Men's Basketball Wins Fifth Straight; Beats Dartmouth, 79-58
Dec. 31, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Joe Rahon hit all six of his 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 24 points to lead Boston College past Dartmouth, 79-58, on Monday afternoon in Conte Forum.
Rahon's 24 points are the most by an ACC freshman in a game this season. He was nearly perfect from the field, going 7-for-8 from the floor, 6-for-6 from beyond the arc and 4-for-4 from the foul line. He also had five assists and three rebounds.
BC's other four starters also scored in double digits. Freshman Olivier Hanlan recorded 15 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Ryan Anderson had 12 points, seven boards and four assists while classmate Lonnie Jackson scored 12 points. Sophomore Patrick Heckmann added 10 points.
Dartmouth controlled the early going and shut Boston College out through the first 4:36, forcing the Eagles to go 0-for-6 from the floor to start. BC regained its composure and got back in the game. The Big Green led, 17-15, at the 10:31 mark, but the Eagles took control with a 13-4 run over 4:07 to take a 28-21 lead. Hanlan had five points in the run.
Dartmouth climbed back to within one, but BC scored the last seven points of the half to take a 41-33 lead into the break. Jackson hit a 3-pointer in the final stretch.
The Eagles turned those seven unanswered into a 21-6 run that extended to 14:07 of the second half. That stretch pushed the BC lead to 55-39, the largest of the day to that point. Rahon connected on all three of his 3-point attempts in that run.
With BC already leading by 13, the Eagles went on a decisive 20-7 run over 6:21 to take a 75-49 lead with 6:32 left. Boston College hit four 3-pointers to put the game out of reach. Its largest lead was 28 points, 79-51, with 3:47 left in the game.
Connor Boehm led Dartmouth (2-9) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Gabas Maldunas had 12 points and six boards while Alex Mitola scored 11 points.
Boston College (8-5) enters conference play on a five-game win streak and hosts No. 23/25 NC State on Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.