Win No. 999 is in the books for legendary Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens after her team used a dominating fourth quarter to overtake the University of New Haven, 82-70, in Northeast-10 Conference action Saturday afternoon at Charger Gymnasium.

Stevens will now make her first attempt at joining women’s basketball coaching titans Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, Sylvia Hatchell and Geno Auriemma in the exclusive club of 1,000-game winners when her Falcons, seventh-ranked in Division II with a 16-1 record, host Adelphi University Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

Stevens’ team trailed a hot-shooting New Haven team most of the opening three quarters but simply took over the fourth at both ends of the court. The Falcons, after finishing the third with a three-point play from junior center Victoria Lux to get within 64-60, poured in the first 18 of the fourth.

The fourth-quarter explosion began with a pair of inside baskets by Lux – Bentley’s top scorer (22) and rebounder (13) – tying the game at 64 apiece. Freshman forward Marissa Fontaine drilled a straight-ahead three for the lead, graduate guard Becca Musgrove knocked down a baseline jumper and Fontaine again connected from three, her third triple of the game, after blocking a shot at the other end.

The run continued with a lay-up by sophomore forward Monica Viapiano, two free throws by Viapiano and a 15-foot jumper by Musgrove. That made it a 14-point game, 78-64, with the clock down to 2:46.

New Haven, which had shot a sizzling 61 percent through three, could never get it going against the Falcon D in the fourth with 11 missed shots and three turnovers on its first 14 possessions. By the time they ended the 21-0 run on a lay-up by senior forward Khayla Trowell, the Chargers had been stuck on 64 for more than eight minutes.