Dec. 11, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College held Stony Brook to 11 points in the first half as the Eagles defeated the Seawolves, 66-51, Sunday evening in front of 3,426 fans at Conte Forum.
The 11 first-half points scored by Stony Brook were the fewest in a half in Conte Forum history by any team. The previous low was held by Georgetown which scored 12 in the first half on January 29, 2005.
Freshman Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 18 points and was nearly perfect in the game. He was 5-for-5 from the floor, including a pair of 3-pointers, and went 6-for-7 from the foul line. Freshman Ryan Anderson had 10 points and eight rebounds, and classmate Jordan Daniels recorded 12 points and eight boards.
Both teams started slowly on the offensive end and BC led early, 6-4, before Stony Brook scored seven unanswered points to take an 11-6 lead with 11:50 on the clock. The Eagles were forced to take a timeout and responded defensively, not allowing another point the rest of the half.
BC scored 22-straight points in the final 10:36 of the first half to build a 28-11 lead. Heckmann and freshman Lonnie Jackson combined to hit four-consecutive 3-pointers in a portion of the run.
Stony Brook matched its first half point total in the first 2:27 of the second and started on an 11-3 run. That streak pulled the Seawolves to within nine, 31-22. BC went on a quick 7-2 run a little later to make it a 15-point game at the 12:27 mark.
The Seawolves cut their deficit to eight points, 47-39, when Bryan Dougher hit a 3-pointer with 8:33 left in the game, but that is as close as they would get.
Dougher led all scorers with 21 points for Stony Brook (3-5), and Anthony Jackson had 14 off the bench.
The Eagles (3-7) take the week off for exams before hosting Bryant next Sunday at 1 p.m. at Conte Forum.