game with revenge in mind. "That team in Indianapolis helped us." This team seemed to know how to stop Oscar. "You can't stop Oscar from scoring, but you ft' j l J"'" j J If, W4 Xf (U 0 j ) ;w j r 5 -mu Boxer Hembrick keeps his chin up USA's Charles D. Smith dunked the ball over Brazil's Gerson Victalino as Smith's teammate David Robinson watched in last night's game at Seoul, South Korea. can deny him the ball and keep a hand In his face," said Willie Anderson, one of three players on the Olympic team that played in the Pan Am Games. "He's a great player and great players compliment people. He said after the game that we played great defense." J.R. Reid led the United States with 16 points, 14 in the first half, and Danny Manning and Dan Majerle had 12 each. Majerle started the game on Oscar but a number of players covered him throughout the game as the U.S. team's depth showed. "We were trying to deny him and Marcel the ball," Majerle said of Oscar. "We didn't want them to get a lot of free shots and have a good game at the start. We just wanted to try to contain them." Oscar made two free throws with 6:09 left in the first half to bring Brazil within 4240. The United States then went on a 19-9 run that featured the defensive pressure at full throttle. Bimbo Coles had a three-point play after he stole the ball from Marcel Souza. Eleven seconds later he stole the ball again, Stacey Augmon saved it from going out of bounds and Jeff Grayer was fouled on a layup. After an exchange of 3-pointers, Augmon followed an impressive dunk with a steal that was converted by Reid and the United States had its first 10-point lead, 5545, with 3:37 left in the half. It was 5949 with 2:08 left on a jumper by Reid, but Brazil ran off six straight before Augmon's steal at midcourt and impressive dunk gave the U.S. team the 8-point halftime lead. "Two mistakes at the end of that half, that was the key," Oscar said. "We knew we could pressure (Souza) and by denying him the ball we cause turnovers," Coles said. "Stacey's known for his defense, and I guess that run got us going." Augmon left the arena on crutches after suffering a slight ankle sprain. Lewis, relay coach call for track truce SEOUL, South Korea (AP) The truce may be as uneasy as the one that ended the Korean War, but Carl Lewis and U.S. sprint coach Russ Rogers have made peace in their battle over the 400-meter relay team. "This is a small thing. It's no big deal," a relaxed Lewis insisted after he and Rogers shook hands and smiled for photographers at the team's workout yesterday. Lewis said he called Rogers yesterday when he heard that the coach had threatened a day earlier to kick the American sprint star off the Olympic relay squad. Rogers said he would take the action if Lewis did one more thing to disrupt the team. Such talk could cause big problems, Lewis said, but Rogers denied making the comment. "He said he didn't say that," Lewis said. "Who am I to call anyone a liar, so I just have to take his word for it." Rogers has been upset over attempts by Lewis and his business manager, Joe Douglas, to replace Albert Robinson with Joe DeLoach on the relay team. DeLoach, who finished fifth in the 100 meters but won the 200 at the U.S. trials, is Lewis' training partner and teammate on the Santa Monica Track Club, which is coached by Douglas. "I think the big issue was Joe Douglas trying to dictate to me what I should do," Rogers said. Lewis, Rogers, Douglas and the head coach of the men's team, Stan Huntsman, all tried to downplay the brouhaha, but there were lingering signs of ill feelings. "Everything's OK between us, and we're going to break the world record," Rogers said as he stood next to Lewis. But, moments later when Lewis wasn't around, Rogers said kicking ' Lewis off the relay team is still a possibility if Douglas "sticks his nose in things." Ironically, Rogers indicated Lewis and Douglas may get their way after all. Rogers had said DeLoach wouldn't be on the relay team because he missed the team's training camp in Zurich, Switzerland. But he said that DeLoach would definitely run in the 400 relay preliminaries that begin Sept. 30. The makeup of the team in the finals will be based on the performance in the earlier heats, Rogers said. Lewis, who is attempting to become the first to win four gold track and field medals in consecutive Olympics, won't run in the relay until the finals, Rogers said. DeLoach, meanwhile, said Lewis was supporting him because of his ability, not because they are training partners. "If he didn't feel I was one of the best, he wouldn't make a stand for me," DeLoach said. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Anthony Hembrick, the U.S. boxer who missed a bus and lost his chance to bestow Olympic gold upon the memory of a murdered brother, says he will remain at the 1988 Games to cheer his teammates while handling his misfortunes "with pride, like a true American." "I'll just have to live my dream through them now," Hembrick said of the remaining U.S. boxers in contention. The disqualification of Hembrick for failing to appear at his opening match on time Monday was a particularly cruel shock for a man' who, Just two years ago at the world championships In Reno, Nev., received immeasurably galling news. On that occasion, Hembrick, then 20, a 165-pounder from northeast Detroit and the Army's 82nd Airborne, was informed that his younger brother, Damon, 18, had been stabbed to death while working the night shift at a McDonald's restaurant a mile from his mother's home. Hank Johnson, Hembrick's Army coach and an assistant Olympic coach, broke the news that day and recalls "the tears were flowing. No way to soften it." Damon's killer has never been found, and Hembrick had sought to make peace with himself over the tragedy by dedicating a gold medal to his brother's memory. "I'm doing OK now, I guess, better than I expected," Hembrick said last night. "I think everyone expected me to fly off the handle, but I've just got to be cool. I'm trying to handle it with pride, like a true American. "You start flying off the handle, making excuses, it just makes you look like a brat," he said. "I'm staying .here (at the Olympics), cheering on the rest of the guys, hoping they'll win gold medals," he said. "I just have to live my dream through them now." U.S. team officials appealed his disqualification, blaming Hem-brick's tardiness on the host com mittee's Olympic busing system, but the appeal was turned down by a 3-2 vote of the International Amateur Boxing Association. "I felt terrible that something like that could actually happen to me," Hembrick said of his disqualification. "I have worked so hard for so long and now I had the opportunity to represent my country in the Olympics, only to have it snatched away from me without even getting into the ring." Hembrick said he at first thought his appeal would be allowed. "After I got there (to the arena) and they told me, I was feeling pretty confident that the appeal would go through." he said. 'The way they had the matches set up, anyone could have made a mistake the way the buses were running. "The first bus I tried to take was overcrowded, didn't have enough room for me. Then it was about 30 minutes before the next one came. I had started (for the arena) in plenty of time. "I understand the rule, but with the transportation and the language problem ... I thought we had a pretty strong argument for an appeal." At an impromptu news conference at Chamsil Students' Gymnasium, Hembrick hugged U.S. boxing coach Ken Adams and said he didn't blame him for the incident. "Coach tried to take all the responsibility, but I