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Flaherty makes 9 3s to lead No. 21 Michigan women to victory

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Katelynn Flaherty scored 36 points, making nine 3-pointers, and No. 21 Michigan snapped a two-game skid with an 84-63 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.

Flaherty made five 3-pointers in scoring 15 points in the second quarter when the Wolverines (20-6, 9-4) outscored the Wildcats 22-9 to take a 40-24 halftime lead.

Northwestern got within eight for 38 seconds early in the fourth quarter before Hallie Thome scored five straight points to re-establish the double-digit lead.

Flaherty, who made 9 of 16 from behind the arc, was two points shy and one 3-pointer shy of career highs. Thome added 25 points and Jullian Dunston grabbed 12 rebounds to surpass 800 career rebounds. Michigan has posted its seventh straight 20-win season, a school record.

Jordan Hamilton had four 3-pointers and 21 points for Northwestern (9-16, 2-9), which has lost six straight. Lindsey Pulliam added 13 points.

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