Flaherty leads Michigan to big win over Maryland in final home game

Senior Katelynn Flaherty with the ball in her final home game at Crisler Center. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Senior Katelynn Flaherty and sophomore Akienreh Johnson led the University of Michigan women’s basketball team with 17 points each to a big win over Maryland, 71-65 on Thursday evening. It was senior night at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines lead from the very start of the game and never looked back. This was U-M’s first win over Maryland in the history of its women’s basketball program.

Record Breaking. Flaherty has earned 2,657 points over the course of her four years at U-M. She is the All-time leading point-scorer in Michigan basketball history — man or woman. In addition, the senior is the second Wolverine to reach 2,000 career points and the fastest to do it.

Four players accounted for 62 of the Wolverines’ 71 points: Katelynn Flaherty and Akienreh Johnson each scored 17, Nicole Munger went for 15 and Hallie Thome chipped in 13.

Thursday night’s win was the 20th overall for Michigan and their 10th against Big Ten teams this season.

What’s next? The Wolverines are waiting to find out their seed for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. It could be as early as Thursday, March 1.

 

“Senior Night” Game Photos by Jason Rzucidlo / AmericaJR:

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