don't put all the responsibility on the coach," said Hembrick. "It's Just a freaky thing that happened and I have to live with It." Hembrick said he realized he must put his Olympic disappointment behind him and said he still wants to be a pro boxer. But there is other business to be taken care of, too. "First of all, I'm going to take a vacation," he said. "Then I'm going to register at Detroit Community College. I want to be a pro boxer, but I want to get an education, too. That's how you can be sure -you'll get ahead." OLYMPICS From B1 Oh, considered a prime gold medal candidate, scored with the harder punches, but Carbajal jabbed and countered well, often scoring with big flurries in a fight marked by a lot of holding and wrestling. "He's the hometown hero," the 21-year-old Carbajal said. "I had to fight hard because of the crowd." Kenneth Gould advanced in the 147-pound division after two stunning U.S. losses a first-round knockout of Kelcie Banks and the loss by walkover of Anthony Hembrick. Gould was camped on the floor of the gymnasium long before his 147-pound bout started. He might not win, but he was going to be there especially after what happened to Hembrick the day before. Hembrick showed up too late for his bout after a coach misread the schedule. "It doesn't matter if it's three hours, you just got to get here before the bout starts," Gould said. Gould, a world champion, outpointed Joseph Marwa of Tanzania. Nesty finished the men's butterfly in an Olympic record time of :53.00, beating the mark of :53.08 , Michael Gross of West Germany set four years ago and giving Surinam its first ever Olympic medal. Biondi was timed in :53.01, and Andy Jameson of Great Britain won the bronze in :53.30. Gross finished fifth. Swimming the last of four legs, Biondi brought the relay team home in 7:12.51, breaking the record of 7:13.10 by West Germany in 1987. East Germany finished in 7:13.68, and West Germany won the bronze in 7:14.35. The first three U.S. swimmers were Troy Dalbey, Matt Cetlinski and Doug Gjertsen. Darnyi's time in the individual medley broke his own world record of 4:15.42 set at last year's European championships. Wharton finished in 43:17.36, with Stefano Battistelli of Italy third in 4:18.01. East Germans finished 1-3 in the women's 200-meter freestyle. Heike Friedrich won the gold in 1:57.65, beating the Olympic mark of 1:58.33 by Barbara Krause of East Germany in 1980. Silvia Poll was second as Costa Rica earned its first-ever first Olympic medal, and Manuela Stellmach won the bronze. Mary Wayte of Mercer Island, Wash., was fourth. Hoerner broke the world mark of 2:27.27 by Canada's Allison Higson earlier this year in the breaststroke. The silver medal went to Xiao Min Huang of China in 2:27.49, and Antoaneta Frankeva of Bulgaria won bronze in 2:28.34. Louganis of Boca Raton, Fla., five stitches still in his head from a rare blown dive the day before, won the springboard Monday, launching himself toward an unprecedented double-double. Medal Table BVThe Allocated Press Through 7 of 13 events Sept. 11 (Day 5) Water Polo Hungarv 12, Greece 10 United Slates 7, Yugoslavia 6 Spain 13, China 6 Soviet Union 6 2 6 14 Basketball Bulgaria 3 3 2 8 " United States 3 3 2 8 Group A China 13 4 B W L Pts East Germany 4 2 2 8 Yugoslavia 2 0 4 West Germiy 11 3 5 Cenl. Africa 1 I 3 Yugoslavia 2 0 13 Puerto Rico 1 1 3 Hungary 11 13 Soviet Union 1 1 3 South Korea 0 2 13 Australia - 113 Sweden 0 2 13 South Korea 0 2 2 Australia 110 2 Group B Czechoslovakia 110 2 W L Pts Romania 11 0 2 US 31 0 6 Britain 10 12 Brazil 2 1 S Italy 10 12 China 1 1 3 Poland 0 2 0 2 Spain 1 1 3 France 0 1 12 Canada 0 2 2 Japan 0 1 12 Egypt 0 2 2 Surinam 10 0 1 RESULTS Turkey 10 0 1 RESULTS Costa Rico 0 1-0 1 Puerto Rico 79, South Korea 74 Finland 0 1 0 1 Spain 113, Egvt 70 Belgium 0 0 11 Yugoslavia 