Nov. 18, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sophomore Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 18 points off the bench as the Eagles lost their finale in the Charleston Classic on Sunday, 71-67, to the College of Charleston in TD Arena.
It was the most points by Heckmann in a game since he had 18 against Bryant on December 11 last season. He was 6-for-9 from the floor on Sunday and 4-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Freshman Joe Rahon had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists while sophomore Lonnie Jackson recorded 14 points, five boards and three helpers. Sophomore Dennis Clifford notched 11 points and five rebounds.
The College of Charleston led in the early going, 10-6, before BC made a 13-2 run over a span of 4:16 to take a seven-point lead at the 11-minute mark. Three consecutive 3-pointers by three different Eagles parked the run.
The Cougars responded immediately with five-straight points to get back in the game, 19-17. BC was hanging on to a 23-22 lead with 6:47 left in the half, but it went on a quick 8-2 run to regain the seven point advantage, 31-24. Heckmann made a pair of 3-pointers for the Eagles.
BC took a 34-29 lead into the halftime break.
CofC came out in the second half and went on an 8-2 run of its own to regain the lead, 37-36, just 2:30 into the frame. It was the Cougars' first lead since 10-9. Andrew Lawrence paved the way with all eight points, including a pair of three 3-point plays. That started a 19-8 Cougar run in the first 9:55 of the half which gave them a 48-42 lead it would never relinquish.
The deficit went as high as eight points with 5:53 left before BC made its final push. A Heckmann dunk after a Rahon steal started things, then Jackson scored the next five points to pull the Eagles within one, 59-58, with 2:21 on the clock. CofC kept the lead down the stretch though to seal the win.
Lawrence led all scorers with 22 for the College of Charleston (2-2). Anthony Stitt recorded 14 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Anthony Thomas added 10 points.
Boston College (1-3) will host Auburn at Conte Forum Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a non-bracketed game of the Charleston Classic.