Dec. 4, 1997
Boston College Edges Fordham
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior forward Antonio Granger scored 20 points and junior forward Kostas Maglos recorded 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead Boston College to a 69-66 win over Fordham in a non-league game at Conte Forum.
Maglos' point and rebound totals both marked career highs.
The Eagles played without Mickey Curley, its senior center, who was sidelined with back spasms. Prior to this contest, Curley had played in all 95 games since coming to Boston College in 1994.
Fordham (1-3) was paced by senior forward Maurice Curtis' 22 points and eight rebounds.
The visiting Rams led 39-33 at halftime. The game was tied seven times in the first half, before Fordham closed the half with an 8-5 run. Maglos recorded a double double in the first 20 minutes, registering 11 points and 11 rebounds before the break.
Fordham extended its lead to as many as six points early in the second half, before the Eagles went on a 13-2 run to take a 51-46 advantage with 15:17 to play. The Rams, however, responded with a 10-4 rally and led 56-55 with 11:21 remaining.
BC regained the lead with a 7-0 run and maintained the six-point advantage for several minutes, before the Fordham defense held the Eagles without a field goal over the game's final 5:41. The Rams outscored BC, 6-1, over the next three minutes to close to within 67-66 with 2:33 to play. BC forced two turnovers and Granger sank two free throws in the closing seconds to gain the victory.
GAME NOTES: Granger has now scored 20 or more points in three of seven games, raising his average to 17.9 ppg ... BC held Fordham to 27.6 percent from the field in the second half ... Freshman Jonathan Beerbohm made his first collegiate start in place of the injured Curley ... Maglos' 14 rebounds is the most of an Eagle this season.