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Boston College Men’s Basketball Earns Close Victory Over Stonehill

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Both teams suffered from multiple lengthy scoring droughts in tonight’s matchup between Boston College and Stonehill, but the Eagles managed to pull off a 63-56 victory.

Stonehill jumped out to a 9-7 lead early in tonight’s game, despite a 3 pointer from Jaeden Zackery that got BC’s offense going after a slow start. After the first timeout, Zackery hit another 3 to put BC up 10-9, but both teams then went just over 3 minutes without scoring. BC ended up being the team to break the scoring drought with 2 quick baskets to increase the Eagles’ lead to 14-9. Stonehill continued to struggle to hit a field goal, and didn’t manage to do so for a full 6 and a half minutes, but free throws helped the Skyhawks to tie things up anyways.

The Eagles went on quite a scoring run in the second half of the first period, as BC scored 18 straight points to build up a big lead. By the time Stonehill finally managed to score, the Eags led 32-19. BC ended up taking a 35-26 lead into halftime, led by Zackery with 11 points.

Both teams got off to a slow start in the second half, including missed frees from both sides. BC maintained a lead of about 10 points for much of the half, but Stonehill began to chip away at it as the period went on, and with just over 5 minutes to go the Eags led just 50-54. The Eagles ultimately managed to hold Stonehill off and ended this one ahead 63-56.

Jaeden Zackery led BC’s offense tonight with 16 points and 3 assists, and he went 3-for-6 from behind the arc. The Eagles lucked out with Stonehill’s free throw shooting in particular, as the Skyhawks went just 7-for-14 from behind the line, leaving 7 free points on the table.

Next up, BC heads in conference play with a pre-Christmas matchup against Virginia Tech on December 21.