Boston College Eagles Bounce Back with 78-62 win over Maine

Boston College Eagles Bounce Back with 78-62 win over Maine

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Jay Heath had 16 points, CJ Felder scored 11 of his 14 points in a big first half, and Boston College beat Maine 78-62 on Tuesday to snap a four-game losing streak.

Boston College built a commanding 43-24 lead at the break after closing on a 12-2 run — with six points from Felder. BC’s lead didn’t go below 16 points in the second half. The Eagles forced Maine into 24 turnovers, scoring 28 points, and Makai Ashton-Langford tied his career-high with four of BC’s season-high 15 steals.

Wynston Tabbs and James Karnik, a Lehigh transfer, each had 10 points for BC. The Eagles were originally scheduled to play California, but it was canceled after a mutual decision between the schools.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:

  • Jay Heath tied his season-high in the scoring column, connecting on 7-of-15 from the floor (2-7 3FG) to go with three rebounds, three assists, and a steal
  • CJ Felder added 14 points, five boards, three blocks, two steals, and an assist.  The sophomore was 5-of-7 inside the arc.
  • Karnik posted 10 points (5-9 FG), seven boards, a block, a steal, and an assist
  • Makai Ashton-Langford had a solid all-around game, with nine points, three rebounds, three assists, and a career-best four steals
  • DeMarr Langford Jr. had season-highs across the board, with eight points, six rebounds, and two steals
  • Rich Kelly dished out six assists, notched three steals, and added five points off the bench
  • Steffon Mitchell chipped in with six points and four boards
  • As a team, BC connected on 32-of-72 from the floor – good for 44.4%.  The Eagles reached their season average in 3-pointers, making nine from beyond the arc.
  • The Eagles tallied 15 assists and a season-best 15 steals.

STAT OF THE GAME:
15 – BC’s 15 steals were the most in a game since logging 16 swipes against High Point on Nov. 13, 2019

FOR THE ANALYTICS CROWD:

  • Five BC players reached double-figures in efficiency, led by CJ Felder’s 19.
  • James Karnik and Jay Heath each logged an EFF rating of 15, while Makai Ashton-Langford was a 13 and DeMarr Langford a 12.
  • Efficiency rating is calculated using the following formula: (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK – Missed Shots – TO)

UP NEXT:

  • Boston College is off for the next eight days during the university’s holiday break and returns to action on Dec. 30 at N.C. State.

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