Brendan Barry scored 18 points to lead four Dartmouth College players in double figures as the Big Green dealt the University of Maine’s men’s basketball team a 78-52 setback at Leede Arena in Hanover, New Hampshire on Saturday.
Dartmouth improved to 5-5 while the Black Bears, who had picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday with a 75-68 double-overtime victory over Fordham, fell to 1-9.
It was Dartmouth’s largest margin of victory vs. a Division I opponent since a 76-46 victory over Jacksonville State of Alabama on Dec. 14, 2013.
Dartmouth used an 11-2 run to turn a 26-19 lead into a 37-21 advantage in the first half and the Big Green took a 41-27 lead into the intermission.
Vilgot Larsson nailed a pair of 3-pointers for UMaine during a 9-0 run early in the second half to pull within 53-42 but Dartmouth responded with six straight points on baskets from Will Emery, James Foye and Ian Sistare to expand the lead to 17 and UMaine never got any closer than 12 the rest of the way.
Dartmouth closed out the game with a 16-4 run.
Barry had six rebounds and four assists to go with his 18 points. Chris Knight contributed 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds along with two assists. Foye had 14 points, a game-high five assists and two steals and Sistare finished with 13 points and three assists. Adrease Jackson chipped in nine points and three rebounds.
Dartmouth shot 50 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc.
For UMaine, Isaiah White scored 18 points to share the game’s scoring honors with Dartmouth’s Barry.
Larsson and Andrew Fleming each had 10 points for UMaine and Larsson had a team-high eight rebounds.
Vincent Eze checked in with six points and six rebounds for UMaine. Celio Araujo had four assists and Ilija Stojiljkovic finished with three assists and two steals and a basket for UMaine, which shot 38.8 percent from the floor and just 23.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
Dartmouth outrebounded UMaine 37-31 and had a 44-30 edge in points scored in the paint.
The Black Bears return to Bangor for a 7 p.m. game Monday against the University of Maine-Machias of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.