Wolverines Fall Behind Early in Loss at No. 9 UCLA
Kysre Gondrezick

Dec. 11, 2016

What You Need to Know
» Michigan fell behind 14-0 and could not catch up in the contest, cutting the lead to 10 on a Katelynn Flaherty basket but could get no closer.
» U-M had four players score in double figures in Kysre Gondrezick (18), Hallie Thome (15), Katelynn Flaherty (14) and Jillian Dunston (10).
» The game marks the end of a seven-game road swing for Michigan, which faced three ranked opponents, including a pair of top-10 foes, during the stretch.

Box Score

Site: Los Angeles, Calif. (Pauley Pavilion)
Score: #9 UCLA 84, Michigan 64
Records: U-M (8-3), UCLA (7-1)
Next U-M Event: Tuesday, Dec. 13 -- vs. Ohio (Crisler Center), 6:30 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team fell behind in the first three minutes of the game and could never recover, dropping an 84-64 decision to No. 9-ranked UCLA on Sunday (Dec. 11) at Pauley Pavilion.

Michigan had four players score in double figures, led by freshman Kysre Gondrezick's 18 points off the bench. Sophomore Hallie Thome went for 15 points and six rebounds, with junior Katelynn Flaherty chipping in 14 points and three steals. Junior Jillian Dunston rounded out Michigan's double-figure scorers with 10 points and six boards. Senior Siera Thompson went for three points and six assists in her homecoming game.

U-M fell behind 14-0 in the early going and could never catch up in the contest. U-M had three early shots fall off the rim, before a Gondrezick triple at the 6:03 mark put the Wolverines on the board.

Thompson assisted on back-to-back baskets as UCLA called timeout at the 7:56 mark of the second quarter following a Gondrezick triple in transition, cutting the Bruins' lead to 12, 27-15, with just two-and-a-half minutes gone by in the second.

Michigan cut it to 10, 27-17, on a Flaherty runner on the next possession, but a 13-4 run pushed the Bruin lead to 19, 40-21, as U-M was forced to call its third timeout of the half with 2:27 to go before halftime.

UCLA led 45-25 at the break behind 48.6-percent shooting and a 28-11 edge on the glass. Gondrezick paced the Wolverines with eight points in the first 20 minutes, with Thome going for six and Flaherty chipping in five.

Michigan outscored UCLA, 22-14, in the final period as Flaherty and Thompson combined for four triples in the frame. Gondrezick bookended her day with Michigan's final basket with 27 seconds remaining to provide the 20-point margin.

U-M returns to Crisler Center on Tuesday (Dec. 13), hosting Ohio at 6:30 p.m. [ Tickets ]

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