CORAL GABLES, Florida — Fanny Wadling scored a career-high 17 points to help the University of Maine Black Bears roll past the Kennesaw State Owls 75-39 in women’s basketball action at the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday.
Wadling hit 7 of 10 field goals, including a 3-pointer, while making both of her free throw attempts to help Maine improve to 4-2.
The Black Bears featured offensive balance in the victory as Julie Brosseau chipped in with 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists.Tanesha Sutton recorded her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Blanca Millan added 11 points..
Brosseau averaged 18 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists to earn a spot on the Miami Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team.
The Black Bears, who entered the game second in the conference in turnovers per game, forced 20 Kennesaw State turnovers while only giving it away four times. Maine turned the ball over just once in the first half and finished the game with a 25-5 margin in points off turnovers.
The Black Bears turned in a solid shooting effort from the floor, hitting 46.2 percent (30 for 65) of their shots while holding the Owls to a 28.8 percent (15 for 52) performance.
The Black Bears, who have now won four of their last five, scored the first basket of the game and never trailed in the first quarter and put together a 9-0 run to close out the quarter, building their lead to 22-12.
Maine continued its trend of closing strong as it went on an 11-2 run to end the second quarter, taking its largest lead of the first half, entering the break with a 42-21 lead.
Carlotta Gianolla paced Kennesaw State of Georgia (1-6) with 12 points while Kamiyah Street and Clara Young each added 11.
The Black Bears return to action for a 7 p.m. Thursday contest at Toledo in Ohio.