The University of Maine women’s basketball team received 18 points from sophomore forward Fanny Wadling and 14 from junior guard Parise Rossignol, both career highs, and the Black Bears held Dartmouth College to four fourth-quarter points en route to a 64-51 win at Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday.

UMaine (6-4) took a 49-47 lead into the fourth quarter and limited the Big Green (6-2) to 2-for-12 shooting from the floor while also forcing five turnovers over the final 10 minutes.

The Black Bears used a 7-0 run to transform a 51-49 lead into a 58-49 advantage with four minutes remaining.

Tanesha Sutton started the seven-point run with a pair of driving layups and Wadling capped it with a 3-pointer.

Kate Letkewicz broke the string with a short basket with 3:37 remaining but Wadling answered from the paint 23 seconds later and the Big Green never scored again.

Wadling posted five rebounds, two assists and two steals to go with her game-high 18 points. Van Buren’s Rossignol, who shot 4-for-6 from the 3-point arc, also had three rebounds. Sutton provided 13 points, six rebounds and three assists and Blanca Millan contributed 10 points, three rebounds and four steals.

Julie Brosseau chipped in with nine points, five rebounds and two assists and Dor Saar dished out four assists.

Letkewicz paced the Big Green with 15 points and she also had four rebounds and three assists. Cy Lippold had 12 points, four assists and three steals and Emily Slagle scored 10 points. Former Catherine McAuley High School of Portland star Olivia Smith of Yarmouth grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to go with four points.

UMaine outscored Dartmouth 30-12 in the paint and 20-10 off turnovers.

The Black Bears limited Dartmouth to 34.5 percent shooting from the floor and a 25 percent showing behind the 3-point arc.

“This was a real good win for us. They’ve already beaten Vermont, Boston College and New Hampshire,” said UMaine interim head coach Amy Vachon. “We really buckled down, defensively, in the second half and that helped us to get the victory. We focused in, got some rebounds and made things difficult for them.”

The Black Bears held Dartmouth to 8-for-27 shooting (29.6 percent) in the second half including 1-for-11 from the 3-point line.

“Parise did a good job in the first half making some shots. She really led us there,” said Vachon. “In the second half, Fanny did a really nice job taking advantage of who was guarding her and using her strengths.”

Rossignol had 12 of her points in the first half and Wadling notched 11 of her points in the second half.

UMaine shot 44.1 percent from the floor (26-for-59) and 36.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc against a Dartmouth team that entered the game with the 12th best 3-point defense in the country, allowing just a 22.6 percentage from long-range.

The Black Bears next play Dec. 17at No. 6 Mississippi State, the NCAA runner-up a year ago.

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