102, Central African Republic ' 61 trMBHHHHHMaHHHHHHHBBil Soviet Union 91, Australia 69 Results Basebal South Korea 5, Canada 3 BaskefbaR Men United Stales 102, Brazil 87 Canada 117, Egypt 64 Field Hockey Women Britain 1, Argentina 0 (1-0) South Korea 4, West Germany 1 (2-1) United Slates 102, Brazil 67 Group B, Egypt vs. Canada, late night Summary BRAZIL (87) Paulo Almeida 0-4 1-1 1, Jorge Guerra 2-3 0-0 4, Gerson Victalino 2-8 4-4 8, Joao Vienna 1-1 2-2 4, Rolando Ferrelra 3-5 0-0 6, Rlcardo Guimaraes 0-0 0-1 0, Maury Souza 3-6 1-2 7, Marcel Souza 4-11 0-1 11, Luiz Azevedo 0-0 0-0 0, Paulo Sllva 0-0 0-0 0, Oscar Schmidt 7-16 15-15 31, Israel Andrade 6-13 3-3 15. Totals 28-67 26-29 UNITED STATES (102) Mitch Richmond 3-9 3-4 9, Charles E. Smith 3-7 2-2 8, Vernell Coles 2-7 3-3 7, Hersey Hawkins 2-4 0-0 5, Jeff Grayer 3-7 2-3 8, Charles O. Smith 4-6 0- 0 8, Willie Anderson 1-1 0-0 2, Stacey Augmon 2-4 0-0 4, Dan Maierle S-10 0-0 12, Danny Manning 5-7 2-2 12, J R. Reid 7-11 2-4 16, David Robinson 5-7 1-1 11. Totals 42-80 15-19 102. Halftime-Uniled States 63, Brazil 55. . Three-point goals Brazil 5-13 (Souza 3-9, Schmidt 2-4); United Stoles 3-6 (Hawkins 1- 2, Maierle 2-4.) Fouled out Andrade. Rebounds-Brazil 28 (Schmidt, Andrade 7), United Slates 40 (Reid 8). Asslsls-Brazll 11 (Souza 3), United Stales 7 (C.D.Smith 3). Total touls-Brazll 21, United States 25. A 8,000. Swimming SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Final medal results yesterday in the swimming competition in the 1988 Summer Olympics (all distances in meters): Men 100 Butterfly 1, Anthony Nesty, Surinam, 53.00 seconds. (Olympic record; old record 53.08, by Michael Gross, West Germany, Los Angeles, 1984). 2, Matthew Biondi, Moraga, Calif., 53.01. 3, Andy Jameson, Britain, 53.30. 4, Jonathan Sieben, Australia, 53.33. 5, Michael Gross, West Germany, 53.44. 6, Jay Mortenson, Madison, Wis., 54.07. 7, Thomas Pooling, Canada, 54.09. 8, Vadlm larochtchouk, Soviet Union, 54.60. 400 Individual Medkv 1, Tamas Darnyl, Hungary, 4:14.75. (World record; old record 4:15.42, by Tamas Darnvi, Hungary, Strasbourg, 1987). 2, David Wharton, Warminster, Pa., 4:17.36. 3, Stefano Battistelli, Italy, 4:1801. 4, Jozsef Szabo, Hungarv, 4:18.15. 5, Pa trick Kuehl, East Germany, 4:18.44. 6, Jens-Peter Berndt, West Germany, 4:21.71. 7, Luca Sacchi, Italy, 4:23.23. 8, Peter Bermel, Wesl Germany, 4:24.02. 800 Freestyle Relay 1, Unileed States (Troy Dalbev, Malthew Ceflinski, Douglas Giertsen, Matthew Biondi), 7:12.51. (World record; old record 7:13.10 by Wesl Germany, Strasbourg, 1987). 2, East Germany (Uwe Dassler, Sven Lodziewski, Thomas Flemming, Sleffen Zesner), 7:13.68. 3, Wesl Germany (Erik Hochslein, Thomas Fahrner, Reiner Henkel, Michael Gross), 7:14.35. 4, Australia, 7:15.23. 5, Italy, 7:16 00. 6, Sweden, 7:1910. 7, France, 7:24.69. 8, Canada, 7:24.91. Women 200 Freestyle 1, Heike Friedrich, East Germany, 1:57.65. (Olympic record; old record 1:58 33, by Barbara Krause, East Germany, Moscow, 1980). 2, Silvia Poll, Costa Rica, 1:58.67 . 3, Manuela Stellmach, East Germany, 1:59.01. 4, Mary Wayte, Mercer Island, Wash., 1:59.04 . 5, Natalia Trefilova, Soviet Union, 1:59.24. 6. Mitzi Kremer, Tltusvllle, Fla., 2:00.23 . 7. Stephanie Ortwig, Wesl Germany, 2:00.73 . 8, Cecile Prunier, France, 2:02.88. 200 Breaststroke 1, Silke Hoerner, East Germany, 2:26.71. (World record; old record 2:27.27, by Allison Higson, Canada, Montreal, 1988). 2, Huang Xiaomin, China, 2:27.49. 3, Antoaneta Frenkeva, Bulgaria, 2:28.34. 4, Tania Dangalakova, Bulgaria, 2:28.43 . 5, loulia Bogatcheva, Soviet Union, 2:26.54. 6, Ingrid Lempereur, Belgium, 2:29.42. 7, Allison Higson, Canada, 2:29.60. 