Thome battled foul trouble all game but made 7 of 8 shots. Flaherty was 4-of-14 shooting but made all 10 of her free throws and had five assists.
Nicole Munger made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for Michigan (2-0). Hailey Brown had her first double-digit scoring game of her career with 10 points and six rebounds.
Akienreh Johnson, who was injured last season, scored her first points since Dec. 17, 2016. She finished with four points.
Keyen Green had 12 points and eight rebound for Liberty (1-1), which shot just 34 percent. The Flamers were just 4 of 20 from distance.