BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Junior Miles Wright continued to vex LIU Brooklyn, following up his 39-point performance last year with 25 more this afternoon to lead Dartmouth to its first win of the season at the Steinberg Wellness Center, 82-68. He was joined by three teammates in double figures as the Big Green (1-9) ended their longest season-opening skid since 1967-68.

LIU Brooklyn (7-5) dropped its second straight despite 22 points from Jerome Frink and a double-double of 15 points and a game-high 16 rebounds from Nura Zanna.

Wright hit 10-of-17 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from long range, to account for all 25 of his points. Guards Brendan Barry and Guilien Smith each provided 14 — most coming at the foul line where Dartmouth was 23-of-30 (.767) — and senior Ike Ngwudo scored in double figures for the first time in his career with 11 on the strength of three triples.

“Miles had a really good practice yesterday, and was playing loose, like the weight of world had been lifted from his shoulders,” said head coach David McLaughlin after his first win at the Dartmouth helm. “He said he simply smiled and relaxed himself, and I think that really showed in his play today.”

As a team, the Big Green matched a season high with 11 three-pointers on 23 attempts (.478) while hitting 24-of-56 (.429) overall. Although the host Blackbirds shot 46.7 percent (28-of-60) from the floor — 56.7 percent (17-of-30) in the second half — only two of those field goals were from distance, and they converted a paltry 10-of-22 (.455) at the foul line. And even with Zanna’s 16 boards, Dartmouth finished the day nearly even on the glass with 37 rebounds to 38 for the Blackbirds.

Dartmouth took a 31-27 lead into the locker room at the half as Wright tallied nearly half of those points with 15. His layup got the scoring started for the Green, and his first three-pointer and fast break layup put them on top, 12-9. His next trifecta boosted the Dartmouth lead to six at 17-11, only to have LIU Brooklyn drop three layups in to knot the score at 17.

Three-pointers by Ngwudo and Wright triggered an 8-1 spurt, however, and freshman Ian Carter got into the long-distance act with a trey of his own, leaving the Big Green with a 28-22 advantage with more than four minutes left in the half. Wright posted the final Dartmouth points of the stanza on a layup off a nifty feed from Carter, but the Blackbirds were able to close the gap to four at the intermission.

Neither team shot even 40 percent over the opening 20 minutes, but Dartmouth’s 6-of-13 accuracy (.462) from behind the arc proved to be the difference as LIU Brooklyn hit just one in four tries.

Smith set the tone in the second half by corralling his own miss and going back up for the bucket. But two minutes later he hit the floor hard and had to leave the game with his eight points and four assists to that point to attend to a wound on his head. Dartmouth did not miss a beat as senior Wesley Dickinson got three the hard way for a 38-31 lead.

With 14:11 to play, Barry gave the Big Green their first double-digit advantage, 43-33, by draining a triple from the wing, and after Frink answered with a layup, Wright doubled down from deep with another three-pointer. Again Frink scored down low, and again Dartmouth responded from long range with Barry canning his second of the afternoon.

Zanna cut the Blackbird deficit back below 10 on a layup with just under 12 minutes to go, but sophomore Evan Boudreaux — who suffered through just the second scoreless half of play in his collegiate career — boosted the difference back to double digits for good with a layup of his own.

Ngwudo drove the lane for two and drilled his third long ball, and Wright also had five straight points for the Green with a putback and his final three-pointer as Dartmouth owned a 62-48 lead with 7:32 to go. From there, most of the Big Green points came at the charity stripe as they converted 16-of-18 freebies down the stretch. Smith returned to the court with about five minutes remaining and twice gave the Green their largest lead of the game at 20 points with a pair of free throws.

Smith finished the game 10-of-12 at the line with Barry going 8-of-9 to help seal the victory in the final minutes. All of Barry’s season-high 14 points came in the second half. Boudreaux tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds with Wright and four assists with Smith.

While Frink and Zanna combined to shoot 16-of-23 from the floor the rest of the LIU Brooklyn lineup was just 12-of-37 with Iverson Fleming posting double figures with 12 points.

Dartmouth has one more game before the Christmas holiday when it travels to Bryant (3-8) on Thursday, Dec. 22 for a contest at 11 a.m. LIU Brooklyn will host Niagara (3-9) the night before at 7:30 p.m.

Notes: Wright’s two highest-scoring games in his career have come against LIU Brooklyn … Boudreaux finished the game with seven points, ending a streak of 27 games in double figures … the last Big Green coach to start a season with nine straight losses was none other than Dave Gavitt, the founder of the Big East Conference.