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.
Senior forward Antonio Granger
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
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
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.