While the Michigan women’s basketball team’s game on Thursday ran for roughly one hour and 58 minutes, its outcome was pretty much sealed early in the second quarter.
Coming into this season, the biggest questions for the Michigan women’s basketball team were how to replace the program’s all-time leading scorer, guard Katelynn Flaherty, and how to maintain the team’s recent success.
As Wolverine center Hallie Thome draws a charge on a Spartan layup attempt, there’s a collision under the basket. Amidst the chaos, Hailey Brown falls to the floor and has to be helped off the court.
As soon as Katelynn Flaherty walked off a basketball court wearing maize and blue for the final time, senior center Hallie Thome immediately stepped into the spotlight.
The Michigan women’s basketball team (1-0) used it’s physical advantage to defeat Mount St. Mary’s (0-1), 88-40, Friday night at the Crisler Center.
Michigan jumped out to a 10-2 lead over Division II Findlay and never gave it up, running to an 84-38 lead.
In the Wolverines' 84-38 win against Findlay, Deja Church posted an extremely solid line.
The Michigan women’s basketball team will look to shed some offseason rust before it officially begins its season next Friday, Nov. 9, with an exhibition game tomorrow against Findlay University.
With her contract extension signed, Kim Barnes Arico is shifting her focus to consistency.
After missing out last season, Michigan got a bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Monday.