ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan women's basketball team used a 52-0 run over 14:05 in the first and second quarters to put away Howard en route to a 109-41 win over the Bison on Friday evening (Nov. 18) inside Crisler Center.
Michigan fell behind 6-0 in the first minutes of the game before ripping off 52 straight points. Junior Katelynn Flaherty spearheaded the run, scoring 17 points with six assists. Sophomore Hallie Thome had 12 points, freshman Kysre Gondrezick went for nine, and junior Maria Backman chipped in five. Junior Jillian Dunston, senior Danielle Williams and senior Siera Thompson each scored three points to account for all 52 during the run.
On the game, Flaherty led the way with 24 points on 9-for-13 shooting to go with a career-high seven assists and five rebounds. Thome recorded 18 points on 9-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, while Gondrezick poured in 22 points off the bench. Michigan racked up 32 assists on 43 made field goals as Flaherty and Thompson each went for seven with sophomore Boogie Brozoski (6), Williams (5) and Nicole Munger (5) each recording at least five.
Every Wolverine who saw the court scored for Michigan, with the Maize and Blue topping 100 on a fastbreak layup by freshman Kayla Robbins with 3:24 left.
U-M led by as many as 68 in the contest. The Wolverines took advantage of hot shooting both from the field (58.9 percent -- 43-for-73) and three-point range (66.7 percent -- 12-for-18).