8, Manuela Dalla Valle, Italy, 2:29.86. Boxing Henryk Petrich, Poland, stopped Park Byung-Jin, South Korea, 2:50 second. SEOUL,' South Korea (AP) Results yesterday from the boxing competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics: Light Flyweight (105.6 pounds) Leopoldo Serantes, Philippines, stopped Moustefa Hassan, Egypt, 0:59 second. Michael Carbajal, Phoenix, Ariz., outpointed Oh Kwang-Soo, South Korea, 3-2. Samuel Stewart, Liberia, outpointed Darwin Angeles, Honduras, 5-0. Hien Dang hieu, Vietnam, stopped Antonio Caballero, Spain, 2:28 second. Thomas Chisenga, Zambia, outpointed Liu Hsin-Hung, Taiwan, 4-1. Wayne McCullough, Ireland, outpointed Fred Muteweta, Uganda, 5-0. Robert Scotl Olson, Canada, knocked out Washington Banian, Papua New Guinea, 1:15 first. Jesus Beltre Herrera, Dominican Republic, outpointed Marcelino Bolivar, Venezuela, 4-1. Chalchai Sasakul, Thailand, oulpointed Luis Rolon, Puerto Rico, 4-1. Alexandre Makhmoutov, Soviet Union, oulpointed Carlos Mario Eluaiza, Argentina, 5-0. Maurice Maina, Kenya, outpointed Mohamad Haddad, Syria, 4-1. Robert Isaszegi, Hungary, outpointed Colin Moore, Guyana, 5-0. Osmond Imadiyi, Nigeria, knocked out Rund Kanika, Zaire, 2:23 first. Light Heavyweight ( 177.9 pounds) Damir Skaro, Yugoslavia, outpointed Deian Kirilov, Bulgaria, 3-2. Niels Madsen, Denmark, stopped Terry Dixon, Jamaica, 2:50 second. Sione Vavenl Taliauli, Tonga, knocked out Tommy Bauro, Solomon Islands, 2:20 first. Joseph Akhasemba, Kenya, slopped Jeffrey Nedd, Aruba, 0:53 second. Shooting SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Results yesterday from the shooting comepetition at the 1988 Summer Olympics: Women Air Pistol 1, Jasna Sekaric, - Yugoslavia, 489.5 points; (World record; old record 489.0 points by Jasna Sekaric, Yugoslavia, '87 Budapest, 1987); 2, Nino Saloukvadze, Soviet Union, 4B7.9; 3, Marina Dobranlcheva, Soviet Union, 485.2. American and Canadian Finishers 16, Kim Over, Waco, Texas, 377. S-B Standard Rifle, Three Positions Final 1, Silvia Sperber, Wesl Germany, 685.6 points; 2, Vessela Letcheva, Bulgaria, 683.2 ; 3, Valentine Tcherka ssova, Soviet Union, 681.4. American and Canadian Finishers 13, Wenda Jewell, Columbus, Ga., 579. 19, Christina Ashcroll Schulze, Canada, 577. Records SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A list of world and Olympic records set or lied at the 1988 Summer Olympics: WORLD RECORDS SET 200 Freestyle Duncan Armstrong, Australia, 1:47.25. (old record 1:47 44 seconds by Michael Gross, West Germany, Los Angeles, 1984). WciohflffHnv 114.4 Pounds Snatch Sevdaltn Marinov, Bulgaria, 120.0 kilograms (264 1-2 pounds), (old record 119 5 KG-263 1-4 pounds by He Zhuoqiang, China, Shilong, 1988). Total Sevdalin Marinov, Bulgaria, 270.0 kilograms (595 pounds), (old record -267.5 KG-589 1-2 pounds by He Zhuooiang, China, Shilong, 1988). 132 pounds Snatch Nairn Sulevmanoglu, Turkey, 152.5 kilograms (336 pounds), (old record 15O.0o-330 1-2 pounds by Nairn Sulevmanoglu, Turkey, Cardiff, 1988). Clean and Jerk Nairn Sulevmanoglu, Turkey, 190.0 kilograms (418 3-4 pounds), (old record; 188.0kg-414 1-4 pounds by Naum Shalamanov, Bulgaria, Sofia, 1986). Total Nairn Sulevmanoglu, Turkey, 342.5 kilograms (755 pounds), (old record; 335 Okg-738 1-2 pounds by Naum Shalamanov, Bulgaria, Sofia, 1986). WORLD RECORD TIED Shooting Men's SmaB-Boro Rifle, English Match, Qualification Mlroslav Varga, Czechoslovakia, 600 points, (old record; 600 points by Alister Allan, Britain, Titograd, 1961). OLYMPIC RECORDS SET Women's Sport Piste), Rapid Fir Nino Saloukvadze, Soviet Union, 591 points, (old record; 585 points by Linda Thorn, Canada, Los Angeles, 1984). Merfs At- RMe Goran Meksimovic, Yugoslavia, 594 points, (old record; 589 points bv Philippe Heberle, France, Los Angeles, 1984). Swimming 400 Individual Medley Tamas Darnyl, Hungary, 4:16.55. (old recor- 4:17.41 by Alex Baumann, Canada, Los A geles, 1984).

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