Flaherty, Thome lead No. 23 Michigan women by Fort Wayne

Posted at 8:14 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 08:14:15-05

Katelynn Flaherty scored 21 points, Hallie Thome added 18 and No. 23 Michigan cruised to its sixth-straight win, 77-45 over Fort Wayne on Saturday.

The Wolverines (10-2) scored the first 10 points of the game and after the Mastodons got their first basket almost four minutes in Michigan scored the next 11 to lead 21-2 after one quarter. It was the eighth time in the last six games Michigan held an opponent to single digits for a quarter. Fort Wayne made 1 of 23 shots, while Michigan hit 9 of 16.

In the second quarter, the Wolverines scored the first six points leading to a 14-3 run and a 35-5 lead. Fort Wayne got the deficit down to 41-19 at the half as the first five of its six field goals in the quarter were 3-pointers. The Mastodons were 5 of 8 from 3-point range but 7 of 23 (30 percent) overall, with 14 turnovers. Michigan shot 50 percent despite going 2 of 10 from distance.

Nicole Munger scored 13 points for the Wolverines and Jillian Dunston had her seventh game this season with double-figure rebounds, grabbing 12, to go with eight points, three assists and three steals.

Jaelencia Williams had 13 points for Fort Wayne (3-8), which shot 34 percent and had 22 turnovers.