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Boston College 69, Holy Cross 54: Eagles Down Crusaders

BC turned to an unexpected starter in Danny Rubin, as he poured in 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to help BC break open a close game and win comfortably.  BC's big two -- Reggie Jackson and Joe Trapani -- shot poorly for the second game in a row, but were still able to contribute with Reggie registering 10 assists and Trapani contributing from the line. The Eagles had 4 players in double digits, with Corey Raji leading the way off the bench with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, and a solid contribution by an effiecient Biko Paris who chipped in with 11 points. BC improved on their relatively poor 3 point shooting with a 34% conversion rate, but registered 29 3-point attempts, showing that BC will not be shy chucking it up from beyond the arc this season.

The Eagles got a much needed win heading into the holiday weekend. Coach Donahue seemed to have made some minor adjustments and forced Holy Cross into 11 turnovers, incorporating varieties of defensive pressure, praying on the weakness of the Crusaders' guards. Holy Cross stuck with the Eagles in the first half, but with 16 minutes left in the second half, BC took the lead and never looked back.  

This win pushes the Eagles to 2-1 on the season, heading into the Old Spice Classic which tips off this Thanksgiving Thursday.