Michigan Gets 10th Win of Season, Runs Past Appalachian State – University of
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 19-ranked University of Michigan women’s basketball team scored off the opening tip and never trailed, using a 14-0 run at the beginning of the second quarter to take control in a 77-49 win over Appalachian State on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 17) at Crisler Center. It marks Michigan’s 10th win of the season.
Michigan had four players in double figures, led by Emily Kiser‘s 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Leigha Brown had an all-around game, finishing with 16 points, eight assists and six boards, with Laila Phelia and Greta Kampschroeder each chipping in 11. It was the first time in double figures this season for Kampschroeder, while Chyra Evans had a career-high eight points on 4-for-5 shooting. U-M hit at a 52.8 percent clip from the field (28-for-53) and forced 27 App State turnovers into 30 points.
Michigan never trailed in the contest, scoring off the opening tip on a Phelia layup from Brown just four seconds into the game. Kampschroeder scored five straight points, forcing an App State timeout with 3:11 remaining in the first quarter and Michigan holding a 17-11 lead.
U-M entered the second quarter with a 19-15 lead after App State scored the final four points of the opening period.
The Wolverines embarked on a 14-0 run to start the second quarter, capped by a Brown layup in transition with 4:30 to go before the half. U-M held App State off the board for the first 5:43 of the period, grabbing a 33-15 lead on the heels of that opening run.
A Kiser layup with 1:37 remaining in the second quarter gave Michigan a 40-22 lead, its largest of the contest up to that point. App State scored the final points of the quarter, with U-M taking a 40-25 lead into the locker room after a previous App State three-pointer was ruled a two at the break.
Out of the break, Michigan scored 14 of the first 16 points of the third quarter for a 54-27 lead after a Brown layup with 5:19 on the clock. Kiser and Brown accounted for 12 of those 14 U-M points, with Cameron Williams making good on a layup from Brown for the other two.
U-M led by as many as 27 points in the third, grabbing a 58-35 lead after 30 minutes of action.
Michigan outscored the Mountaineers 19-14 in the final 10 minutes as all 12 available Wolverines saw the floor. The Wolverines saw their lead grow to as many as 33 in the final stanza en route to the 77-49 win.
The Wolverines wrap up the non-conference slate on Tuesday (Dec. 20), heading to Charlotte for the Jumpman Invitational at the Spectrum Center. U-M will face North Carolina at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
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