AKRON, Ohio -- Akienreh Johnson scored a career-high 21 points, Naz Hillmon had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Michigan beat Kent State 88-53 on Friday in the Akron Classic.
Johnson, a Toledo native, scored 13 of her points in the third quarter when Michigan tallied 31 points to build a 23-point lead. Hillmon, who attended Gilmour Academy in nearby Cleveland and had her No. 00 jersey retired last December, was 7 of 9 from the field.
Michigan (3-0) plays host Akron on Saturday before facing No. 15 Notre Dame, which has lost two straight, on Nov. 23.
Asiah Dingle scored 12 points and Katie Shumate added 10 for Kent State (2-1). The Golden Flashes were outrebounded 45-28 and shot just 20 of 62 (32%) from the field.
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